David Alan Grier

David Alan GrierField of work: Actor

In 1973, David Alan Grier graduated from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School. He earned a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan (1978) and a MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama (1981). He won a Theatre World Award in 1982 for the titular role of Jackie Robinson. Honored as a three time Tony Award nominee for performances in Jackie Robinson (1982), Race (2010), and Porgy and Bess (2012). Versatile in drama, comedy and musicals, the distinguished actor has appeared in more than 100 theatre, television and film roles.