David Alan Grier

American actor and comedian

David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956)[1] is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color, as David Bellows on Life with Bonnie (2002-2004), as Joe Carmichael on The Carmichael Show (2015-2017), as Hal on A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018). In 2021, he won a Tony Award.

David Alan Grier
Grier in August 2007
Born (1956-06-30) June 30, 1956 (age 67)
EducationUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1983–present
  • Maritza Rivera
    (m. 1987; div. 1997)
  • Christine Y. Kim
    (m. 2007; div. 2010)


  1. Katsilometes, John (July 1, 2010). "Albino gorillas? Farrakhan: The Musical? With Grier, anything is possible". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved July 2, 2010.