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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 July 1966Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameGregory Phillip Grunberg
Nickname Grunny
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Greg Grunberg was born on July 11, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gregory Phillip Grunberg. He is an actor and producer, known for Heroes (2006), Hollow Man (2000) and Star Trek (2009). He has been married to Elizabeth Dawn Wershow since December 19, 1992. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Dawn Wershow (19 December 1992 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (13)

Younger brother of Brad Grunberg.
Auditioned for the role of Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000).
Has known J.J. Abrams since they were in kindergarten. Greg has gotten parts in almost every project J.J. works on.
Acted in several high-profile television commercials early on in his career, including one that was so memorable it landed him on "The Tonight Show."
Created and ran a successful frozen yogurt delivery service.
Was originally set play Detective Wallace MacTee in Hero Wanted (2008) alongside Ray Liotta and Cuba Gooding Jr. but was forced to drop out at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts with his role on Heroes (2006).
Founder of Band From TV Global Charity Trust. Drummer of Band From TV, comprised of other television stars including: ABC's Bob Guiney, actor Hugh Laurie, actor James Denton and actress Bonnie Somerville.
One of his children has epilepsy, which inspired Grunberg to take an active role in raising awareness of the neurological disorder and raising funds for research.
Is the Chair of the National Walk for Epilepsy "2008".
Has three sons with his wife: Jake (b. 1996), Ben (b. 1999) and Sam (b. 2003).
Came up with the concept for a location-aware coupon application for the iPhone called "Yowza!!" along with business partners August Trometer and Rick Yaeger.
Grunberg, whose child suffers from epilepsy, demanded an apology from film director Brett Ratner because his film Tower Heist (2011) featured an offensive joke about epileptic seizures.
Arrived in Singapore to promote Season 2 of Heroes (2006), as part of the World Tour [31 August 2007]. [August 2007]

Personal Quotes (8)

I love Twitter. Twitter for me is twofold. I can use it to get out important information about charity stuff and where I'm going to be, and I can get feedback from the audience which I love.
My limitations are - I'm not Meryl Streep. I'm not playing anything in a foreign language, or anything too far from who I am.
I love the iPhone - I'm a huge Mac and Apple fan.
I have always been business minded, always been sorta an entrepreneurial guy; I played a character on 'Felicity' that was modeled after me, actually.
I met my wife, I had no money, I had nothing, and I started my family without really, my career was nowhere, but I had these other businesses, I had these things I was doing to be able to afford a small home.
With Yowza there are no games, you don't have to check in or become the mayor or go back home and redeem anything online - you will always press one button, show the coupon at the register and save money. It's as simple as that.
I was, throughout school, in the theater program. Through elementary school, junior high, high school, and then J.J. Abrams, my closest friend in the world, we were living together. He was writing, and I was trying writing; I wasn't getting paid for it like he was, but I always had the acting bug.
I opened up a frozen-yogurt business out of college. I didn't finish college; I went halfway, and then I worked for Joel Silver, the producer, as a driver for a year.

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