Roosevelt Grier


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Former star player with the Los Angeles Rams during the 1960s, this impressively built African-American athlete broke into acting via appearances in TV shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), The Wild Wild West (1965) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Grier received positive reviews for his role in the TV movie The Desperate Mission (1969) and... See full bio »

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Half Nelson Soundtrack
(2006)
(1972)
Quincy M.E. Rosey Grier
(1978)
Asterix and the Big Fight Obelix (American dub)
(1989)

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 2010 The Rooneys (TV Short)
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Roosevelt Grier
- Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (1999) ... Roosevelt Grier (voice, as Rosey Grier)
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Rosey Grier
- I Buried Sid (1998) ... Rosey Grier (as Rosey Grier)
 1996 Reggie's Prayer
Rev. Jeremiah Knox
 1989 Asterix and the Big Fight
Obelix (American dub) (English version, voice, as Rosey Grier)
 1983 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Powerhouse Watson
- The List (1983) ... Powerhouse Watson (as Rosey Grier)
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Series)
Cudjo Evers
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Cudjo Evers
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Cudjo Evers
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Cudjo Evers
 1981 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series)
Momo
- The Wind Bags (1981) ... Momo (as Rosey Grier)
 1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Ezra Davis
- Trial and Error (1981) ... Ezra Davis (as Rosey Grier)
 1979 The Seekers (TV Mini-Series)
Amos Samuels
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Amos Samuels (as Rosey Grier)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Amos Samuels (as Rosey Grier, credit only)
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Virgil Plummer
- The Stimulation of Stephanie/Life Begins at 40/The Next Step (1979) ... Virgil Plummer (as Rosey Grier)
 1979 The Glove
Victor Hale (as Rosey Grier)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Big Slew Johnson
- Part IV (1917-1921) (1979) ... Big Slew Johnson (as Rosey Grier)
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Tarkanian
- The Great Escape (1978) ... Tarkanian (as Rosey Grier)
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
Albert Hoyt (as Rosie Greer)
 1978 Rabbit Test
Taxi Driver
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Rosey Grier
- Accomplice to Murder (1978) ... Rosey Grier (as Rosey Grier)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
Car Killer
- Moving Violation (1977) ... Car Killer
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Salathiel Harms
- Black Thorn (1976) ... Salathiel Harms (as Rosey Grier)
- Bad Dude (1976) ... Salathiel Harms (as Rosey Grier)
 1975-1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Benjy / Fats
- Living It Up! (1976) ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)
- Breakout (1975) ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)
- General Delivery (1975) ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)
- The Toughest Men in America (1975) ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)
- Stowaway (1975) ... Benjy (as Rosey Grier)
 1975 The Timber Tramps
Redwood Rosenbloom (as Rosey Grier)
 1975 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
- Episode dated 3 September 1975 (1975) ... (as Rosey Grier)
 1974 The Treasure of Jamaica Reef
Asper (as Rosey Grier)
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Bobo Johnson
- Reunion in Terror (1974) ... Bobo Johnson (as Rosey Grier)
 1973 Big Daddy (TV Movie) (as Rosey Grier)
 1972 The Thing with Two Heads
Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
 1972 Skyjacked
Gary Brown
 1972 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Maxie Hill
 1970-1971 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series)
Rosey Robbins
- Monument for Uncle Tonoose (1971) ... Rosey Robbins
- Will the Real Diana Please Stand Up? (1971) ... Rosey Robbins
- Women of the World, Unite (1970) ... Rosey Robbins
- He Did It His Way (1970) ... Rosey Robbins
- Tonoose, the Exile (1970) ... Rosey Robbins
 1969-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Gabe Cooper
- Bringing Up Josh (1970) ... Gabe Cooper (as Rosey Grier)
- Noblesse Oblige (1970) ... Gabe Cooper (as Rosey Grier)
- Readin', Ritin', and Revolt (1970) ... Gabe Cooper (as Rosey Grier)
- A Matter of Vengeance (1970) ... Gabe Cooper (as Rosey Grier)
- Before the Tall Man (1970) ... Gabe Cooper (credit only)
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
Big Jim
 1969 The Desperate Mission (TV Movie)
Morgan
 1968 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Sam
- Tomorrow Is Not Another Day (1968) ... Sam
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Tiny Jon
- The Night of the Undead (1968) ... Tiny Jon
 1967 In Cold Blood
Driver (uncredited)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Jason
- The Brain-Killer Affair (1965) ... Jason
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1970s) TV commercial for Bounty Paper Towels - Himself (United States) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Rosie Greer | 'Rosey' Grier | Reverend Rosey Grier | Rosey Grier | Rosie Grier

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Trivia:

He and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Rafer Johnson helped capture and detain Robert F. Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan June 6, 1968; Grier placed his sizable thumb behind the trigger of Sirhan's gun to prevent him from firing the weapon at anyone else in the crowd. See more »

Nickname:

Rosey

Star Sign:

Cancer

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