Greg Grunberg

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Greg Grunberg
Greg Grunberg.jpg
About
Character Matt Parkman
Date of birth 11 July 1966
Origin Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender Male
Website
IMDb profile

Greg Grunberg is the American film and television actor who portrays Matt Parkman, as well as Sylar in the episode Strange Attractors.

About

A veteran of a number of successful television series, Greg Grunberg has starred in numerous series including Alias and Felicity. He can also be seen in the films Mission Impossible III and Malibu's Most Wanted. Following Heroes, Greg landed a recurring role on the show Love Bites. He also had cameo roles in such projects as Super 8, Hawaii Five-0, and Psych (where he played a director who couldn't think of any big hits that ever aired on NBC). Greg has also found success doing voicework for video games such as Gears of War 3, L.A. Noire, Halo: Reach, TimeShift, and Condemned: Criminal Origins.

Notable co-appearances with Heroes castmates include Robot Chicken with Seth Green and Breckin Meyer, Connie and Carla with Ian Gomez and Stephen Spinella, Austin Powers in Goldmember with Masi Oka, Seth Green, and Dan Warner, Flying Blind with Cristine Rose, Oh Baby with Jack Coleman, Rescue 77 with Richard Roundtree, Senseless with Mark Christopher Lawrence, Alias with David Anders, Paul Ganus, Brad Greenquist, Stana Katic, Richard Roundtree, Stephen Spinella, and Dan Warner, Felicity with Ian Gomez, Karl T. Wright, Erick Avari, Jeanette Brox, and John Prosky, Hawaii Five-0 with Masi Oka, and Star Trek with Zachary Quinto, Douglas Tait, and Kimberly Arland. Debra McGuire designed the costume Greg wore for an uncredited role in What About Brian. He also did voicework on the video game Halo: Reach with Jamie Hector, and on the video game L.A. Noire with David H. Lawrence XVII, Kate Connor, Jared Ward, Benjamin Byron Davis, Ron Perkins, John Thaddeus, William Charlton, Wiley Pickett, Michael Silver, John Prosky, Ned Vaughn, Andrew Connolly, Dusty Sorg, and Ryan Smith.

Notes

  • In 2006, Greg was nominated for a Saturn Award for "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series" for his work on Heroes.

Trivia

  • Grunberg's eldest son suffers from pediatric epilepsy. As a result, Grunberg runs a charitable organization called "Hollywood Helping Hands," which auctions off pieces of artwork that are finger-painted by celebrities to benefit the Pediatric Epilepsy Project at UCLA. He also helped sponsor the Heroes Auction, which auctioned hand-drawn interpretations of the Heroes characters, created by the actors themselves. (To see the art, go to each actor's article page.)
  • According to an interview on The Megan Mullally Show (December 4th 2006), Grunberg's on-set nickname is "the big cop".
  • Greg Grunberg originally auditioned for the role of Peter.
  • Greg Grunberg was cast on Lost as the doomed pilot for the pilot episode, and deleted scenes in the season 1 finale.
  • While appearing on the cable station G4, Greg claimed to be the only man in Hollywood with four G's in his name.
  • Greg is the drummer and founder of "Band from TV", a charity cover band that often plays for the Pediatric Epilepsy Project. They played at the Season One Heroes Wrap Party, and had special guests Tim Kring on guitar, Noah Gray-Cabey on keyboard, Jack Coleman on vocals for a couple of songs, and Hayden Panettiere on vocals for two more songs. On April 19, 2009, Band from TV performed at the Heroes for Autism fundraiser.
  • Greg launched TalkAboutIt.org, an epilepsy-focused website that helps educate the public about this often misunderstood affliction.
  • Greg co-founded Yowza!!, a software application company, with August Trometer and Rick Yaeger, which distributes merchant coupons to iPhone and iPod Touch users.

External Links

Greg Grunberg drew this picture of his character in order to raise money for his favorite charity, Pediatric Epilepsy Project.

Interviews


  Season Four Cast edit
Principal

Jack ColemanGreg GrunbergRobert KnepperAli LarterJames Kyson LeeMasi OkaAdrian PasdarHayden PanettiereZachary QuintoSendhil RamamurthyCristine RoseMilo Ventimiglia

Supporting

Deanne BrayCarlease BurkeRay CampbellRobb ConnerDaryl CrittendenBrian EstwickErlene GarciaLakrishi KindredJimmy Jean-LouisLisa LackeyMichael John LaneDavid H. Lawrence XVIIJayma MaysSaemi NakamuraDawn OlivieriRay ParkHarry PerrySasha PieterseKat PurgalElisabeth RohmTodd StashwickMadeline Zima

See Also: Guest CastSeason One CastSeason Two CastSeason Three CastWebisodes CastEvolutions CastUnaired CastCrewCharacters