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David Alan Grier Actor
Professional partner: To be announced

Bio: Grier is often recognized for his work in television and film - in TV he is known from roles in "In Living Color," "Life with Bonnie" with Bonnie Hunt, "DAG," and most recently, "Chocolate News" for Comedy Central. In the feature film world, Grier has played memorable characters in numerous feature film roles, including "Baadassss!", "The Woodsman" opposite Kevin Bacon and Mos Def, "15 Minutes," "Boomerang," "Bewitched," Jumanji," and Robert Altman's "Streamers."

A multi-talented and Yale School of Drama trained actor, Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in "The First," for which he earned a Tony nomination. He then joined the cast of "Dreamgirls," went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in "A Soldier's Play;" both actors continued their roles in the film version, "A Soldier's Story." (ABC.com)