About "Grego" Greg O'Rourke
Over 25 years in the entertainment business.
An independent producer, director, actor, host and writer with over 25 years in the entertainment business. Greg has written and produced from concept to completion local and regional advertisement campaigns, National TV segments, TV show-Pilots, web promos, and radio spots. Greg started his career in comedy spending years on stage as a a member of the sketch comedic troupe, The Plumbing Company. He was a member of the renowed Ad-libs improvisational troupe based in Dallas. He spent every weekend for years on stage performing four shows a week. Greg quickly started working in TV and his first National commercial audition he got. It was a Miller Lite spot with another young talent, he still goes by the name of Matthew McConaughey. Greg's background of comedy and years in front and behind the camera has allowed him to move his talent into creating campaigns and online promo videos. He kicked of a new season on MTV’S Emmy award winning show MADE. He was approached by MTV because of his unique style of shooting commercials as comedy-driven mini-films, with a hint of storytelling. Greg has worked with Dr Phil on air creating a memorable comedy segment that became one of the years top rates episodes. He is consistently delivering several scene-stealing roles in a multitude of independent genre films and viral videos.
Greg understands business! Greg was an accomplished national seminar speaker, speaking to thousands of people across the country on home-based businesses. In addition, Greg was lead host and developed marketing for SHOWTIME Network's live venues across the United States for 7 years; proudly promoting multi-million dollar projects alongside some of the biggest professional boxers, actors and comedians in the world. Known as a rolling ball of comedy whose credits include everything from Leeza to Family Feud to FOX's Only Joking. He's considered by many comics to be the best, network television warm-up comic in the biz with over 1,500 studio performances and counting. Greg has interviewed over 100 Hollywood celebrities from Lynn Redgrave to Pam Grier to the immortal Don King. He has performed on every stage and level of the entertainment industry, from comedy clubs to hosting on air A&E's Emmy award-winning Biography. He has starred in multiple regional and national commercials such as Volvo, Dominos, Budget Rental Car, Miller Lite, GTE and others. His guest spot on FOX Kids' Big Bad Beetleborgs garnered the highest ratings ever in the series history. He has been a radio show host, a touring improvisational comic and a corporate spokesman for an array of Forbes 500 companies such as Sharp, AT&T, Viacom, Showtime Network, Canon, Hewlett Packard and others. The LA Times voted him top 20 funniest people in the Valley. He is known for his off-the-cuff flair, quick-comebacks and love for sushi with hot saki. He is founder of Jolly Grego.com. Greg resides in Nashville, Tennessee.