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Gregory Buck "Greg" Kinnear[1] (born June 17, 1963) is an American actor and television personality. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in As Good as It Gets. Kinnear has appeared in many popular films, including Heaven is for Real, Sabrina, As Good as It Gets, You've Got Mail, Nurse Betty, We Were Soldiers, Stuck on You, Little Miss Sunshine, Robots, Invincible and Green Zone, The Last Song and television roles, such as Friends, Talk
Talk
Soup, The Kennedys, Modern Family
Modern Family
and Rake.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Talk
Talk
shows 2.2 Film roles

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Kinnear was born in Logansport, Indiana, to Suzanne (née Buck), a homemaker, and Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat who worked for the US State Department.[2][3][4] He has two brothers, James (born 1957) and Steven (born 1959). He is of Scotch-Irish descent.[5] Kinnear grew up a "Foreign Service brat", having moved around frequently, from Beirut to Athens. While a student at the American Community Schools in Athens, Kinnear first ventured into the role of talk show host with his radio show School Daze With Greg Kinnear.[5] Returning to the United States for a university education, he attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. While there, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega
Alpha Tau Omega
fraternity.[6] Career[edit] Talk
Talk
shows[edit] Kinnear hosted a short-lived game show, College Mad House, which was spun off from the kids' show Fun House. He became the creator, co-executive producer and host of Best of the Worst, which aired from 1990 to 1991. The show was canceled. In 1991, Kinnear became the first host of Talk
Talk
Soup, which he hosted until 1995, when he left the show for the NBC
NBC
late-night talk show Later with Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1994). Film roles[edit]

Kinnear in 2006

After his film debut, Blankman, Kinnear won the part of David Larrabee in Sydney Pollack's 1995 remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 classic Sabrina. He played the lead role in the 1996 comedy Dear God. In 1997, he was cast in James L. Brooks' comedy-drama As Good as It Gets, and received a nomination for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred in A Smile Like Yours
A Smile Like Yours
with Lauren Holly, as part of a couple trying to have a baby. His next film was the popular You've Got Mail as Kathleen's (Meg Ryan) significant other. Other films are Mystery Men, Nurse Betty, Loser, The Gift and Someone Like You. Kinnear often alternated roles, often playing good guys like a righteous principal in The Gift or a gay painter in As Good as It Gets, to bad guys such as a sleazy college professor in Loser, a womanizer in Someone Like You as well as Sabrina and an egotistical soap opera star in Nurse Betty. Kinnear starred in Auto Focus
Auto Focus
about the life and murder of actor Bob Crane in 2002. Kinnear portrayed Crane. In 2003, he starred in the comedy Stuck On You, with Matt Damon
Matt Damon
as a conjoined twin who pursues his dream of becoming a Hollywood actor in spite of his joined brother's desire for a different kind of life. In 2005, he starred in the black comedy The Matador
The Matador
with Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
and voiced Phineas T. Ratchet in the computer-animated film Robots. Kinnear co-starred with Steve Carell
Steve Carell
in the Oscar-winning comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
in 2006, and with Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
in Invincible, based on the true story of a bartender who tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
football team. He also appeared in Fast Food Nation, playing a fast food executive who discovers secrets about his company. In 2008, he starred in Flash of Genius, a docudrama about Robert Kearns
Robert Kearns
who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. His portrayal of then-Major Bruce P. Crandall in 2002's We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
brought public attention to Crandall's heroism during the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang. (On February 26, 2007, Crandall was awarded the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
by President Bush.) In Baby Mama Kinnear played Rob, a local smoothie shop owner and the romantic interest of Kate (Tina Fey). In 2010, he starred as the estranged father of Miley Cyrus' character in The Last Song. In 2011, Kinnear starred in the miniseries The Kennedys playing the lead role as John F. Kennedy. It was originally planned to air on the History Channel; however, it was announced in January 2011 that the miniseries had been pulled from that network.[7] It was subsequently picked up by ReelzChannel
ReelzChannel
and then first aired on April 3, 2011. Kinnear played a famous novelist in the Josh Boone's directorial debut film Stuck in Love, which followed his relationships with his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly) and teenage children.[8] Personal life[edit] Kinnear married British glamour model Helen Labdon (born 1969) on May 1, 1999.[9] They have three daughters: Lily Kathryn (born September 2003), Audrey Mae (born June 2006) and Kate Grace (born 2009). Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1994 Blankman Talk
Talk
Show Host

1995 Sabrina David Larrabee

1996 Dear God Tom Turner

1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America ATF Agent Bork Voice Uncredited

1997 A Smile Like Yours Danny Robertson

1997 As Good as It Gets Simon Bishop

1998 You've Got Mail Frank Navasky

1999 Mystery Men Captain Amazing / Lance Hunt

2000 What Planet Are You From? Perry Gordon

2000 Nurse Betty Dr. David Ravell / George McCord

2000 Loser Professor Edward Alcott

2000 The Gift Wayne Ragger

2001 Someone like You Ray Brown

2002 We Were Soldiers Maj. Bruce "Snake" Crandall

2002 Auto Focus Bob Crane

2003 Stuck on You Walter Tenor

2004 Godsend Paul Santoro

2005 The Matador Danny Wright

2005 Robots Phineas T. Ratchet Voice

2005 Bad News Bears Roy Bullock

2006 Fast Food Nation Robert Anderson

2006 Little Miss Sunshine Richard Hoover

2006 Invincible Dick Vermeil

2006 Unknown Broken Nose

2007 Feast of Love Bradley Miller

2008 Baby Mama Rob Acker

2008 Ghost Town Frank Herlihy

2008 Flash of Genius Bob Kearns

2010 Green Zone Clark Pounder

2010 The Last Song Robert Miller

2011 Thin Ice Rocky Ragger

2011 That's What I Am Narrator Voice Uncredited

2011 Salvation Boulevard Carl Vanderveer

2011 I Don't Know How She Does It Richard Redder

2012 Stuck in Love Bill Borgens

2013 Movie 43 Griffin Schraeder Segment: "The Pitch"

2013 The English Teacher Dr. Richard Riker

2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Gary Bragger

2014 Heaven Is for Real Todd Burpo

2014 Murder of a Cat Al Ford

2016 Little Men Brian Jardine

2017 Brigsby Bear Detective Vogel

2017 Same Kind of Different as Me Ron Hall

2018 Strange but True Richard Post-production

2018 The Red Sea Diving Resort Walton Bowen Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1988 What Price Victory Teacher's Assistant Movie

1989 Life Goes On Corey Episode: "Break a Leg, Mom"

1990 Murder in Mississippi News Reporter Movie

1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Photographer Episode: "Adamant Eve"

1991 L.A. Law Reporter Episode: "Spleen It to Me, Lucy"

1991 Best of the Worst Host 13 episodes

1991–95 Talk
Talk
Soup Host

1991 Dillinger Arizona Legislator Movie

1993 Based on an Untrue Story Orlando Chang Stein Movie

1998 The Larry Sanders Show Greg Kinnear Episode: "Flip"

2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Prince Gavin Episode: "The Frog Princess"

2001 Dinner with Friends Tom Movie

2003 Friends Benjamin Hobart Episode: "The One with Ross' Grant"

2011 The Kennedys John F. Kennedy 8 episodes

2012 Modern Family Tad Episode: "Me? Jealous?"

2014 Rake Keegan Deane 13 episodes

2015 Drunk History Thaddeus Lowe Episode: "New Jersey"

2016 Confirmation Joe Biden Movie

2016 BoJack Horseman Greg Kinglear Voice Episode: "Start Spreading the News"

2017 Electric Dreams Father Episode: "Father Thing"

2018 House of Cards

Filming[10][11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result

1995 CableACE Awards Best Entertainment Host Talk
Talk
Soup Nominated

Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special
Special
Class Program Won

1996 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Sabrina Won

1997 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor As Good as It Gets Won

1998 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated

Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated

Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Won

1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy or Romance Nominated

2002 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Auto Focus Nominated

2005 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Matador Nominated

2006 Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Cast Little Miss Sunshine Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Cast Won

2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won

2008 Boston Film Festival Best Actor Flash of Genius Won

2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Kennedys Nominated

2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie The Kennedys Nominated

2014 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Nominated

References[edit]

^ 20 Other Stuff You Might Want to Know (Greg Kinnear). Stason.org. Retrieved on 2014-06-05. ^ " Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2008-10-28.  ^ " Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
Biography". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-10-28.  ^ Logansport Pharos Tribune, July 2, 1955, Logansport, Indiana; engagement announcement of Edward Kinnear and Suzanne Buck ^ a b kevinpollakschatshow (2018-01-09), KPCS: Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
#338, retrieved 2018-02-05  ^ Alpha Tau Omega
Alpha Tau Omega
website; accessed February 14, 2014. ^ Hollywood Reporter.aspx ^ Kilday, Gregg (January 26, 2012). " Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
and Jennifer Connelly to Star in 'Writers'". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2012.  ^ Pringle, Gill (13 March 2009). " Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
– 'We all lead double lives'". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 24 January 2015.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2018). "'House Of Cards': Greg Kinnear & Diane Lane Join Cast As Final Season Of Netflix Series Resumes Production". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 31, 2018.  ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42903451

External links[edit]

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Awards for Greg Kinnear

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald

2008

Slumdog Millionaire Rubina Ali, Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010

The King's Speech Anthony Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Timothy Spall

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

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Hosts of Talk Soup
Talk Soup
and The Soup

Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1991–1995) John Henson (1995–1999) Hal Sparks
Hal Sparks
(1999–2000) Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler
(2001–2002) Joel McHale
Joel McHale
(2004–2015)

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