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Keegan-Michael Key


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

MADtv
MADtv Various / Barack Obama / Coach Hines / Al Roker / Eddie Thundercloud / Gabrielle Solis / Snoop Dogg / Tagger #1 / Webster's Representative
(2004-2009)
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie Foreman Jim
(2014)
Tomorrowland
(2015)
Keanu
Keanu Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 Madero (pre-production)
Jay Hicks
 2017 The Star (post-production)
Dave the Dove (voice)
 2017 Friends from College (TV Series) (completed)
- Episode #1.6 (2017)
 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
- XCVII (2017) ... Da' Samurai / Additional Voices (voice)
 2015-2017 SuperMansion (TV Series)
American Ranger / Sgt. Agony
- Titanium Lex (2017) ... American Ranger (voice)
- Logs Day Journey Into Night (2017) ... American Ranger (voice)
- We Need to Talk About Liplor (2017) ... American Ranger (voice)
- The Gurman Files (2017) ... American Ranger (voice)
- Blazarmageddon (2017) ... American Ranger (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 Son of Zorn (TV Series)
Grobos the Great
- All Hail Son of Zorn (2017) ... Grobos the Great (voice)
 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 American Dad! (TV Series)
E-Money
 2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Devin
- Johari Window (2016) ... Devin
 2016 Angry Birds
Judge Peckinpah (voice)
 2014-2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Shredder / Dr. Hannibal Lecter / Maximus Decimus Meridius / ...
- Stone Cold Steve Cold Stone (2014) ... Maximus Decimus Meridius / Jamal / Journalist (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 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 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: Part 1 (2015) ... Joe
- One Last Ride: Part 2 (2015) ... Joe
- Donna and Joe (2015) ... Joe
- Save JJ's (2015) ... Joe
- One in 8,000 (2014) ... Joe
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2
Mike
 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 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 Übermansion (TV Movie)
Sgt. Agony
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Calvin
- Something New (2013) ... Calvin
 2013 Afternoon Delight
Bo
 2011 The League (TV Series)
Carmenjello
- Carmenjello (2011) ... Carmenjello
 2011 Wilfred (TV Series)
Dick Barbian
- Identity (2011) ... Dick Barbian
 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 A Series of Unfortunate People (TV Series)
Ted
- Family Secret (2011) ... Ted
 2011 Just Go with It
Ernesto (as Keegan Michael Key)
 2010 Sons of Tucson (TV Series)
Eric
- Pilot (2010) ... Eric
 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 Yoga Matt (Short)
Matt
 2008 Gaytown (TV Series)
 2007 Frangela (TV Movie)
DeShawn
 2007 Sucker for Shelley (Short)
Michael
 2006 Al TV (TV Movie) (segment "White & Nerdy")
 2006 Grounds Zero (Short)
Arch
 2004 Mr 3000
Reporter
 2004 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Orderly
- Poison Ivy (2004) ... Orderly
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Witkowski
- Quo Vadis? (2001) ... Witkowski
 1999 The Planet's Funniest Animals (TV Series)
Host (2005-present)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the revue, "Holy War, Batman! or The Yellow Cab of Courage," at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Joshua Funk was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Keegan Michael Key | Key

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In regard to our show(Key and Peele), some people ask me sometimes ''What is the greatest thing that can happen to your show?'' I said the greatest thing that can happen to my show, is that a kid watches something on whatever the equivalent of YouTube is 75 years from now and goes ''Why is this funny? I don't understand this.'' (Meaning that hopefully Americans will have solved the racism issues ... See more »

Trivia:

He and comedy partner Jordan Peele made cameos as 'gangstas' in the music video for 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "White & Nerdy". See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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