Gregory Jbara

A celebrated musical talent on the Broadway stage, actor Gregory Jbara captured the Tony for his performance in "Billy Elliot the Musical" in 2009 while also enjoying a long career as a supporting player in films and ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1961 in Westland, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Blue Bloods 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1997 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1997 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's Life 1997 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1997 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yes, Dear 2000 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

Post Columnist (Actor)

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

General Stanton (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremé 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Remember Me 2010 (Movie)

Les Hirsch (Actor)

Exit Speed 2008 (Movie)

Jerry Yarbro (Actor)

Epic Movie 2007 (Movie)

Mel Gibson Look-Alike (Actor)

Ira & Abby 2007 (Movie)

Jingle Singer #2 (Actor)

The Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Accountant in Karnes Office (Actor)

The Tracy Morgan Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grounded For Life 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Victor/Victoria 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

War Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Cement 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Family Guy 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

Frasier 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

Walter Brackett (Actor)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

Metro Reporter (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

Young Cop (Actor)

The House on Carroll Street 1988 (Movie)

Office Boy (Actor)

Sure Hand of God (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Tangled 2010 (Movie)

Thug Chorus (Music)

Ira & Abby 2007 (Movie)

("Soy Wonder") (Song Performer)

Home on the Range 2004 (Movie)

("(You Ain't) Home On The Range") (Song Performer)
Other (1)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1997 - 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Other

Biography

A celebrated musical talent on the Broadway stage, actor Gregory Jbara captured the Tony for his performance in "Billy Elliot the Musical" in 2009 while also enjoying a long career as a supporting player in films and television for over two decades. A graduate of the Juilliard School's celebrated drama program, Jbara's stage and screen career began at roughly the same time in the late '80s: the former launched with the Obie-winning "Serious Money" in 1988, while the latter began with a series of guest shots on TV and the occasional feature film. Both facets of his career blossomed to varying degrees in the 1990s, with roles in major Broadway productions of "Damn Yankees" and "Victor/Victoria" and features like "In & Out" (1997) and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999). In 2005, Jbara received a Drama Desk nomination for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," which preceded his biggest theatrical triumph to date: the Tony for "Billy Elliot," along with other major Broadway awards. If Jbara's screen career didn't match the heights of his stage efforts, he remained extremely active as a screen character actor, most notably on TV shows like "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ), and features such as "Remember Me" (2010). That Jbara could be a celebrated Broadway figure and a prolific screen actor was testimony to the versatility of his talent.

Relationships

Julie Jbara

Wife

Mike Jbara

Brother

Dan Jbara Executive Producer

Brother

Zachary Jbara

Child

Adam Jbara

Son

Rebecca Luker Actor

Ex-Wife

EDUCATION

Juilliard School

1982 - 1986

University of Michigan

1979 - 1981
Dropped out during his junior year.

Milestones

2010

Recurring role opposite Selleck on "Blue Bloods"

1997

First collaboration with Tom Selleck in "In & Out"

1996

Replaced James Naughton as Billy Flynn in "Chicago"

1995

Played bodyguard Squash Bernstein in Broadway production of "Victor/Victoria," as well as a TV movie version

1988

Feature film debut in "The House on Carroll Street"

1988

First appearance on Broadway in "Serious Money"

1987

First television appearance on "Newhart"

1986

First Off-Broadway appearance in "Have I Got a Girl for You!"

Bonus Trivia

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Is a frequent performer in television ad campaigns, including spots for Caduet and Olive Garden.

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Narrated the first three seasons of the revived "Ripley's Believe it Or Not."

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His caricature, along with ones for several of his "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" co-stars, was added to the wall of Sardi's restaurant in a 2005 ceremony .

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Sang the title song for the 2004 Disney animated feature "Home on the Range."

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Provides the voice for an audio-animatronic newscaster in EPCOT's Spaceship Earth.

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