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David Alan Grier is a Actor and Writer American born on 30 june 1955 at Detroit (USA)

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier
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Nationality USA
Birth 30 june 1955 (63 years) at Detroit (USA)

David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956), is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

Biography

Grier was married to Maritza Rivera. The couple divorced in 1995. In July 2007, he married Christine Y. Kim, an associate curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She gave birth to their daughter, Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim on January 10, 2008, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. On June 9, 2009, according to TMZ, Kim filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

He is a fan of motorcycles and owns the rare Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition. On the August 10, 2009, episode of Loveline, Greer agreed to auction it to aid Bryan Bishop's Tumor Fund, but walked off set while Carolla and the audio engineer bickered on air.

He is an avid cook and began food blogging during the run of the play, Race, where James Spader helped to critique the food Grier made.

He is also a black belt in taekwondo. Grier was able to showcase his skills in the 1994 film Blankman as his character, Kevin Walker, "The Other Guy," was shown to be particularly adept in martial arts.

Best films

Jumanji (1995)
(Actor)
Boomerang (1992)
(Actor)
A Soldier's Story (1984)
(Actor)

Usually with

Shawn Wayans
Shawn Wayans
(4 films)
Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans
(4 films)
Bob Clark
Bob Clark
(2 films)
Lori Petty
Lori Petty
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Alan Grier (46 films)

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Actor

The Big Sick, 2h4
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham
Roles Andy Dodd
Rating75% 3.7986853.7986853.7986853.7986853.798685
Après une aventure d'un soir, le comique de stand-up new-yorkais Kumail et Emily sont fous amoureux. Seul problème: Kumail cache l'existence de son amie à ses parents pakistanais très traditionnels. Ils préféreraient voir leur fils épouser une jeune fille pakistanaise. Lorsqu'Emily s'en rend compte, elle jure de ne plus jamais revoir Kumail. Mais Emily tombe soudainement malade et se retrouve dans le coma. Tandis que les médecins cherchent une solution, Kumail ne la quitte pas un seul instant, au grand désespoir des parents excentriques d'Emily. Progressivement, un lien se crée entre Kumail et les parents d'Emily, qui va totalement changer leur vie.
Road Hard
Road Hard (2015)
, 1h38
Directed by Adam Carolla
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Larry Miller, David Alan Grier, Mindy Robinson, David Koechner, Diane Farr, Vanessa Branch
Roles Michael
Rating61% 3.051623.051623.051623.051623.05162
Years after his movie and sitcom career has run dry, Bruce Madsen is reduced to headlining one dingy comedy club after another, spending his nights in budget hotel rooms, and flying coach while his former fans sit in first class. He has only one question: What the hell happened? Amidst trying to revitalize his career, rekindle his love life, and put his daughter through college, Bruce knows one thing for sure - he must get off the road - hard. Road Hard is the story of that journey.
Peeples
Peeples (2013)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Diahann Carroll, Tyler James Williams
Roles Virgil Peeples
Rating53% 2.651562.651562.651562.651562.65156
Tyler Perry Presents Peeples centers around the Peeples, an affluent East Coast family celebrating their annual reunion for Moby Dick Day – a Peeples family tradition at Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. Their weekend is interrupted when Wade Walker (Robinson), the fiance of their daughter Grace (Washington) crashes to propose marriage after being goaded by his brother Chris. Upon arrival he loses his wallet while being chased by the family dog. While at the grocery store Wade notices Virgil (David Allen Grier), Grace's father and a judge having a conversation with an unidentified woman, who is later revealed to be the mayor of the town, as well as a conversation between Gloria (Hawk), Grace's Sister and her lover Meg;(Lewis-Davis) unknown to the family. As the time goes on, Wade begins to learn other things about Grace, such as her older ex-boyfriends, and the fact that she has breast implants. Wade also discovers that Grace's mother Daphne (S. Epatha Merkerson), was a professional singer during the 70's, as well as a recovering alcoholic.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, 1h26
Directed by Mike Disa
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Wolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, Bill Hader
Roles Moss the Troll (voice)
Rating48% 2.4022952.4022952.4022952.4022952.402295
Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Granny (Glenn Close), and Twitchy (Cory Edwards) are on a rescue mission to save Hansel and Gretel (Bill Hader and Amy Poehler) from an evil witch named Verushka (Joan Cusack). The plan goes wrong however and Granny is kidnapped as well. Meanwhile, Red (Hayden Panettiere) is in training with a mysterious group called the Sisters of the Hood where she learns that a secret all powerful truffle recipe has been stolen. She teams up with Wolf and Twitchy to find the recipe and save her grandma, but she and Wolf can't get along and the team splits up. Meanwhile, Verushka, who stole the truffle recipe, tries to force Granny into making it for her.
Astro Boy
Astro Boy (2009)
, 1h34
Directed by David Bowers
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Films set in the future, Superhero films, Robot films
Actors Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane
Roles Mr. Squirt / Math Cowboy / Boxer Robot
Rating62% 3.1488553.1488553.1488553.1488553.148855
Toby Tenma is a teenager who lives in the futuristic city-state Metro City, which floats above the polluted "Surface". Toby's father, Dr. Tenma, is a famous roboticist and head of the Ministry of Science, but has a distant relationship with his son. Dr. Tenma meets the city's obstructive leader President Stone to demonstrate a new defensive robot called the Peacekeeper. To power it, Tenma's friend Dr. Elefun unveils the Blue and Red Core, two energy spheres which have opposing positive and negative energy. Stone has the destructive Red Core placed into the Peacekeeper, causing it to go berserk, leading to Toby being disintegrated after sneaking into the room.
Dance Flick, 1h23
Directed by Damien Dante Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Shoshana Bush, Damon Wayans, Jr., Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett, Shawn Wayans, Amy Sedaris
Roles Sugar Bear
Rating35% 1.7579951.7579951.7579951.7579951.757995
Suburban girl Megan (Shoshana Bush) gets into a series of misadventures when she moves to the inner-city and pursues dance. A nerdy street boy named Thomas (Damon Wayans, Jr.) is passionate about street dancing, but he is stuck working for a hungry obese gang lord (David Alan Grier) who only loves food. Megan later befriends Thomas' ghetto sister Charity (Essence Atkins) who has a baby but also poor parenting skills. Charity has her own issues dealing with her dimwitted "baby daddy" (Shawn Wayans) who also is a bad parent. Once Megan and Thomas spend more time together, they become dance partners and begin to fall in love and start dating.
An American Carol, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Politique, Time travel films, Ghost films, Political films
Actors Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Rastus Malone
Rating43% 2.150912.150912.150912.150912.15091
Left-wing activist and filmmaker Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), a parody of Michael Moore, campaigns to end the celebration of the Fourth of July holiday. Malone holds pronounced anti-American views and truculently argues that America's past and present are both offensive, and therefore should not be celebrated.
The Poker House, 1h33
Directed by Lori Petty
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Selma Blair, Jennifer Lawrence, Bokeem Woodbine, David Alan Grier, Chloë Grace Moretz, Danielle Campbell
Roles Stymie
Rating63% 3.198493.198493.198493.198493.19849
The film focuses on one single day in the life of three abused and neglected sisters, Agnes (age 14) (Jennifer Lawrence), Bee (age 12) (Sophi Bairley), and Cammie (age 8) (Chloë Grace Moretz). Their mother, Sarah (Selma Blair), a woman who has turned to prostitution to support the girls, but is forced into alcohol and drug abuse by her pimp, Duval (Bokeem Woodbine). Because of this, Sarah is unable to care for the girls, forcing Agnes into a position of being a mother to her two younger sisters. The three girls live in the mother's whorehouse, the Poker House, where neighborhood pimps and criminals gather to play poker as well. Agnes believes Duval loves her, as a boyfriend would, despite his abuse towards her mother.
Kissing Cousins, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Samrat Chakrabarti, Lauren Stamile, Jaleel White, P. J. Byrne, Gerry Bednob, David Alan Grier
Roles The Griller
Rating55% 2.7622252.7622252.7622252.7622252.762225
Amir is a professional heartbreaker (people hire him to break up with their boyfriend/girlfriend when they don't want to do it themselves). At Amir's 30th birthday party, his childhood friend Charlie announces that he is getting married, but he and his fiance decide they don't want Amir to be the best man because of his bad "relationship karma". This depresses him, as do the relationship advice books he receives as gifts. Amir goes to visit his family for Thanksgiving and meets Zara, his attractive British cousin, who he hasn't seen in twenty years. Amir's mother persuades him to take Zara back to her home in Southern California, since she is in the United States traveling.
Gym Teacher: The Movie, 1h43
Directed by Paul Dinello
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Christopher Meloni, Nathan Kress, Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier, Chelah Horsdal, Paul Dinello
Roles Shelly Bragg
Rating59% 2.9550952.9550952.9550952.9550952.955095
Dave Stewie (Christopher Meloni) is a middle school PE teacher who sees a forthcoming award as a way to redeem himself of his greatest regret, a failure to make the 1988 US Olympic Team. Meanwhile, Roland Waffle (Nathan Kress) is a new transfer student who is completely non-athletic and wears a helmet at all times due to his mother worrying he will get hurt. Abby Hoffman (Amy Sedaris) is the principal who carries "a Filipino fighting stick" to assault night prowlers lurking after school.
Little Man
Little Man (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon, Tracy Morgan, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Jimmy
Rating44% 2.2067452.2067452.2067452.2067452.206745
Calvin "Babyface" Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a very short convict. With the help of his goofball cohort Percy (Tracy Morgan), Calvin plots a jewelery shop robbery to steal one of the world's largest diamonds. After the successful robbery, the duo are almost arrested, but not before Calvin manages to stash the diamond in a nearby woman's purse. The thieves follow the handbag's owner to her home where they discover a couple, Darryl (Shawn Wayans) and Vanessa (Kerry Washington), who are eager to have a child.
Bewitched
Bewitched (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about television, Witches in film
Actors Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth
Roles Jim Fields
Rating48% 2.4008552.4008552.4008552.4008552.400855
Jack Wyatt is a narcissistic actor who is approached to play the role of Darrin in a remake of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, but insists that an unknown play Samantha. Isabel Bigelow is an actual witch who decides she wants to be normal and moves to Los Angeles to start a new life and becomes friends with her neighbor Maria. She goes to a bookstore to learn how to get a job after seeing an advertisement of Ed McMahon on TV. Jack happens to be at the same bookstore after attending some failed Samantha auditions. Jack spots Isabel and persuades her to audition. At the same time, while she's trying to settle into her new life, Isabel's intrusive father Nigel keeps appearing to convince her to return home, despite several rejections from Isabel.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Ashanti, Quentin Tarantino, Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Jeffrey Tambor, Kelly Osbourne
Roles Uncle Henry
Rating53% 2.698342.698342.698342.698342.69834
Dorothy Gale (Ashanti) is an orphaned teenage girl living in a trailer park in Kansas. Her Aunt Em (Queen Latifah) and Uncle Henry (David Alan Grier) own a diner, to which Dorothy works for room and board. Her dream of becoming a singer is slim, but when waiting on some truckers Dorothy overhears that the Muppets are conducting a cross-country show called "Star Hunt" and are looking for a backup singer. Aunt Em disapproves, but with Uncle Henry's best wishes, she goes to the audition. However, the Muppets are about to end the audition, and Dorothy only manages to give them a demo CD that she created beforehand. In returning home, the civil defense sirens sound as a tornado is headed for Dorothy's trailer park. When Aunt Em and Uncle Henry run into the county storm shelter for safety, Dorothy hurries back to her family's mobile home to get Toto, her pet prawn. She does not make it out in time, and the two are swept by the tornado across the vast fields of Kansas. When Dorothy climbs out of the wreckage, she finds that Toto (Pepé the King Prawn) can talk and that she is no longer in Kansas.
Terkel in Trouble, 1h17
Directed by Stefan Fjeldmark
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Anders Matthesen, Bill Bailey, David Alan Grier, Olivia Colman, Craig Ferguson, Ade Edmondson
Rating70% 3.54793.54793.54793.54793.5479
Terkel is a normal boy who's in 6th grade at a secondary school together with his best friend Jason, who carries an iron pipe with him at all times even though he keeps on dropping it and cuss about it. Terkel and Jason are playing a Game Boy in the schoolyard of Chestnutlane one day when a strange man in a green panda sweater approaches them. The man, Justin (Danish: Gunnar Bjerre), tells Terkel that he has sat on a spider. "Nothing to worry about. They're just jeans. They can be washed." Terkel says.
The Woodsman, 1h27
Directed by Nicole Kassell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films about pedophilia, Films based on plays
Actors Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mos Def, Benjamin Bratt, Eve, David Alan Grier
Roles Bob
Rating71% 3.5988253.5988253.5988253.5988253.598825
Walter (Kevin Bacon), a convicted child molester, returns home to Philadelphia after serving 12 years in prison. His friends and family have abandoned him, with the exception of his brother-in-law, Carlos (Benjamin Bratt). Walter's apartment is just across the street from an elementary school—an obvious source of temptation. He gets a job at a local lumber mill and meets Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick), one of the few women working there. After sleeping with Vicki, Walter reveals his history of molesting little girls. Vicki is clearly shocked and disturbed by this new information, but before she can consider how to respond to it, Walter tells her to leave his apartment.