Ever heard of Greg Grunberg? Well if you’ve watched the TV Series “Heroes”, you must’ve known him as Matt Parkman, the chubby policeman with the ability of telepathy. Matt Parkman is where Greg gains the spotlight in his career, and also with his appearance on “Alias” as Eric Weiss.
Wonders why I made a blogpost about him? He’s not that handsome or popular. What’s so special about him?
I think I will start it with his background. Greg Grunberg was born on LA, but he still has a Jewish blood on him. His wife is Elizabeth Dawn Wershow, with whom he has 3 children.
I’m interested in him because of his role as Matt Parkman, especially in the 4th season of Heroes. I think his plot story is kinda similar with my life. The problems he faced, inner conflict, and even the path he took, really got me saying like, “OMG, that’s so damn me!” Even on some point, people says that Greg looked like me, or I looked like Greg, or Greg looked like me, or…. ah, whatever. 😛
And so, I googled him. His career is so standard. Nothing special. But I still think he is a great actor for what he has done on Heroes. And then, I continued to read about his personal life, and surprisingly, it’s so d*mn great and interesting!
On the IT world, Greg Grunberg is known as the owner of the iPhone application, “Yowza”, which is very popular. I’ve never used the apps, since I don’t have any iPhone, but it’s an application that combine GPS and coupon codes. In fact, Grunberg’s education background is on IT, and that’s mean, +1 that I am his cloning. Okay, I’m Kidding! 😛
Inspired by his son, Jake -who was diagnosed to have an epilepsy with him- , Greg is an Epilepsy campaign activist. In the year 2009, Greg released “Talk about it”, a website that’s built to increase the awareness and education of Epilepsy. Awesome!
On this project, Greg asked his fellow artists to help, such as Jennifer Garner (Alias), Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Milo Ventimiglia, Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto (Fellow Heroes!), and a lot more, including John Mayer.
Besides those awesome things he has done, he also used his musical hobby to show his awareness to the problems that this world is facing. Want some proof? Try “Band From TV”. It is a non-profit band he formed, that is dedicated to support charity worldwide (that’s their tagline). Wondering with that weird name? Don’t be, because all the members of the band was from all of your favorite TV Series. On Vocal and Keyboard, they got Hugh Laurie (Dr.House). Their Guitarist is Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli from Heroes), and there are a lot more TV series star that participate in this band. Grunberg is the Drummer.
Okay, that’s all for today, folks. I hope the story of this great big man could inspire you guys. 🙂