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David Alan Grier


David Alan Grier trained in Shakespeare at Yale University, 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 Broadway cast of ... See full bio »

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 2014 En Vogue Christmas (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2014 Bad Teacher (TV Series)
Principal Carl Gaines
- The Bottle (2014) ... Principal Carl Gaines
- What's Old Is New (2014) ... Principal Carl Gaines
- A Little Respect (2014) ... Principal Carl Gaines
- Found Money (2014) ... Principal Carl Gaines
- Nix the Fat Week (2014) ... Principal Carl Gaines
 2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Network Executive
- Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses (2014) ... Network Executive
 2014 The Soul Man (TV Series)
Jesse
- Obama Drama (2014) ... Jesse
 2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie)
Mr. Robert
 2013 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (TV Series)
Rudd Rhymez
- Hip Hopocalypse Now (2013) ... Rudd Rhymez (voice)
 2013 Happy Endings (TV Series)
Terry Chuckles
- In the Heat of the Noche (2013) ... Terry Chuckles
 2011 Thugs, the Musical! (Short)
Peppermint
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jeremy Swift
- Branded (2010) ... Jeremy Swift
 2009 Dance Flick
Sugar Bear
 2008 An American Carol
Rastus Malone
 2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie (TV Movie)
Shelly Bragg
 2008 The Poker House
Stymie
 2008 The Hustle
Rev. Isaac Montgomery Paid
 2008 Kissing Cousins
The Griller
 2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV Movie)
Principal Eyeverson, The Man Upstairs
 2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (TV Movie)
Principal Eyeverson / The Man Upstairs / Africans (voice)
 2006 LiTTLEMAN
Jimmy
 2005 Bewitched
Jim Fields
 2003-2005 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Jimmy
- The Bahamas: Part 2 (2005) ... Jimmy
- The Bahamas: Part 1 (2005) ... Jimmy
- The Sweet Hairafter (2003) ... Jimmy
 2005 The Davey Gee Show (TV Movie)
Various
 2004 The Woodsman
Bob
 2003 Tiptoes
Jerry Robin Jr.
 2003 Baadasssss!
Clyde Houston
 2003 Samurai Jack (TV Series)
Da Samurai / Junk Monster
- Samurai Versus Samurai (2003) ... Da Samurai / Junk Monster (voice)
 2003 Cedric the Entertainer Presents (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (2003)
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Reuben
- Behind Family Lines (2002) ... Reuben (voice)
 2002 Boston Public (TV Series)
Laurence Williams
- Chapter Forty-Two (2002) ... Laurence Williams
 2002 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Aladdin
- Episode #33.45 (2002) ... Aladdin
 2002 King of Texas (TV Movie)
Rip
 2001 I Shaved My Legs for This
Strip Club Owner
 2001 15 Minutes
Mugger in Central Park
 1990-2001 In Living Color (TV Series)
Various / Marion Barry / Choir Conductor / ...
- Best of Show (2001)
- Candy Cane's Last Show (1994) ... Various
- Episode dated 28 April 1994 (1994) ... Various
- Sweet Tooth Jones (1994) ... Various
- Infomercial Awards (1994) ... Various
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Tubunch
- Stress Test (2000) ... Tubunch (voice)
 2000 Damned If You Do (Short)
The Devil
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Cinema Audience
- Hollywood A.D. (2000) ... Cinema Audience (uncredited)
 2000 Angels in the Infield (TV Movie)
Bob Bugler
 2000 East of A
Brother James
 1995-2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Maynar / Dudley Bear / Bongo
- The Princess and the Pauper (2000) ... King Maynar (voice)
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1997) ... Dudley Bear (voice)
- The Valiant Little Tailor (1995) ... Bongo (voice)
 1999 Random Acts of Comedy (TV Series)
Host
 1999 Stuart Little
Red (Alley Cat) (voice)
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie)
Fred Hampton
 1999 A Saintly Switch (TV Movie)
Dan Anderson
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the Phil Factor (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Gil
- Chemistry (1998) ... Gil
 1998 Damon (TV Series)
Bernard
- The Last Cub Scout (1998) ... Bernard
- A Bury Special Episode (1998) ... Bernard
- The White Guy (1998) ... Bernard
- The Designer (1998) ... Bernard
- The Actor (1998) ... Bernard
 1997/II Top of the World
Detective Augustus
 1993-1997 Martin (TV Series)
Rev. Leon Lonnie Love / Reverend Leon Lonnie Love
- I, Martin, Take Thee, Pam? (1997) ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
- Wedding Bell Blues (1995) ... Reverend Leon Lonnie Love
- Checks, Lie, and Videotape (1993) ... Reverend Leon Lonnie Love
- The Break Up: Part 2 (1993) ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
 1995 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Marlon
- TV or Not TV (1995) ... Marlon
 1995 The Preston Episodes (TV Series)
David Preston
- The Halloween Episode (1995) ... David Preston
- The Adam Gets Promoted Episode (1995) ... David Preston
 1995 Dream On (TV Series)
Marshall
 1995 Tales from the Hood
Carl
 1995 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Antoine Meriweather
- Damon Wayans/Dionne Farris (1995) ... Antoine Meriweather (uncredited)
 1992 Boomerang
Gerard
 1990 Almost an Angel
Det. Bill
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Stone
- A Sucker's Bet (1990) ... Stone
 1990 Loose Cannons
Drummond
 1989 ALF (TV Series)
FBI #1
- Wanted: Dead or Alive (1989) ... FBI #1
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Newsman
 1988 Me and Him
Peter Conklin
 1988 Baby Boom (TV Series)
- Pilot (1988)
 1988 Off Limits
Rogers
 1988 Duet (TV Series)
Gordon
 1988 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Harold
- Soldiers (1988) ... Harold
 1988 The Dictator (TV Series)
 1987 A Different World (TV Series)
Prof. Byron Walcott
- Romancing Mr. Stone (1987) ... Prof. Byron Walcott
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Deter Phibin
- Kingpins (1987) ... Deter Phibin
 1987 From the Hip
Steve Hadley
 1986 All Is Forgiven (TV Series)
Oliver Royce
- Matt at the Barricades (1986) ... Oliver Royce
- Paula Russell II (1986) ... Oliver Royce
- I Can't Say No (1986) ... Oliver Royce
- And Justice for Oliver (1986) ... Oliver Royce
- Mother's Day (1986) ... Oliver Royce
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant
- The Lock Box (1985) ... Desk Sergeant
 1985 Beer
Elliott Morrison
 1984 A Soldier's Story
Corporal Cobb
 1983 Streamers
Roger
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Self (110 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Provided various voices for NPR's radio dramatization of "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back." See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

David Alan Greir | David Allan Grier

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Trivia:

He got off to a very fast start in show biz, moving from Yale Drama School right to a lead role in a Broadway musical "The First." A surprising begining in a serious, though musical role, considering his impressive comedic talent. Co-starred with Lonette McKee. See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Cancer

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