David Alan Grier

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A friend of mine had his own theater company, and he jumped me in like I was in a gang. And once I came in, it was just that simple. For the first time in my life, I felt, 'This is a career, this is a life that I think I can grow old doing.' It was love at first sight. I loved being on stage and reading these plays. It was great. Life ;Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
America is grappling with cultural diversity, and I just want to put a show on that represents the world in which I live.
As I get older, my sense of humor is my biggest asset. Humor
Be talented enough to make it and stupid enough to keep trying.
'Dancing With the Stars' is so Middle America, and people take it so seriously.
Don't let anyone try to tell you who you are. Define yourself.
Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out.
I couldn't wait to be, you know, a Black Panther. Of course they wouldn't let me join.
I decided sitcoms weren't for me.
I grew up in a home and in a world in which you can do anything. We were all expected to go to college. My father was a doctor.
I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success. Success
I never wanted to lose out on an acting job and wonder if I hadn't been trained enough.
I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year.
I think Chelsea Handler is the funniest woman.
I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I want to see gay couples stuck with their significant other at Home Depot with that far away look in their eye, get me out of here.
I wanted something where I could have the clearest and most unfiltered artistic and creative voice.
I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.
I, myself, identify myself as a heathen.
I've tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.
My father contracted polio on a troop train in Korea.
My father was a doctor.
My grandmother was born in 1900, and she would regale me with tales I call 'Little House on the Prairie' tales, but they were tales of segregated and racist America growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, where she came from.
Some days I think I look kind of cute, but other days I try to avoid the mirror.
The president is always made fun of.
To be known by the public, honestly. People come up and tell them how good I make them feel.
When I was a kid, I wanted to walk with my dad's limp - my dad was my hero - but that infuriated him, and he would make me walk back and forth in the living room until I walked without it. Families, Children & Parenting

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