David Alan Grier


Date Of Birth

June 30, 1955


Dancing with the Stars Slideshows:
Rehearsal Photos for David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson
BuddyTV's Dancing with the Stars Predictions
Dancing with the Stars: First Look at Partners
Meet the Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 8

David Alan Grier was born on June 30, 1955 and is an American actor famous for his role in the Emmy award winning show In Living Color where he starred alongside Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, and Tommy Davidson. He was named the 94th Greatest Stand-ups of All Time in Comedy Central's list of 100. Grier was born to author William H. Grier in Detroit, Michigan. He was educated in Detroit's premier high school, Cass Tech, earned his bachelor's degree in University of Michigan and his masteral degree in the Yale School of Drama. He was very much into drama and was nominated for a Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He found that he was a good comedian and pursued this career in which he was very successful.

David Alan Grier served as the host of Thank God You're Here, a partially improvised comedy television program which showcased actors and actresses who have to act without a script to lead them, except for the costumes that would give them a clue to the identity that they're supposed to be playing.

Grier was among the 13 stars in the eighth season of the ABC dancing competition Dancing with the Stars. In 2014, he starred as Principal Carl on the CBS comedy series Bad Teacher. At present, he plays Joe Carmichael on the NBC series The Carmichael Show.

Place of Birth

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Birth Name

David Alan Grier



Fun Facts

He has a Black Belt in taekwondo.


2015-present The Carmichael Show (TV Series)
2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
2014-2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
2015 Road Hard
2014 En Vogue Christmas (TV Movie)
2014 Bad Teacher (TV Series)
2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie)
2013 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (TV Series)
2013 Peeples
2013 Happy Endings (TV Series)
2011 Thugs, the Musical! (Short)
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
2010 Bones (TV Series)
2010 Something Like a Business
2009 Astro Boy
2009 Dance Flick
2008 An American Carol
2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie (TV Movie)
2008 The Poker House
2008 The Hustle
2008 Kissing Cousins
2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV Movie)
2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (TV Movie)
2005 Bewitched
2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
2003-2005 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
2002-2005 Crank Yankers (TV Series)
2005 The Davey Gee Show (TV Movie)
2002-2004 Life with Bonnie (TV Series)
2004 The Woodsman
2003 Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things (TV Movie)
2003 Tiptoes
2003 Baadasssss!
2003 Samurai Jack (TV Series)
2003 Cedric the Entertainer Presents (TV Series)
2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
2002 Boston Public (TV Series)
2002 Sesame Street (TV Series)
2002 King of Texas (TV Movie)
2001 I Shaved My Legs for This
2001 15 Minutes
1990-2001 In Living Color (TV Series)
2000-2001 DAG (TV Series)
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
2000 Damned If You Do (Short)
2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
2000 Angels in the Infield (TV Movie)
2000 Return to Me
2000 East of A
2000 3 Strikes
1995-2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
1999 Random Acts of Comedy (TV Series)
1999 Stuart Little
1999 Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
1999 The '60s (TV Movie)
1999 A Saintly Switch (TV Movie)
1998 Hercules (TV Series)
1998 Cosby (TV Series)
1998 Damon (TV Series)
1997/II Top of the World
1997 McHale's Navy
1993-1997 Martin (TV Series)
1995 Goldilocks and the Three Bears
1995 Jumanji
1995 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
1995 The Preston Episodes (TV Series)
1995 Dream On (TV Series)
1995 Tales from the Hood
1995 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
1994 Blankman
1994 In the Army Now
1992 Boomerang
1990 Almost an Angel
1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
1990 Loose Cannons
1989 ALF (TV Series)
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
1988 Me and Him
1988 Baby Boom (TV Series)
1988 Tanner '88 (TV Series)
1988 Off Limits
1988 Duet (TV Series)
1988 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
1988 The Dictator (TV Series)
1987 A Different World (TV Series)
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
1987 From the Hip
1986 All Is Forgiven (TV Series)
1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
1985 Beer
1984 A Soldier's Story
1983 Streamers




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