Academy Award nominee GREG KINNEAR (Bob Crane) continues to build on
his already impressive resume with roles in the most diverse of projects.
Kinnear was most recently seen in the Paramount Pictures/Icon Productions
feature "We Were Soldiers" opposite Mel Gibson for writer-director
Randall Wallace. The feature focused on the battle of la Drang, which lasted
over a month during the Vietnam War. He was last seen on the small screen in the
critically acclaimed Norman Jewison HBO movie "Dinner with Friends"
alongside Toni Collette, Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell. An adaptation of the
Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Donald Margulies, the movie followed two married
couples, the bittersweet relationship among them and the aftermath of a
The last few years have been busy ones for Kinnear in the feature film
world. He starred in the romantic comedy "Someone Like You" with
Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman, Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "The
Gift" opposite Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes and in director Neil
LaBute's black comedy, "Nurse Betty" opposite Renee Zellweger, Morgan
Freeman, and Chris Rock.
Greg Kinnear successfully established himself as a respected member of
Hollywood's acting community with his heartfelt performance as Jack Nicholson's
unfortunate neighbor Simon, in James L. Brook's Academy Award nominated film
"As Good As It Gets." His performance won him the honor of being named
Best Supporting Actor by the National Board of Review as well as Best Supporting
Actor nominations from The Golden Globes, The Screen Actors Guild and the
Kinnear made his feature film debut in the Sydney Pollack-directed remake
"Sabrina," in which he co-starred with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.
His performance in "Sabrina" prompted the trade organization of movie
theater owners to name him NATO ShoWest's "Star of Tomorrow."
Following his Oscar nominated performance in "As Good As It Gets," he
co-starred in Nora Ephron's romantic hit comedy "You've Got Mail,"
opposite Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, Mike Nichol's " What Planet Are You
From" opposite Gary Shandling and Annette Benning, and appeared in a cameo
role as 'Captain Amazing' in "Mystery Men."
Kinnear first gained prominence as the animated, wisecracking host of E!
Entertainment Television's "Talk Soup," for which he won an Emmy
Award, rave reviews and established a cult-like following. As the host and
executive producer of "Talk Soup," Kinnear was the master of not one,
but all talk shows, providing often-hilarious commentary on clips from such
programs as "Sally Jesse Raphael," "Jerry Springer," and
As the popularity of "Talk Soup" grew, Kinnear captured the attention
of NBC executives who were searching for a replacement for Bob Costas. In 1994
Kinnear became the host and executive producer of his own NBC late night talk
show, "Later with Greg Kinnear." After three successful years with
"Talk Soup," Kinnear left the show permanently to devote more time to
"Later with Greg Kinnear."
With his father in the State Department, Greg Kinnear grew up virtually all over
the world, his formative years were spent in such disparate locales as:
Logansport, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; Beirut, Lebanon, and Athens Greece. He
achieved his first International broadcast experience while attending high
school in Athens, hosting a show on Armed Forces radio called "School Daze
with Greg Kinnear."
He earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona, and,
upon graduating, moved to Los Angeles. "I knew I didn't want to go into
news, but I was sort of in the post-graduate fog of not knowing
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