Keith Szarabajka

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Keith Szarabajka
Born(1952-12-02) December 2, 1952 (age 62)
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
EducationJohn Hersey High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Trinity University
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1979-present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Jay Stewart (1994-2005) (divorced) (2 sons)
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Keith Szarabajka
Born(1952-12-02) December 2, 1952 (age 62)
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
EducationJohn Hersey High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Trinity University
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1979-present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Jay Stewart (1994-2005) (divorced) (2 sons)

Keith Szarabajka ([ʂaraˈbajka]; born December 2, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Some of his best known roles include Harlan Williams in the 1991 Stephen King miniseries Golden Years and Stephens in The Dark Knight.

Early life[edit]

Szarabajka was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Anne, a school teacher, and Edward Szarabajka, a savings and loan officer.[1]

He attended 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. Szarabajka's surname means "gray fable" in Polish. 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,[2][3] Rising Sun by Michael Crichton; Nelson Algren's Walk on the Wild Side; and The Mark of Zorro[disambiguation needed] opposite Val Kilmer.[4] 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. 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.[5]



1982MissingDavid Holloway
1985Warning SignTippett
MarieKevin McCormack
1987The Misfit BrigadeOld man
1989Staying Together
19913×3 EyesProfessor Fujii
Ryouko (voice)
English version
1992Under Cover of DarknessClayton Dooley
1993A Perfect WorldTerry Pugh
1994AndreBilly Baker
1998Dancer, Texas Pop. 81Squirrel's Father
1999The Green MileDonald Jetstone
2001-2002AngelDaniel Holtz
2002We Were SoldiersDiplomatic Spook
The Wild Thornberrys MoviePoacher (voice)
2008The Dark KnightStephens
Dead Space: DownfallDr. Kyne (voice)
2010-2011Sons of AnarchyViktor Putlova
2011Transformers: Dark of the MoonLaserbeak
2012ArgoAdam Engell
2013Criminal MindsDetective Marty Friedman
2013The InsomniacTed Lemont
2014Star Wars RebelsCikatro Vizago, Transport Captain, Imperial Officer #1, Old Man[6]

Video games[edit]

1998Grim FandangoBowlsley
2000Star Wars: Force CommanderDewback Trooper
TIE Fighter Pilot
2001Command & Conquer: Yuri's RevengeAdditional Voices
2003James Bond 007: Everything or NothingArkady Yayakov
Crimson Skies: High Road to RevengeKahn
GladiusAdditional Voices
2004Viewtiful Joe 2Jet Black
Emperor of Gedow the Blackon
The Bard's TaleAdditional Voices
Spider-Man 2: The GameWolverineGameBoy Edition
Dmitri Yuriev
Captain Vanderkam
2005Darkwatch: Curse of the WestAdditional Voices
MadagascarReggie the Rhino
Big Louie
Xenosaga IIIDmitri Yuriev
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot RumbleJet Black
Ultimate Spider-Man: The GameWolverine
EverQuest IIAdditional Voices
Rainbow Six: LockdownAdditional Voices
2006Mass EffectLilihierax
Splinter Cell: Double AgentEmile Dufraisne
Guild WarsMaster of Whispers
Gothic 3Xardas
Company of HeroesAdditional Voices
2007Transformers: The GameDecepticons
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsAdditional Voices
Titan Quest: Immortal ThroneAdditional Voices
2008Condemned 2: BloodshotInferi
Speedballer Thugs
Dead SpaceDr. Terrence Kyne
Spider-Man: Web of ShadowsEddie Brock/Venom
2009Red Faction GuerrillaAdditional Voices
Command & Conquer 4Additional Voices
Dragon Age: OriginsNug Wrangler Boermor
Shaper Assistant Milldrate
Smart Dwarf Male
Herbalist Widron
Shady Corebit
Orphanage Demon
Fixer Gredin
Hospice Supervisor
Howe Estate Guard
Dwarven Soldier
Dust Town Thug Leader
Shady Patron
Harrowmont Fanatic
2010Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos RisingCaptain Apollo Diomedes
BioShock 2Reed Wahl
Mass Effect 2Harbinger
Elias Kelham
Quantum TheoryFranz, Xex[7]
Spider-Man: Shattered DimensionsAdditional Voices
Minerva's DenReed Wahl
Transformers: War for CybertronIronhide
Fallout: New VegasJoshua Graham
Dead Space 2Additional Voices
Call of Duty: Black OpsUnknown U.S. MarinesVoice can be heard in level called "SOG"; "They must have a fucking division hid out there"
2011L.A. NoireHerschel Biggs
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - RetributionCaptain Apollo Diomedes
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimErandur
Dark Elves
X-Men: DestinyBastion
2012Transformers: Fall of CybertronIronhide
Darksiders IIThe Crowfather
The Scribe
Wicked K
Nephilim Whisper
The Amazing Spider-ManAdditional Voices
Mass Effect 3Harbinger
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIRussman
Doom 3 BFG EditionAlpha Team: Sgt Roycewick
Asura's WrathKalrow
Halo 4Didact/Doctor Alexander
Skylanders: GiantsFlameslinger
2013Dead Space 3Spencer Mahad
Bioshock InfiniteCornelius Slate
Saints Row 4Clawz


  1. ^ "Biography for Keith Szarabajka Biography". 
  2. ^ "Nominees and Winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Yuri Rasovsky. "Maltese Falcon". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Mark of Zorro". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
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  6. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
  7. ^ Team Tachyon. "Quantum Theory". Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors. 

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