Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights. His ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testmane to his inherent sense of comedic timing and creative drive.
The three-time Tony and Grammy Award-nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale University, where he earned a MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Grier has received many accolades and awards throughout his career, not the least of which was his inclusion on Comedy Central’s list of “The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time”.
On the film front, Grier has recently appeared in prominent Feauture Films including THE BIG SICK produced by Judd Apatow, ARIZONA alongside Kaitlin Olson, Danny McBride, Justin Theroux, and Seth Rogen, and Tyler Perry’s PEEPLES alongside Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson, .
His television work is highlighted by his turn as a principal cast member on the Emmy Award-winning show, IN LIVING COLOR (1990-1994), where he created and portrayed some of the show’s most memorable characters. He starred in DAG (2000-2001) and LIFE WITH BONNIE (2003), which earned him the Image Award and Golden Satellite Award nominations. In 2008, David created, wrote, and starred in Comedy Central’s CHOCOLATE NEWS. He also starred previously as ‘Principal Carl Gaines’ in CBS’ BAD TEACHER.
Most recently, Grier currently starred as a Series Regular on NBC’s THE CARMICHAEL SHOW.