GREG KINNEAR Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Born: 17 June 1963
Birthplace: Logansport, Indiana
Best Known As: Talk show host turned actor


Greg Kinnear started the 1990s as a TV talk show host and ended them as a respected, Oscar-nominated actor. His stint as the host of E!’s Talk Soup led to a 1994 late night show, Later With Greg Kinnear. Kinnear then surprised audiences by making a successful leap to feature films. He landed a role in the 1995 re-make of Sabrina (starring Harrison Ford) and an Oscar nomination for As Good As It Gets (1997, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt). Known mostly for comedies such as You’ve Got Mail (1998, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) and Mystery Men (1999, starring Ben Stiller), Kinnear has also appeared in dramas, co-starring in The Gift (2000, with Cate Blanchett) and playing the lead in Paul Schrader’s Auto-Focus (2002), the film about Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane.