Still One of The Cool Kids: David Alan Grier Talks Latest and Most Memorable Roles Through the Years

David Alan Grier is currently starring in Fox’s The Cool Kids, where he is joined by co-stars Vicki Lawrence (Mama’s Family, The Carol Burnett Show) and Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story, Will and Grace). The show is about a group of friends living in a retirement community who have no problem breaking every rule to have fun.

The three-time Tony Award and Grammy nominee continues to make his mark in countless memorable appearances on screen and Broadway for over 30 years—from A Soldier’s Story to In Living Color to Boomerang.


Grier spoke to The Root about a few of his most memorable roles. Made a video about it. Like to see it, here it go.

Watch the full interview above.

Video Producer @ The Root



Can’t watch this video right now because we just found In The Army Now on Netflix. Thank you Mr. Grier for your fine body of work, watching you freak out about scorpions is a lovely way to get cozy on the couch.