Born in the US, Greg Kinnear and his family travelled around the world. They lived in a range of countries including Lebanon and Greece. Back in the US, he got a degree in journalism. He became a reporter for MTV. He went on to host his own late-night talk show Later With Greg Kinnear. He rose to prominence starring as Jack Nicholson's neighbour in As Good As It Gets. He has since showcased his diversity, appearing in many genres from comedy to horror.