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Greg Kinnear

Actor Date of birth 17th June 1963
Place of birth Logansport, Indiana, USA
Year of debut 1988
First feature film What Price Victory


  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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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.

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Greg Kinnear's films

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Packshot for the film Green Zone
15 Certificate
112 Mins

An army officer (Matt Damon) finds a government cover up while searching for weapons of mass destruction. Strong language, bloody war violence and injuries.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film Little Miss Sunshine
15 Certificate
99 Mins

An eccentric family drive their daughter (Abigail Breslin) to a beauty pageant. Co stars Steve Carell. Contains strong language and drug use.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Invincible
PG Certificate
100 Mins

Based on true events. An American football fan (Mark Wahlberg) gets the chance to play for his favourite team. Contains mild language.

Rent for £2.99

Did you know?

  • Greg Kinnear helped coin the verb to kinnear – to take a candid photograph surreptitiously. The verb was created when blogger Stephanie Pearl-Mc Phee attempted to take his photograph at an airport.
  • While a student in Athens, Greece, he hosted his own radio talk show called School Daze With Greg Kinnear.
  • His father, Edward Kinnear, was a career diplomat for the US State Department.
  • He has appeared in a number of popular television series including Friends and LA Law.
  • After his time spent living in Athens, he can speak fluent Greek.


  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1998 Best Actor in a Supporting Role - As Good As It Gets
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1998 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - As Good As It Gets