Keith Szarabajka at FedCon XXI in May 2012
December 2, 1952|
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||John Hersey High School|
University of Chicago|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Jay Stewart (1994-2005; divorced; 2 sons)|
Keith Szarabajka ([ʂaraˈbajka]; born December 2, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles include Mickey Kostmayer on The Equalizer, Daniel Holtz, the Vampire Hunter on WB's Angel, Harlan Williams in the 1991 Stephen King miniseries Golden Years and Gerard Stephens in The Dark Knight. He Is also known for portraying Detective Herschel Biggs in the 2011 crime thriller video game L.A. Noire, which also included his likeness.
Szarabajka was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Anne, a school teacher, and Edward Szarabajka, a savings and loan officer.
He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and the University of Chicago, as well as Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He studied acting further at the Organic Theater in Chicago from 1972 to 1978. During this time, he co-wrote "Bleacher Bums" along with, among others, Joe Mantegna and Stuart Gordon. In 1982, he had a supporting role in the Costa-Gavras film Missing.
His acting resume is extensive, appearing in numerous television programs including The Equalizer, Profit, The X-Files, Becker, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Roswell, 24, Max Steel, The Inside, and Law & Order. In 1994 he portrayed Matthew Stoner in Babylon 5 episode "Soul Mates". He is known for his role as Mickey Kostmayer in the 1980s show The Equalizer, as well as for his recurring role as vampire hunter Daniel Holtz in the cult series Angel, the spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He played the lead role in Stephen King's Golden Years.
Szarabajka has also contributed his voice to several audio books, notably Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins, for which he won the 2001 Audie Award for Best Fiction, unabridged; Fear Nothing and Seize the Night by Dean Koontz; several roles in a Grammy nominated audio dramatization of The Maltese Falcon, Rising Sun by Michael Crichton; Nelson Algren's Walk on the Wild Side; and The Mark of Zorro opposite Val Kilmer. Szarabajka is also the voice of Russman in Call of Duty Black ops 2. Additionally, he provided the voice for antagonist Dmitri Yuriev in the Xenosaga series and for The Master of Whispers in the game Guild Wars: Nightfall and for Emile Dufraisne in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent; in addition he played the role of Detective Gerard Stephens in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight and voiced Dr. Terrence Kyne for the animated sci-fi horror movie Dead Space: Downfall based on the Dead Space video game. He also voiced a minor character in Condemned 2: Bloodshot named Inferi. He also is the Archangel Azrael in Darksiders: Wrath of War and played a very small role in Dragon Age: Origins as a nameless dwarf collecting nugs, a voiceset for male dwarf characters, and several other minor characters. He plays the Reaper Harbinger, the main villain of the video game Mass Effect 2, as well as a few minor characters. In 2008, he voiced Venom in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. In 2010, he voiced the Autobot Ironhide in Transformers: War for Cybertron as well as its 2012 sequel Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Mr. Freeze in Young Justice. He also provides the voice for Gilgamesh in the video game, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He also provided the voice for Joshua Graham in Honest Hearts, downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas.
His most recent roles include the narrator Detective Herschel Biggs in the video game LA Noire, the Chaos Advisor and Captain Apollo Diomedes in Relic Entertainment's Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution, Laserbeak in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Bastion in X-Men Destiny, several voices in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Ronan the Accuser in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Living Laser in Ultimate Spider-Man, Azrael The Narrator in Darksiders, the Crowfather in Darksiders II, the Witch-king of Angmar in Guardians of Middle-earth, Russman in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the Ur-Didact in Halo 4, General Spencer Mahad in Dead Space 3, and Cornelius Slate in BioShock Infinite.
He is also voiced Flameslinger in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise.
|1988||The Misfit Brigade||Old Man|
|1989||Staying Together||Kevin Burley|
|1992||Under Cover of Darkness||Clayton Dooley|
|1993||A Perfect World||Terry Pugh|
|1998||Dancer, Texas Pop. 81||Squirrel's Father|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Diplomatic Spook|
|2002||The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Poacher||Voice role|
|2008||The Dark Knight||Stephens|
|2008||Dead Space: Downfall||Dr. Kyne (voice)||Voice role|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Laserbeak|
|2013||The Insomniac||Ted Lemont|
|2015||Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts||Silverback||Voice role|
|1985–89||The Equalizer||Mickey Kostmayer|
|1991||Golden Years||Harlan Williams|
|1992–97||Law & Order||Neil Gorton, Harry Sibelius|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Colonel Waters||Episode: "Transylvania, January 1918"|
|1994||3×3 Eyes||Professor Fujii, Ryouko|| Voice role|
|1994||Under Suspicion||Wayne McCabe||Episode: "Child Molester: Part 2"|
|1994||Babylon 5||Matthew Stoner||Episode: "Soul Mates"|
|1995–96||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Dean, Racquet Player #1, Skritch, Corpus||Voice role|
|1996||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Christianson||Episode: "Circle of Light"|
|1996–97||Profit||Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen|
|1996||The Burning Zone||Gordon Kinnock||Episode: "Lethal Injection"|
|1996||Walker, Texas Ranger||Hendricks||Episode: "Redemption"|
|1996||Early Edition||Paul||Episode: "After Midnight"|
|1997||Spy Game||Shank, The President|
|1998||Timecop||Cromwell||Episode: "The Future, Jack, the Future"|
|1998–99||The Wild Thornberrys||Kip, additional voices||Voice role|
|1998||The Angry Beavers||Spootimus, Maximus|| Voice role|
Episode: "Friends, Romans, Beavers!/Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy"
|1998||Vengeance Unlimited||Dr. Alan Walker||Episode: "Victim of Circumstance"|
|1999||Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show||Powell Weltmeister||Episode: "Honey, I'm King of the Rocket Guys"|
|1999||Diagnosis: Murder||Flynn||Episode: "Never Say Die"|
|1999||Godzilla: The Series||Philippe Roaché|| Voice role|
Episode: "An Early Frost"
|2000||Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles||Lt. Rockford|| Voice role|
|2000||Pacific Blue||Malcolm Cross||Episode: "A Thousand Words"|
|2000||Becker||Wayne||Episode: "The Roast That Ruined Thems"|
|2000||Party of Five||Oliver||Episode: "Blast from the Past"|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Barkley Stubbs||Episode: "The Face on the Bar Room Floor"|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Teero||Episode: "Repression"|
|2000||The X-Files||Anthony Tipet||Episode: "Via Negativa"|
|2001||The Division||Brett Harper||Episode: "Absolution"|
|2001||Kate Brasher||Bryce Taylor||Episode: "Simon"|
|2001–02||The Zeta Project||Krick||Voice role|
|2001||Heavy Gear: The Animated Series||Serge Garpenlov||Voice role|
|2001||Max Steel||Luke DeMarco, Psycho||Voice role|
|2001||Batman Beyond||Bracelet Kobra|| Voice role|
|2002||Star Trek: Enterprise||Damrus||Episode: "Rogue Planet"|
|2002||She Spies||Liev Schrieber||Episode: "Fondles"|
|2002||ER||Mr. DeLuca||Episode: "One Can Only Hope"|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||Peter Nash||Episode: "Don't Look Back"|
|2003||The Mummy: The Animated Series||Fodden King|| Voice role|
Episode: "The Cold"
|2003||Teen Titans||Trigon|| Voice role|
|2003||Charmed||Zahn||Episode: "Soul Survivor"|
|2004||Megas XLR||Ator|| Voice role|
Episode: "Ice Ice Megas"
|2005||Unscripted||Limo Driver||Episode #1.7|
|2005||Numbers||Cricket/Frank Milton||Episode: "Sabotage"|
|2005||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Additional voices|| Voice role|
|2005||Into the West||Gov. L. Stanford||Episode: "Hell on Wheels"|
|2006||The Inside||Arlen Dallas||Episode: "Gem"|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Agent Whittier||Episode: "Savant"|
|2008||Prison Break||David Baker||Episode: "The Legend"|
|2008–10||Cold Case||Patrick Doherty||Episode: "Street Money"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Randy||Episode: "Disarmed and Dangerous"|
|2010–11||Sons of Anarchy||Viktor Putlova|
|2010||Terriers||DEA Agent Samuel Weisdorf||Episode: "Agua Caliente"|
|2010–11||Young Justice||Mr. Freeze|
|2011||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Warden, Con #1, P.A. Voice|
|2012||The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes||Ronan the Accuser|| Voice role|
Episode: "Welcome to the Kree Empire"
|2012||Ultimate Spider-Man||Living Laser, Computer||Episode: "Flight of the Iron Spider"|
|2012||Elementary||Wade Crewes||Episode: "One Way to Get Off"|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Detective Marty Friedman||Episode: "All That Remains"|
|2014||Castle||James Grady||Episode: "Once Upon a Time in the West"|
|2014–15||Star Wars Rebels||Cikatro Vizago, Transport Captain, Imperial Officer #1, Old Man||Voice role|
|2016||Supernatural||Donatello Redfield||Episode: "All in the Family"|
|1996||Soviet Strike||President Yeltsin|
|2000||Star Wars: Force Commander||Dewback Trooper, Infiltrator, TIE Fighter Pilot|
|2000||Escape from Monkey Island||Reverend Rasputin|
|2001||Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge||Additional voices|
|2002||Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat||Hawke|
|2002||Earth and Beyond||Professor Nostradamaus Smythe|
|2003||Enter the Matrix||Additional voices|
|2003||Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge||Kahn|
|2003||James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing||Arkady Yayakov|
|2004||Spider-Man 2: The Game||Wolverine||Game Boy Edition|
|2004||Tales of Symphonia||Efreet|
|2004||The Bard's Tale||Additional voices|
|2004||Viewtiful Joe 2||Jet Black, Emperor of Gedow the Blackon|
|2005||Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse||Boss, Dmitri Yuriev, Captain Vanderkam|
|2005||Madagascar||Reggie the Rhino, Cop, Big Louie|
|2005||Darkwatch: Curse of the West||Additional voices|
|2005||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown||Additional voices|
|2005||EverQuest II: Desert of Flames||Additional voices|
|2005||Ultimate Spider-Man: The Game||Wolverine|
|2005||Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble||Jet Black|
|2006||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials||Emile Dufraisne|
|2006||Guild Wars||Master of Whispers|
|2006||Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra||Dmitri Yuriev, Helmerr, Erde Kaiser Sigma|
|2006||Company of Heroes||Additional voices|
|2006||Splinter Cell: Double Agent||Emile Dufraisne|
|2006||The Sopranos: Road to Respect||Additional voices|
|2007||Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||Additional voices|
|2007||Transformers: The Game||Decepticons|
|2007||Titan Quest: Immortal Throne||Additional voices|
|2008||Condemned 2: Bloodshot||Inferi, Patron, Speedballer Thugs|
|2008||Dead Space||Dr. Terrence Kyne|
|2008||Spider-Man: Web of Shadows||Eddie Brock/Venom|
|2009||Red Faction Guerrilla||Additional voices|
|2009||Dragon Age: Origins||Nug Wrangler Boermor, Shaper Assistant Milldrate, Cristof<, Smart Dwarf Male, Jertrin, Herbalist Widron, Shady Corebit, Orphanage Demon, Fixer Gredin, Hospice Supervisor, Howe Estate Guard, Dwarven Soldier, Dust Town Thug Leader, Shady Patron, Harrowmont Fanatic|
|2009||Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight||Additional voices|
|2010||Mass Effect 2||Harbinger, Delan, Elias Kelham|
|2010||BioShock 2||Reed Wahl|
|2010||Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising||Captain Apollo Diomedes, Wraithguard|
|2010||Transformers: War for Cybertron||Ironhide|
|2010||Minerva's Den||Reed Wahl|
|2010||Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions||Additional voices|
|2010||Quantum Theory||Franz, Xex|
|2010||Fallout: New Vegas||Joshua Graham||Honest Hearts DLC|
|2010||Call of Duty: Black Ops||Unknown U.S. Marines||Voice can be heard in level called "SOG"; "They must have a fucking division hid out there"|
|2011||Dead Space 2||Additional voices|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Herschel Biggs|
|2011||Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution||Chaos Voice of God, Diomedes, Wraithguard, Wraithlord|
|2011||Dragon Age II||Bartrand Tethras, Maraas|
|2011||Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising||Captain Apollo Diomedes|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Gilgamesh|
|2011||The Lord of the Rings: War in the North||Urgost|
|2011||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||Erandur, Dark Elves|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Additional voices|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||Additional voices|
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Additional voices|
|2012||Darksiders II||The Crowfather, The Scribe, Wicked K, Nephilim Whisper|
|2012||Transformers: Fall of Cybertron||Ironhide|
|2012||Doom 3 BFG Edition||Alpha Team: Sgt Roycewick|
|2012||Halo 4||Didact/Doctor Alexander|
|2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Russman|
|2013||Dead Space 3||Spencer Mahad|
|2013||BioShock Infinite||Cornelius Slate|
|2013||Saints Row IV||Clawz|
|2013||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||The Kraang|
|2013||Skylanders: Swap Force||Flameslinger|
|2014||The Elder Scrolls Online||Hircine, Abbot Durak, Abzag the Monster, additional voices|
|2014||WildStar||Colonel Audax, Maelstrom, Noximind|
|2014||Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark||Ironhide, Autobot Titan, Decepticon Sniper|
|2014||Skylanders: Trap Team||Flameslinger|
|2014||Tales from the Borderlands||Rudiger|
|2015||Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||Gilgamesh|
|2015||Batman: Arkham Knight||Firefighter Daniell, Firefighter Scott, The Order|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||Soldiers/Extras|
|2015||Fallout 4||Male Ghoul, Vault-Tec Scientist|
|2016||World of Final Fantasy||Gilgamesh|
- "Biography for Keith Szarabajka Biography". filmreference.com.
- "Nominees and Winners". GRAMMY.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- Yuri Rasovsky. "Maltese Falcon". Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- "The Mark of Zorro". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – Keith Szarabajka". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 13, 2015. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
- "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
- Team Tachyon. Quantum Theory. Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors.
- Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
- Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast.
- Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
- Dark Tale – Keith Szarabajka's website
- Keith Szarabajka at the Internet Movie Database
- Keith Szarabajka at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Keith Szarabajka at Behind The Voice Actors