However, he did get to play one of the most undignified roles in football player-turned-
However, he played quite a few other roles and like Olsen, Ben Davidson, Jim Brown, he was a working actor for quite a long time. He played Big Jim in Carter's Army, a made-for-tv movie that is sometimes listed as Black Brigade.
He had a recurring role in Daniel Boone (TV Series) as Gabe Cooper, a part native American, part African slave who had been freed.
Another key role was as Redwood Rosenbloom in Timber Tramps.
On the hit TV show McMillan & Wife Grier's role as as Bobo Johnson
Before the Thing with Two Heads Grier was cast as Gary Brown in Skyjacked
In 1975-76 Greier played Benjy or Fats on Movin' On, the TV series.
In 1981, on The White Shadow TV Series) he played Ezra Davis, a fictional Los Angeles Ram
In 1979 Grier played Virgil Plummer on The Love Boat
Grier remained active in Hollywood from 1966 through the late-1990s. Not a bad run for a good man.