David Alan Grier
Birth Name: David Alan Grier
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Born on June 30, 1955 in Detroit, MI, Grier - who sometimes went simply by his initials, "DAG" - was the son of William Henry Grier and Aretas Ruth (nee Dudley). He attended Detroit's Cass Tech High School, received his bachelor's degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Michigan, and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Before he was ever seen, the aspiring actor was first heard, voicing a nameless X-Wing fighter pilot for a National Public Radio adaptation of "Star Wars" in 1980. Immediately after graduating from Yale, Grier made his Broadway debut in 1981, starring in the musical "The First," which also earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Feature Actor.The theater soon bec...
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