David Alan Grier
Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony nomination in 1981. He then starred opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, and both actors continued their roles in the film version, A SOLDIER'S STORY. Grier starred on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He has also performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival in productions of Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Central Park.
Grier's television credits are abundant, from recent comedy specials such as The Book of David to starring in DAG. He is currently co-starring with Bonnie Hunt in Life With Bonnie on ABC, but most audiences will recognize him as one of the principle cast members of
the acclaimed television series In Living Color - where he helped to create some of that show's most memorable characters. Keeping his close comedic relationship with the Wayans' brothers, he co-starred with Damon Wayans in Damon.
In addition, Grier has gained recognition for his numerous feature film roles, including 15 MINUTES, BOOMERANG, JUMANJI, RETURN TO ME and STREAMERS, for which he won a Golden Lion Award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
Grier was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Los Angeles. When not in production on a series or film, he continues to travel the country on his comedy tour.
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David Alan Grier Facts
|Birthday||June 30, 1955 (66)|
|Birthplace||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Height||6' 1½" (1m87) How tall is David Alan Grier compared to you?|
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