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Greg Kinnear

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 (Buck) 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 was not selected 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 (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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Born:
Jun 17, 1963 In Logansport, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 2015-02-08

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 16 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Late Night with Seth Meyers
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Friends
Filmography
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst Unknown 2015-02-08
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Kennedys Jack Kennedy 8 episodes, 2011 2011-04-03
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
America's Next Top Model Unknown 2003-05-20
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11