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.

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Peter J. Rickards

Spoiled Jamaican with one job: Video Producer @ TheRoot.