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Gregory Jbara


Award winning actor with a career spanning over 30 years.

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Gregory Jbara


Award winning actor with a career spanning over 30 years.

Gregory Jbara

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6 feet 2 in
  • Weight: 230 lbs
  • Age Range: 40 - 55
  • Physique: Average
  • Hair Color: Salt/Pepper
  • Hair Length: Short
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Voice Type: Bass, Baritone

 

“The Big House” to “The Jailyard”

Gregory Jbara began his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a minor in physics and a major in communications. By his second year he was enrolled as a theatre major and his third year was a founding inaugural class member of the renowned University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. He also co-founded the still flourishing Impact (Jazz) Dance Company through the University Activities Center.

He transferred to The Juilliard School where he completed his BFA in acting in 1986.
The fall of his fourth year of training at Juilliard he was selected to join five other acting students to represent the Drama Division performing live on the televised 80th anniversary celebration of the Juilliard School, “PBS Live From Lincoln Center: Juilliard at 80”.

He remained a New York resident until marrying his wife in December of 1997. Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Jbara now resides with his wife Julie and their sons Zachary and Aidan in Los Angeles.
 

Performer Skills

Performance Skills: Host, Stunts, Improvisation, Teleprompter, Voiceover, Juggling, Singing, Dancing, Comedian

Athletic Skills: Golf, Swimming, Baseball, Rollerblading, Basketball, Football, Tennis, Cycling, Track & Field, Soccer

Accents: Spanish, West Indian, Middle Eastern, Midwest, Jamaican, Russian, Australian, Italian, Chinese, German, French, British, Scottish, Irish, Southern

Musical Instruments: Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Recorder, Drums, French Horn, Tuba, Percussion, Flute, Dulcimer

Dance: Waltz, Swing, Tap, Square, Club/Freestyle, Ballroom, Polka, Line, Disco
 

Education

The Juilliard School, BFA, New York City, 1986
University of Michigan 1979-1982

Training

The Juilliard School, Drama Division, 1986
BFA
 

Awards

Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer
Critics Circle Award
, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, 2009
BILLY ELLIOT

Drama Desk Award, Featured Actor in a Musical (Nominated), 2005
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Caricature Unveiled at Sardi's, New York City, 2005

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Stage


Jbara won the 2009 Tony®, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical originating the role of "Jackie Elliot" in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot.

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Jbara won the 2009 Tony®, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical originating the role of "Jackie Elliot" in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot.

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He also originated the roles of "André Thibault" in the Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005) for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination, "Squash Bernstein" in Victor/Victoria (1995), starring Julie Andrews, and the role of the dimwitted catcher,"Sohovik" in the Broadway revival of Damn Yankees! (1994) starring Bebe Neuwirth, Victor Garber and Jerry Lewis.

Jbara was the second actor to star on Broadway as "Billy Flynn" in the Tony Award winning revival of Chicago (1997). Other stage credits include "Alfred P. Doolittle" in the Kennedy Center Spring Gala Concert of My Fair Lady, "Chick Clark" in Wonderful Town for City Center Encores!, the Broadway revival of Born Yesterday (1989) with Ed Asner and Madeline Kahn, Serious Money (1988) with Alec Baldwin and Kate Nelligan, Privates On Parade with Jim Dale and Simon Jones, Forever Plaid, Das Barbecu and Have I got A Girl for You! Mr. Jbara received the BackStageWest Garland 2000 Award for his performance in the West Coast Premiere of George Furth's Precious Sons with Nora Dunn under the direction of Daniel Henning.

Other Los Angeles stage credits include "Mr.Bunder" in the West Coast Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish, the title role in Jason Connor's There's Someone Living In That House That Jack Built, "Vinnie" in the Geffen Playhouse Premier of Neil Simon's Felix & Oscar, "Ike/BessTruman" in the West Coast Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite, "Clark Gable" in The Blank Theatre Company's "the living room series" presentation of Mark Saltzman's new play, Mr. Shaw Goes To Hollywood.

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Screen


Gregory Jbara portrays DCPI Garrett Moore on the CBS police drama Blue Bloods FRIDAYS at 10:00 PM ON CBS. The series is filmed on location in New York City.

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Gregory Jbara portrays DCPI Garrett Moore on the CBS police drama Blue Bloods FRIDAYS at 10:00 PM ON CBS. The series is filmed on location in New York City.

Credits


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Film

  • Broken City Mike (NY Post Columnist) Dir. Alan Hughes
  • Big Miracle General Stanton Dir. Ken Kwapis
  • Remember Me Les Hirsch Dir. Alan Coulter
  • Tangled Singing Thug Dir. Greno/Howard
  • Exit Speed (2008) Yarbro Dir. Scott Ziehl
  • Out Of Step (2008) Jack Dir. Eileen Connors
  • Enchanted Singing voice (uncredited) Dir. Kevin Lima
  • Epic Movie Mel Gibson Dir. Freidberg/Seltzer
  • World Trade Center Karnes' Associate Dir. Oliver Stone
  • Ira & Abby Jingle Singer Dir. Robert Cary
  • The First $20 Million Hank Dir. Mick Jackson
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Snug the Joiner Dir. Michael Hoffman
  • In & Out Walter Brackett Dir. Frank Oz JEFFREY Angelique Dir. Christopher Ashley
  • Sinners Need Company Rev. Bigbee Dir. Mike Kolko
  • The Out-Of-Towners Edward Dir. Sam Weisman
  • One Fine Day Freddy "Metro" Dir. Michael Hoffman
  • Married To It Café Waiter Dir. Arthur Hiller
  • The House on Carroll Street Tommy Dir. Peter Yates

Television

  • Blue Bloods DCPI Garrett Moore CBS
  • Nurse Jackie Guest Star Dir. Steve Buscemi
  • Treme Guest Star Dir. Simon Cellan Jones
  • Law & Order Guest Star Dir. Alex Chapple
  • The Unit Guest Star Dir. Vahan Moosekian
  • Come On Over Guest Star (recurring) Feldman/Corcoran
  • Twenty Good Years Guest Star Dir. Terry Hughes
  • All My Children Guest Star (recurring) ABC
  • Conviction Guest Star Dir. Jeffrey Reiner
  • Friends Guest Star Dir. Kevin S. Bright
  • Without a Trace Guest Star Dir. Paul Holahan
  • The West Wing Guest Star Dir. Jessica Yu
  • Touched By An Angel Guest Star Dir. Jim Charleston
  • Crossing Jordan Guest Star Dir. Ian Toynton
  • Grounded Fir Life Guest Star (recurring) FOX/WB
  • Alley McBeal Guest Star Dir. Kenny Ortega
  • That's Life Guest Star (recurring) CBS
  • Providence Guest Star Dir. Tony Wharmby
  • Malcome In The Middle Guest Star Dir. Ken Kwapis
     

Theater

  • Billy Elliot (2009 Tony Award©, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical) Jackie Elliot (Dad) Dir. Stephen Daldry
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Original Broadway Cast/Drama Desk Nomination) André Thibault Dir. Jack O'Brien
  • Chicago (Broadway) Billy Flynn Dir. Walter Bobby
  • Victor/Victoria (Original Broadway Cast) Mr. "Squash" Bernstein Dir. Blake Edwards
  • Damn Yankees (Broadway Revival Cast)

Music

  • Little Fish West Coast Premiere Cast Recording Ghostlight
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Original Broadway Cast Recording Ghostlight
  • Victor/Victoria Original Broadway Cast Recording Decca Broadway
  • Damn Yankees 1994 Original Broadway Cast Recording Decca Broadway
  • First Lady Suite West Coast Premiere Cast Recording Ghostlight

Voice Over

  • Family Guy Various voices FOX
  • American Dad Various voices FOX
  • Tangled Singing Thug Dir. Greno/Howard
  • Spaceship Earth Audio Animatronic Radio Announcer Walt Disney World
  • Enchanted Singing Voice (uncredited) Dir. Kevin Lima
  • Glenn Martin, DDS Various roles Dir. Aaron Woodley
  • The Cleveland Show Various roles Dir. Jim Shellhorn
  • As Told By Ginger Various roles Nick TV
  • Higglytown Heroes Tree Trimmer Hero Playhouse Disney
  • Rocket Power Various voices NickToons
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Narrator/Announcer Sony Television/TBS
  • Wargames Announcer/narrator TBS

 

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