KIM GREGORY BIO:
As quoted in the New York Times: At 31 when this was written, this handsome 5'11" Michigan native told us he was adopted at ten days old. "My mother's birthday is April 10th and my parents got me on the 11th, so I was sort of a birthday present, he says proudly.”I grew up with a younger brother "Clint Hough" on a farm in the country," he explained. "We had five acres and a big huge barn. We had horses, chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, cows, cats, dogs, and a lot of fresh air. It was rural and even though I loved that lifestyle growing up, I'm definitely an Actor and a big city person now.
At 20, after a short stint in college where he played football and baseball; Kim took a job with Hostess Cakes for several years. "I was making great money and had all the Twinkies I could eat," he joked. "I serviced two different routes and then became the route supervisor, then later Branch Manager and was given 800 accounts. At the same time I started acting and modeling, working in Grand Rapids, Chicago and Detroit. I did print ads and commercials for some very large companies, Steelcase, Amway, Herman Miller, Meijers, Gilmores Dept. stores, Rogers Dept. stores, and Dayton Hudsons, start taking acting classes at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and appearing in plays. I went to a modeling and acting convention where I met an agent from New York City and he said, 'hey, if you come to New York City, we'll represent you.
So this bright, articulate and soft spoken Aries made his way to the Big Apple to pursue his real dream of acting and filmmaking. I've studied at some of the most prestigious schools in New York City “The Neighborhood Playhouse, New Actor Workshop, Terry Schrieber Studios, Weist-Barron" and with some of the most respected teachers in the business," he added enthusiastically. I also managed "The Coffee Shop" a very trendy cafe while I honed my craft.
I started in the restaurant business washing dishes around the age of 12, I started as a dishwasher, then became a grill cook, buffet server, dining server, bartender, Asst. Manager, Assistant General Manager, Director of Operations, and a % partner. Some of the other top restaurant/lounges I have managed include B Smith’s, America, and Metropolitan Café. In 1997 I was the managing partner of a cigar bar called “The Grotto”; it became a very special place for the entertainment people of NYC to smoke cigars.
Here in LA I managed The Foundation Room at the House of Blues (My Dream Job to Date), with Dick Scott, the former manager of New Kids on the Block, we start one of the best live music Tuesday Nights in LA at The Foundation Room. I was also Dick’s Asst. for 6 years until he passed away in 2006. Dick Scott was my music business mentor. Pig n’ Whistle Hollywood, Falcon Hollywood, and all Hot Spots in LA. I love sports, and I’m also a very big U of Michigan football fan. I helped set-up the game watches on Saturday morning on both coast. Here in LA we can have up to 1000 people show up to watch their favorite team the Michigan Wolverines. Hail to the Victors! I am also a very big New York Yankees fan. I guess I’m a fan of all sports.
I was on a soap opera for three years, I've done about twenty five commercials, been in a Madonna video, fourteen films and in two hundred print ads, he adds with a boyish charm. "But I'm getting there." I’m on the journey of someday being a film producer.
I love the computer, internet, social media consulting, learning online marketing, building Facebook pages and my personal LinkedIn profile page is now around 25 million contacts. I have my own Social Media Consulting Company called Kim Gregory Social Media Business Solutions.
I also started my own Independent Distributorship “The Lollipop King” with Essante Organics, Essante Organics products range from Personal Care, Weight Loss & Fitness to Organic Alkalizing pH Nutrition & Supplements. Essanté Organic's future product offerings will include Spa Treatments, Mommy/Baby Care, Pet Care, Cosmetics, and more healthy living products based on Organic technologies. Essanté is The Essence of Total Health." Essante Organics is a 100% Green, Organic, and chemical free company. Essnate is certified by the Toxic Free Foundation.
Ground and earthy, you get the sense that Kim is truly centered. Genuine is a word his friends use to describe him. "I'm really very easy-going. I've always worked hard for what I want, I've always been responsible. Someone dependable, determined and reliable. I know how to prioritize. I have a lot of drive and a lot of energy. I'm quiet yet fun, very focused and a person who's also into bettering himself. I listen to a lot of meditation and affirmation tapes. I'm into growth- personally and professional, Last thought? "I'm really a nice guy." We think so too.
New York Times.
Unique traits: Caring, Honest, Hard Working, Genuine
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater (New York, NY)