Greg Grunberg


Greg Grunberg Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Greg Grunberg made a brief appearance as the pilot who crashed Oceanic flight 815 in the pilot episode of "LOST". In a short but dramatic scene with castaways Jack, Kate, and Charlie, he explained why their plane went down and why they would not be rescued anytime soon- and then promptly died.

    • Greg joined Weight Watchers to help his character shed some pounds.

    • Right now, while filming for Heroes, Greg is also filming for his upcoming movie, Magic, where he plays Detective Davis. (2006)

    • Greg played a small role in Mission Impossible 3. He can be seen in the beginning, during the Ethan Hunt's engagement party.

    • Greg was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2006 along with the other men in the Heroes cast. They can be found in the Newcomers section of the magazine.

    • Greg originally auditioned for the part of Peter Petrelli in the show 'Heroes' but ended up with the part of Matt Parkman, which was changed/created for him.

    • The band Greg founded is called Band From TV. They are making a CD and can be found at He curently plays drums.

    • Greg plays in a celebrity band with Hugh Laurie and James Denton.

    • Greg is currently working on a Drama pilot that is in production for NBC entitled, Heroes.

    • Greg will be appearing in at least four of the final episodes of Alias.

    • Greg will also be appearing in the series finale of Alias.

    • Greg recently shot a pilot currently entitled Grand Union. This comedy is being marketed as a mid-season pick up show. The show will mark Greg's first lead character role. The show does not involve J.J. Abrams.

    • Greg likes to play racing and sports games and loves the game Burnout. Greg doesn't like to play games that take a lot of time.

    • interviewed Greg on November 1, 2005 for his upcoming role in Condemned: Criminal Origins.

    • Greg created and ran a very successful frozen yogurt delivery service.

    • Greg likes to play the game Mario Kart with his three sons.

    • Greg's nickname is Grunny. Greg's friends including J.J. Abrams and Michael Vartarn call him Grunny.

    • Greg will be playing the title role in the game entitled Condemned: Criminal Origins, which is due out in 2007.

    • Greg will have another appearance on Alias prior to the series finale.

    • Greg Grunberg is 6'2" tall.

    • Greg's son Jake was diagnosed with pediatric epilepsy in 2003. Greg was featured in People Magazine, April 4, 2005, in an article called "Dad Steps Up." Greg is a big supporter of the Pediatric Epilepsy Project.

    • Greg Grunberg is married to Elizabeth and they have three sons who are named Jake, Ben, and Sam.

    • Greg's brother, Bradley (Brad) Grunberg, is also an actor.

    • Greg quit Alias for a role in an ABC pilot called The Catch. Although it didn't get picked up, he stands by his decision and says that he's got several television projects in the works.

    • Greg has known director J.J. Abrams since they were both in kindergarten.

  • Quotes

    • Greg: (On the Band from Tv) I'm on Drums, Adrian Pasdar is on Guitar, Hugh Laurie from House is on keyboards, James Denton from Desperate Housewives is on guitar, Teri Hatcher Sings, Jesse Spencer from House plays fiddle, and we have a celebrity band and we play covers. We have a DVD on Amazon, which is actually the number 1 DVD right now, and it's called Hoggin all the covers.

    • Greg: (If he could read minds)
      I want in to the mind of Tim Kring so bad you have no idea! As actors on this amazing show, we are subjected to just as much of a rollercoaster ride as the viewers. We just get to take the ride a few weeks before you do. Tim and Dennis and Jesse and Joseph and Alan and Bryan and Michael and Greg and all the other geniuses behind this show know what lies ahead, but they won't give it up! That sucks as an actor, when the material is this good and the twists and turns can either take you to the top of the food chain or bury you, never to be seen again. Let someone else use the power of mind-reading for the greater good of society...I just want to use it to keep my job on this show. I LOVE MY JOB! Can I take my head out of Tim's ass now, please?

    • Greg: (If he could have any power)
      I would definitely not want everyone thinking of me in the "real world." I have learned that all of these powers fall under the Be careful what you wish for... category. Too much information is not a good thing sometimes. I would want the ability to eat anything and everything I can get my hands on and not worry about gaining a pound. I want to walk around with a big C on my chest that stands for CARBS! I want the power of super-metabolism! Nothing against Weight Watchers; heck it's working for me…but come on, how great would that be?

    • Greg (on wishing his character on Alias had been killed)
      I was hoping for this big Scarface like ending where I'm getting shot and I keep coming back with a cheeseburger in one hand and a gun in the other.
      J.J. Abrams (in response to Greg's comment): No way. I'm never going to kill you on this show.

    • Greg (on not Being in the Heroes pilot): There's a superstition that I share and that is that if I'm in a pilot, there's a problem. I wasn't in the pilot of Felicity, and I was a regular for years. I wasn't in the pilot of Alias, I was a regular for years. I was in the pilot for Lost, and I was eaten in about five minutes. So guess what, I'm not gonna do pilots anymore! I'll star in your shows, but I gotta start in the second episode.

    • Greg: (On what special power he would pick.) It's actually kind of sad the things people think about you in their own minds. I would love to have speed, the ability to travel long distances in a flash.

    • Greg: (must have DVD) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I can't put that thing down. It's my all-time favorite movie. It's always either on to of the DVD or very near it. The kids and I love watching it together.

    • Greg: (On still getting recognized for his work on Felicity) All the time. Usually, people tell me that their daughter was off in college, and it was a way they could connect. And a lot of guys who say, "Don't tell anyone this but I loved that show."

    • Greg: (on his TV crush) Virginia Madsen. She's on that new show Smith, so I can see her on TV. And Henry Winkler. Who didn't have a crush on the Fonz?

    • Greg: (on his favorite TV snacks) Homemade popcorn with macaroni and cheese seasoning on it and surgar-free orange popsicles.

    • Greg: (Guilty pleasure show?) My Wife and I love Lost. And we're very much looking forward to Heroes.

    • Greg: Holmes on Homes. The contractor Mike Holmes, goes and fixes homes where other contractors have failed. It's the greatest show.

    • Greg: Having my kids in there kind of dictates what I watch. It's Dora the Explorer or Barney, and now it's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. But we all love HGTV.

    • Greg: (On his favorite spot to watch TV) In my master bedroom. I've got three boys, and I just love watching TV cuddled up with my kids.