Actor and entrepreneur Greg Grunberg is best known for his roles as police detective Matt Parkman in the award-winning series “Heroes,” Capt. Seth Norris on “Lost,” Eric Weiss on “Alias,” and Sean Blumberg on “Felicity”. In 2013 Greg starred in the feature film, “Big Ass Spider”.
Greg is currently recurring on the hit Showtime series, “Masters of Sex.” In the past year Greg has also recurred on the Lifetime hit series “The Client List” with Jennifer Love Hewitt, and the ABC Family 1⁄2 hour sitcom “Baby Daddy.”
In 2010, Grunberg and his producing partner, acclaimed writer/ director Lawrence Trilling, proudly saw their romantic comedy feature, “Group Sex” running in heavy rotation on Showtime, Starz and Netflix. Grunberg served as writer, producer and star in the film. An active embracer of new media from the beginning, Greg has been voted one of the most interesting actors to follow on Twitter and currently boasts over 1.4 million followers.
In addition to his work in entertainment, Grunberg is the mastermind behind Yowza!!, the mobile coupon solutions startup he founded with veteran software developer August Trometer. The free GPS-based Yowza!! App, which has been downloaded by millions of users since launching in June 2009, identifies special offers and discounts within a consumer’s immediate vicinity. Merchants work with the company to tailor deals, and cashiers redeem the Yowza!! barcode or promo code by simply scanning the phone-no paper needed. Grunberg formulated the concept of Yowza!! while shopping with his family and is actively involved in all areas of business development as well as in the promotion of the app.
A philanthropist by nature, Grunberg started the charitable celebrity rock band “Band From TV” (BandFromTV.org) with fellow actors Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Adrian Pasdar and Scott Grimes. “Band From TV” has performed on “American Idol Gives Back” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Grunberg’s portion of the band’s fundraising benefitsTalkAboutIt.org, the website he started to raise awareness and funds for people with epilepsy as his eldest son has the condition. Grunberg is the official spokesperson for TalkAboutIt.org.
Grunberg lives outside of Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their three sons.