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Bio For: Greg Kinnear
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GREG KINNEAR (Todd Burpo) is an Academy Award nominee and Emmy award winning actor who continues to draw audiences and critical acclaim with diverse and interesting roles in both television and film.

Kinnear can currently be seen starring in FOX’s U.S. version of the popular Australian legal drama, “Rake," which follows the chaotic and comedic world of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane (Kinnear). The show, written by Peter Duncan, creator of the original Australian series, is co-executive produced by Kinnear, along with Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer. Last year, the actor starred in Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to the 2004 hit comedy starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.

In 2012, Kinnear’s guest starring role on the award-winning ABC hit-series Modern Family, as Phil’s (Ty Burrell) inappropriate boss Tad, earned him a 2012 Emmy Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series."

On the small screen, Kinnear’s performance as John F. Kennedy in The Kennedys earned him an Emmy Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The mini-series was directed by Jon Cassar and co-starred Katie Holmes and Barry Pepper.

In 2006, Kinnear starred in Little Miss Sunshine, the critically-acclaimed hit of the Sundance Film Festival. Lauded by critics nationwide, the film went on to receive several Academy Award nominations and Independent Spirit Awards wins, while Kinnear, along with Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, and Toni Collette, won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

n 1997, Kinnear starred alongside Jack Nicholson as his unfortunate neighbor Simon in James L. Brooks' Academy Award nominated film As Good As It Gets. His performance garnered him not only an Academy Award nomination, but earned him the honor of being named Best Supporting Actor by the National Board of Review; he was also nominated in the same category at The Golden Globes and The Screen Actors Guild Awards that year. Next, he co-starred in Nora Ephron's romantic hit comedy You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Kinnear made his feature film debut in the Sydney Pollack-directed remake of Sabrina, in which he co-starred with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. His performance prompted the trade organization of the movie theatre owners to name him NATO ShoWest's Star of Tomorrow.

Additional film credits include Craig Zisk's The English Teacher co-starring Julianne Moore, Josh Boone’s Stuck in Love, Thin Ice opposite Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup, Douglas McGrath’s I Don’t Know How She Does It, Salvation Boulevard opposite Jennifer Connelly and Marisa Tomei, Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, Invincible opposite Mark Wahlberg, Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation based on the best-selling book by Eric Schlosser, Paul Greengrass’ Green Zone, Ghost Town opposite Ricky Gervais, Feast of Love directed by Robert Benton and co-starring Morgan Freeman, Mike Nichols' What Planet Are You From? with Garry Shandling and Annette Bening, and a cameo role as Captain Amazing' in Mystery Men, as well as The Matador, Bad News Bears, We Were Soldiers, HBO's Dinner with Friends, Someone Like You, Stuck on You, The Gift, Unknown, Nurse Betty and Baby Mama.

Kinnear grew up virtually all over the world as his family followed his State Department father to disparate locales such as Logansport, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; Beirut, Lebanon; and Athens, Greece. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.

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HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (PG) On Video: 7/22/2014 At Theaters: 4/16/2014
THIN ICE (R) On Video: 6/12/2012 At Theaters: 2/17/2012
I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (PG-13) On Video: 1/3/2012 At Theaters: 9/16/2011
THE LAST SONG (PG) On Video: 8/17/2010 At Theaters: 3/31/2010
GREEN ZONE (R) On Video: 6/22/2010 At Theaters: 3/12/2010
FLASH OF GENIUS (PG-13) On Video: 2/17/2009 At Theaters: 10/3/2008
GHOST TOWN (PG-13) On Video: 12/27/2008 At Theaters: 9/19/2008
BABY MAMA (PG-13) On Video: 9/9/2008 At Theaters: 4/25/2008
FEAST OF LOVE (R) On Video: 2/5/2008 At Theaters: 9/28/2007
FAST FOOD NATION (R) On Video: 3/6/2007 At Theaters: 11/17/2006
INVINCIBLE (PG) On Video: 12/19/2006 At Theaters: 8/25/2006
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (R) On Video: 12/19/2006 At Theaters: 7/26/2006
THE MATADOR (R) On Video: 7/4/2006 At Theaters: 2/10/2006
THE BAD NEWS BEARS (PG-13) On Video: 12/13/2005 At Theaters: 7/22/2005
ROBOTS (PG) On Video: 9/27/2005 At Theaters: 3/11/2005
GODSEND (PG-13) On Video: 8/17/2004 At Theaters: 4/30/2004
STUCK ON YOU (PG-13) On Video: 4/27/2004 At Theaters: 12/12/2003
AUTO FOCUS (R) On Video: 3/18/2003 At Theaters: 11/1/2002
WE WERE SOLDIERS (R) On Video: 8/20/2002 At Theaters: 3/1/2002
SOMEONE LIKE YOU (PG-13) On Video: 9/18/2001 At Theaters: 3/30/2001
THE GIFT (R) On Video: 7/17/2001 At Theaters: 1/19/2001
NURSE BETTY (R) On Video: 2/27/2001 At Theaters: 9/8/2000
LOSER (PG-13) On Video: 12/19/2000 At Theaters: 7/21/2000
WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM? (R) On Video: 7/18/2000 At Theaters: 3/3/2000
AS GOOD AS IT GETS (PG-13) On Video: 5/19/1998 At Theaters: 12/25/1997
A SMILE LIKE YOURS (R) On Video: 2/24/1998 At Theaters: 8/22/1997
DEAR GOD (PG) At Theaters: 11/1/1996
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