Greg Lewis’s career started at the age of 15, when, against his Greek parents’ wishes, he went on the road as a harmonica player with the world-renowned Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats.
Later, he and his lifelong friend Gus Christy formed a comedy team, Lewis & Christy, “The Mad Greeks,” and played all the top hotels and night clubs. The duo caught the hearts of audiences with appearances on TV shows like Ed Sullivan, Hollywood Palace, Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas.
When the comedy team broke up, Greg moved to the West Coast and launched his acting career. As a member of the late Milton Katselas’ Master Class, Lewis has distilled his many talents, becoming a multifaced artist, armed to do a variety of roles—comedic, tragic, character, et al.
Greg is an active member of Theatre West, Yarmy’s Army, and Bobby Moresco’s Actors Gym.
Movies & Television
Greg can be seen in the hit movie “Hop,” the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls,” and “How I Met Your Mother.” He recently finished filming “Stealing Roses,” costarring with John Heard and Cindy Williams.
Greg steals the screen in his recurring role of Baron Von Troken in Garry Marshall’s “The Princess Diaries 1 & 2,” starring Julie Andrews. In addition, Greg is Herman, a deli owner in “Love and a Bullet,” featuring the rap star Anthony “Treach” Criss.
If Greg’s face seems familiar, it could be that you remember him as Tino, the Greek Chef, opposite Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in the Garry Marshall feature, “Frankie and Johnny.” He was in two more of Garry’s films, “Exit to Eden” and “Dear God.”
Greg appears in the Kevin Spacey/Jeff Bridges film, “K-Pax,” as well as the Disney movie “Max Keeble’s Big Move.” He also storms the Internet, where his work lives as Vladmir Gargarin in the sci-fi series “Mars and Beyond” for the Cyber SciFi Network.
Theatrical performances are second nature to Greg Lewis. He co-starred at The Matrix Theatre in Elliot Shoeman’s play, “Moment in the Sun” directed by Mark Taylor. Greg garnered rave reviews for his one-man show, “Confessions of a Greek Criminal,” directed by Robert Walden, at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre.
Lewis also made critics take note in the SRO hit of the 2001 Season, “The Time of Your Life,” as Nick opposite John Glover, under the direction of Gene Reynolds, at the Skylight Theatre.
Greg Lewis’s critically acclaimed one-man show, “Some Greeks Are Not in the Restaurant Business,” gives a no holds-barred insight into his growing up in the streets of Chicago.