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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 14 April 1964St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameGregory Michael Sporleder

Mini Bio (1)

Gregory Michael "Spoonie" Sporleder was born and raised in University City Missouri, just across the St. Louis City line. After graduating from high School he attended Webster Universities Theater program for 2 years before being cut. Dusting himself off he was accepted to the Eugene O'Neill theater program in Waterford Conn. It was there that he met another actor, Jeremy Piven, and was convinced he was going about becoming a professional actor the wrong way.

He then moved to Chicago and started studying with both Joyce and Bryn Piven at the legendary Piven Theater workshop. There he met and worked with some of the most passionate actors and artist he has ever met. Chicagoan John Cusack returned to town, from LA, where he had acted in Tim Robbins Actor's Gang production of "After the Dog Wars" and became hooked to "The Style" that is modern day Commadia Del arte. John decided to start his own theater company called "New Crime Production". Greg is a proud founding member of that company.

Greg got his SAG card while in Chicago and his first job was a scene with John Cusack, Jeremy Piven and Pat O'Neal in Cameron Crows "Say anything". They improvised for their audition and Mr. Crowe put the scene in the movie.

Greg moved to LA in 1991. That year he and Bill Cusack were nominated for "best 2 man play" for a show called "Edgar and Edgar" that the group wrote. It was directed by Steve Pink. Loren Michaels flew the show to NCY for a personal viewing. Even though Mr. Michaels didn't hire either Bill or Greg, It was a dream come true to say the least. Greg's TV work has included everything from David Lynch's "On The Air", a pilot with Ryan O'Neill called "1776", an episode of "Murphy Brown"," NYPD Blue", "Chicago Hope", Robert Altman's "Gun", he went on a date with Phoebe on "Friends", "The Drew Carrey Show", "24", HBO's "Carnival". Greg's favorite job on TV, so far, was playing Mr. Edwards in the Disney mini series "Little House On The Prairie". Greg also loved being on "Monk", "The Mentalist" and "Memphis Beat". He was in 6 episodes of season 3 (the best season) of Allen Ball's "True Blood". As of late, Greg has appeared on "American Horror show", "Sons of Anarchy", "Criminal Minds" and "Agent Carter". Greg loves that the one Soap opera he as appeared in is "Days of our lives" his Grandma's favorite.

Greg's feature film work includes working with Director's Cameron Crowe, Stephen Frears, Penny Marshall twice, the legendary John Frankenheimer, Tony Scott, Carl Reiner, Jan da Bont, Michael Bay, Billy Zane, Minnie Driver, David Dobkin, Drew Barrymore, and Ridley's Scott's "Black Hawk Down".

Greg has taken to writing and director. He returned to St. Louis to hone his skills, writing 3 and directing 2 short films as well as staring in a mid west indie drama called "In The Wake Of Ire". He wrote, directed and produced a pilot called "Rob In The Hood" which stars his son Bodhi. He and his family have moved back to LA.

Greg is grateful and humbled by all the chances and great people he has come across in his 29 years as a professional actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: greg sporleder

Spouse (1)

Meghan (2001 - present)

Trivia (9)

In the early 80s, Greg was a counselor at Camp Wildwood in Bridgeton, Maine.
Starred in Sheryl Crow's video "All I Wanna Do", for several months until Crow was nominated for Grammy. At this time his part was trimmed down. The video appeared around the world starring Gregory for a while.
Plays the trumpet.
Graduated from University City Senior High School, in University City, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis), the same high school as rapper Nelly, actor Edgar L. Davis, and animator Marlon West.
Also graduated from University Senior High School, University City, Missouri, USA Bob Gale Writer, Director, Producer, Back to the Future.
Finished the 1999 Chicago Marathon in 3:04:11.
His love of dancing peaked when he danced on Soul Train. He was honored to shake hands with the great Don Cornelius. (4-14-1991).
Huge St. Louis Cardinals FAN!.
Acting finally made sense to Greg when he came under the tutelage of Joyce Piven at the Piven Theater Workshop in Chicago.. Greg was also a founding member of John Cusack's "New Crime Production" Theater company in Chicago. Greg loves Chicago like no other city.

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