Gregory "Greg" Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an American actor and television personality, who first rose to stardom as the first host of E!'s Talk Soup. He has appeared in more than 20 motion pictures. Kinnear was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in As Good as It Gets.
Kinnear was born in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Suzanne, a homemaker, and Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat who worked for the U.S. State Department. He has two brothers, James and Steven. As a child, the Kinnear family moved around frequently, from Beirut to Athens, part of a group sometimes referred to as the "Foreign Service Brats". While a student at the American Community Schools in Athens, Greg Kinnear first ventured into the role of talk show host with his radio show "School Daze With Greg Kinnear". Returning to the States for a college education, he attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Arizona, Greg was a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Kinnear hosted a short-lived game show, College Mad House, which was spun off from the kids' show, Fun House. After that, he would later become the creator, co-executive producer, and host of Best of the Worst which aired from 1990 to 1991. In 1991, Kinnear became the first host of Talk Soup; he hosted until 1995, when he left the show for the NBC late-night talk show, Later with Greg Kinnear (1994).