Robert Clark Gregg was born on 2 April 1962. He is an actor and has also directed and written for a few films. Since childhood, his family has shifted homes from city to city, but he originally belongs to Boston, Massachusetts. He completed schooling at Chapel Hill (Northern California) and later, dropped out of Ohio Wesleyan University to work low-profile jobs in Manhattan like an assistant bartender, etc. He gave wings to his aspirations to become an actor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts from where he passed out in 1986. Gregg started his career by founding the Atlantic Theater Company in 1983. He was also associated with the same as its artistic director. His first on-screen appearance was in 1988 in David Mamet’s comedy film titled Things Change. Since then he has worked some popular films and television shows. Among films, he is known for two Marvel superhero films starring Robert Downey-
The Avengers and
Iron Man. His best work on television has been in the sci-fi action television series titled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In 2000, he wrote the first screenplay for Robert Zemeckis’ psychological thriller-horror film called What Lies Beneath. In 2008, he not only wrote the screenplay but also directed his first movie- Choke.
The film is a black comedy, starring
Sam Rockwell and based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. In 2013, Gregg’s film
Trust Me was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. He wrote, directed and was the lead star of the film. Gregg has achieved some recognition for his work, if not many. He got his first nomination in 2000 in the category of Best Supporting Actor at the Film Independent Spirit Awards for his work in The Adventures of Sebastian Cole. The 2000 comedy-drama film by David Mamet, titled State and Main won him three awards in the category of best ensemble-National Board of Review Award, Online Film Critics Society Award and Florida Film Critics Circle Award. His production Choke won him the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The last award won by him was in 2013, the Saturn Award for his most popular part played in The Avengers. Gregg tied the knot with Jennifer Grey in 2001 and by god’s grace, is a father of a beautiful baby girl named Stella. Interestingly, he has also been a voice artist for video games, one of them being Lego Marvel's Avengers.