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Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear in May 2006
Born June 17, 1963 (1963-06-17) (age 44)
Logansport, Indiana
Spouse(s) Helen Labdon (1999-)

Gregory Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and television personality, who rose to stardom as the first host of E!'s Talk Soup. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Emmy Award. ... Talk Soup was a television show produced for cable network E! which debuted on December 26, 1991 and aired up until August 2002. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... For the childrens book character, see Little Miss Sunshine (character). ... The National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the annual film awards given by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, and homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... Talk Soup was a television show produced for cable network E! which debuted on December 26, 1991 and aired up until August 2002. ...

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Biography

Early life

Kinnear was born in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Suzanne, a homemaker, and Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat who worked for the US State Department.[1][2] He has two brothers--one named James, Vice President-Investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona (born in 1957), and one named Steve, a business manager who works for the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina (born in 1959). As a child, Greg and his family moved around a lot, from places as far as Beirut, Lebanon to Athens, Greece, and was therefore part of a group sometimes referred to as Foreign Service Brats. While a student at the American Community Schools in Athens, Greece, Greg first ventured into the role of talk show host with his radio show "School Daze With Greg Kinnear". Returning to the States for a college education, he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Foreign Service Brat is a person whose parent(s) served full-time in the United States Foreign Service during the persons childhood. ... The American Community Schools are a system of private schools in Athens, Greece, it is located in Aghia Paraskevi. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ...


Career

From Arizona, Kinnear headed out to Los Angeles, where he landed his first job as a marketing assistant with Empire Entertainment. Following this job he auditioned to be an MTV VJ, but failed and became a host and on-location reporter for the channel. When that job went under he had bit parts on such television shows as L.A. Law and Life Goes On. Later, he would host a short-lived game show, College Mad House, which was spun-off from the kids' show, Fun House. After that, he would later become the creator, co-executive producer, and host of Best of the Worst which aired from 1990 to 1991. He then received his breakthrough when he became the first host of Talk Soup until 1995, when he left the show for the NBC late-night talk show, Later with Greg Kinnear (1994). Ironically while working as a reporter, he was on location at the 1989 premeire of the film Batman, he would later star in As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson who played the Joker in Batman. This list is incomplete; you can help by . ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... Fun House was a United States childrens television game show that aired from 1988 - 1991, originally in syndication, and later on the Fox Network. ... This article is about the album Fun House. For the game show of the same name, see Fun House (game show). ... Best of the Worst was a show aired by Fox Broadcasting Company as a part of its 1991-92 schedule. ... Talk Soup was a television show produced for cable network E! which debuted on December 26, 1991 and aired up until August 2002. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, and homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ...


It was also in 1994 that Kinnear had his first big screen role, as a talk show host yet again in the Damon Wayans comedy Blankman. In 1995 he won the part of the David Larrabee in Sydney Pollack's remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 classic Sabrina. He then received the lead role in the 1996 comedy Dear God. In 1997, Greg was cast in James L. Brooks' blockbuster comedy-drama As Good as It Gets, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His next film, the romantic comedy A Smile Like Yours, had him starring opposite Lauren Holly as part of a couple trying to have a baby. The film met with lukewarm reviews and a low box office, but his next film, You've Got Mail, struck gold. He played Meg Ryan's significant other, a newspaper columnist wholly unlike what was to be his next character, that of Captain Amazing in the 1999 summer action film Mystery Men. His next films were Nurse Betty, Loser, and Someone Like You. Damon Kyle Wayans (pronounced WAYNES) (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Sabrina is a 1995 film adapted by Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel, based on the 1954 screenplay, which in turn was based upon a play entitled Sabrina Fair. ... Dear God was a 1996 comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, and homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. ... Youve Got Mail is an American romantic comedy released in 1998 by Warner Brothers. ... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... Mystery Men is a 1999 comedy film directed by TV commercial director Kinka Usher. ... Nurse Betty is a 2000 comedy film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Greg Kinnear. ... Look up loser in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Someone Like You is the title of a 2001 motion picture. ...


In 2002, Kinnear starred in the movie Auto Focus about the life and murder of actor Bob Crane. In 2006, Kinnear co-starred with Steve Carell in the Oscar-winning comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine, and with Mark Wahlberg in Invincible, based on the true story of a bartender who tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. He also appeared in Fast Food Nation, playing a fast food executive who finds out some shocking secrets about his company. A device connected to an optical system. ... Bob Crane as Col. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962)[1] is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American comedian, actor, producer and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the childrens book character, see Little Miss Sunshine (character). ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... Invincible is a 2006 film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. ... For the film, see Fast Food Nation (film). ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ...


Filmography

Upcoming: Murder in Mississippi was a 1990 television movie which dramatised the last weeks of Civil Rights activist Michael Mickey Schwerner, and the events leading up to his disappearance (along with two other activists) and subsequent murder. ... Dillinger is a 1991 gangster TV movie starring Mark Harmon as public enemy# 1 John Dillinger, Sherilyn Fenn as Billie Frechette, and Will Patton as FBI agent Melvin Purvis. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Sabrina is a 1995 film adapted by Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel, based on the 1954 screenplay, which in turn was based upon a play entitled Sabrina Fair. ... Dear God was a 1996 comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, and homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... Youve Got Mail is an American romantic comedy released in 1998 by Warner Brothers. ... Mystery Men is a 1999 comedy film directed by TV commercial director Kinka Usher. ... The DVD cover featuring all the cast What Planet Are You From? is a 2000 comedy film starring Garry Shandling and Annette Bening. ... Nurse Betty is a 2000 comedy film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Greg Kinnear. ... Loser is a 2000 romantic comedy film starring Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari and Greg Kinnear. ... The Gift (2000) is an American movie, directed by Sam Raimi, and written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson. ... Someone Like You is a 2001 motion picture which tells a story of a heartbroken woman who is looking for the reason she was dumped. ... We Were Soldiers is a 2002 war film that dramatized the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965, the first major engagement of American troops in the Vietnam War. ... Major Crandall in 1965 Bruce P. Crandall (c. ... A device connected to an optical system. ... Bob Crane as Col. ... Stuck On You is a 2003 Farrelly brothers comedy film starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. ... Godsend is a 2004 horror/drama movie, and is directed by Nick Hamm. ... Promotional poster for Robots Robots is a computer-animated movie released March 11, 2005. ... Bad News Bears is a remake of the 1976 movie The Bad News Bears, produced by Paramount Pictures. ... The Matador is a 2005 black comedy film written and directed by Richard Shepard and starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. ... Fast Food Nation is a fictionalized film loosely based on the non-fiction book Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. ... For the childrens book character, see Little Miss Sunshine (character). ... Invincible is a 2006 film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. ... Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. ... Unknown (Colombian title: Mentes en Blanco) is a 2006 movie about a group of men kidnapped and locked in a factory. ... Feast of Love is a 2007 film by Robert Benton, starring Morgan Freeman, Fred Ward and several other actors. ...

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References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/84/Greg-Kinnear.html
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019194/bio

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Preceded by
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Host of Talk Soup
1991-1995
Succeeded by
John Henson

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