Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear

Highest Rated: 96% Little Men (2016)

Lowest Rated: 4% Godsend (2003)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1963

Birthplace: Logansport, Indiana, USA

With the handsome looks and winning sarcasm that befit a late-night television talk show host, it is no surprise that Greg Kinnear first shot to stardom as the host of the E! channel's Talk Soup. More surprising, and thus more impressive, has been Kinnear's success in making the leap from television to the big screen. With only his fourth major celluloid outing, As Good As It Gets, Kinnear scored his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, effectively establishing himself as someone whose scope included screens small and large.Born June 17, 1963, in Logansport, IN, as the youngest of three sons, Kinnear led a peripatetic childhood. His father was a Foreign Services diplomat for the State Department, and his family accompanied him to places as far-flung as Beirut and Athens. While a student in Athens, Kinnear 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, Kinnear attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he graduated in 1985, with a degree in broadcast journalism. From Arizona, he headed out to Los Angeles, where he landed his first job as a marketing assistant with Empire Entertainment. It was there that Kinnear got his first taste of show business, creating promotional campaigns for such films as Space Sluts in the Slammer. Following this stint, Kinnear found a job with the Movietime cable channel. Using an audition tape from a failed attempt at an MTV VJ position, Kinnear became a host and on-location reporter for the channel. All went swimmingly until he was fired, when Movietime became the E! Entertainment Network, and Kinnear soon found himself taking bit parts on such television shows as L.A. Law and Life Goes On.His luck began to change, however, when he became the creator, co-executive producer, and host of Best of the Worst, which aired from 1990 to 1991. In a more ironic and satisfying twist of fate, Kinnear was then hired back by E! to host Talk Soup, the network's new talk show. The show proved to be hugely popular, and Kinnear acted as its host and eventual executive producer until 1994, when he left the show for the NBC late-night talk show Later With Greg Kinnear. It was also in 1994 that he had his first big-screen role, as -- wait for it -- a talk show host in the Damon Wayans comedy Blankman. In 1995, he snared the part that was to give him more prominence among film audiences -- that of the irresponsible David Larrabee in Sydney Pollack's remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 classic romance Sabrina. The film was less than a success, but it did nothing to prevent Kinnear from getting the lead role in the 1996 comedy Dear God. That film, too, had a somewhat unfortunate fate, but Kinnear (now resigned from Later) more than rebounded with his next effort, James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets (1997). The film was an unqualified hit, netting seven Oscar nominations and winning two, a Best Actor for Jack Nicholson and a Best Actress for Helen Hunt. Kinnear himself had the honor of both a Best Supporting Actor nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Kinnear's next film, the romantic comedy A Smile Like Yours, had him starring opposite Lauren Holly as one-half of a couple trying to have a baby. The film met with lukewarm reviews and fairly anemic box-office results, but Kinnear's subsequent film, 1998's 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. With a stellar cast, including Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Lena Olin, and Tom Waits, Kinnear was indeed in good company, further proof of how far he had come in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, both Mystery Men and the subsequent Garry Shandling comedy What Planet Are You From (in which Kinnear amusingly portrayed Shandling's sleazy co-worker) fared poorly with both critics a

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% Frankie Gary Archer 2019
57% Strange But True Actor 2019
61% Brian Banks Justin Brooks 2019
21% Phil Director Phil 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort Actor 2019
33% Same Kind of Different As Me Ron Hall $6.5M 2017
82% Brigsby Bear Detective Vogel $0.6M 2017
96% Little Men Brian Jardine $0.8M 2016
83% Confirmation Joe Biden 2016
27% Murder of a Cat Ford 2014
50% Heaven Is for Real Todd Burpo 2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Gary $76.9M 2013
57% Stuck in Love Bill Borgens $0.2M 2013
41% The English Teacher Dr. Tom Sherwood $60.7K 2013
68% The Convincer (Thin Ice) Mickey Prohaska $0.7M 2012
17% I Don't Know How She Does It Richard Reddy $9.6M 2011
23% Salvation Boulevard Carl Vandermeer $27.9K 2011
No Score Yet Shalom Sesame: Grover Plants A Tree Actor 2011
21% The Last Song Steve Miller $42.5M 2010
53% Green Zone Clark Poundstone $35.1M 2010
60% Flash of Genius Robert Kearns $4.3M 2008
85% Ghost Town Frank Herlihy $13.3M 2008
63% Baby Mama Rob Ackerman $60.3M 2008
40% Feast of Love Bradley Thomas $3.5M 2007
50% Fast Food Nation Don Anderson $1M 2006
38% Unknown Nez Cassé 2006
72% Invincible Dick Vermeil $57.8M 2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine Richard Hoover $59.9M 2006
75% The Matador Danny Wright $12.5M 2006
48% Bad News Bears Roy Bullock $32.8M 2005
64% Robots Phineus T. Ratchet $128.2M 2005
61% Stuck on You Walt $33.9M 2003
4% Godsend Paul Duncan $14.3M 2003
91% Shattered Glass Actor $2.2M 2003
71% Auto Focus Bob Crane $1.9M 2002
63% We Were Soldiers Crandall $78.1M 2002
90% Dinner with Friends Tom 2001
42% Someone Like You Ray Brown $26.8M 2001
57% The Gift Wayne Collins $11.2M 2000
83% Nurse Betty Dr. David Ravell/George McCord 2000
24% Loser Professor Edward Alcott 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? Perry Gordon 2000
60% Mystery Men Captain Amazing 1999
69% You've Got Mail Frank 1998
85% As Good as It Gets Simon Bishop 1997
6% A Smile Like Yours Danny Robertson 1997
72% Beavis and Butt-head Do America FBI Agent Bork 1996
12% Dear God Tom Turner 1996
65% Sabrina David Larrabee 1995
13% Blankman Talk Show Host 1994
No Score Yet Dillinger Arizona Lawman 1991

TV

Credit
71% The Twilight Zone
2019
2019
67% The War of the Worlds (2019)
2019
2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2014
77% House of Cards
2013-2018
2018
72% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
2017-2018
2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2016
2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2014
67% Rake
2014
Keegan Deane Keegan Joye 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2014
2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2014
2007
2006
2005
86% Modern Family
2009
Tad 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Himself 1998
1997

QUOTES FROM Greg Kinnear CHARACTERS

Bill Borgens says: I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.

Richard Hoover says: Willing yourself to win. You've got to want it badder than anyone.

Todd Burpo says: God crushed my pride and opened my heart to love and I have to do. The one thing love requires is to let others know they are not alone.

Todd Burpo says: If heaven is for real, wouldn't we all live different lives?

Ronnie Miller says: I love you.

Steve Miller says: Sweetie, I love you too.

Ronnie Miller says: I love you, daddy.

Mickey Prohaska says: People will try to convince you of anything. Anything can be the start of a conversation.

Bertram Pincus says: Listen, our time together, as we both know, has been rather unpleasant. But I will say this: even though you're a vulgar man - boorish, distasteful, uncouth, uneducated, *stupid* - at least... [long pause]

Frank Herlihy says: You gonna finish?

Bertram Pincus says: Done. [shrugs]

Bertram Pincus says: You lied. Why would you do that?

Frank Herlihy says: Because you're a heartless son-of-a-bitch who doesn't give a rat's ass about anyone but himself. She's already had one of those.

Steve Miller says: Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more.

Pageant Official Jenkins says: What is your daughter doing?!

Pageant Official Jenkins says: What is your daughter doing?

Pageant Official Jenkins says: [outraged at Olive's talent act] What is your daughter doing?

Richard says: She's kicking ass that what she's doing!

Richard says: She's kicking ass, that's what she's doing!

Richard says: She's kickin' ass, that's what she's doing.

Sheryl says: What happened?

Richard says: I'll tell you when I regain consciousness

Richard says: I'll tell you when I regain consciousness.

Simon Bishop says: Lucky for you... you're here for rock-bottom. You absolute horror of a human being.

Mickey Prohaska says: believe none of what you hear and only half on what you see

Mickey Prohaska says: Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.

Walt Tenor says: "Nine inches."

Walt Tenor says: Nine inches.

Major Bruce Crandall says: To save innocent and vulnerable people by any means is not called a"war" between two or more countries its called a genuine and good cause to be there.Americans did not loose a war ,they did not surrender, they showed and left an example for other countries to reach for those in need,any day,anytime any where in any circumstances,despite having any faith.That's a cause.Areason to live .

Major Bruce Crandall says: To save innocent and vulnerable people by any means is not called a 'war' between two or more countries its called a genuine and good cause to be there.Americans did not loose a war, they did not surrender, they showed and left an example for other countries to reach for those in need, any day, any time any where in any circumstances, despite having any faith. That's a cause. A reason to live .

Steve Miller says: Love is fragile. And we're not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.

Jonah Miller says: Mom says its because she has PMS.

Steve Miller says: Do you even know what PMS is, Jonah ?

Jonah Miller says: Of course I do dad, I'm not a little kid anymore. It's the Pissed At Men Syndrome.

Steve Miller says: Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more

Steve Miller says: Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more.

Mickey Prohaska says: What starts out lookin' like an easy score, can turn out to be anything but simple.

Melvin Udall says: If I go over there, she might kill me!

Simon Bishop says: Well then put on your jammies , and I'll read you a story.

Ratchet says: I'm as mad as my mother.

Jonah Miller says: Ronnie never opened any of ur letter. Mom said it's because she has "PMS"

Jonah Miller says: Ronnie never opened any of ur letter. Mom said it's because she has 'PMS'.

Steve Miller says: (shocked) do u know what that is?

Jonah Miller says: I'm not a little kid anymore, it's "pissed of Man syndrome"

Jonah Miller says: I'm not a little kid anymore, it's 'pissed of Man syndrome.'

Carl says: We're friends man. I let you run the grill at my barbecue!

Richard says: There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up

Richard says: There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up.

Steve Miller says: Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more