Greg Kinnear

Biography: Greg was born on June 17th, 1963 in Logansport, Indiana and is best known for his role as Richard in "Little Miss Sunshine." When Greg was a child, he and his family traveled a lot because of his father's job at the State Department. Greg lived in many major European cities during his childhood, but it was while living in Athens that Greg discovered his love for show business. His first acting experience was as the host of his school's "Daze Show," which was a school program hosted by the Armed Forces Radio about all the school events of that day. After graduating from University, Greg continued his love for show business and worked as an assistant for a low budget Hollywood distributor. He helped with ad campaigns for some motion pictures before realizing his true calling was to be in front of the camera, not behind it. He decided that acting was what his passion was and landed a tiny role in a TV movie titled, "What Price Victory." Although Greg's career did not catapult like he had hoped, he decided to keep trying. He sent in an audition tape to the MovieTime Channel in hopes of landing a job. Not too long after, he was hired as their entertainment reporter until the MovieTime Channel became E! Entertainment Television, at which point Greg was fired.

Greg's career continued to struggle but he always managed to find work. In 1991, he hosted FOX's "Best of the Worst" but that gig did not last long.

After the show was canceled Greg was re-hired by E! and hosted "Talk Soup."

Although Greg enjoyed working at E!, he decided that he should move on to bigger and better things and took a job working for the NBC show, "Late." Although the ratings were terrible, Greg was hailed by critics and he soon departed from the show.

Meanwhile, he made his movie debut playing a talk show host in "Blankman" starring Damon Wayans.

After his first movie role, Greg appeared in major Hollywood disasters but has since turned his career around.

He was nominated for an Oscar for playing Jack Nicholson's gay neighbor in "As Good As It Gets," and Meg Ryan's boyfriend in "You've Got Mail." He has also appeared in "Mystery Men," "We Were Soliders," Stuck On You," "The Matador," and "Little Miss Sunshine."
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Greg Kinnear's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 80 Little Miss Sunshine
Lowest Metascore: 18 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
31 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
47 Heaven Is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Cast / Todd Burpo 4.4
61 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Dec 18, 2013 Cast / Gary 6.2
49 Stuck in Love Jul 5, 2013 William Borgens 7.7
42 The English Teacher May 17, 2013 Cast / Dr. Tom Sherwood / Dr. Tom Sherwood 7.6
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Griffin Schraeder (Segment "The Pitch") 3.1
60 Thin Ice Feb 17, 2012 Mickey Prohaska 7.0
38 I Don't Know How She Does It Sep 16, 2011 Cast 3.4
35 Salvation Boulevard Jul 15, 2011 Carl Vanderveer / Carl Vanderveer 6.0
33 The Last Song Mar 31, 2010 Steve Miller 4.5
57 Flash of Genius Oct 3, 2008 Bob Kearns 7.6
72 Ghost Town Sep 19, 2008 Frank 7.3
55 Baby Mama Apr 25, 2008 Rob Ackerman 6.2
51 Feast of Love Sep 28, 2007 Bradley Smith 7.5
64 Fast Food Nation Nov 17, 2006 Don Anderson 5.8
44 Unknown Nov 3, 2006 Broken Nose 6.5
63 Invincible Aug 25, 2006 Dick Vermeil 7.8
80 Little Miss Sunshine Jul 26, 2006 Richard Hoover 7.7
65 The Matador Dec 23, 2005 Danny Wright 7.2
65 Bad News Bears Jul 22, 2005 Roy Bullock 6.5
24 Godsend Apr 30, 2004 Paul Duncan 4.6
62 Stuck on You Dec 12, 2003 Walt Tenor 6.2
66 Auto Focus Oct 18, 2002 Bob Crane 6.5
65 We Were Soldiers Mar 1, 2002 Maj. Bruce 'Snake' Crandall 7.5
32 Someone Like You... Mar 30, 2001 Ray Brown 8.1
62 The Gift Dec 20, 2000 Wayne Collins 8.1
69 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 Dr. David Ravell 6.1
35 Loser Jul 21, 2000 Prof. Edward Alcott 5.1
41 What Planet Are You From? Mar 3, 2000 Perry Gordon 6.6
65 Mystery Men Aug 6, 1999 Captain Amazing/Lance 6.6
57 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Frank Navasky 6.9