Keegan-Michael Key


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Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his Master of Fine Arts in Theater at Pennsylvania ... See full bio »

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Known For

Keanu Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
(2016)
The Predator Coyle
(2018)
(2015)
(2014)

Filmography

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 2020 The Prom (pre-production)
Mr. Hawkins
  Green Eggs and Ham (TV Series) (filming)
Narrator
- Episode #1.7 ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.9 ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.13 ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.6 ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.12 ... Narrator (voice)
 2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV Series) (post-production)
The Ritual Master
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... The Ritual Master (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... The Ritual Master (voice)
- Episode #1.10 ... The Ritual Master (voice)
- Episode #1.9 ... The Ritual Master (voice)
- Episode #1.8 ... The Ritual Master (voice)
 2019 Dolemite Is My Name (completed)
Jerry Jones
 2019 The Lion King
Kamari (voice)
 2019 Toy Story 4
Ducky (voice)
 2016-2019 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dennis / E-Money
- Jeff and The Dank Ass Weed Factory (2019) ... Dennis (voice)
 2019 Veep (TV Series)
Jordan Thomas Jr.
- South Carolina (2019) ... Jordan Thomas Jr.
 2017-2019 Friends from College (TV Series)
Ethan Turner
- The Wedding (2019) ... Ethan Turner
- Free Fall (2019) ... Ethan Turner
- Old Habits (2019) ... Ethan Turner
- Storage Unit (2019) ... Ethan Turner
- Out All Night (2019) ... Ethan Turner
 2015-2018 SuperMansion (TV Series)
American Ranger / Sgt. Agony / Blue Menace / ...
- Jungle All the Way (2018) ... American Ranger
- Comicarnage (2018) ... American Ranger
- Sympathy for Black Saturn (2018) ... American Ranger
- Optimo Rex (2018) ... American Ranger
 2018 The Predator
Coyle
 2018 Conan (TV Series)
Black Panther
- The Cast and Creator of 'Breaking Bad' (2018) ... Black Panther (uncredited)
 2018 Impulse (TV Series)
Michael Pearce
- Treading Water (2018) ... Michael Pearce (uncredited)
- Pilot (2018) ... Michael Pearce
 2017 The Star
Dave (voice)
 2017 The Disaster Artist
Keegan Michael Key (as Keegan Michael Key)
 2014-2017 Playing House (TV Series)
Mark Rodriguez
- Game of Tweens (2017) ... Mark Rodriguez
- Reverse the Curse (2017) ... Mark Rodriguez
- You Wanna Roll with This (2017) ... Mark Rodriguez
- Ride the Dragon (2017) ... Mark Rodriguez (credit only)
- Gwen or Lose (2017) ... Mark Rodriguez
 2014-2017 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Todd / Dr. Juarez / Cory / ...
- Zero Larp Thirty (2017) ... Dr. Juarez (voice)
- Ain't Miss Debatin' (2017) ... Todd (voice)
- Glued, Where's My Bob? (2016) ... Cory (voice)
- Sacred Couch (2016) ... Bartender / Band Member #2 (voice)
- Friends with Burger-fits (2014) ... Darnell (voice)
 2017 Samurai Jack (TV Series)
Da' Samurai / Additional Voices
- Episode XCVII (2017) ... Da' Samurai / Additional Voices (voice)
 2016-2017 Archer (TV Series)
Rim Shot / Floyd / Detective Rimshot / ...
- Archer Dreamland: Jane Doe (2017) ... Floyd (voice)
- Deadly Velvet: Part 2 (2016) ... Rim Shot (voice)
- Deadly Velvet: Part 1 (2016) ... Rim Shot (voice)
- Bel Panto: Part II (2016) ... Detective Rimshot (voice)
- Deadly Prep (2016) ... Detective (voice)
 2017 Detroiters (TV Series)
Smilin' Jack
- Smilin' Jack (2017) ... Smilin' Jack
 2017 Win It All
Gene (as Keegan Michael Key)
 2017 Jeff & Some Aliens (TV Series)
Sauce
- Jeff & Some Childlike Joy & Whimsy (2017) ... Sauce (voice)
 2017 Son of Zorn (TV Series)
Grobos the Great
- All Hail Son of Zorn (2017) ... Grobos the Great (voice)
 2017/I Get Out
NCAA Prospect (uncredited)
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Jazzy James
- The Great Phatsby (2017) ... Jazzy James (voice)
 2016 Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (Video short)
Alpha (voice)
 2016 Why Him?
Gustav
 2016 Bad Guys (TV Series)
Mantis Commander
 2016 Storks
Alpha Wolf (voice)
 2016 Mack & Moxy (TV Series)
Admirable Keegan
- Buckle, Buckle, Seatbelts and Chuckle (2016) ... Admirable Keegan
 2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Devin
- Johari Window (2016) ... Devin
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
Judge Peckinpah (voice)
 2014-2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Shredder / Dr. Hannibal Lecter / Maximus Decimus Meridius / ...
- Hopefully Salt (2016) ... Shredder / Dr. Hannibal Lecter (voice)
- Stone Cold Steve Cold Stone (2014) ... Maximus Decimus Meridius / Jamal / Dave Seville (voice)
 2016 Don't Think Twice
Jack
 2016 Keanu
Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
 2016 The Muppets. (TV Series)
Keegan-Michael Key
- Swine Song (2016) ... Keegan-Michael Key
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Helmut FröntBüt
- Ferret Royale (2016) ... Helmut FröntBüt
 2016 Modern Family (TV Series)
Tom Delaney
- Playdates (2016) ... Tom Delaney
 2015 W/ Bob and David (TV Series)
Cop #1
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Cop #1
 2015 Everyone's Crazy But Us (TV Series)
Joziah's Dad
 2015 Freaks of Nature
Mr. Keller
 2015 TripTank (TV Series)
King Lhoga
- Dirty Talk (2015) ... King Lhoga (voice)
 2015 The Hotwives of Las Vegas (TV Series)
Ace
- The Reunion (2015) ... Ace
- Labor of Love (2015) ... Ace
- Vaca-Shunned (2015) ... Ace
- Old Friends, New Enemies (2015) ... Ace
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
Murray (voice)
 2012-2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Various Characters / Himself / Scat Man #1 / ...
- The End (2015) ... Various Characters
- Meegan and Andre Break Up (2015) ... Various Characters
- The 420 Special (2015) ... Various Characters
- Hollywood Sequel Doctor (2015) ... Various Characters
- MC Mom (2015) ... Various Characters
 2015 Ithamar Has Nothing to Say (TV Series)
Studio Executive
- Movie Pitch (2015) ... Studio Executive
 2015/I Vacation
Jack Peterson
 2015 Rick and Morty (TV Series)
Fourth-Dimensional Being
- A Rickle in Time (2015) ... Fourth-Dimensional Being (voice)
 2014-2015 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Sebastian St. Clair
- The Shot (2015) ... Sebastian St. Clair (voice)
- Hank After Dark (2015) ... Sebastian St. Clair (voice)
- Brand New Couch (2015) ... Sebastian St. Clair (voice)
- Later (2014) ... Sebastian St. Clair (voice)
 2015 Tomorrowland
Hugo
 2015 Welcome to Happiness
Proctor
 2015 Pitch Perfect 2
Beca's Boss
 2010-2015 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Captain Tripper / Cop
- Five Years Later (2015) ... Captain Tripper
- A New Hope (2013) ... Captain Tripper
- Hot Enough for You? (2010) ... Cop
 2015 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Grant Anderson
- The Gang Goes on Family Fight (2015) ... Grant Anderson
 2014-2015 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Joe
- One Last Ride (2015) ... Joe
- One Last Ride (2015) ... Joe
- Donna and Joe (2015) ... Joe
- Save JJ's (2015) ... Joe
- One in 8,000 (2014) ... Joe
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2
Mike
 2014 Let's Be Cops
Pupa
 2014 Fargo (TV Series)
FBI Agent Pepper
- Morton's Fork (2014) ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
- A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014) ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
- The Heap (2014) ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
- Who Shaves the Barber? (2014) ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
 2014 Teacher of the Year
Ronald Douche
 2014 The Middle (TV Series)
Reverend Deveaux
- Hungry Games (2014) ... Reverend Deveaux
 2014 The Lego Movie
Foreman Jim (voice)
 2013 Super Fun Night (TV Series)
Slade
- Pilot (2013) ... Slade
 2013 Epic Rap Battles of History (TV Series short)
Michael Jordan / Mahatma Gandhi
- Michael Jordan vs Muhammad Ali (2013) ... Michael Jordan
- Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr. (2013) ... Mahatma Gandhi
 2013 Übermansion (TV Short)
American Ranger / Sgt. Agony (voice)
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Calvin
- Something New (2013) ... Calvin
 2013 Afternoon Delight
Bo
 2013 Hell Baby
F'resnel
 2012 Wanderlust
Marcy's Flunkie
 2011 The League (TV Series)
Carmenjello
- Carmenjello (2011) ... Carmenjello
 2011 Wilfred (TV Series)
Dick Barbian
- Identity (2011) ... Dick Barbian
 2011 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
Falcon
- Superhero Auditions: Callbacks (2011) ... Falcon
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
Drew
- Modern Plagues (2011) ... Drew
- How To... (2011) ... Drew
 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Guinness Man (as Keegan Michael Key)
 2011 CPA Holes (TV Series)
Salley (2011)
 2011 A Series of Unfortunate People (TV Series)
Ted
- Family Secret (2011) ... Ted
 2011 Just Go with It
Ernesto (as Keegan Michael Key)
 2010 Due Date
New Father
 2010 Welcome to the Jungle Gym (Short)
Mike McKenzie
 2009-2010 Gary Unmarried (TV Series)
Curtis
- Gary Unmarried? (2010) ... Curtis
- Gary's Big Mouth (2010) ... Curtis
- Gary Lowers the Bar (2010) ... Curtis
- Gary Has to Choose (2010) ... Curtis
 2010 Sons of Tucson (TV Series)
Eric
- Pilot (2010) ... Eric
 2008-2009 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Theoretical Criminal / Blu-Ray Thief / Cow Man
- Helping Mayor Hernandez (2009) ... Blu-Ray Thief
- Training Day (2009) ... Cow Man
- The Parade (2008) ... Theoretical Criminal
- Junior Runs for Office (2008) ... Theoretical Criminal
- The Tanning Booth Incident (2008) ... Theoretical Criminal
 2004-2009 MADtv (TV Series)
Various / Coach Hines / Barack Obama / ...
- Episode #14.17 (2009) ... Various
- Episode #14.16 (2009) ... Various / Coach Hines
- Episode #14.15 (2009) ... Various / Tagger #1
- Episode #14.14 (2009) ... Various / Webster's Representative
- Episode #14.13 (2009) ... Various
 2008 Chocolate News (TV Series)
Woodsy
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Woodsy
 2008 Larry of Arabia (Short)
Dwayne
 2008 Role Models
Duane
 2008 Yoga Matt (Short)
Matt
 2008 Gaytown (TV Series)
 2007 Frangela (TV Movie)
DeShawn
 2007 Sucker for Shelley (Short)
Michael
 2006 Alleyball
Curt Braunschweib
 2006 Al TV (TV Movie) (segment "White & Nerdy")
 2006 'Weird Al' Yankovic: White & Nerdy (Video short)
Gangsta
 2006 Grounds Zero (Short)
Arch
 2004 Mr 3000
Reporter
 2004 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Orderly
- Poison Ivy (2004) ... Orderly
 2003 Uncle Nino
Stranger in Airport
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Witkowski
- Quo Vadis? (2001) ... Witkowski
 2000 Garage: A Rock Saga
TV Studio Manager
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the musical, "The Second City's Romeo & Juliet Musical," at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Nicole Parker in the cast. Ron West was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Keegan Michael Key | Key

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was a special-needs child. It was like, 'Here's a kid with no arm. Here's a blind kid. Here is a biracial kid. Let's take the blind one.' So because I'm high yellow, I'm special needs, which means I would dominate at the Special Olympics. See more »

Trivia:

He is a graduate of the University of Detroit - Mercy (undergraduate) and earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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