David Alan Grier Biography

Birthday: 1955-06-30
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Wiki Biography: David Alan Grier trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. He appeared in Robert Altman's Streamers and won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival (1983). His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning In Living Color (1990-1994) where he helped to create some of the show's most memorable characters, DAG (2000-2001) and Life with Bonnie (2003) which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called Chocolate News (2008). Grier also won America's votes as a smooth, debonair, and outrageously irreverent contestant on ABC's smash hit Dancing with the Stars (2009). But Grier didn't hang up his dance shoes just then-he later appeared in the Wayans Brothers' spoof movie Dance Flick which hit theater's in May 2009. In Grier's first book, Barack Like Me: The Chocolate Covered Truth (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster; October 6, 2009), the acclaimed comedian expounds on politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timely, timeless, and hilarious memoir and look at all things Barack. Grier returned to his theatrical roots 2009/2010; he starred in David Mamet's acclaimed play RACE opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He has been named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time".

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
All is Forgiven Oliver Royce 1986 - 1986
Off Limits 1988 Action
In Living Color 1990 Comedy
The Preston Episodes 1995 Comedy
Jumanji Carl Bentley 1996 - 1997 Adventure
Premium Blend 1997 Comedy
Damon Bernard 1998 - 1998
Stuart Little 1999 Animation
Random Acts of Comedy 1999
DAG Jerome Daggett 2000 - 2001
Life with Bonnie David Bellows 2002 Comedy
Crimes That Shook Britain Mr. Squirt / Math Cowboy / Boxer Robot 2008 Documentary
Chocolate News 2008 Comedy
The Rok Adventure Measures 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Streamers Roger 1983
Beer Elliott Morrison 1985
From the Hip Steve Hadley 1987 0
Off Limits 1988 Action, Thriller
Me and Him Peter Conklin 1988 Comedy
Almost an Angel 1990 0
Boomerang 1992 0, Biography
In the Army Now 1994 0
Blankman Kevin Walker 1994 0, 0
Jumanji Carl Bentley 1995
Tales from the Hood 1995 Horror, Thriller
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Spike 1996 Comedy
McHale's Navy Ensign Charles T. Parker 1997 0, 0
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby 1999 0
Stuart Little 1999 Drama, 0, 0, 0
A Saintly Switch 1999 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Return to Me Charlie Johnson 2000 Biography, 0
East of A Brother James 2000 Comedy
Angels in the Infield 2000 Family, Fantasy, Comedy
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 Adventure, Comedy
15 Minutes 2001 Comedy, Game Show, 0
King of Texas 2002 Drama
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie 2003 Comedy, Documentary
Tiptoes 2003
Baadasssss! Clyde Houston 2005 Biography, Drama
Bewitched Jim Fields 2005 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Little Man 2006 Comedy, Crime
Kissing Cousins 2008
Dance Flick 2009 Action, Comedy, Music
Astro Boy 2009 Animation, Action, Family
The Woodsman Bob 2012 0, Reality Tv, 0
Peeples Virgil Peeples 2013 Comedy, Romance
The Hustle Rev. Isaac Montgomery Paid 2019