David Alan Grier Net Worth

David Alan Grier Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David Alan Grier net worth is
$3 Million

David Alan Grier Wiki Biography

David Alan Grier was born on 30 June 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and is an actor, comedian, and radio personality best known for his appearance in the television show “In Living Color”. He’s had many opportunities ranging from hosting, stand-up comedy, theatre and many more, and these various endeavors throughout his life have put his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is David Alan Grier? As of early-2016, sources estimate that his net worth is at $3 million, mostly acquired through a successful career in acting and comedy. Aside from his extensive career it is known that he loves motorcycles and owns a rare “Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition”. He’s also written a book which has helped raise his wealth somewhat.


David Alan Grier Net Worth $3 Million

David matriculated from Cass Tech high school, and then later graduated from the University of Michigan, before In 1981 finishing his masters degree from the Yale School of Drama, and went on to do theatre, starring in the Broadway musical “The First”. He earned a Tony Award nomination and a Theater World Award for his performance. At this time, he would also try his hand at radio becoming a part of the National Public Radio adaptation of “Star Wars” during 1981. He became a part of the widely popular production of “Dreamgirls” and then went on to make his film debut in the movie “Streamers” (1983), earning a Golden Lion for best actor at the Venice Film Festival. After more films and theatre productions, he then started doing more comedy and comedic roles.

Grier starred in films like “Amazon Women on the Moon” (1987) and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” (1988), which opened the door for him to become a part of the variety show “In Living Color”. He gained considerable popularity in the show, as various characters in different segments of each episode; his net worth would also steadily rise from this point. He had a few prominent characters like Calhoun Tubbs the blues musician with limited creativity, and the obnoxious megaphone teacher Al MacAfee. Due to his success on the show, he became more involved in comedic films like “Boomerang” (1992) alongside Eddie Murphy, and “Blankman” (1994) along with Damon Wayans. David also made appearances in the film “Jumanji” (1995), and the Nickelodeon series “Kenan & Kel” (1996).

After “In Living Color”, David started to move away from those types of roles and focused on more serious roles. While doing so, he also started doing stand-up comedy and became part of the series “Premium Blend”. Around the early 2000s he went back to Broadway musicals and became a part of several productions, including a revival of “The Wiz” – this BC production of “The Wiz” in which he played the cowardly Lion, became one of Grier’s latest roles. He also became a part of the radio show “Loveline”, in which he would often do comedy, and improve routines.

David’s first marriage to Mariza Rivera in 1987 ended in divorce during 1994. He then married again in 2007 to Christine Y. Kim and they have a daughter. Aside from his love of motorcycles, Grier’s other hobby is food and he has even started a food blog. He is also a black belt in Taekwondo and showed a bit of his skills during the film “Blankman”.

Full NameDavid Alan Grier
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 30, 1955
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height6' 1½" (1.87 m)
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Screenwriter
EducationCass Tech high school, Yale School of Drama, University of Michigan
SpouseChristine Y. Kim (m. 2007–2010), Maritza Rivera (m. 1987–1994)
ChildrenLuisa Danbi Grier-Kim
ParentsWilliam Henry Grier, Aretas Ruth Dudley Grier, New Orleans, LA, United States, William Henry Grier, Aretas Ruth Dudley Grier
AwardsTheater World Award, Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actor (1983)
Music GroupsPsychograss
NominationsImage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1998), Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series (2002-2004)
Movies“Streamers”(1983),“Amazon Women on the Moon” (1987), “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” (1988),“Boomerang” (1992),Blankman (1994), “Jumanji” (1995), “Kenan & Kel” (1996)
TV Shows“In Living Color”, “Loveline”,“Premium Blend”, “The Wiz”
1Starring in "The Wiz" at La Jolla Playhouse [September 2006]
2Godfather to Streamers (1983) co-star Matthew Modine's children Boman Modine and Ruby Modine.
3Release of his book, "Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth" by David with Alan Eisenstock. [October 2009]
42010 Tony Award Nomination for Best Featured Actor for his performance in David Mamet's play, "Race".
5His wife, Christine, gave birth to a girl, named Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim, on January 11, 2008 at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His wife is the Associate Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem.
6Was a voice actor for National Public Radio's adaptation of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) in 1980.
7A graduate of the University of Michigan.
8Was considered for the role of "George Costanza" on Seinfeld (1989).
9Is the oldest host of Premium Blend (1997).
10Most frequent guest - often called the "third host" - on Loveline, the humorous syndicated radio call-in show hosted nightly by Drew Pinsky ("Dr. Drew") and Adam Carolla.
11Nominated for Broadway's 1982 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for playing Jackie Robinson in "The First."
12MFA - Yale University, School of Drama (1981)
13He got off to a very fast start in show biz, moving from Yale Drama School right to a lead role in a Broadway musical "The First". A surprising beginning in a serious, though musical role, considering his impressive comedic talent. Co-starred with Lonette McKee.
14Tony nomination for playing Jackie Robinson in "The First". [1981]


The Rocking Horsemenannounced
The Carmichael Show2015-2016TV SeriesJoe Carmichael
The Wiz Live!2015TV MovieThe Cowardly Lion
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesBen Carson
The McCarthys2015TV SeriesDr. Hugh Morris
Comedy Bang! Bang!2014-2015TV SeriesNetwork President
Road Hard2015Michael Gerard
En Vogue Christmas2014TV MovieMarty
Bad Teacher2014TV SeriesPrincipal Carl Gaines
The Soul Man2014TV SeriesJesse
The Watsons Go to Birmingham2013TV MovieMr. Robert
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja2013TV SeriesRudd Rhymez
Peeples2013Virgil Peeples
Happy Endings2013TV SeriesTerry Chuckles
Thugs, the Musical!2011ShortPeppermint
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil2011Moss the Troll (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010TV SeriesJeremy Swift
Bones2010TV SeriesProfessor Bunsen Jude
Something Like a Business20103D
Astro Boy2009Mr. Squirt Math Cowboy Boxer Robot (voice)
Dance Flick2009Sugar Bear
An American Carol2008Rastus Malone
Gym Teacher: The Movie2008TV MovieShelly Bragg
The Poker House2008Stymie
The Hustle2008Rev. Isaac Montgomery Paid
Kissing Cousins2008The Griller
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV MoviePrincipal Eyeverson / The Man Upstairs (voice)
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV MoviePrincipal Eyeverson / The Man Upstairs / Africans (voice)
Bewitched2005Jim Fields
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz2005TV MovieUncle Henry
My Wife and Kids2003-2005TV SeriesJimmy
Crank Yankers2002-2005TV SeriesLandanlius 'The Truth' Truefeld / Danny / Stompie
The Davey Gee Show2005TV MovieVarious
Life with Bonnie2002-2004TV SeriesDavid Bellows / Jazz Moe
The Woodsman2004Bob
Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things2003TV Movie
Tiptoes2003Jerry Robin Jr.
Baadasssss!2003Clyde Houston
Samurai Jack2003TV SeriesDa Samurai / Junk Monster
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2003TV Series
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesReuben
Boston Public2002TV SeriesLaurence Williams
Sesame Street2002TV SeriesAladdin
King of Texas2002TV MovieRip
I Shaved My Legs for This2001Strip Club Owner
15 Minutes2001Mugger in Central Park
In Living Color1990-2001TV SeriesVarious / Clavell / Reginald McCort / ...
DAG2000-2001TV SeriesJerome Daggett
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000TV SeriesTubunch
Damned If You Do2000ShortThe Devil
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2000Measures
The X-Files2000TV SeriesCinema Audience
Angels in the Infield2000TV MovieBob Bugler
Return to Me2000Charlie Johnson
East of A2000Brother James
3 Strikes2000Detective Jenkins
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995-2000TV SeriesKing Maynar / Dudley Bear / Bongo
Random Acts of Comedy1999TV SeriesHost
Stuart Little1999Red (voice)
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby1999Mr. Butz
The '60s1999TV MovieFred Hampton
A Saintly Switch1999TV MovieDan Anderson
Hercules1998TV Series
Cosby1998TV SeriesGil
Damon1998TV SeriesBernard
Top of the World1997/IIDetective Augustus
McHale's Navy1997Ensign Charles Parker
Martin1993-1997TV SeriesRev. Leon Lonnie Love
Goldilocks and the Three Bears1995Spike
Jumanji1995Carl Bentley
Pinky and the Brain1995TV SeriesMarlon
The Preston Episodes1995TV SeriesDavid Preston
Dream On1995TV SeriesMarshall
Tales from the Hood1995Carl
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesAntoine Meriweather
Blankman1994Kevin Walker
In the Army Now1994Fred Ostroff
The Player1992David Alan Grier
Almost an Angel1990Det. Bill
Equal Justice1990TV SeriesStone
Loose Cannons1990Drummond
ALF1989TV SeriesFBI #1
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Newsman
Me and Him1988Peter Conklin
Baby Boom1988TV Series
Tanner '881988TV Mini-SeriesSecret Serviceman
Off Limits1988Rogers
Duet1988TV SeriesGordon
Tour of Duty1988TV SeriesHarold
The Dictator1988TV Series
A Different World1987TV SeriesProf. Byron Walcott
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Don 'No Soul' Simmons (segment "Blacks Without Soul,' 'Don 'No Soul' Simmons")
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesDeter Phibin
From the Hip1987Steve Hadley
All Is Forgiven1986TV SeriesOliver Royce
The Equalizer1985TV SeriesDesk Sergeant
Beer1985Elliott Morrison
A Soldier's Story1984Corporal Cobb


David Alan Grier: Comedy You Can Believe In2009TV Special documentary
Chocolate NewsTV Series creator - 12 episodes, 2008 writer - 12 episodes, 2008
The Poker House2008screenplay
The Davey Gee Show2005TV Movie
Laffapalooza2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Premium Blend2001-2002TV Series 7 episodes
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV Special
In Living Color1992-1993TV Series special material - 3 episodes


David Alan Grier: Comedy You Can Believe In2009TV Special documentary executive producer
Chocolate News2008TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
The Poker House2008co-producer
Thank God You're Here2007TV Series producer - 6 episodes
The Davey Gee Show2005TV Movie executive producer
The Preston Episodes1995TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes


The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentary performer: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Dance Flick2009performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
King of Texas2002TV Movie performer: "Will You Come to the Bower?" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV Special performer: "Hakuna Matata"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
In Living ColorTV Series performer - 9 episodes, 1990 - 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Amazon Women on the Moon1987performer: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree", "Chim Chim Cher-ee", " They Long to Be Close to You", "Honey", "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose", "Joy to the World" - uncredited


My VH1 Music Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Howard Stern2000TV SeriesHimself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2000TV SpecialHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Daily Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
Pajama Party2000TV SeriesHimself
Making Jumanji: The Realm of Imagination2000Video shortHimself
Kenan & Kel1999TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Elmopalooza!1998TV SpecialHimself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live1995-1997TV SeriesHimself - Host / Terry / Bryant Gumbel / ...
The Rodman World Tour1996TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Performer: Hakuna Matata
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Blankman'1994TV MovieHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992TV SeriesHimself
Rock 'n' Roll Cities1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Celebrity Name Game2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player / Himself
The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Match Game2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panelist
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The Making of the Wiz Live!2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter, Best Time Ever Awards
Today2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Cutthroat Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Friends of the People2015TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Star2015TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Food Blogger
Guilty Pleasures2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Delivery2014/IDocumentaryHimself - Comedian
Funniest Wins2014TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Sing Your Face Off2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Chris Gethard Show: Public Access2013TV SeriesHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
AM Northwest2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
AMC Peeples Q & A2013TV MovieHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHimself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Afternoon America2012TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Working in the Theatre2010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Actor
10th Annual TV Land Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The 76th Annual Drama League Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black2009TV MovieHimself
Chelsea Lately2007-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest
Bollywood Hero2009TV SeriesHimself
David Alan Grier: Comedy You Can Believe In2009TV Special documentaryHimself
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon2009TV MovieHimself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
Chocolate News2008TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2008TV SeriesHimself
The View2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Joy of Lex2008TV MovieHimself
Head Case2008TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green's House Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Thank God You're Here2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History2007Video documentaryHimself
Reflections on Paul Mooney2007Video documentary shortHimself
Comics Unleashed2007TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Clean House2006TV SeriesHimself
Too Late with Adam Carolla2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The WIN Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Kermit: A Frog's Life2005Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Art in the Twenty-First Century2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2005TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "Baadasssss!")
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHimself
Bewitched: Star Shots2005Video documentary shortHimself
Casting a Spell: Making 'Bewitched'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Why I Love 'Bewitched'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
MADtv2002-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest / Lunch Box Lewis / ...
If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely2004VideoHimself
Looking Back in Living Color: The First Season2004Video shortHimself / Various
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimself
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Laffapalooza2003TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
E! News Live2003TV SeriesHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie2003DocumentaryLimo Driver
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2002TV SeriesHimself
Premium Blend2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself
Art City 3: A Ruling Passion2002Documentary
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Archive Footage

Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield2006TV MoviePolice Office - 'In Living Color' (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 22004Video documentaryTim Baker (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog2004VideoHimself (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #94
Back in Step with the Fly Girls2004ShortHimself (uncredited)
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialPriest (uncredited)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryVulcan

Won Awards

2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialThe Wiz Live! (2015)
2012Groundbreaking ShowTV Land AwardsIn Living Color (1990)
2003Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmKing of Texas (2002)
1983Best ActorVenice Film FestivalStreamers (1983)

Nominated Awards

2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited SeriesThe Wiz Live! (2015)
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited SeriesThe Wiz Live! (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Carmichael Show (2015)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesEn Vogue Christmas (2014)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album
2005WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActor in Made-for-TV Movie/MiniseriesThe Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or MusicalLife with Bonnie (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesLife with Bonnie (2002)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesDamon (1998)

Known for movies

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