Greg Kinnear Biography

Updated On Jul 22, 2019 Published On Jul 17, 2019
Facts of Greg Kinnear
Date of Birth: 1963 , June-17
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Gregory Kinnear
Birth Name Gregory Buck Kinnear
Father Edward Kinnear
Mother Suzanne Kinnear
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Logansport, Indiana
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brunette
Face Color White
Famous for As Good as it Gets
Married to Helen Labdon
Children Lily, Audrey and Kate Kinnear
Education University of Arizona
Awards Daytime Emmy Awards
Movies As Good as it Gets, Robots and Little Miss Sunshine.
TV Show House of Cards, Friends, Modern Family
Siblings 2
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Greg Kinnear is an American actor and television personality. He is best known for his roles in the movies, As Good as it Gets, Robots and Little Miss Sunshine.

Greg Kinnear: Early Life And Education 

Gregory Buck Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana. His father and mother's names are Edward Kinnear and Suzanne Kinnear respectively.

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Greg has two elder siblings. His brothers are James Kinnear and Steven Kinnear. His childhood was spent in many places from Beirut to Athens.

Education

Greg Kinnear completed his high school studies in Athens and moved to the USA to pursue an undergraduate degree. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985. He graduated with a major in broadcast journalism.

The fraternity he joined at the college was named Alpha Tau Omega.

How old is Greg Kinnear?

Greg Kinnear’s s age is 56, as of 2019.

Personal Life: Marriage, Wife, Kids

Greg Kinnear married the British glamour model Helen Labdon on May 1, 1999. Greg and Helen had a child in 2001 who was stillborn.

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Their first daughter Lily Kathryn Kinnear was born on September 12, 2003. Their second daughter, Audrey Mae Kinnear was born on June 13, 2006.

Helen and Greg also have a third daughter named Kate Grace Kinnear. The couple has been married for 20 years, as of 2019. 

How tall is Greg Kinnear?

Actor Greg Kinnear has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m).  

Greg Kinnear‘s Career

Greg Kinnear began his acting career with minor roles in several television shows. His debut was in the show Life Goes On in 1989.

Greg also had a career as a talk show host. After being an on-location reporter for MTV a few years, he became the creator, co-executive producer and host of Best of the Worst in 1991.

The same year, he landed a talk show career as he became the first person to ever host the show Talk Soup.

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Kinnear’s movie debut was in comedy Blank Man where he played the role of a talk show host in 1994. In 1995, he also played the role in Sydney Pollack’s movie Sabrina alongside Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.

In 1997, he landed a part in the movie As Good as it Gets which became a blockbuster in the box office.

In 2003, he also appeared in the very popular show Friends as Benjamin Hobart beside David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, and Matt LeBlanc.

As of 2019, he has many projects lined up. His closest upcoming movie is The Red Sea Diving Resort alongside Chris Evans and Haley Bennett.

Awards

Kinnear’s first award was Daytime Emmy Award in 1995 for Talk Soup. In 1998, Greg was even nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for the movie As Good as it Gets.  

Net Worth of Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear has appeared in more than 60 projects as of 2019 and is still going strong in his career. Through his involvement is such many projects, Kinnear has amassed a net worth of $20 million.

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His award-nominated movie, As Good as it Gets, collected a whopping $314 million at the box office worldwide. It was critically acclaimed and received many positive reviews.

Greg has also appeared as a guest star in many popular TV shows. According to sources, an actor is paid around $22,500 for their guest appearance on series.

Greg Kinnear facts on timeline

Born in Logansport, Indiana

June 17 , 1963

Gregory Buck Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana. He has two elder brothers.

Debuted as an actor on Life Goes On

1989

Greg Kinnear debuted as an actor in the show, Life Goes On in 1989. He began his acting career with minor roles in several television shows. 

Became the host of Best of the Worst

1991

Greg became the creator, co-executive producer and host of Best of the Worst in 1991 after being an on-location reporter for MTV a few years,

Graduated from University of Arizona

1985

Greg Kinnear graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985 with a major in broadcast journalism after completing his high school in Athens.

Starred in movie As Good as it Gets

1997

In 1997, he landed the part in the movie, As Good as it Gets, which became a blockbuster in the box office. The movie won several Academy Awards.

Married Helen Labdon

May 1 , 1999

Greg Kinnear is married to the British glamour model, Helen Labdon on May 1, 1999. They have three daughters together.

Net worth revealed to be $20 million

2019

Greg Kinnear has a net worth of $20 million through his involvement in more than 60 projects. He still has many projects lined up, as of 2019.