ACTOR FUN FACTS & BIO
Host: David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier stars as the host of NBC's new improv comedy series "Thank God You're Here." He also serves as producer and sometime improv player. He is perhaps best known for starring in the Emmy Award-winning series "In Living Color" (1990-1994). The Detroit, Michigan-born actor also starred in his own one-hour standup comedy special in 2003 for Comedy Central entitled, "The Book of David – The Cult Figures Manifesto." Grier is sometimes referred to by his initials: DAG. DAG received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a musical for his role as Jackie Robinson in "The First," directed by Martin Charnin and written by Joel Seigal. He is the winner of the Theater World Award for "The First" and the Golden Lion Award for best actor at the Venice Film Festival for the film "Streamers," directed by Robert Altman. He recently starred in the revival production of "The Wiz" at The La Jolla Playhouse, directed by Des Macnuff.
Grier's other television roles include "Premium Blend" (2001), "Life with Bonnie” (2002-2004) and "DAG" (2000-2001).