David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier created some of the most iconic sketch comedy characters of the early 1990s - from the flamboyant film critic Antoine Merriweather to obnoxious shop teacher Al MacAfee - and helped push the envelope of TV programming with the comedy variety show "In Living Color" (FOX, 1990-94). To many, Grier was a workingman's comic, giving his zany characters and impeccable celebrity impressions a realistic twist. He was also a radio personality, a stage and film actor, and political commentator on the satirical news program "Chocolate News" (Comedy Central, 2008). By 2009, Grier went from stand-up comedy to ballroom dance, joining the eighth season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2004- ), where he retained his comic genius on the dance floor without losing a step.