Born in Atlanta, Ezra Knight began his professional career with The Living Stage Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., where he was an 8-year company member. Since then his work has taken him throughout the U.S and around the world. He is an actor of stage, television, and film as well as a commercial voiceover artist and narrator. He's performed the title roles of Othello and Hamlet as well as Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King at the Hafen Theater in Hamburg, Germany.
Ezra's narration is heard most recently on two different "Instinct" audiobooks by TD Jakes, and the Weather Channel science series Secrets of the Earth.
Ezra Knight has narrated more than 40 audiobooks. Some of his more recent audiobook narrations include The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers which follows five generations of one African-American family from Africa to a South Carolina plantation through the Civil War, the end of segregation and beyond; Family of Lies by master storyteller Mary Monroe, a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit . . .and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep; and, with a full cast, How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, which SYNC is giving away as a free (photo credit @davecrossphotography) audiobook download this week. Visit audiobooksync.com to get your free copy!
He was seen most recently on The Blacklist, The Following, and the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Ezra is in the midst of a successful theatrical run as Frank Baker in the criticality acclaimed new play Playing the Assassin. He resides in Harlem NYC.
10 Q&A's with Ezra Knight:
Recorded Books: When did you narrate your first audiobook?
RB: Do you have any superstitions?
EK: Never quote The Scottish Play backstage or in the Greenroom of a theatre. On pick up stray coins on "heads".
RB: Favorite type of character/accent to narrate?
EK: Thugs & slightly irredeemable killers. Delicious...
RB: What was your last/favorite non-audiobook gig?
EK: Frank Baker in Playing The Assassin.
RB: What was the first audiobook you narrated?
EK: S.T.R.E.S.S. by Lorne Esselmen
RB: Who is your celebrity crush?
EK: Monica Bellucci
RB: Favorite TV/Stage/Film role?
EK: "Dr Gideon Hadley" The Blacklist (tv) "Toulouse" One Tough Cop (film) "Othello" The Acting Company (stage)
RB: What is your favorite book/TV show/movie?
EK: The Invisible Man - R. Ellison Breaking Bad - AMC The Godfather
RB: List 5 adjectives to describe yourself.
EK: Noble Passionate Creative Warrior Communicator
RB: What is your life motto?
EK: Ars longa vita brevis...
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