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Keith Powell

Keith Powell plays a straight-laced and scholarly writer on NBC's Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock, a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind the scenes of a live variety show. Affectionately nicknamed Toofer because he is both a Harvard graduate and a minority (two-for-one), his character brings a sophisticated yet sarcastic style to the writers' table.

Powell, along with the 30 Rock cast, received an Emmy Award in 2007 and 2008 for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Other notable television and film work for Powell includes the upcoming film Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian; a starring role on Judy's Got A Gun for ABC; Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order.

Other notable television work includes a starring role in the ABC pilot Judy's Got a Gun as a straight-laced detective, a guest lead role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as an obsessive frat boy, and an appearance on Law & Order as a suave record executive. He has appeared onstage at the nation's top regional theaters in everything from Shakespeare to contemporary works, in roles that range from rappers to kings to the cognitively disabled.

A varied and accomplished artist, he became the country's youngest artistic director of a professional theater when he founded Contemporary Stage Co. in Wilmington, Delaware at 22 years old. At CSC, he has produced, directed, and/or performed in plays starring Lynn Redgrave, Keith David, Jasmine Guy, Richard Easton, and Sean Patrick Thomas. Keith lives in Brooklyn and is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Keith Powell Facts

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Selected Filmography

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