Keith David

David in 2013, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Keith David Williams

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 4, 1956

Ethnicity: African-American, likely one quarter St. Kittian

Keith David is an American actor and producer.

Keith is the son of Dolores Y. (Tittley), a manager at New York Telephone, and Lester Williams, a director of payroll operations. He was raised in Corona, Queens.

He is married to Dionne Lea Williams. He has a son with his former wife Margit Edwards, and two children with Dionne.

Keith’s maternal grandfather likely was named Wilfred Tittley. Wilfred was born in South Carolina.

Keith’s maternal grandmother likely was Dorothy Estelle Dickinson (the daughter of George Dickinson and Frances Burt). Dorothy was born New York, to parents from St. Kitts, British West Indies.


Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. transemacabre says:

    I think his mother’s maiden name was actually Dolores Tittley. There’s a marriage record in 1956 for Lester Williams to Dolores Tittley. Then Dolores Y. Williams remarried Henry Dickenson in 1984. Keith David’s 1990 marriage announcement calls his mother “Dolores Dickenson” of Corona, Queens. And a death record for Dolores Y. Williams-Dickenson in 2010 in Corona, Queens.

    Publication Place: Kansas, USA; URL: 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

    If I’m correct, then Keith’s maternal grandparents were Wilfred Tittley (born South Carolina) and Dorothy Estelle Dickinson (born New York). New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.

    Dorothy was the daughter of George Dickinson and Frances Burt. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.

    George and Frances Dickinson were born in St. Kitts, in the British West Indies. New York, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1882-1944 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

  2. Fuzzybear says:

    He got one of those crazy laughs,gets alot of parts

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