Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear

Age
50
Birthday
Jun. 17th, 1963
Born in
Logansport, Indiana, USA
Height
5' 10"

Greg Kinnear's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Rake TV Show
Rake
The Kennedys TV Show
The Kennedys
Talk Soup TV Show
Talk Soup
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Green Zone
2010 - The Last Song
2008 - Baby Mama
2008 - Flash of Genius
2007 - Feast of Love
2006 - Invincible
2006 - Fast Food Nation
2006 - Unknown
2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
2005 - The Matador
2005 - Robots
2005 - Bad News Bears
2004 - Godsend
2003 - Stuck on You
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2002 - Auto Focus
2000 - Loser
2000 - Nurse Betty
2000 - What Planet are you from?
2000 - The Gift
1999 - Mystery Men
1998 - You've Got Mail
1997 - As Good As It Gets
1996 - Dear God
1996 - Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1995 - Sabrina
1994 - Blankman

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Benjamin Hobart
1
Reporter #1
1
Himself - Host
1
Himself
1
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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 (I)'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).


TRIVIA:
  • Daughter Lily Kathryn Kinnear born September 12, 2003.
  • 2001: He and wife Helen had a baby, but unfortunately it was stillborn.
  • Member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
  • 1985: Attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated in Broadcast Journalism.
  • Lived in Greece for a time and can speak Greek.
  • "Kinnear" is used as a verb meaning to surreptitiously photograph someone and was coined by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a., The Yarn Harlot, www.yarnharlot.ca/blog); published in an article in the New York Times, "All We Are Saying" (December 23, 2007).
  • 13 June, 2006: He and wife Helen became the parents of a second girl, Audrey Mae.


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