Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

American actor and producer
Date of Birth: 11.07.1966
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Greg Grunberg
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Rise to Fame
  4. Other Notable Works
  5. Philanthropy

Biography of Greg Grunberg

Gregory Phillip Grunberg, known professionally as Greg Grunberg, is an American actor and producer. He was born on July 11, 1966, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Grunberg grew up in a Jewish family and was raised in strict adherence to his faith by his parents, Sandy and Gerry Grunberg.

Greg Grunberg

Early Life and Career

From a young age, Greg Grunberg showed a passion for acting. He eagerly participated in all school productions and never missed a public performance. After finishing college, Grunberg pursued a business venture with some unemployed actor friends, running a frozen yogurt delivery company called "Yogurt Runners." Despite his ambition to become an actor, Grunberg prioritized earning money and put his acting career on hold.

Greg Grunberg

However, Grunberg eventually found his way into the television and film industry. He made his first appearances on television in the 1990s, playing numerous roles in various series. While he had a long list of acting credits, the majority of Grunberg's early characters were not lead roles, leaving him relatively unknown and unpopular.

Greg Grunberg

Rise to Fame

Grunberg's breakthrough came with his role as Eric Weiss in the television series "Alias." The show premiered in 2001 and catapulted Grunberg to stardom. Following this success, he became a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.

Greg Grunberg

He further cemented his fame with his portrayal of police officer Matt Parkman in the series "Heroes" and pilot Seth Norris in "Lost." Grunberg's performance as Matt Parkman, who possesses the ability to read minds and control others, was pivotal to the show's storyline. He was also cast as Tom McBride in the NBC sitcom "The Great Unwashed."

Greg Grunberg

Other Notable Works

Throughout his career, Greg Grunberg has appeared in a multitude of popular television series, including "Baywatch," "Melrose Place," "NYPD Blue," "Diagnosis Murder," "Pacific Blue," "Felicity," "The Dead Zone," "House, M.D.," "What About Brian," and many more. His roles in these shows varied from minor to significant.

In addition to his acting work, Grunberg has also produced several projects. He served as a co-producer for Lawrence Trilling's comedy film "Group Sex" in 2009. He also provided voice work for J.J. Abrams' action film "Star Trek" in the same year. Grunberg lent his voice to FBI agent Ethan Thomas in the video game "Condemned: Criminal Origins."


Greg Grunberg's personal experiences with his son Jake, who suffers from epilepsy, led him to become an advocate for epilepsy research. He actively raises funds for medical research and organizes charity events to support the Pediatric Epilepsy Project in Los Angeles. One of his initiatives involved celebrity-signed guitars auctioned to raise funds, with notable signatures including Donald Trump and Pink. Grunberg's co-stars from "Alias," Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan, also contributed autographed portraits that are highly valued by fans.

In March 2007, Grunberg became the chairman of the first National Walk for Epilepsy, organized by the Epilepsy Foundation to raise awareness and support for those affected by the condition.