David Alan Grier

In Living Color | Naiquan Greene | 07/31/2013 | 12:16 PM EDT

Grier began his professional career on Broadway.

Trained at the Yale School of Drama, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. In 2009 Grier returned to his theatrical roots in David Mamet’s acclaimed play Race opposite Kerry Washington and James Spader.

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