Gregg at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Robert Clark Gregg
April 2, 1962
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter|
Robert Clark Gregg (born April 2, 1962) is an American actor, screenwriter and director, best known for his role as Phil Coulson in the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and The Avengers (2012), and in the upcoming television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will air on the ABC network. He also voices the character on the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man. Gregg has also co-starred as Christine Campbell's ex-husband Richard in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, which debuted in March 2006 and concluded in May 2010. He is also known for playing FBI Special Agent Mike Casper on the NBC series The West Wing and Cam, the on-and-off boyfriend of Jack (and client of Grace) on the NBC series Will & Grace.
Gregg has been featured in a number of supporting roles in films, such as Lovely & Amazing, In Good Company, and The Human Stain, and a number of guest spots on TV series, such as Will & Grace, Sports Night, Sex and the City and The West Wing. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath.
He is the director and screenwriter of the 2008 film Choke, based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, starring Sam Rockwell. Gregg consulted his father, a retired religion professor at Stanford, for the quotation from Paul of Tarsus' letter to the Galatians which Gregg used in Choke. Gregg's father is also the former chaplain at Stanford Memorial Church.
In 2008, Gregg appeared in the film Iron Man as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson. In 2010, Gregg reprised his role as Agent Coulson for Iron Man 2. Gregg had since signed up for a multiple film deal as the character with Marvel Studios. In 2011, he returned again as Coulson for Thor. Gregg noted his being a part of the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe as being very exciting, "Agent Coulson was one of the guys who wasn't really in the comic books, and he was a very kind of small role in 'Iron Man," he said, "and I was just very lucky that they chose to expand that character and chose to put him more into the universe of it. It's really a blast!" Following on from his appearance in Thor, he again reprised his role in The Avengers. Gregg also stars in a series of Marvel short films that center around his character and can be seen on the Blu-ray releases of the films.
In October 2010, Gregg was part of the cast of a staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart alongside Dylan Walsh, Lisa Kudrow, and Tate Donovan, presented in Los Angeles on the occasion of the play's 25th anniversary (and preceding the play's 2011 Broadway premiere, which retained elements of this staged reading); the reading was directed by his father-in-law, Joel Grey.
On April 20, 2013, Trust Me, a film written and directed by Gregg, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Personal life 
Gregg was born April 2, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the son of Mary Layne (née Shine) and Robert Clark Gregg, an Episcopal minister and professor at Stanford University. Gregg has been married since July 21, 2001 to actress Jennifer Grey. The couple has one child, daughter Stella, born December 3, 2001. He co-starred with Grey in the Lifetime TV movie Road to Christmas and with her father in Choke.
|1988||Lip Service||Stage Manager||TV movie|
|1988||Things Change||Stage Manager|
|1989||Fat Man and Little Boy||Douglas Panton|
|1991||Law & Order||Patrick Dunne||TV series (1 episode: "Life Choice")|
|1991||Shannon's Deal||TV series (1 episode: "Strangers in the Night")|
|1991||A Woman Named Jackie||Ken O'Donnell||TV mini-series|
|1992||Lana in Love||Marty|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Dickinson||TV series (1 episode: "Princeton, February 1916)|
|1994||Ride Me||Jake Shank|
|1994||I Love Trouble||Darryl Beekman, Jr.|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Staff Sergeant|
|1994||The George Carlin Show||Dad||TV series (1 episode: "George Does A Bad Thing")|
|1995||The Usual Suspects||Dr. Walters|
|1995||Tyson||Kevin Rooney||TV movie|
|1995||The Commish||Tom Cannon||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1995||Central Park West||TV series (1 episode: "Behind Your Back")|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Don Dudey||TV series (1 episode: "Lost and Found")|
|1997||The Spanish Prisoner||FBI Sniper|
|1997||The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Cop No. 1|
|1997||Six Ways to Sunday||Benjamin Taft|
|1998||The Adventures of Sebastian Cole||Hank/Henrietta Rossi|
|1999||Magnolia||WDKK Floor Director|
|2000||Sports Night||The Stranger||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2000||State and Main||Doug Mackenzie|
|2000||Sex and the City||Harris Bragen||TV series (1 episode: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell")|
|2000||The Practice||Julie McGrath's Brother||TV series (1 episode: "Brother's Keepers")|
|2001||Artificial Intelligence: AI||Supernerd|
|2001||Lovely & Amazing||Bill|
|2001||The West Wing||FBI Special Agent Michael Casper||TV series (8 episodes)|
|2002||One Hour Photo||Det. Paul Outerbridge|
|2002||My Sister's Keeper||Harvey||TV movie|
|2002||Live from Baghdad||Eason Jordan||TV movie|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Capt. Tom Metsker|
|2003||Will & Grace||Cam||TV series (1 episode: "May Divorce Be with You")|
|2003||The Human Stain||Nelson Primus|
|2004||In Enemy Hands||U.S.S. Swordfish: Executive Officer Teddy Goodman|
|2004||The Shield||William Faulks||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2004||In Good Company||Mark Steckle|
|2005||CSI: NY||D.A. Allen McShane||TV series (1 episode: "The Fall")|
|2006||When a Stranger Calls||Ben Johnson|
|2006||Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas||Publisher|
|2006||Road to Christmas||Tom Pullman||TV movie|
|2006||The New Adventures of Old Christine||Richard Campbell||TV series (88 episodes)|
|2007||In the Land of Women||Nelson Hardwicke|
|2007||The Air I Breathe||Henry|
|2008||Choke||Lord High Charlie||Also writer and director|
|2008||Iron Man||Agent Phil Coulson|
|2009||(500) Days of Summer||Vance|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Agent Phil Coulson|
|2011||Thor||Agent Phil Coulson|
|2011||Mr. Popper's Penguins||Nat Jones|
|2011||Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant||Agent Phil Coulson||Short|
|2011||Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer||Agent Phil Coulson||Short|
|2012||The Avengers||Agent Phil Coulson|
|2012||Much Ado About Nothing||Leonato|
|2012||Ultimate Spider-Man||Agent Phil Coulson/Principal Coulson (voice)||TV series|
|2012||Light Years||Mr. Markovic||Post-production|
|2013||The To Do List||Judge Clark||Post-production|
|2013||Very Good Girls||Lilly's father||Post-production|
|2013||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Agent Phil Coulson||Series regular|
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- "NYCC: COULSON LIVES IN WHEDON'S "S.H.I.E.L.D."". Comic Book Resources. October 13, 2012. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
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- "Priestly passions: Dean Robert Gregg talks about what's dear to his heart (11/97)". News.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
- Cadorette, Guylaine. "News Roundup: July 24". Hollywood.com. July 24, 2001
- "Briefly", USA TODAY. December 6, 2001, p. LIFE, 5D. For alternate (rerun?) date of movie, see Snider, Mike, 'Dirty Dancing': Baby's out of the corner, USA Today, updated April 24, 2007 8:56 am. Grey "last appeared in the 2006 Lifetime TV movie Road to Christmas". Retrieved 2012-01-03.
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