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Greg Kinnear

Biography

Little Miss Sunlight star that has been nominated for Emmy and Academy Honours. He in addition has played assignments in Invincible, Green Area, Chat Soup, and Contemporary Family. He performed Keegan Deane in Rake. He examined transmit journalism in university. He produced his debut being a Chat Show Host within the 1994 film, Blankman. His family members was referred to as the Foreign Provider Brats. He wedded Helen Labdon in 1999. He provides three daughters called Audrey, Kate and Lily. He and Meg Ryan performed a mismatched few in YOU HAVE Mail.

Quick Facts


Full Name Greg Kinnear
Date Of Birth June 17, 1963
Place Of Birth Logansport, IN
Height 1.76 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of Arizona, American Community Schools
Nationality American
Spouse Helen Labdon
Children Kate Grace Kinnear, Audrey Mae Kinnear, Lily Katherine Kinnear
Parents Suzanne Kinnear, Edward Kinnear
Siblings James Kinnear, Steven Kinnear
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
Movies As Good as It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine, Heaven Is for Real, The Last Song, Stuck in Love, You've Got Mail, Flash of Genius, Sabrina, Stuck on You, We Were Soldiers, Little Men, Godsend, Nurse Betty, Green Zone, Auto Focus, I Don't Know How She Does It, Mystery Men, The Matador, Invincible, Someone like You, Bad News Bears, Ghost Town, Fast Food Nation, Feast of Love, The Gift, Loser, The English Teacher, Thin Ice, Dear God, Same Kind of Different as Me, Baby Mama, Robots, A Smile Like Yours, Salvation Boulevard, Blankman, Confirmation, What Planet Are You From?, Murder of a Cat, Brigsby Bear, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dinner with Friends, Movie 43, Unknown, That's What I Am, The Red Sea Diving Resort, Murder in Mississippi, Dillinger, The Darkest Hour
TV Shows The Kennedys, Talk Soup, Rake, Best of the Worst, The One Percent, Later, Heaven Is For Real: Extras
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 Filming the new Farrelly Brothers film Stuck on You (2003) with Matt Damon. [March 2003]
2 Lived in Beirut, Lebanon for almost nine months in 1975 due to his father's position with the State Department. After fighting broke out in Lebanon, his father was reassigned to the American Embassy in Athens, Greece and the family remained there for seven years.
3 "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).
4 13 June, 2006: He and wife Helen became the parents of a second girl, Audrey Mae.
5 Daughter Lily Kathryn Kinnear born September 12, 2003.
6 2001: He and wife Helen had a baby, but unfortunately it was stillborn.
7 Member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
8 Lived in Greece for a time and can speak Greek.
9 1985: Attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated in Broadcast Journalism.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Same Kind of Different as Me 2017 post-production Ron Hall
Brigsby Bear 2017 post-production Detective Vogel
Spinning Man 2017 pre-production Malloy
The Philosophy of Phil 2016 post-production Phil
BoJack Horseman 2016 TV Series Greg Kinglear
Confirmation 2016 TV Movie Joe Biden
Little Men 2016 Brian Jardine
Drunk History 2015 TV Series Thaddeus Lowe
Rake 2014 TV Series Keegan Deane
Murder of a Cat 2014 Ford
Heaven Is for Real 2014 Todd Burpo
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 Gary
The English Teacher 2013 Dr. Tom Sherwood
Movie 43 2013 Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
Stuck in Love 2012 Bill Borgens
Modern Family 2012 TV Series Tad
I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 Richard Reddy
That's What I Am 2011 Narrator (uncredited)
The Kennedys 2011 TV Mini-Series Jack Kennedy
Thin Ice 2011 Mickey Prohaska
Salvation Boulevard 2011 Carl Vandermeer
The Last Song 2010 Steve Miller
Green Zone 2010 Clark Poundstone
Flash of Genius 2008 Bob Kearns
Ghost Town 2008/I Frank
Baby Mama 2008 Rob
Feast of Love 2007 Bradley Smith
Unknown 2006 Broken Nose
Invincible 2006 Dick Vermeil
Fast Food Nation 2006 Don Anderson
Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Richard Hoover
Bad News Bears 2005 Roy Bullock
Robots 2005 Ratchet (voice)
The Matador 2005 Danny Wright
Godsend 2004 Paul Duncan
Stuck on You 2003 Walt Tenor
Friends 2003 TV Series Dr. Benjamin Hobart
Auto Focus 2002 Bob Crane
We Were Soldiers 2002 Maj. Bruce 'Snake' Crandall
Dinner with Friends 2001 TV Movie Tom
Someone Like You... 2001 Ray Brown
The Gift 2000 Wayne Collins
Loser 2000 Prof. Edward Alcott
Nurse Betty 2000 Dr. David Ravell
What Planet Are You From? 2000 Perry Gordon
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 2000 TV Series Prince Gavin
Mystery Men 1999 Captain Amazing Lance
You've Got Mail 1998 Frank Navasky
The Larry Sanders Show 1998 TV Series Greg Kinnear
As Good as It Gets 1997 Simon Bishop
A Smile Like Yours 1997 Danny Robertson
Dear God 1996 Tom Turner
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 1996 ATF Agent Bork (voice, uncredited)
Sabrina 1995 David Larrabee
Blankman 1994 Talk Show Host
Based on an Untrue Story 1993 TV Movie Orlando Chang Stein
L.A. Law 1991 TV Series Reporter #1
Dillinger 1991 TV Movie Arizona Legislator
Mancuso, FBI 1990 TV Series Photographer
Murder in Mississippi 1990 TV Movie News reporter
Life Goes On 1989 TV Series Corey
What Price Victory 1988 TV Movie Teacher's Assistant

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rake 2014 TV Series co-executive producer - 4 episodes
Later 1994-1996 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Talk Soup 1991-1993 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Best of the Worst 1991 TV Series producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Talk Soup 2006 TV Movie
Later 1994-1996 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Talk Soup 1991-1993 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Talk Soup on Vacation 1993 TV Movie
Talk Soup: Weekend Edition 1991 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kennedys 2011 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
You've Got Mail 1998 performer: "The Instrument Song" - uncredited
As Good as It Gets 1997 performer: "You'll Always Be My Shining Star" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Philosophy of Phil 2016 post-production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 6 episodes
All Good Things 2010 special thanks
Capturing the Friedmans 2003 Documentary special thanks
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2006-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 Documentary Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2014 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2014 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2014 TV Series short Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Conan 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Anderson Live 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of the Kennedys 2011 Documentary Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2011 TV Series
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Inside 'The Green Zone' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2010 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 3rd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Graham Norton Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Making 'Ghost Town' 2008 Video short Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hour 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shootout 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
From Conception to Delivery: The Making of Baby Mama! 2008 Video short Himself
Saturday Night Live: Legacy of Laughter 2008 Video short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Alive & Well with Michelle Harris 2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' 2007 Video documentary Himself - Host
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Editing
The Manufacturing of 'Fast Food Nation' 2007 Video documentary Himself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Journey Into the Unknown 2007 Video documentary Himself
America's Next Top Model 2006 TV Series Himself
The Making of The Matador 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself
Young Hollywood Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Assembling 'Robots': The Magic, the Music, & the Comedy 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1998-2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Walt Tenor
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best First Feature
Filmography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Comedy 2003 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2000-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
La semaine du cinéma 2002 TV Series Himself
We Were Soldiers: Getting It Right 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Maj. Bruce Crandall
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Gift: A Look Inside 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Spotlight on Location: Mystery Men 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Series Himself - Host
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Getting the Goods on 'As Good As It Gets' 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Later 1994-1996 TV Series Himself - Host
Charlie Rose 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
Talk Soup 1991-1993 TV Series Himself - Host
Talk Soup on Vacation 1993 TV Movie Himself
Best of the Worst 1991 TV Series Himself - Host
Talk Soup: Weekend Edition 1991 TV Series Himself - Host
College Mad House 1989 TV Series Himself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Richard Hoover (uncredited)
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006 TV Movie Don Henderson
The Best of Talk Soup 2006 TV Movie Himself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Bob Crane (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Festival Prize Boston Film Festival Best Actor Flash of Genius (2008)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Little Miss Sunshine (2006) · Alan Arkin
· Abigail Breslin
· Steve Carell
· Toni Collette
· Paul Dano
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Little Miss Sunshine (2006) · Alan Arkin
· Abigail Breslin
· Steve Carell
· Toni Collette
· Paul Dano
2006 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Little Miss Sunshine (2006) · Toni Collette
· Alan Arkin
· Steve Carell
· Paul Dano
· Abigail Breslin
2006 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Cast Little Miss Sunshine (2006) · Alan Arkin
· Abigail Breslin
· Steve Carell
· Toni Collette
· Paul Dano
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/Romance You've Got Mail (1998)
1998 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Sabrina (1995)
1996 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Discovery of the Year
1996 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of Tomorrow
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Program Talk Soup (1991) · Alex Duda (executive producer)
· Angela Gordon (senior producer)
· Mark Tye Turner (producer)
· David Bernstein (producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) · Will Ferrell
· Paul Rudd
· David Koechner
· Steve Carell
· James Marsden
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Kanye West
· Tina Fey
· Amy Poehler
· Jim Carrey
· Marion Cotillard
· Will Smith
· Liam Neeson
· John C. Reilly
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries The Kennedys (2011)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie The Kennedys (2011)
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Little Miss Sunshine (2006) · Toni Collette
· Steve Carell
· Paul Dano
· Abigail Breslin
· Alan Arkin
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Matador (2005)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role As Good as It Gets (1997)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Entertainment Host Talk Soup (1991)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Magazine Show Special or Series Talk Soup: Weekend Edition (1991) · Deborah Adler Myers (executive producer)
· Sandra Molseeff Gelfat (executive producer)
· Gary Socol (executive producer)
· Angela Gordon (producer)
· Aileen Gram Moreno (producer)
· Mark Tye Turner (producer)
· Todd Daly (director)
· Stan Evans (writer)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Recreation and Leisure Special or Series Talk Soup on Vacation (1993) · Deborah Adler Myers (executive producer)
· Sandra Molseeff Gelfat (executive producer)
· Angela Gordon (producer)
· Aileen Gram Moreno (producer)
· Mark Tye Turner (producer)
· Fred Mendes (director)
· Stan Evans (writer)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Little Miss Sunshine (2006) · Toni Collette
· Abigail Breslin
· Steve Carell
· Alan Arkin
· Paul Dano

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Auto Focus (2002)


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#Quote
1 [on undertaking the role of lawyer "Keegan Deane Joye" in Rake (2014)] I don't know that I'd necessarily want him to represent me in a court of law. I don't mean that as an indictment of the guy, because - without it seeming kitschy, without him being a lawyer 'with a heart of gold' - there are a lot of episodes where he learns nothing. He makes sizable mistakes, and he recognizes that. It's one of the things that makes him human, if not endearing exactly. It was that mix - his being brilliant, despite the self-destructive mechanisms in the rest of his life - that appealed to me. He's a mess. That absolute lack of need for others' approval is hugely attractive, especially if you're an actor.
2 I was born in Indiana. My father was with the State Department in Washington, D.C. We lived in Reston, Virginia, for about three years. And then he got his first diplomatic assignment, to the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1975, no less, which was the year that the war broke out. So we were there for about nine months. When we first got there it was great, and then it just gradually deteriorated and by the end of our time there I would wake up invariably to the sound of shelling and machine-gun fire. I was about 12 or 13. I'd be in a daze and just walk out to the living room, and there's my family, mom and dad, my brother, sitting there listening to the BBC radio broadcast, as the opera of machine-gun fire is going on around our house. It was just bizarre. We (eventually) got evacuated to Greece, and my dad was reassigned to the American Embassy in Athens. We were there for seven years, that's where I ended up finishing high school.
3 I'm pretty sure my getting cast in Sabrina (1995) was some sort of paperwork misshoveling over at Paramount. I know that, originally, Sydney Pollack was saying. "Who the hell is Greg Kinnear?" but some women said he should check me out, and he did. When they called me about meeting Sydney Pollack for Sabrina, I assumed it was a crank call. But he was great at putting me at ease. When he found out that I'm from Indiana, and he's also from Indiana, I guess I had it sewed up at that point. It's just the craziest piece of luck.
4 I'm just doing the best I can with what I have. There are certain physical limitations to being a WASPy-looking dude from Indiana, right? "Travis Bickle [from Taxi Driver (1976)] Part 2" probably ain't coming my way. So with the roles I get, as best as I can I try to see the cracks within the face and then magnify them in an interesting way.
5 [on his school days] I was always explaining why my term papers were never on time. I think that's where I got my acting training!
6 [on success in Hollywood] I'd like to believe as much of myself as possible is unaffected by the things that can get a little heady. Being from Indiana has its benefits.
7 Setting goals can blind you to opportunities. You might be trying to get to point C; when opportunity B comes, you don't even look at it because you're going straight to C. I've never had a clear road map. When things come along, I benefit.


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