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David Alan Grier

Actor and Comedian Known for his Work on the Sketch Comedy Television Show "In Living Color"

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 David Alan Grier Biography

Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have charted David Alan Grier's career’s path to stellar heights, and his ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The Tony and GRAMMY Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Given David’s experiential background and artistic capability, it came as no surprise when Comedy Central named him as one of their “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.”

Grier made his film debut in "Streamers" (1983), directed by Robert Altman, for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. He appeared in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie "Dance Flick" (2009).

In May 2013, David starred in the comedy "Peeples" opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. The film was produced by Tyler Perry. David also starred in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham," a Hallmark Channel adaptation of Paul Curtis’ 1996 Newbery Award-winning novel by the same name.

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning "In Living Color" (1990–1994) where he helped to create some of the show’s most memorable characters, "DAG" (2000–2001) and "Life with Bonnie" (2003), which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called "Chocolate News" (2008).

Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in "The First," for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the 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 "A Soldier’s Story."

In 2009/2010 Grier starred in David Mamet’s acclaimed play "Race" opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway, for which he received his second Tony Award nomination. Grier received his third Tony Award nomination in 2012 for his "standout role of the rakish, drug-dealing Sporting Life" (NY Times) in The Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess." Grier received his first GRAMMY nomination when the cast recording of The Gershwin’s "Porgy & Bess" received a 2013 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.

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David Alan Grier

Actor and Comedian Known for his Work on the Sketch Comedy Television Show "In Living Color"

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David Alan Grier Biography

Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have charted David Alan Grier's career’s path to stellar heights, and his ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The Tony and GRAMMY Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Given David’s experiential background and artistic capability, it came as no surprise when Comedy Central named him as one of their “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.”

Grier made his film debut in "Streamers" (1983), directed by Robert Altman, for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. He appeared in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie "Dance Flick" (2009).

In May 2013, David starred in the comedy "Peeples" opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. The film was produced by Tyler Perry. David also starred in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham," a Hallmark Channel adaptation of Paul Curtis’ 1996 Newbery Award-winning novel by the same name.

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning "In Living Color" (1990–1994) where he helped to create some of the show’s most memorable characters, "DAG" (2000–2001) and "Life with Bonnie" (2003), which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called "Chocolate News" (2008).

Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in "The First," for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the 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 "A Soldier’s Story."

In 2009/2010 Grier starred in David Mamet’s acclaimed play "Race" opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway, for which he received his second Tony Award nomination. Grier received his third Tony Award nomination in 2012 for his "standout role of the rakish, drug-dealing Sporting Life" (NY Times) in The Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess." Grier received his first GRAMMY nomination when the cast recording of The Gershwin’s "Porgy & Bess" received a 2013 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.

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  • How to book David Alan Grier?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Alan Grier for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Alan Grier, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Alan Grier or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Alan Grier?

    Booking fees for David Alan Grier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Alan Grier, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Alan Grier?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Alan Grier for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Alan Grier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Alan Grier or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Alan Grier or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Alan Grier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Alan Grier for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. David Alan Grier generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Sinbad, Whoopi Goldberg, Caroline Rhea and Richard Lewis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Alan Grier for an upcoming event.

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