Known for movies
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
as Jack Moss
Kids Against Crime (1995)
as Himself - Host
Free to Be... You & Me (1974)
Race, Religion and Racism (2002)
as Himself / Host Short Info
Date Of Birth July 14, 1932 Spouse Cydnee Seyler (m. 2013), Margie Grier (m. 1980–2011), Bernice Lewis (m. 1962–1970), Margie Grier (m. ?–1978), Cydnee Seyler, Margie Grier, Bernice Lewis, Margie Grier Fact Cousin of actress Pam Grier, Rodney Grier and Gina Grier-Townsie.
Rosey Grier is an American actor, singer, and former professional football player. He was born on July 14, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, to John and Mabel Grier. He has four siblings: John, Mabel, James, and Dorothy. Grier was a standout athlete at an early age and excelled in both football and track & field. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, where he was a two-time All-City selection in football.
After graduation, he attended Pennsylvania State University on a football scholarship. Grier was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1955 NFL Draft. He played for the Giants from 1955-1962, winning a championship with the team in 1956. After his playing career ended, Grier transitioned into acting.
He appeared in several films and television shows, including The Dirty Dozen (1967), Planet of the Apes (1968), and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). Grier has been married twice and has four children. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. ..
Full Name Rosey Grier Date Of Birth July 14, 1932 Height 1.96 m, 1.96 m Weight 129 kg, 129 kg Profession Minister, Actor, Singer, American football player, Actor, Singer, Minister, American football player Education Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University Nationality American, American Family
Spouse Cydnee Seyler (m. 2013), Margie Grier (m. 1980–2011), Bernice Lewis (m. 1962–1970), Margie Grier (m. ?–1978), Cydnee Seyler, Margie Grier, Bernice Lewis, Margie Grier Children Roosevelt Kennedy Grier, Sherryl Brown-Tubbs, Denise Grier, Roosevelt Kennedy Grier, Sherryl Brown-Tubbs, Denise Grier Parents Joseph Grier, Ruth Grier Accomplishments
Movies Carter’s Army, Skyjacked, The Thing with Two Heads, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef, Timber Tramps, The Gong Show Movie, The Sophisticated Gents, Terror in the Aisles, The Glove, Reggie's Prayer, Roots: The Next Generations, Carter’s Army, Skyjacked, The Thing with Two Heads, The Treasure of Jamaic... TV Shows The $1.98 Beauty Show, The $1.98 Beauty Show, Roots: The Next Generations, Daniel Boone Social profile links Facts
# Fact 1 He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category. 2 The June 30, 1971, issue of Variety, in the Hollywood Production Pulse section, lists a movie "S. R. O." directed by Jerry Schafer for Hollywood International Pictures with actors Rory Calhoun, Ruth Roman, Roosevelt Grier, James Mitchum, Tom Bosley, Jesse White, John Fiedler, and Percy Helton. which started filming Jun 14, 1971, in Dallas. No evidence the movie was completed or released. 3 He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports. 4 He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Sports. 5 He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports. 6 Has a son Roosevelt Kennedy Grier born in 1973. 7 Along with Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Deacon Jones, formed the "Fearsome Foursome" of the L.A. Rams. 8 One of his hobbies is needlepoint. 9 Counseled and ministered fellow pro-baller O.J. Simpson while Simpson was in prison. Oddly, the two had never met before. Simpson's football career began just as Grier's ended. 10 He turned Republican and supported the "religious right" and the Moral Majority led by Jerry Falwell. 11 Became an ordained minister in 1983 and founded an inner city teen resource center the following year. 12 A torn Achilles tendon effectively ended his football career during the 1967-1968 season. 13 Named All-Pro twice while with the L. A. Rams. 14 The seventh of 11 children, he was named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 15 Cousin of actress Pam Grier, Rodney Grier and Gina Grier-Townsie. 16 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. 17 Brawling L. A. Rams football player, guitar-strumming folk singer, and expert at the art of macramé. Pictures Movies Actor
Title Year Status Character The Rooneys 2010 TV Short The Simpsons 1999 TV Series Roosevelt Grier The Larry Sanders Show 1998 TV Series Rosey Grier Reggie's Prayer 1996 Rev. Jeremiah Knox Astérix et le coup du menhir 1989 Obelix (American dub) (English version, voice, as Rosey Grier) The Jeffersons 1983 TV Series Powerhouse Watson Aloha Paradise 1981 TV Series Concrete Cowboys 1981 TV Series Momo The White Shadow 1981 TV Series Ezra Davis The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series Cudjo Evers The Gong Show Movie 1980 Rosey Grier (as Rosey Grier) The Love Boat 1979 TV Series Virgil Plummer The Glove 1979 Victor Hale (as Rosey Grier) Roots: The Next Generations 1979 TV Mini-Series Big Slew Johnson The Seekers 1979 TV Mini-Series Amos Samuels Flying High 1978 TV Series Tarkanian To Kill a Cop 1978 TV Movie Albert Hoyt (as Rosie Greer) Rabbit Test 1978 Taxi Driver Quincy M.E. 1978 TV Series Rosey Grier CHiPs 1977 TV Series Car Killer Kojak 1976 TV Series Salathiel Harms Movin' On 1975-1976 TV Series Benjy / Fats Timber Tramps 1975 Redwood Rosenbloom The Treasure of Jamaica Reef 1974 Asper (as Rosey Grier) McMillan & Wife 1974 TV Series Bobo Johnson Big Daddy 1973 TV Movie as Rosey Grier The Thing with Two Heads 1972 Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier) Skyjacked 1972 Gary Brown Second Chance 1972 TV Movie Maxie Hill Make Room for Granddaddy 1970-1971 TV Series Rosey Robbins Daniel Boone 1969-1970 TV Series Gabe Cooper Carter's Army 1970 TV Movie Big Jim The Desperate Mission 1969 TV Movie Morgan I Dream of Jeannie 1968 TV Series Sam The Wild Wild West 1968 TV Series Tiny Jon In Cold Blood 1967 Driver (uncredited) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1965 TV Series Jason Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character Half Nelson 2006 performer: "It's Alright to Cry" - as Rosey Grier The Rosey Grier Show 1968-1970 TV Series performer - 2 episodes Daniel Boone 1969-1970 TV Series performer - 3 episodes Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 2 episodes Writer
Title Year Status Character The Rosey Grier Show 1968 TV Series writer Self
Title Year Status Character Actors Reporter Interviews 2014 TV Series Himself Actors Entertainment 2014 TV Series Himself The Green Girl 2014 Documentary Himself Praise the Lord 1981-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host '51 Dons 2014 Documentary Himself A Football Life 2013 TV Series Himself Sample This 2012 Documentary Himself Pioneers of Television 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Gabe Cooper from Daniel Boone The Greatest Game Ever Played 2008 TV Movie Himself - Giants Defensive Tackle 1958 (as Rosey Grier) Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself Race, Religion and Racism 2002 Himself / Host Kids Against Crime 1995 TV Movie Himself - Host Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Himself Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl 1987 TV Movie Himself The White Shadow 1980 TV Series Himself All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey 1979 TV Movie Himself The $1.98 Beauty Show 1978 TV Series Himself / judge (as Rosey Grier) The All-Star Gong Show Special 1977 TV Movie Himself (as Rosey Grier) Chico and the Man 1977 TV Series Himself Circus of the Stars 1977 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer (as Rosey Grier) Sha Na Na 1977 TV Series Himself Cotton Club '75 1974 TV Movie Himself Dinah! 1974 TV Series Himself Captain Kangaroo 1974 TV Series Himself Celebrity Sweepstakes 1974 TV Series Himself Match Game 73 1974 TV Series Himself - Panelist Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie Himself (as Rosey Grier) The Wizard of Odds 1973 TV Series Himself The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1973 TV Series Himself Soul Train 1973 TV Series documentary Guest New American Bandstand 1965 1964-1973 TV Series Himself - Interview / Himself - Musical Guest The David Frost Show 1969-1972 TV Series Himself The Monty Hall Smokin-Stokin' Fire Brigade 1972 TV Special Himself (as Rosey Grier) Once Upon a Tour 1972 TV Movie Himself (as Rosey Grier) Monsanto Presents Mancini 1971/II TV Special Himself - Host The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself The Mike Douglas Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Actor / Ex-NFL Player The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Himself The Rosey Grier Show 1968-1970 TV Series Himself - Host The Andy Williams Show 1970 TV Series Himself Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1969 TV Series Himself The Hollywood Palace 1968-1969 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself Della 1969 TV Series Himself Today 1969 TV Series Himself The Match Game 1969 TV Series Himself - Team Captain The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO 1969 TV Special Himself The Jonathan Winters Show 1968 TV Series Himself The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Himself The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself The Woody Woodbury Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Himself Where the Action Is 1965 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest Shindig! 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Himself - Musician The NFL on CBS 1964 TV Series Himself - Los Angeles Rams Defensive Tackle 1962 NFL Championship Game 1962 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle Talent Scouts 1962 TV Series Himself 1961 NFL Championship Game 1961 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle 1959 NFL Championship Game 1959 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle 1956 NFL Championship Game 1956 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Defensive Tackle