DAVID ALAN GRIER

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DAVID ALAN GRIER
 


David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier


Born: 30 / 6 / 1955 , Detroit , Usa –

BIOGRAPHY:

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 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981).

He then joined the Broadway 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 Soldier’s Story (1984).

He appeared in Robert Altman’s Streamers (1983) as “Roger”, a role for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival (1983).






INTERVIEW:

MORE MOVIE WITH: David Alan Grier



Peeples
(2013)
Play: Peeples Virgile



the Watsons go to Birmingham
(2013)
Play: M. Robert



Dance Flick
(2009)
Play: Sugar Bear



Littleman
(2006)
Play: Jimmy



Baadasssss!
(2003)
Play: Clyde Houston



3 Strikes
(2000)
Play: Detective Jenkins



Tales from the Hood
(1995)
Play: Carl



Blankman
(1994)
Play: Kevin Walker



Boomerang
(1992)
Play: Gerard Jackson



I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
(1988)
Play: Newsman



A Soldier’s Story
(1984)
Play: Cpl. Cobb




SERIES TV WITH: David Alan Grier


the Carmichael Show
The Carmichael Show
(2015)
Play: Joe Carmichael


Chocolate News
Chocolate News
(2008)
Play: HimSelf


Martin
Martin
(1992)
Play: Rev. Leon Lonnie Love


In Living Color
In Living Color
(1990)
Play: Diff?rents r?les


A Different World
Campus Show (A Different World)
(1987)
Play: Prof. Byron Walcott


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