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Gregory Jbara

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gregory Jbara (/dʒəˈbɑrə/; born September 28, 1961) is an American film, television and stage actor. Jbara was born in Nankin Township (now Westland), Michigan, the son of an advertising office manager and an insurance claims adjuster. He is of Lebanese and Irish descent.After graduating from Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne, Michigan, Jbara attended the University of Michigan from 1979 to 1981. He majored in Communication Studies and took classes in Theatre and Musical Theatre. He left Michigan to attend the Juilliard School's drama division (1982–1986, Group 15), where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Both of Jbara's brothers also have careers in the entertainment industry. Mike, formerly President and CEO, WEA Corp., was named President of Alternative Distribution Alliance worldwide in June 2013. Brother Dan has made his career primarily as a reality show producer. Jbara also has a sister, Judy, who is Director of Client Relations for Beer Financial Group. Career Jbara originated the role of "Jackie Elliot" (known as "Dad") in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical, which opened on November 13, 2008. For his portrayal of "Dad" Jbara received the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical during the 2008-2009 Broadway awards season.On May 5, 2005, Sardi's caricatures of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Butz, Gleason, Jbara and Scott were unveiled in a ceremony hosted by fellow co-star Sara Gettelfinger. (Scoundrels star John Lithgow had already been caricatured at Sardi's.)In a 2008 Grand Rapids Press interview, Jbara (noting the importance of being caricatured at the landmark Broadway restaurant) said, "You don't remember a year later who won the Tonys, but that picture will be in Sardi's for the rest of my life."Jbara received the BackStageWest Garland 2000 Award for his performance in the West Coast premiere of George Furth's play, Precious Sons, co-starring Nora Dunn, Michael Malota, Ginger Williams and Adam Wylie.In 2006, Jbara received a Special Award from the New England Theatre Conference for his achievement in theatre. Jbara appeared as TV Land's on-camera spokesperson in eight different spots featuring three generations sitting on a couch: grandpa (William Severs), father/boomer (Jbara) and teenage son (Dylan Kepp). The spots focused, humorously, on the contrasts among those generations and were first shown on TV Land during the TV Land Awards broadcast on April 22, 2007. Gregory's most prominent TV roles to date are as Dan O'Keefe in the Fox/WB sitcom Grounded for Life (2002-05) and as NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Garrett Moore on the CBS drama Blue Bloods (2010-present).


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Born:
Sep 28, 1961 In Westland - Michigan - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the series All My Children 1970-01-05
Latest Project:
Movie Infiltrators 2014-08-19
Known For
Poster of The Cleveland Show
Poster of Glenn Martin, DDS
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of Friends
Filmography
Movie Infiltrators Eric Volker 2014-08-19
Movie Big Miracle General Stanton 2012-02-02
Series Blue Bloods Garrett Moore 2010-09-24
Series Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown 2009-08-17
Series The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Movie Exit Speed Jerry Yarbro 2008-08-26
Series The Unit Unknown 2006-03-07
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series Higglytown Heroes Unknown 2004-09-12
Series Century City Unknown 2004-03-16
Movie The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Hank 2002-06-28
Series Monk Stan Lawrence 2002-07-12
Series Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Series Grounded for Life Unknown 2001-01-10
Series Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Series Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Series Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2000-01-12
Movie Cement 2000-04-03
Series Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Series Rocket Power Unknown 1999-08-16
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Snug 1999-04-25
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie In & Out Walter Brackett 1997-09-10
Series Suddenly Susan Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie One Fine Day Freddy 1996-12-20
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Friends Gene 1994-09-22
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Series All My Children Unknown 1970-01-05