Greg began his appreciation of music by singing in the fifth-grade school choir in Fulton, New York 1963. Choir was no longer the kool thing in high school, so he began a Garage band, “The Cranberries.” They had a few performances at the local bowling alley. While attending art school in Greenwich Village, Greg was in a band, “David Peele and the Lower East Side,” and nearly had an introduction to John Lennon, who was a good friend of David. In 1974, Greg began attending Florida Beacon bible college in Largo, Florida, where he joined the Caravel Singers Choral Group and performed on various cable shows and performances.
He moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1975 and became involved with the Lobero Theater Alhecama Players. While taking classes at Santa Barbara City College, his TV Production professor, also a director, encouraged Greg to participate in the current production of “Inherit the Wind.” After that successful performance, Greg auditioned for “Paint Your Wagon” and got the part of Edgar Crocker, an Englishman with a cockney accent.
Greg moved to Los Angeles a few years later, where he got on the Gong Show. He received a scholarship for lessons at the North Hollywood School of Modeling in 1978 and did a few shows. Shortly after, Greg met his wife of twenty-three years and set acting and singing aside while raising three sons. He got involved with church plays and performed in “Wizard of Oz,” adapted for a Christian audience and other church productions.
When Karaoke arrived, Greg got into it as a hobby. He met Donny about ten years ago. In 2021 Greg began guest singing with Donny and the Walkers.
One of Greg’s most memorable parts was in 1978. He was in a comedy cable show acting as an off-the-wall ornithologist Indian from India. He can remember the audience rolling in the aisles with the skit.