(written from a Production point of view)
Keys is a New Orleans, Louisiana native who made his first steps in the entertainment industry by working as disc jockey, music director, and voice artist in the local radio stations AM K75 and FM 106. He earned a BA in Mass Communications from the Jacksons State University and is a Psychology Masters Degree candidate at the Santa Monica University. He studied acting and voice over at the Mercury Studios under Connie Cooper and Mike Vance, cold reading and audition techniques under Joey Paul Jensen, and commercials under Mike Pointer. In the early '90s he moved to California and got the part as Klingon on DS9.
Following his move to California, Keys appeared for Coogan Productions in national commercials for Nike and Pepsi and worked as an under five background actor on the television series Sweet Justice (1994), Sister Sister, Sisters (starring Elizabeth Hoffman, Ashley Judd, Stephen Collins, and Peter White), Diagnosis Murder, and Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
Keys had featured parts in the television drama White Mile (1994, with Fionnula Flanagan, Ken Jenkins, Dakin Matthews, Don McManus, Robert Picardo, Dan Kern, Jacqueline Kim, Brian Markinson, Brett Porter, Gina Ravera, Ken Thorley, and Jack Shearer), as a tv production crewmember in Wolfgang Petersen's thriller Outbreak (1995, with Benito Martinez, Tim Ransom, Maury Sterling, and Brian Reddy), as a guard in Sean Penn's drama The Crossing Guard (1995, with John Savage), as a driver in the science fiction thriller Strange Days (1995, with Michael Jace and Art Chudabala), and as an architect in the horror sequel Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996, with Adam Scott, Mickey Cottrell, Christine Harnos, and Wren T. Brown).
(This list is currently incomplete.)