David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier
Celebrated Name: David Alan Grier
Real Name/Full Name: David Alan Grier
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 30 June 1956
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Christine Y. Kim (m. 2007–2010), Maritza Rivera (m. 1987–1994)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is David Alan Grier  Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, Comedian
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

David Alan Grier is an American actor and comedian who is best known for his work on the television show ‘In Living Color’ which aired from 1990 to 1994. He is also famous for playing the role of ‘Carl Bentley’ in the movie ‘Jumanji (1995)’. He also featured on the Adam Carolla Show as a contestant and also in Dancing With The Stars.

Maybe you know about David Alan Grier very well but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of David Alan Grier ’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

David Alan Grier was born on 30 June 1956, in Detroit, Michigan to his parents Aretas Ruth, who was a school teacher, and William Henry Grier, who was a psychiatrist and an author. His father is famous for co-writing the best-seller of that time, ‘Black Rage’. He completed his graduation from Detroit’s Magnet High School and later received a B.A. in radio, television and film from the University of Michigan. He also received an M.F.A from the Yale School of Drama in 1981. During his childhood, his family marched with Marin Luther King, Jr, which took place because of the rise in poverty in Detroit. King gave an early version of  “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the crowd.

Personal Life

David married his first wife, Maritza Rivera, in 1987. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last long, and they filed a divorce in 1997. After ten years, he married his second wife Christine Y. Kim, who was an associate curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2008, she gave birth to their daughter, Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Their marriage didn’t work out as well, and Kim filed a divorce in 2009. Grier is a huge fan of motorcycles and owns a rare model of Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition. He is a passionate cooker as well who started his food vlog during the run of the play Race.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 June 1956, David Alan Grier is 67 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 1.87 m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.


David started his professional career after he got work in the  National Public Radio as the adaptation of Star Wars in 1980. He gave his voice to the nameless X-wing fighter pilot who fought in the Battle of Yavin. He got a major breakthrough in the industry after he was elected in the star cast of a short-lived  Broadway musical named as ‘The First’ where he portrayed the role of a black basketball player named ‘Jackie Robinson’.

Because of his impressive performance for the same, he got a nomination for a Tony Award. He also starred as James “Thunder” Early in the Broadway called “Dreamgirls”. He also appeared on the television, which made him a little more popular. He was included in the casting team of the FOX variety show called “In Living Color”. Followed the television show, he got the role of a shoe factory worked cum police officer in the popular movie “Jumanji (1995)”.

Awards & Achievements

David Alan Grier is a popular name in the television as well as in the movie industry. He has received several awards and nominations throughout his career for his brilliant performance as an actor. Some of his achievements are listed below

  • Nominated for Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series in Black Reel Awards (2015)
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series in Critics Choice Television Awards (2016)
  • Winner for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special in Image Awards (NAACP) (2017)
  • Winner for Groundbreaking Show In TV Land Awards (2012)
  • Winner for Television Feature Film in Western Heritage Awards (2003)
  • Nominated for Actor in Made-for-TV Movie/Miniseries in Women’s Image Network Awards (2005)

Net Worth & Salary of David Alan Grier  in 2024

David Alan Grier Net Worth
David Alan Grier Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of David Alan Grier is estimated to be around $5 million, which he accumulated by working in the movie and television industry. He has been part of various award-winning projects which were blockbusters in the box office. He has also done commercial films for which he gathered an extra sum of money.

David Alan Grier is a successful Hollywood actor who has played a part in several awards winning projects. He is best known for his work in the television show called ‘In Living Color’ and later rose to fame after portraying the role of a police officer in the movie ‘Jumanji (1995)”.  He also featured on the Adam Carolla Show as a contestant and also in Dancing With The Stars.


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