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David Alan Grier


David Alan Grier was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Aretas Ruth (Dudley), a schoolteacher, and William Henry Grier, a psychiatrist and writer. He 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 ... See full bio »

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4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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In Living Color
In Living Color Various / Clavell / Al MacAfee / Antoine Merriweather / Army Recruitment Officer McKee / Calhoun Tubbs / Cephus Mayweather / Choir Conductor / Detective John Sidekick / Flatuscents Spokesman / Harold / Jake's Co-Worker / Kid / Lamar Hightower / Larry / Luther Campbell / Marion Barry / Mr. Spock / Rajeem Carter / Reginald McCort / Spike's Joint Customer
(1990-2001)
Jumanji
Jumanji Carl Bentley
(1995)
The Woodsman
(2004)
Stuart Little
(1999)

Filmography

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 2018 Arizona (post-production)
Coburn
 2015-2017 The Carmichael Show (TV Series)
Joe Carmichael
- Three Year Anniversary (2017) ... Joe Carmichael
- Gold Diggers (2017) ... Joe Carmichael
- Low Expectations (2017) ... Joe Carmichael
- Maxine's Sister (2017) ... Joe Carmichael
- Evelyn and Vernon (2017) ... Joe Carmichael
 2017 The Big Sick
Andy Dodd
 2016 Jingle Ballin' (TV Series)
Collin
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
The Cowardly Lion
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Ben Carson
- Vin Diesel/Selena Gomez (2015) ... Ben Carson
 2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Dr. Hugh Morris
- Family Therapy (2015) ... Dr. Hugh Morris
 2014-2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Network President
- Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down Jeans (2015) ... Network President
- Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses (2014) ... Network President
 2015 Road Hard
Michael Gerard
 2014 An En Vogue Christmas (TV Movie)
Marty
 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 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 Peeples
Virgil Peeples
 2013 Happy Endings (TV Series)
Terry Chuckles
- In the Heat of the Noche (2013) ... Terry Chuckles
 2011 Thugs, the Musical! (Short)
Peppermint
 2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Moss the Troll (voice)
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jeremy Swift
- Branded (2010) ... Jeremy Swift
 2010 Bones (TV Series)
Professor Bunsen Jude
- The Body and the Bounty (2010) ... Professor Bunsen Jude
 2009 Astro Boy
Mr. Squirt / Math Cowboy / Boxer Robot (voice)
 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 (voice)
 2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (TV Movie)
Principal Eyeverson / The Man Upstairs / Africans (voice)
 2006 Littleman
Jimmy
 2005 Bewitched
Jim Fields
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
Uncle Henry
 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
 2002-2005 Crank Yankers (TV Series)
Landanlius 'The Truth' Truefeld / Danny / Stompie
- Episode #3.8 (2005) ... Landanlius 'The Truth' Truefeld (voice)
- Episode #3.6 (2005) ... Landanlius 'The Truth' Truefeld (voice)
- Episode #3.5 (2005) ... (voice)
- Episode #3.20 (2005) ... Landanlius 'The Truth' Truefeld (voice)
- Episode #2.25 (2004) ... Landanlius 'The Truth' Truefeld (voice)
 2005 The Davey Gee Show (TV Movie)
Various
 2002-2004 Life with Bonnie (TV Series)
David Bellows / Jazz Moe
- Father and Son: A Table for Two (2004) ... David Bellows
- Nip, Tuck and Roll (2004) ... David Bellows
- Don't Stress, Express (2004) ... David Bellows
- Striking a Match (2004) ... David Bellows
- Therabeautic (2004) ... David Bellows
 2004 The Woodsman
Bob
 2003 Tiptoes
Jerry Robin Jr.
 2003 Baadasssss!
Clyde Houston
 2003 Samurai Jack (TV Series)
Da Samurai / Junk Monster
- Episode XLII (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 / Clavell / Reginald McCort / ...
- Best of Show (2001) ... Various
- Candy Cane's Last Show (1994) ... Various
- Episode dated 28 April 1994 (1994) ... Various
- Sweet Tooth Jones (1994) ... Various
- Infomercial Awards (1994) ... Various
 2000-2001 DAG (TV Series)
Jerome Daggett
- The Triangle Report (2001) ... Jerome Daggett
- Mr. Daggett Goes to Washington (2001) ... Jerome Daggett
- Going Places (2001) ... Jerome Daggett
- Smoke (2001) ... Jerome Daggett
- Basketball Jones (2001) ... Jerome Daggett
 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)
 1999-2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Bob Bugler / Dan Anderson
- Angels in the Infield (2000) ... Bob Bugler
- A Saintly Switch (1999) ... Dan Anderson
 2000 Return to Me
Charlie Johnson
 2000 East of A
Brother James
 2000 3 Strikes
Detective Jenkins
 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 (voice)
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie)
Fred Hampton
 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
 1997 McHale's Navy
Ensign Charles Parker
 1993-1997 Martin (TV Series)
Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
- I, Martin, Take Thee Pam? (1997) ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
- Wedding Bell Blues (1995) ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
- Checks, Lies and Videotape (1993) ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
- The Break Up: Part 2 (1993) ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love
 1995 Jumanji
Carl Bentley
 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)
 1994 Blankman
Kevin Walker
 1994 In the Army Now
Fred Ostroff
 1992 Boomerang
Gerard
 1992 The Player
David Alan Grier
 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 Tanner '88 (TV Mini-Series)
Secret Serviceman
- The Great Escape (1988) ... Secret Serviceman
- Child's Play (1988) ... Secret Serviceman
 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 Amazon Women on the Moon
Don 'No Soul' Simmons (segment "Blacks Without Soul,' 'Don 'No Soul' Simmons")
 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
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Self (137 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical, "Porgy and Bess," at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Audra McDonald (played Bess) and Norm Lewis (played Porgy) in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

David Alan Greir | David Allan Grier

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Friends with Steve Harvey, and Loretta Devine. See more »

Nickname:

D.A.G. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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