In 1995, Greg won an Emmy Award forÂ Outstanding Special Class Program in his work on Â Talk Soup.
In 2006, Greg was nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" for his movie Little Miss Sunshine.
Greg has two brothers named James Kinnear and Steve Kinnear.
Greg is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Greg resides in Los Angeles.
In 1998, Greg was nominated for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" at the Academy Awards for his role in As Good as It Gets.
In 1995, Greg appeared in a commercial for Eagle Talon and in 2004, Greg lent his voice in a TV commercial for Wendy's restaurants.
Greg is bilingual and can speak fluent Greek and English.
Greg has been married to Helen Labdon since May 1, 1999.
Greg attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and majored in Broadcast Journalism.
Greg's parents are named Edward and Suzanne Kinnear.
Greg is 5' 10".
Greg has two daughters named Audrey Mae Kinnear and Lily Kathryn Kinnear. Audrey was born in 2007. Lily was born in 2003.
Greg: (On working on E! "Talk Soup"): It was an incredibly fresh environment. There was no show like it when we started, and I really...it was a great experience for me. I felt like we really could do anything, and everything was possible, and yet nobody was watching the show for the first two years it was on so it was kind of in a vacuum, and even when they were watching it, it was just on E!, it was so small. It was really a cool environment, I had a great group of people that I worked with. A lot of the comedy in that show was provided by Geraldo Rivera and Jerry Springer, so I didn't have to do much.
Greg: Good scripts and interesting stories are hard enough to find.
Greg: I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all.
Greg: Well, I don't know what image people have of me.
Greg: Whenever Hollywood gets involved with real life events, certain liberties have to be taken.
Greg: I don't think there's any connection between my journalism career and my film career. They are two totally different mediums and very different skills.
Greg: (About being glad that he's not typecast in Hollywood) like all things, it's a blessing and a curse. There is probably added simplicity to a career where you can be identified for the kinds of roles you can -- and should -- play as an actor. I am sure with me, it's the second or third meeting [for a role] that people come around and say, 'You know, he could do that.' I don't think a lot of times I am the obvious choice.
Greg: (About raising his two daughters) I went to a Wiggles concert not too long ago – got down with them. The truth is, they don't watch a lot of TV. What I feel most protective of at this point is keeping them isolated from ... pop culture. I just want to allow that innocence to drag out a little bit further.
Greg: Setting goals can blind you to opportunities. You might be trying to get to point C. When opportunity B comes, you don't even look at it because you're going straight to C. I've never had a clear road map. When things come along, I benefit.
Greg: (On his school days) I was always explaining why my term papers were never on time. I think that's where I got my acting training!