David Alan Grier Bio, Age, Family, Wife, In Living Color, Net Worth

David Alan Grier Biography

A native of Detroit, Michigan, David Alan Grier is an American actor and comedian. David is best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

He was also featured as Bernard in the 1998 movie Damon. Moreover, Alan Grier played the role of David Bellows on Life with Bonnie (2002-2004) as well as Joe Carmichael on The Carmichael Show (2015-2017). He also played Hal on A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018), Roger in Streamers (1983), Carl Bentley in Jumanji (1995), and Jim Fields in Bewitched (2005).

David Alan Grier Age and Birthday

The American actor, David Grier, was born on June 30th, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Alan is 64 years old as of 2020. He celebrates his birthday on June 30th every year.

David Alan Grier Height and Weight

David measures a standing height of 6 feet 1 inch tall which is equivalent to 1.87 meters. He also weighs 85 kilograms which is equivalent to 187 lbs. Additionally, he has dark brown eyes and black hair.

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David Alan Grier Family, Parents, and Siblings

David Grier is the son of William Henry Grier, his father, and Aretas Blaney Ruth, his mother. His father is a psychiatrist and writer who co-wrote the book Black Rage while his mother is a school teacher. He is one of three children. There is no known information about his siblings. This information is currently under review and will soon be updated.

David Alan Grier Dating, Wife and Children

Alan Grier was married to Maritza Rivera. The two, unfortunately, got divorced in 1997. He later remarried Christine Y. Kim in July 2007. Christine is an associate curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. On January 10th, 2008, the beautiful welcomed their daughter, Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. On July 9th, 2009, Kim filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

David Alan Grier Education and Career


David graduated from Detroit’s magnet high school, Cass Tech, and received a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Michigan, and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in 1981. Grier was singled out by visiting lecturer, Rachel Roberts, performing for her one night in a piece entitled The Place of the Spirit Dance.


After graduating from Yale, Alan Grier landed the role of Jackie Robinson in the short-lived Broadway musical The First, directed by Martin Charnin and written by Joel Siegel. In 1981, David got his start on the National Public Radio radio drama adaptation of Star Wars. He was also the voice of a nameless X-wing fighter pilot during the Battle of Yavin.

Grier was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theater World Award for The First. David later starred as James “Thunder” Early in the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls. In 1983, he made his film debut in Streamers directed by Robert Altman.

He won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for the film. He also appeared in the Negro Ensemble Company production A Soldier’s Play and reprised his role in the film version of A Soldier’s Story. Alan Grier also appeared as a geology professor at Hillman College in the show A Different World where he was a crush of several of the girls on the show including lead character Denise Huxtable played by actress Lisa Bonet.

David Alan Grier Jumanji

David was featured as Carl Bentley in the 1995 movie, Jumanji.

David Alan Grier In Living Color

David began to shift towards comedy, making memorable appearances in the cult films Amazon Women on the Moon and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Keenen Ivory Wayans, the director of Sucka, cast Alan Grier in his new variety show In Living Color. It became a ratings hit and won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series. He became a popular cast member through his characters, which ranged from hyperactive children to crotchety old men.

David Alan Grier Net Worth and Salary

Alan Grier has made a great fortune from his acting career. His annual salary and estimated net worth are currently under review and will soon be updated.

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