Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1969, he began taking diving lessons. In 1978, he won his first World Championship in diving. In 1996, he co-wrote the autobiography "Breaking the ... Read more »
Born: 01/29/1960 in El Cajon, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Back on Board: Greg Louganis 2016 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

Lloyd's Fiancee (Actor)

Splash 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Portlandia 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Watercolors 2010 (Movie)

Coach Brown (Actor)

Beverly Hills Groomer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reality Bites Back 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Greg Louganis: The Biggest Challenge 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Animal Crusaders 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Skate TV Championships 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The National Hate Test 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Touch Me 1998 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

America's Greatest Olympians 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

It's My Party 1996 (Movie)

Dan Zuma (Actor)

Where Are They Now? Part 2 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light: Sex Unplugged 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

Celebrity at Party (Actor)

16 Days of Glory: Seoul '88 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 Summer Olympic Games 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Laundry 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Superstars & Their Moms 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

16 Days of Glory (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Greg Louganis was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1969, he began taking diving lessons. In 1978, he won his first World Championship in diving. In 1996, he co-wrote the autobiography "Breaking the Surface" with Eric Marcus. In 2009, he appeared in the documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story." He appeared in a number of television specials, including "16 Days of Glory" (1986-87), "The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1986-87) and "Superstars & Their Moms" (ABC, 1986-87). He also landed a few movie roles at the time, appearing in "Dirty Laundry" (1987) with Leigh McCloskey and the Emilio Estevez action film "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994). In the nineties, Louganis devoted his time to various credits, such as "America's Greatest Olympians" (TBS, 1995-96), "Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal" (Nickelodeon, 1995-99) and "Where Are They Now? Part 2" (CBS, 1995-96). He also worked on "It's My Party" (1996) starring Margaret Cho. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Portlandia" (IFC, 2010-). He also appeared in "Watercolors" (2010). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Hollywood Animal Crusaders" (Animal Planet, 1998-99) and "Greg Louganis: The Biggest Challenge" (2000-01). Louganis most recently acted in the comedic adaptation "Entourage" (2015) with Adrian Grenier.

EDUCATION

University of Miami

1978 - 1981

University of California, Irvine

Irvine , California 1981 - 1983
Minored in Dance

Milestones

2012

Mentored the U.S. Olympic diving team and served as vice president for the U.S. Olympian Association

2009

Appeared in the documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story"

2003

Featured on an episode of the documentary series "Beyond the Glory" (Fox Sports Network)

1999

With Betsy Sikora Siino, co-authored For the Life of Your Dog

1996

Co-wrote the autobiography "Breaking the Surface" with Eric Marcus

1996

Appeared in the ensemble drama "It's My Party"

1994

Made a cameo in "D2: The Mighty Ducks"

1988

Successfully defended his gold medals in springboard and platform at Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; he suffered a concussion after hitting his head on the springboard during preliminary rounds

1987

Made his film debut in "Dirty Laundry"

1985

Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

1984

At Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA, became third man in history of diving to win gold medals in both springboard and platform

1978

Won his first World Championship in diving

1976

At age 16, competed at Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; won silver in 10m platform diving

1968

Began taking diving lessons

1960

Adopted at nine months by Frances and Peter Louganis

Bonus Trivia

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Louganis announced he was gay in 1995. He also revealed that he was HIV-positive while promoting his 1996 autobiography Breaking the Surface.

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