Greg Kinnear Biography

Birthday: 1963-06-17
Place of Birth: Logansport, Indiana USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department and Suzanne Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve, a business manager with the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina who was born in 1959. His family moved often, including Lebanon and Greece. While a student in Athens, Greg first ventured into the role of talk show host with his radio show "School Daze With Greg Kinnear." Returning to college in the States, he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, graduating in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He headed out to Los Angeles, landing his first job as a marketing assistant with Empire Entertainment. He auditioned to be an MTV VJ, but failed and became an on-location reporter for the channel. He had bit parts on "L.A. Law" (1986) and "Life Goes On" (1989). He would later become the creator, co-executive producer, and host of "Best of the Worst" (1991), which aired from 1990 to 1991. His breakthrough was as first host of "Talk Soup" (1991) from 1994-1994, when he left the show for the NBC late-night talk show, "Later with Greg Kinnear" (1994). In 1994, Kinnear had his first big screen role, as a talk show host in the Damon Wayans comedy Blankman (1994). In 1995 he won the role of David Larrabee in Sydney Pollack's remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 classic Sabrina (1995). Next was the lead in the 1996 comedy Dear God (1996). In 1997, Greg was cast in James L. Brooks's blockbuster comedy-drama As Good as It Gets (1997), receiving an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor. In his next film, the romantic comedy A Smile Like Yours (1997), he starred opposite Lauren Holly as part of a couple trying to have a baby. The film met with lukewarm reviews and a low box office. His next film, You've Got Mail (1998), struck gold. He played Meg Ryan's significant other, a newspaper columnist. Next he played Captain Amazing in Mystery Men (1999). His more recent films have Nurse Betty (2000), Loser (2000), and Someone Like You... (2001).

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Filmography

Title - TV Appeared As Year Genre
Best of the Worst 1991 Comedy
The Gift 2000 Crime
The Kennedys Jack Kennedy 2011 History
Title - Movies Appeared As Year Genre
Gift Wayne Collins 1993
Sabrina David Larrabee 1995 Comedy, Drama
Dear God 1996 Comedy
A Smile Like Yours Danny Robertson 1997 Comedy, Romance
As Good as It Gets Simon Bishop 1997 Comedy, Drama, Romance
You've Got Mail Frank Navasky 1998
Mystery Men Captain Amazing 1999 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
What Planet Are You From? Perry Gordon 2000 Comedy, Sci Fi
Loser 2000 Comedy, Romance
Nurse Betty Dr. David Ravell 2000 Comedy, Crime, Romance
The Gift 2001 Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Someone Like You Ray Brown 2001 Comedy, Romance
We Were Soldiers Maj. Bruce 'Snake' Crandall 2002 Action, Drama, History
Auto Focus Bob Crane 2002 Crime, Drama
Stuck on You Walt Tenor 2003 Comedy
Godsend Paul Duncan 2004 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Robot Ratchet 2005
Bad News Bears Roy Bullock 2005 Comedy, Family, Sport
Matador Danny Wright 2006 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Matador Danny Wright 2006 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Little Miss Sunshine Richard Hoover 2006 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Invincible Dick Vermeil 2006 Drama, Sport
Unknown Broken Nose 2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Fast Food Nation Don Anderson 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Feast of Love Bradley Smith 2007
Feast of Love Bradley Smith 2007 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Baby Mama 2008 Comedy, Romance
Ghost Town Frank 2008 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Flash of Genius Bob Kearns 2008 Drama
Green Zone Clark Poundstone 2010 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Last Song Steve Miller 2010 Drama, Romance
Salvation Boulevard Carl 2011
Thin Ice Mickey Prohaska 2011 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Movie 43 Griffin Schraeder 2013 Comedy
Stuck in Love William Borgens 2013 Comedy, Drama
The English Teacher Dr. Tom Sherwood 2013 Comedy, Drama
Murder of a Cat Ford 2014 Comedy, Thriller