Jbara, Gregory 1961–

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JBARA, Gregory 1961–

(Greg Jbara)


Born September 28, 1961, in Westland, MI; son of an investigator and an advertising office manager; married Rebecca Luker (an actress; divorced); married; wife's name, Julie; children: Zachary, Aidan. Education: The Juilliard School, B.F.A., 1986; attended University of Michigan.

Addresses: Agent—Marilyn Szatmary, Silver, Massetti & Szatmary, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069; (commercials) Brady, Brannon & Rich, 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036; (voice work) Vox, Inc., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Adventures in Theatre (children's theatre company), Detroit, MI, performer on tour; performer at awards presentations; appeared in television commercials. Also worked as a cook.

Awards, Honors: Garland Award, Back Stage West, 2000, for Precious Sons.


Stage Appearances:

The monster, Have I Got a Girl for You!, Second Avenue Theatre, New York City, 1986–1987.

Charley Wykeham, Charley's Aunt, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1987–1988.

John, Serious Money, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1987, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Bootblack, bellhop, and understudy for Eddie Brock, Born Yesterday, Forty–Sixth Street Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Kevin Cartwright, Privates on Parade, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Smudge, Forever Plaid, Steve McGraw's Theatre, New York City, between 1990 and 1994.

Das Barbecu, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1993.

Sohovik and narrator, Damn Yankees (musical), Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1993–1994, then Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1994–1995.

Squash Bernstein, Victor/Victoria (musical), Marquis Theatre, 1995–1997.

Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), Broadway production, beginning 1997.

Chick Clark, "Wonderful Town," City Center Encores!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Fred Small, Precious Sons, Blank Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000.

The Grave White Way, Hudson Backstage Theatre, Santa Monica, CA, 2001.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Suite, Blank Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, 2002.

Vinnie, Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple, Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA, 2002.

Jack, There's Someone Living in the House That Jack Built, Blank Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, 2003.

Great American Songbook on Stage (benefit performance), Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2003.

Superintendent, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (workshop performance), 2004.

Big Rosemary (musical; workshop performance), Los Angeles, 2004.

Appeared as Clark Gable, Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood, Blank Theatre Company; and as Kenny, Very Warm for May (concert performance), Carnegie Hall, New York City.

Major Tours:

Walter, Chess, U.S. cities, 1990.

Smudge, Forever Plaid, U.S. cities, 1990–1994.

Film Appearances:

Tommy, The House on Carroll Street, Orion, 1988.

Young police officer, "Crocodile" Dundee 2, Paramount, 1988.

Cafe waiter, Married to It, Orion, 1993.

Angelique, Jeffrey, Orion, 1995.

Freddy "Metro," One Fine Day (also known as Momma Said), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Walter Brackett, In & Out, Paramount, 1997.

Edward, The Out–of–Towners, Paramount, 1999.

Fergus Rickhart, Cement, Cargo Films/Keystone Film Partners XIX, 1999.

Snug the Joiner, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sogno di una notte di mezza estate), Fox Searchlight, 1999.

Hank Menzinger, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002.

Voice of third Willie brother, Home on the Range (animated), Buena Vista, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Announcer, AXN action pur (also known as Action TV and AXN Action Weekend), Fox Family Channel, beginning 1998.

Announcer, Ripley's Believe It or Not, TBS, 2000–2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Reverend Bigbee, The Sure Hand of God (also known as Sinners Need Company), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Squash Bernstein, Victor/Victoria, Bravo, 1995.

Song performer in 75 Years of Disney Music.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Greg Jbara) Roy, "Fun with Dick and Joanna," Newhart, CBS, 1987.

Charlie, "Istanbul, September 1918," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, c. 1993.

Bob Bertram, Jr., "Dobbs Takes a Holiday," The Closer, CBS, 1998.

George, "Cybill Sheridan's Day Off," Cybill, CBS, 1998.

Ron, "Drew and the Conspiracy," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1998.

Ron, "Golden Boy," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1998.

Wallace, "Trash Test Dummies," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1998.

Bartender, "Shutout in Seattle: Parts 1 & 2," Frasier, NBC, 1999.

Voice of Jonathan, "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999.

Voices of Lame–o the clown and operator, "Twister's Cuz," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voices of tourist, toga man, and lifeguard, "Lost and Found," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voices of Tony Eggs, Lame–o the clown, and second rocker, "Happy Luau to You–Au," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Jo Jo Regosi, "The Screw–Up," That's Life, ABC, 2000.

Jo Jo Regosi, "The Tutor," That's Life, ABC, 2000.

Lloyd, "Arm–prins," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2000.

Voice of public address announcer, "Aloha Kid/Ottomobile," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voices of announcer and second surfer, "Radical New Equipment," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Jo Jo Regosi, "Nomads," That's Life, ABC, 2001.

(As Greg Jbara) Mike, "New Neighbors," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.

Reverend Compton, "Reach Out and Touch," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Dan O'Keefe, "Don't Fear the Reefer," Grounded for Life, Fox, 2002.

Dan O'Keefe, "Eddie Said Knock You Out," Grounded for Life, Fox, 2002.

Dan O'Keefe, "We Are Family," Grounded for Life, Fox, 2002.

Drew, "Things That Go Bump in the Night," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Scott Morgan, "At the End of the Aisle," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

Stan Benedict, "Bombs Away," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.

Congressperson Segal, "Angel Maintenance," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Dan O'Keefe, "Your Father Should Know: Parts 1 & 2," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2003.

Coach Cunningham, "Coach Tracy," The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC, 2004.

Dan O'Keefe, "Me and Mrs. O," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2004.

Dan O'Keefe, "Racketman," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2004.

Gene, "The One Where the Stripper Cries," Friends, NBC, 2004.

(In archive footage) Gene, "The One with All the Other Ones: Part 2," Friends, NBC, 2004.

"Sweet Child of Mine," Century City, CBS, 2004.

Appeared as Coach Jim Shirley, Without a Trace, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jo Jo Regosi, That's Life, ABC, 2000.

Narrator, War Games, TBS, 2001.

Beverly Hills S.U.V., NBC, 2004.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, American Woman Talk Show, KRLA–Radio, 2004.


Albums; Soundtracks:

Annie Get Your Gun, EMI, 1991.

Brigadoon, EMI, 1991.

Damn Yankees, Polydor, 1994.

Victor/Victoria, Decca, 1995.

First Lady Suite, PS Classics, 2003.

Albums; Studio Recordings of Musicals:

Peter Pan, Varese Sarabande, 1996.

Drat! The Cat!, Varese Sarabande, 1997.

Coach McGowan, Leave It to Jane, 2001.

Albums; with Others:

A Broadway Christmas, Varese Sarabande, 1994.

Unsung Irving Berlin, Varese Sarabande, 1995.

Unsung Musicals II, Varese Sarabande, 1995.

Prime Time Musicals, Varese Sarabande, c. 1998.



Playbill, April 30, 1996, p. 60.


Gregory Jbara Official Site,http://www.gregoryjbara.com, July 11, 2004.