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In Living Color, DAG, Chocolate News
Actor/Actress, Writer, Producer
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David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956), also known as "D.A.G." (DAG), is an American actor and comedian known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color. Grier got his start on the National Public Radio radio drama adaptation of Star Wars in 1980. He was 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 Theatre World Award for The First. He later starred as James "Thunder" Early in the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Grier made his film debut in 1983 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 A Soldier`s Story. Grier also appeared as a geology professor at the fictitious 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.
Grier was previously married to Maritza Rivera but they were divorced in 1995. In July 2007, he married Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Kim 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, Christine filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Grier is a fan of motorcycles. Grier is also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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Cass Tech, Detroit, Michigan
BA Radio and Film, University of Michigan, MFA, School of Drama, Yale University (1981)
Full Name at Birth
David Alan Grier
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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.
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
William Henry Grier
Aretas Ruth Dudley Grier
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Innovative Artists L.A.
(1988) TV Commercial: Isuzu
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