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Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in "The First," for which he earned a Tony nomination in 1981. He then joined the cast of "Dreamgirls" and went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in "A Soldier's Play," in both the play and film versions. Grier starred on Broadway in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and has also performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival in productions of "Richard III" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Central Park.
Grier's television credits are abundant. Grier is well known as a co-star opposite Bonnie Hunt as "David Bellows," on the hit ABC comedy, "Life With Bonnie." He also starred on the hit NBC show "DAG" as the title character, as well as being a principle cast member of the acclaimed television series "In Living Color," where he helped to create some of that show's most memorable characters. Keeping his close comedic relationship with the Wayans' brothers, he co-starred with Damon Wayans in "Damon." and in the television miniseries "The 60's" and "King of Texas" for cable television.
In addition, Grier has gained recognition for his numerous feature film roles, including "BADASSS!" directed by Mario Van Peebles, "The Woodsman" opposite Kevin Bacon and Mos Def, "15 Minutes," "Boomerang," "Bewitched," "Jumanji" and Robert Altman's "Streamers," for which he won a Golden Lion Award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. Grier also co-wrote, produced and appeared in the independent film "Poker House," Lori Petty's directorial debut, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.