Greg Grunberg (Drums)
Actor and entrepreneur Greg Grunberg is best known for his roles as police detective Matt Parkman in the award-winning series “Heroes,” Capt. Seth Norris on “Lost,” Eric Weiss on “Alias” and Sean Blumberg on “Felicity.” He is currently starring in NBC’s new one-hour love anthology series “Love Bites,” which will premiere midseason.
Grunberg and his producing partner, acclaimed writer/ director Lawrence Trilling, have secured distribution for their romantic comedy, “Group Sex.” Grunberg serves as writer, producer and actor on the film.
His other feature film credits include “Mission: Impossible III,” “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” “The Ladykillers,” “Hollow Man,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” and “The Muse.”
In addition to his work in entertainment, Grunberg is the mastermind behind Yowza!!, the mobile coupon solutions startup he founded with veteran software developer August Trometer. The free GPS-based Yowza!! App which has been downloaded by millions of users since launching in June 2009, identifies special offers and discounts within a consumer’s immediate vicinity. Merchants work with the company to tailor deals, and cashiers redeem the Yowza!! barcode or promo code by simply scanning the phone- no paper needed. Grunberg formulated the concept of Yowza!! while shopping with his family and is actively involved in all areas of business development as well as in the promotion of the app.
A philanthropist by nature, Grunberg started the charitable celebrity rock band “Band From TV” (BandFromTV.org) with fellow actors Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Adrian Pasdar and Scott Grimes. “Band From TV” has performed on “American Idol Gives Back” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Grunberg’s portion of the band’s fundraising benefits TalkAboutIt.org, the website he started to raise awareness and funds for people with epilepsy as his eldest son has the condition. Grunberg is the official spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation and talkAboutIt.org.
Grunberg lives outside of Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their three sons.