Keith Szarabajka

Keith Szarabajka (/ˈsærəbkə/;[1] Polish: [ʂaraˈbajka]; born December 2, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor known as Mickey Kostmayer in The Equalizer, Daniel Holtz in Angel, Harlan Williams in Golden Years, Trigon in Teen Titans, Master of Whispers in Guild Wars 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 included his likeness.

Keith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka at FedCon XXI in May 2012
Born (1952-12-02) December 2, 1952
EducationJohn Hersey High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Trinity University
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1979–present
Jennifer Jay Stewart
(m. 1994; div. 2005)

Early life

Szarabajka was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Anne, a school teacher, and Edward Szarabajka, a savings and loan officer.[2]

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 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,[3][4] Rising Sun by Michael Crichton; Nelson Algren's Walk on the Wild Side; and The Mark of Zorro opposite Val Kilmer.[5] Szarabajka is 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. 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 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 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 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.[6]

He is also voiced Flameslinger in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise.



List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
1982MissingDavid Holloway  
1985Warning SignTippett  
1985MarieKevin McCormack  
1987WalkerTimothy Crocker  
1988The Misfit BrigadeOld Man  
1989Staying TogetherKevin Burley  
1992Under Cover of DarknessClayton Dooley  
1993A Perfect WorldTerry Pugh  
1994AndreBilly Baker  
1998Dancer, Texas Pop. 81Squirrel's Father  
2002We Were SoldiersDiplomatic Spook  
2002The Wild Thornberrys MoviePoacherVoice role[7]
2008The Dark KnightDetective Gerard Stephens  
2008Dead Space: DownfallDr. KyneVoice role[7]
2011Transformers: Dark of the MoonLaserbeakVoice role[7]
2012ArgoAdam Engell  
2013The InsomniacTed Lemont  
2015Batman Unlimited: Animal InstinctsSilverbackVoice role[7]
2016ReparationsColonel Atreus 
2018City of LiesSgt. Reese 


List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
1984Miami ViceJoey BramletteEpisode: "Glades" 
1985–89The EqualizerMickey Kostmayer56 episodes 
1991Golden YearsHarlan Williams7 episodes 
1992–97Law & OrderNeil Gorton, Harry Sibelius4 episodes 
1993The Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesColonel WatersEpisode: "Transylvania, January 1918" 
19943×3 EyesProfessor Fujii, RyoukoVoice role
English version
1994Under SuspicionWayne McCabeEpisode: "Child Molester: Part 2" 
1994Babylon 5Matthew StonerEpisode: "Soul Mates" 
1995–96Aaahh!!! Real MonstersDean, Racquet Player #1, Skritch, CorpusVoice role 
1996Kung Fu: The Legend ContinuesChristiansonEpisode: "Circle of Light" 
1996–97ProfitCharles Henry "Chaz" Gracen8 episodes 
1996The Burning ZoneGordon KinnockEpisode: "Lethal Injection" 
1996Walker, Texas RangerHendricksEpisode: "Redemption" 
1996Early EditionPaulEpisode: "After Midnight" 
1997Spy GameShank, The President  
1998TimecopCromwellEpisode: "The Future, Jack, the Future" 
1998–99The Wild ThornberrysKip, additional voicesVoice role[7]
1998The Angry BeaversSpootimus, MaximusVoice role
Episode: "Friends, Romans, Beavers!/Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy"
1998Vengeance UnlimitedDr. Alan WalkerEpisode: "Victim of Circumstance" 
1999Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV ShowPowell WeltmeisterEpisode: "Honey, I'm King of the Rocket Guys" 
1999Diagnosis: MurderFlynnEpisode: "Never Say Die" 
1999Godzilla: The SeriesPhilippe RoachéVoice role
Episode: "An Early Frost"
1999ThanksReverend Goodacre  
2000Roughnecks: Starship Troopers ChroniclesLt. RockfordVoice role
Episode: "D-Day"
2000Pacific BlueMalcolm CrossEpisode: "A Thousand Words" 
2000BeckerWayneEpisode: "The Roast That Ruined Them" 
2000Party of FiveOliverEpisode: "Blast from the Past" 
2000Touched by an AngelBarkley StubbsEpisode: "The Face on the Bar Room Floor" 
2000Star Trek: VoyagerTeeroEpisode: "Repression" 
2000The X-FilesAnthony TipetEpisode: "Via Negativa" 
2001RoswellDan Lubetkin  
2001The DivisionBrett HarperEpisode: "Absolution" 
2001Kate BrasherBryce TaylorEpisode: "Simon" 
2001–02The Zeta ProjectKrickVoice role
Episode: "Taffy Time"
2001–02AngelDaniel Holtz11 episodes 
2001Heavy Gear: The Animated SeriesSerge GarpenlovVoice role 
2001Max SteelLuke DeMarco, PsychoVoice role 
2001Batman BeyondBracelet KobraVoice role
Episode: "Unmasked"
2002Star Trek: EnterpriseDamrusEpisode: "Rogue Planet" 
2002She SpiesLiev SchrieberEpisode: "Fondles" 
2002ERMr. DeLucaEpisode: "One Can Only Hope" 
2002Crossing JordanPeter NashEpisode: "Don't Look Back" 
2003The Mummy: The Animated SeriesFodden KingVoice role
Episode: "The Cold"
2003Teen TitansTrigon Voice role
Episode: "Nevermore"
2003CharmedZahnEpisode: "Soul Survivor" 
2004Megas XLRAtorVoice role
Episode: "Ice Ice Megas"
2005UnscriptedLimo DriverEpisode #1.7 
2005NumbersCricket/Frank MiltonEpisode: "Sabotage" 
2005Avatar: The Last AirbenderAdditional voicesVoice role
Episode: "Imprisoned"
200524Robert Morrison  
2005A.T.O.M.Dragon [7]
2005Into the WestGov. L. StanfordEpisode: "Hell on Wheels" 
2006The InsideArlen DallasEpisode: "Gem" 
2008Eleventh HourAgent WhittierEpisode: "Savant" 
2008Prison BreakDavid BakerEpisode: "The Legend" 
2008–10Cold CasePatrick DohertyEpisode: "Street Money" 
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRandyEpisode: "Disarmed and Dangerous" 
2010–11Sons of AnarchyViktor Putlova  
2010TerriersDEA Agent Samuel WeisdorfEpisode: "Agua Caliente" 
2010–11Young JusticeMr. Freeze [7]
2011G.I. Joe: RenegadesWarden, Con #1, P.A. Voice [7]
2012The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesRonan the AccuserVoice role
Episode: "Welcome to the Kree Empire"
2012Ultimate Spider-ManLiving Laser, ComputerEpisode: "Flight of the Iron Spider"[7]
2012ElementaryWade CrewesEpisode: "One Way to Get Off" 
2013Criminal MindsDetective Marty FriedmanEpisode: "All That Remains" 
2014CastleJames GradyEpisode: "Once Upon a Time in the West" 
2014–15Star Wars RebelsCikatro Vizago, Transport Captain, Imperial Officer #1, Old ManVoice role[7][8]
2016Pretty Little LiarsDr. E. CochranEpisode: "Exes and OMGs" 
2016-presentSupernaturalDonatello Redfield5 episodes 

Video games

List of video game performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
1996Soviet StrikePresident Yeltsin  
1998Grim FandangoBowlsley  
2000Star Wars: Force CommanderDewback Trooper, Infiltrator, TIE Fighter Pilot  
2000Escape from Monkey IslandReverend Rasputin  
2001Command & Conquer: Yuri's RevengeAdditional voices  
2002Pirates: The Legend of Black KatHawke  
2002Earth and BeyondProfessor Nostradamaus Smythe  
2003Enter the MatrixAdditional voices  
2003Crimson Skies: High Road to RevengeKahn [7]
2003GladiusAdditional voices  
2003James Bond 007: Everything or NothingArkady Yayakov  
2004Spider-Man 2: The GameWolverineGame Boy Edition 
2004Tales of SymphoniaEfreet [7]
2004The Bard's TaleAdditional voices  
2004Viewtiful Joe 2Jet Black, Emperor of Gedow the Blackon [7]
2005Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und BöseBoss, Dmitri Yuriev, Captain Vanderkam [7]
2005MadagascarReggie the Rhino, Cop, Big Louie [7]
2005Darkwatch: Curse of the West Additional voices  
2005Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: LockdownAdditional voices  
2005EverQuest II: Desert of FlamesAdditional voices  
2005Ultimate Spider-Man: The GameWolverine  
2005Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot RumbleJet Black  
2006Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: EssentialsEmile Dufraisne  
2006Guild WarsMaster of Whispers  
2006Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach ZarathustraDmitri Yuriev, Helmerr, Erde Kaiser Sigma [7]
2006Company of HeroesAdditional voices  
2006Splinter Cell: Double AgentEmile Dufraisne [7]
2006The Sopranos: Road to RespectAdditional voices  
2006Gothic 3Xardas  
2007Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsAdditional voices  
2007Transformers: The GameDecepticons [7]
2007Mass EffectLilihierax  
2007Titan Quest: Immortal ThroneAdditional voices  
2008Condemned 2: BloodshotInferi, Patron, Speedballer Thugs  
2008Dead SpaceDr. Terrence Kyne [7]
2008Spider-Man: Web of ShadowsEddie Brock/Venom [7]
2009Red Faction GuerrillaAdditional voices  
2009Dragon Age: OriginsNug 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  
2009Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian TwilightAdditional voices  
2010Mass Effect 2Harbinger, Delan, Elias Kelham  
2010BioShock 2Reed Wahl  
2010Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos RisingCaptain Apollo Diomedes, Wraithguard [7]
2010Transformers: War for CybertronIronhide [7]
2010BioShock 2: Minerva's DenReed Wahl  
2010Spider-Man: Shattered DimensionsAdditional voices [7]
2010Quantum TheoryFranz, Xex [9]
2010Fallout: New VegasJoshua GrahamHonest Hearts DLC[7]
2010Call of Duty: Black OpsUnknown U.S. MarinesVoice can be heard in level called "SOG"; "They must have a fucking division hid out there" 
2011Dead Space 2Additional voices  
2011L.A. NoireHerschel Biggs  
2011Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - RetributionChaos Voice of God, Diomedes, Wraithguard, Wraithlord  
2011Dragon Age IIBartrand Tethras, Maraas  
2011Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos RisingCaptain Apollo Diomedes  
2011Dissidia 012 Final FantasyGilgamesh [7]
2011X-Men: DestinyBastion  
2011The Lord of the Rings: War in the NorthUrgost  
2011The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimErandur, Dark Elves  
2011Star Wars: The Old RepublicAdditional voices  
2012Asura's WrathKalrow [7]
2012Mass Effect 3Additional voices  
2012The Amazing Spider-ManAdditional voices [7]
2012Darksiders IIThe Crowfather, The Scribe, Wicked K, Nephilim Whisper [7]
2012Transformers: Fall of CybertronIronhide [7]
2012Doom 3 BFG EditionAlpha Team: Sgt Roycewick  
2012Skylanders: GiantsFlameslinger  
2012Halo 4Didact/Doctor Alexander [7]
2012Call of Duty: Black Ops IIRussman [7]
2013Dead Space 3Spencer Mahad  
2013BioShock InfiniteCornelius Slate [7]
2013Saints Row IVClawz  
2013Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsThe Kraang [7]
2013Skylanders: Swap ForceFlameslinger  
2014The Elder Scrolls OnlineHircine, Abbot Durak, Abzag the Monster, Loremaster Celarus, additional voices  
2014WildStarColonel Audax, Maelstrom, Noximind  
2014Transformers: Rise of the Dark SparkIronhide, Autobot Titan, Decepticon Sniper [7]
2014Skylanders: Trap TeamFlameslinger  
2014Tales from the BorderlandsRudiger [7]
2015Final Fantasy Type-0 HDGilgamesh [7]
2015Batman: Arkham KnightFirefighter Daniell, Firefighter Scott, The Order [10]
2015Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainSoldiers/Extras [11]
2015Skylanders: SuperChargersFlameslinger [12]
2015Fallout 4Male Ghoul, Vault-Tec Scientist, John Caleb Bradberton 
2016World of Final FantasyGilgamesh [7]
2017Mobius Final FantasyGilgamesh 
2017Batman: The Enemy WithinHarvey Bullock [7]
2018Marvel Powers United VRVenom [7]
2018Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Russman [7]


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  2. "Biography for Keith Szarabajka Biography".
  3. "Nominees and Winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  4. Yuri Rasovsky. "Maltese Falcon". Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  5. "The Mark of Zorro". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  7. "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
  8. "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
  9. Team Tachyon. Quantum Theory. Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors.
  10. Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  11. Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast.
  12. Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
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