Greg (II) Ellis filmography and biography
Date of birth: 21 March 1968, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK
Greg (II) Ellis biography
Greg Ellis is best remembered for his portrayal of Michael Amador the
virus broker in season 3 of the award winning Fox drama 24 starring
Kiefer Sutherland and for his portrayal of Lieutenant Groves in the
Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Greg can be seen as Chief Engineer Olson in J.J. Abrams's new Star Trek movie and on television as Joe Reilly in the critically acclaimed FX network series The Riches with Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. Greg also plays Simon Cochran, the nemesis to Eric McCormack's character, in the new TNT pilot Truth in Advertising and Welther in the new NBC movie/backdoor Pilot of the classic 80s tv series Knight Rider for Executive Producer Doug Liman.
Born England, Greg is an experienced theatre actor whose West End credits include the role of Rusty in the original cast of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Starlight Express, directed by Trevor Nunn; the alternate Chris in the original cast of Miss. Saigon, directed by Nicholas Hytner; Out of the Blue, directed by David Gilmore and Bugsy Malone, directed by Mickey Dolenz of Monkees fame.
Greg's US television credits include series regular, recurring and guest starring roles on shows including CSI: Las Vegas, The X-Files, Jake in Progress, Bones, Reno 911, We're With The Band, Star Trek: DS-9, Brimstone, The Division, Even Stevens and on the BBC, Bread, The Paradise Club and Brush Strokes. Greg has also be seen in the motion picture arena with roles in 20th Century Fox's Titanic, the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie starrer, Mr. And Mrs. Smith, and can also be seen in To End All Wars starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland and Red Roses & Petrol with Malcolm McDowell.
However, Greg's talents don't stop there. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Ellis has performed for H.R.H Queen Elizabeth at Saint Paul's Cathedral. As well as performing on many album soundtracks, his recordings can be heard extensively throughout Europe where he has achieved 3 Top 20 singles. Most recently Greg teamed up with 80's pop icon Nick Heyward from the band Haircut 100 and together they have recorded an album entitled Open Sesame Seed.
Greg can be heard in cinemas later this year as Harry Hold in Lions Gate's Foodfight with Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff and Eva Longoria, Shrek in Meet the Spartans and is also the voice of the loveable Nigel the ferret in Fox's Garfield 2.
In addition, Greg's vocal dexterity can also be heard on numerous animated cartoon series including Scooby Doo, Bratz, Boondocks, Heavy Gear, Jackie Chan Adventures, Angry Beavers, Grim & Evil, Teen Titans, The Wild Thornberries, The Fairly Odd Parents, Ben 10, Atom, Invader Zim and The Mummy. He was also the voice of Hasbro's Action Man and is the voice of the Eagle comics super hero Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future in the animated series.
Greg (II) Ellis trivia
- Once sang a duet with Lorrie Morgan live at the Las Vegas Hilton.
- Sang the National Anthem at a NY Rangers game and an Oakland A's game.