Gregory Jbara

Gregory Jbara


9/28/1961, Westland, MI

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  • Trivia

    • Won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of "Dad" (aka "Jackie Elliot") in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway. He originated the role on Broadway. His final performance was September 4, 2011.

    • As of April 2008, Gregory Jbara appears as a man out tango-dancing with his wife on the Caduet (high blood pressure/high cholesterol medication) commercial on TV. He is also pictured in the print ad and featured on their web site. Former Fosse dance girl Deborah Geffner plays the wife.

    • On the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Greg (as "André Thibault") is heard on "Give Them What They Want" (with John Lithgow and ensemble); "Chimp in a Suit" (solo), and "Like Zis/Like Zat" (duet with Joanna Gleason).

    • Greg is a member of The Actors Company at Pacific Stages in Los Angeles.

    • Gregory Jbara is a Juilliard graduate (Group 15, Drama).

    • Greg plays the role of Jerry Yarbro in the Scott Ziehl-directed thriller Exit Speed which filmed in Dallas, Texas during May/June 2007.

    • Gregory and Julie Jbara have been married since December 6, 1997, and are parents to two sons.

    • Prior to playing the role of Snug in Fox's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jbara was in two stage productions of the play. While a student at the University of Michigan, he played Lysander, then he portrayed Bottom while studying at The Juilliard School.

    • Greg is the on-camera spokesperson for TV Land's 2007 Spring Brand Campaign. The promos premiered during the TV Land Awards telecast on April 22, 2007.

    • Greg played "Frosty the Snowman" in his first grade school play.

    • During the end credits of Epic Movie, Gregory Jbara can be seen in the third and final sequence of out takes as a tequila guzzling Mel Gibson in prison. He's credited as "Mel Gibson Look-Alike."

    • Jbara transferred from the University of Michigan School of Music musical theatre program to complete his BFA in acting at the Juilliard School.

    • Jbara sang Randy Newman's, 'You've Got a Friend In Me' from Toy Story for U.S. Olympic Ice Skater Michelle Kwan's 75 Years Of Disney Music/TV Special.

    • Jbara received the BackStageWest Garland 2000 Award for his performance in the West Coast Premiere of George Furth's Precious Sons with Nora Dunn.

    • Jbara was the second actor to play Dan O'Keefe on "Grounded for Life"

  • Quotes

  • Gregory Jbara is a class act all the way.

    Gregory Jbara is one of the most versatile actors in show business. For stage, film, or television, Greg can perform in any genre. He acts, sings, dances - all superbly. He's entertained and charmed audiences on Broadway and other venues. Whether he's voicing cartoon characters, portraying dramatic parts, or playing comedic roles like that of the annoying, but hilarious neighbor Dan O'Keefe on television's Grounded for Life, Gregory Jbara catches your attention. Fans know him for being accessible to them. Colleagues know him for his work ethic. They all know Greg for his kindness, sense of humor, and easy-going manner.moreless