Greg Kinnear

Biography: The son of a U.S. diplomat, Greg Kinnear was born in Indiana but raised in such far-flung places as Lebanon and Greece. While attending high school in Athens, he made his first foray into broadcasting by hosting a talk show (School Daze with Greg Kinnear) on Armed Forces Radio. The budding talkmeister returned stateside to attend college in Arizona and majored in broadcasting. Upon graduation, Kinnear moved to Los Angeles and landed bit TV roles but he came to prominence in 1991 as the sarcastic host of the cable series Talk Soup and won a Daytime Emmy as one of the show's producers. He next waded into the late-night waters with his own eponymous talk show but when it failed to click with viewers he turned his attention to films and made his screen debut in 1994 alongside Damon Wayans in the superhero comedy Blankman. Kinnear's winning performance quickly attracted the attention of A-list directors, such as Sidney Pollack (Sabrina) and Garry Marshall (Dear God), but it wasThe son of a U.S. diplomat, Greg Kinnear was born in Indiana but raised in such far-flung places as Lebanon and Greece. While attending high school in Athens, he made his first foray into broadcasting by hosting a talk show (School Daze with Greg Kinnear) on Armed Forces Radio. The budding talkmeister returned stateside to attend college in Arizona and majored in broadcasting. Upon graduation, Kinnear moved to Los Angeles and landed bit TV roles but he came to prominence in 1991 as the sarcastic host of the cable series Talk Soup and won a Daytime Emmy as one of the show's producers. He next waded into the late-night waters with his own eponymous talk show but when it failed to click with viewers he turned his attention to films and made his screen debut in 1994 alongside Damon Wayans in the superhero comedy Blankman. Kinnear's winning performance quickly attracted the attention of A-list directors, such as Sidney Pollack (Sabrina) and Garry Marshall (Dear God), but it was James L. Brooks who gave Kinnear an image-changing role as a gay artist in 1997's As Good as It Gets that catapulted his career and earned Kinnear his first Oscar nomination. He followed that smash with another hit (You've Got Mail) and a few misfires from other elite helmers, including Mike Nichols and Sam Raimi, and then in 2002 Kinnear top-lined the sex-soaked Auto Focus as the late Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes fame. The Paul Schrader film failed to find an audience but earned Kinnear glowing notices and once again proved his versatility as an actor. He finally achieved box-office success with the animated Robots before cheering audiences in a pair of 2006 fan favorites, the indie smash Little Miss Sunshine and the sports-themed Invincible. Two years later, Kinnear delivered a trio of diverse pictures (Baby Mama, Ghost Town, Flash of Genius) in which he continued to alternate between meaty supporting roles and challenging lead parts. That trend continued in 2010 with the action-packed Green Zone and the romantic drama The Last Song. Kinnear, married to former British model Helen Labdon, is the father of three daughters. Expand

Greg Kinnear's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 86 Little Men
Lowest Metascore: 18 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 42
  2. Negative: 10 out of 42
42 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
62 Misbehaviour Sep 25, 2020 Bob Hope / Bob Hope tbd
56 Frankie Oct 25, 2019 Gary / Gary 5.2
55 Strange But True Sep 6, 2019 Richard 6.2
58 Brian Banks Aug 9, 2019 Justin Brooks 6.0
29 The Red Sea Diving Resort Jul 31, 2019 Walton Bowen 6.5
30 Phil Jul 5, 2019 Director / Director / Phil / Phil tbd
47 Same Kind of Different as Me Oct 20, 2017 Ron Hall / Ron Hall 6.7
67 Brigsby Bear Jul 28, 2017 Detective Vogel / Detective Vogel 7.5
86 Little Men Aug 5, 2016 Cast / Brian Jardine / Brian Jardine 7.7
31 Murder of a Cat Dec 5, 2014 Ford / Ford tbd
47 Heaven Is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Cast / Cast / Todd Burpo / Todd Burpo tbd
61 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Dec 18, 2013 Cast / Gary 6.2
49 Stuck in Love Jul 5, 2013 William Borgens 7.2
42 The English Teacher May 17, 2013 Cast / Dr. Tom Sherwood / Dr. Tom Sherwood 7.2
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 3.5
35 Salvation Boulevard Jul 15, 2011 Carl Vanderveer / Carl Vanderveer / Carl Vanderveer / Carl Vanderveer tbd
33 The Last Song Mar 31, 2010 Steve Miller 5.4
57 Flash of Genius Oct 3, 2008 Bob Kearns 7.6
72 Ghost Town Sep 19, 2008 Frank / Frank 2.8
55 Baby Mama Apr 25, 2008 Rob Ackerman / Rob Ackerman tbd
51 Feast of Love Sep 28, 2007 Bradley Smith / Bradley Smith tbd
64 Fast Food Nation Nov 17, 2006 Don Anderson 5.7
44 Unknown Nov 3, 2006 Broken Nose 8.5
63 Invincible Aug 25, 2006 Dick Vermeil 7.7
80 Little Miss Sunshine Jul 26, 2006 Richard Hoover / Richard Hoover tbd
65 The Matador Dec 23, 2005 Danny Wright 8.7
65 Bad News Bears Jul 22, 2005 Roy Bullock / Roy Bullock tbd
24 Godsend Apr 30, 2004 Paul Duncan / Paul Duncan tbd