Greg Grunberg

 

Date Of Birth

July 11, 1966
 

Biography

American actor Greg Grunberg was born on July 11, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. He started his acting career as early as 1990, appearing in multiple guest roles on television. His screen debut saw him play a minor role in the television movie Stolen: One Husband. He had several guest appearances afterwards; these include roles in Melrose Place, Flying Blind, Baywatch, Ned and Stacey, Murphy Brown, Alright Already, Relativity and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. He made his film debut in 1993, playing a bit role in the sci-fi horror flick Future Shock. His other films during the time include Headless!, The Pallbearer, Dinner and Driving, Picture Perfect and BASEketball.

His first major television role came in 1998, when he played the role of business-minded Sean Blumber in the television series Felicity. This marked the first of his numerous collaborations with producer J.J. Abrams, who he is a close friend of; they knew each other since kindergarten. Grunberg starred in another Abrams project in 2002 in which he played CIA field agent Eric Weiss in the spy drama Alias. Abrams also cast him for a proposed series, The Catch, where he plays the lead role of a bounty hunter. The series was never picked up by networks, although a pilot was shot. His most recent collaboration with Abrams was in Lost, where he was given a small role as the pilot of the ill-fated Oceanic Flight 815.

Grunberg continued playing guest roles on television during the time, including stints in Diagnosis Murder, Pacific Blue, VIP, NYPD Blue, House and What About Brian. He also starred in films such as Hollow Man, The Ladykillers, Mission: Impossible III and Connie and Carla. In 2006, he earned another major television role, in the series Heroes. He played Matt Parkman, a police officer who can read minds and, later, manipulate them. In 2008, he signed on to portray characters in Magic, Fast Glass and Group Sex.

In 2010, Greg was cast as Judd on Love Bites.
 

Place of Birth

Los Angeles, California, USA
 

Birth Name

Gregory Phillip Grunberg
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- Greg has known director J.J. Abrams since they were both in kindergarten.

- Greg created and ran a very successful frozen yogurt delivery service.

- Greg likes to play racing and sports games and loves the game Burnout. Greg doesn't like to play games that take a lot of time.
 

Awards

None
 

Filmography

2011: Big Mike (TV movie) - Mike O'Bannon 2010-2011: Love Bites (TV series) - Judd/Judd Rouscher 2011: Super 8 - Sitcom Actor 2011: L.A. Noire (Video Game) - Hugo Moller (voice) 2010: Halo: Reach (Video Game) - Trooper 2 (voice) 2010: Group Sex (video) - Jerry 2010: Bond of Silence (TV movie) - Detective Paul Jackson 2010: Idiots (video short) - The Regular 2006-2010: Kill Speed - Jonas Moore 2006-2010: Heroes (TV series) - Matt Parkman 2004-2010: Lost (TV series) - Seth Norris 2010: Magic - Detective Davis 2010: Luke and Joe Get Lost - Pilot Seth Norris (voice) 2009: Robot Chicken (TV series) - Odin 2009: The Super Hero Squad Show (TV series) - Ant-Man 2009: American Dad! (TV series) (voice) 2009: Star Trek - Stepdad (voice) 2008: Heroes: Hard Knox (TV mini-series) - Matt Parkman 2008: Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers (video) 2007: TimeShift (Video Game) - Colonel Michael Swift (voice) 2006: Monk (TV series) - Jack Leverett 2006: The Jake Effect (TV series) - Nick Case 2006: Mission: Impossible III - Kevin 2001-2006: Alias (TV series) - Eric Weiss 2006: What About Brian (TV series) - Samaritan Driver 2006: House M.D. (TV series) - Ronald Neuberger 2006: The Darkroom - Bob 2006: Grand Union (TV movie) - Tom McBride 2005: Condemned: Criminal Origins (Video Game) - Ethan Thomas (voice) 2005: The Catch (TV movie) - Tom 'Koz' Kozikowski 2004: Stephen King's Dead Zone (TV series) - Frankie Cantrell 2004: Connie and Carla - Studio Tour Guide 2004: The Ladykillers - TV Commercial Director 2003: Malibu's Most Wanted - Brett 2002: Austin Powers in Goldmember - Shirtless Fan 'T' 1998-2002: Felicity (TV series) - Sean Blumberg 2001: The Medicine Show - Barry 2001: NYPD Blue (TV series) - Joey Schulman 2000: Hollow Man - Carter Abbey 1999: The Muse - Four Seasons Hotel Security 1999: V.I.P. (TV series) - Loeb 1999: Profiler (TV series) - Vic 1998-1999: Silk Stalkings (TV series) - Stanley/Wolfgang Hook 1999: Rescue 77 (TV series) - Paramedic #2 1999: Pacific Blue (TV series) - Scott Rhinehart 1998: Diagnosis Murder (TV series) - Brad Carver 1998: Oh Baby (TV series) - Dennis 1998: Vengeance Unlimited (TV series) - T.V. Show Host 1998: Mr. Murder (TV movie) - Dr. Gutheridge 1998: At Sachem Farm - Delivery Man 1998: With Friends Like These... - Rudy's Assistant - Sean Nusbalm 1998: BASEketball - Wilke - New Jersey Informant 1998: Mike Hammer, Private Eye (TV series) - Agent in Neighboring Office 1998: Alright Already (TV series) - Man 1998: Senseless - Steve 1997: Picture Perfect - Date #1 1997: Dinner and Driving - Michael 1997: Veronica's Video (TV movie) - Jeremy Perrimen 1996: Relativity (TV series) - Al Greentree 1996: The Trigger Effect - Double Date Guy 1996: Murphy Brown (TV series) - Jimmy 1996: The Pallbearer - An Abernathy Cousin 1996: Ned and Stacey (TV series) - Nick 1994: Baywatch (TV series) - Nightclub Host 1994: Future Shock - Limo Driver 1994: Headless! (short) - Mike 1993: Witchcraft V: Dance with the Devil (video) - Manager 1992: Flying Blind (TV series) - Barry Barash 1992: Melrose Place (TV series) - Gatman 1991: Frankenstein: The College Years (TV movie) - Kozlowski 1990: Stolen: One Husband (TV movie) - Best Man
 

Nickname

Grunny
 

Height

6' 2" (1.88 M)
 

Quotes

- My wife and I love Lost. And were very much looking forward to Heroes.

(On what special power he would pick.)
- It's actually kind of sad the things people think about you in their own minds. I would love to have speed, the ability to travel long distances in a flash.

- I would definitely not want everyone thinking of me in the “real world.” I have learned that all of these powers fall under the 'Be careful what you wish for...' category. Too much information is not a good thing sometimes. I would want the ability to eat anything and everything I can get my hands on and not worry about gaining a pound. I want to walk around with a big C on my chest that stands for CARBS! I want the power of super-metabolism! Nothing against Weight Watchers; heck it’s working for me…but come on, how great would that be?

Give a Positive or Negative Rating

Assign Points 0pts