Starting his career from the broadway production and eventually making way to become a TV actor, Gregory Jbara has struggled a lot in the beginning phase of his career. As of now, he is one of the well-established actors who don’t need any introduction.
Popular for his role as Jackie Elliot in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical has more than 61 acting credits in his name as of early 2020. Let’s not forget he has also lent his voice in several onscreen projects.
Well, only the above-mentioned things are not enough to know about Jbara. So, here are many things about him that most of us are still unacquainted with.
5. Married Twice; Father of Two
The 58 years old, Gregory Jbara has married twice. Currently, he is living a happy married life with his second wife, Julie Jbara with whom he shared wedding vows back on December 6, 1997.
They met for the first time while both of them were students at Michigan University. After a few years of friendship, they started dating and later on, got married.
Together the pair has shares two sons: Zachary Jbara and Aidan Jbara. Zachary is currently pursuing a career in music while Aidan is still sorting things out, though he also learned drums and guitar.
Prior to this, he was married to Rebecca Luker in 1995 but divorced just after a year of marriage. While talking about his first marriage, Jbara said that his hectic work schedule led to the end of his first marriage.
4. Has $3 Million Net Worth
The Tony Award winner, Gregory Jbara’s net worth is $3 million which he collected from his acting career since 1987. As of early 2020, he more than 61 acting credits under his name and he is still going active in his career.
From his career, he has earned millions of worth from a number of movies. Some of his movies have earned a huge amount at the box office which are listed below.
|Movie||Box Office Earning|
|World Trade Center||$162 million|
|Crocodile Dundee II||$130 million|
Besides acting, he also adds to his riches from his skills in music and voice acting.
3. Lost 80 Lbs in a Year
The 6 feet 1 inch tall actor Gregory Jbara shook the world when he looked thin and pale. Many thought that he was ill when in reality, he wasn’t. The reason he looked like that was because of his weight loss, where he’d lost over 80 lbs in just over a year.
Well, what Greg did was basically start a challenge to lose around 57 lbs of body fat on his 57th birthday. A year later on his 58th birthday, he had actually lost over 80 lbs.
For weight loss, the Blue Bloods actor underwent gastric bypass surgery and controlled his diet.
2. Climate Activist
The Caucasian actor Gregory Jbara is actively involved in campaigns for climate change and sea conservation. In one of his Instagram posts, he expressed his sadness after the US government reduced funds for forest management in California.
His post came in the support of Congressman Ted Lieu who criticized the Trump government for cutting forest funding in CA.
1. A Multitalented Performer
Apart from being an actor and a singer, Gregory Jbara is also a multi-talented performer. Here’s a list of his skills according to his personal portfolio website.
|Performance Skills||Hosting, Singing, Dancing, Voiceover, Comedian, Teleprompter, Improvisation|
|Athletic Skills||Golf, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Rollerblading, Football, Soccer|
|Accents||Spanish, Italian, Chinese, German, French, British, Scottish, Irish, Southern, Australian, Middle Eastern, West Indian, Jamaican|
|Musical Instruments||Flue, French Horn, Trumpet, Dulcimer, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Drums|
|Dance||Ballroom, Freestyle, Tap, Polka, Disco, Waltz|
- While he was cast in the movie, Remember Me, there was a huge rumor of him being in an extramarital affair with co-star, Lena Olin.
- During his third year, he dropped out of college and became a seafood joint cook.
- Greg’s first agent was Brian Riordan. The actor was 25 when Brian took him on.
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