Greg Plitt

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Greg Plitt
Born George Gregory Plitt, Jr.
(1977-11-03)November 3, 1977
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died January 17, 2015(2015-01-17) (aged 37)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Struck by a train
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Occupation Fitness model, actor
Modeling information
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)[1]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Green
Website
www.gregplitt.com

George Gregory Plitt, Jr. (November 3, 1977 – January 17, 2015) was an American fitness model and actor. He starred in the Bravo television series Work Out.[2]

Biography

Originally from Lutherville, Maryland, Plitt's mother was an interior designer and his father was a real estate agent.[2] Plitt was from a family of four, and had an older sister who attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.[1] Plitt was a graduate of Gilman School, Class of 1996, in Baltimore Maryland, where he was on the football, wrestling, and golf teams. He was also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Class of 2000,[2] and was both Airborne and Ranger qualified. He served as a Ranger for five years.[2]

He was a certified personal trainer and trained clients out of Los Angeles where he lived. He was a member of the official MET-Rx athlete, and was awarded the MET-Rx athlete of the year award for 2012.[3] He was the author of the workout program MFT28 as featured by Bodybuilding.com and appeared on covers and/or in editorials for Maxim, AXL, American Health & Fitness, Flaunt, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Men's Health, FitnessRx for Men, Instinct Magazine, and Men's Exercise, among others.

Plitt said that he had been a fitness buff since his dad bought a home gym when Plitt was in sixth grade; he was further inspired after seeing how his older sister changed after her first year in the United States Naval Academy.[4] Plitt once compared his work as a certified physical trainer to his work training military recruits:

"That transformation that you see when someone becomes a soldier," he says, "many of them come in with real bad attitudes. They're tough guys on the street and nobody's going to tell them what to do. Then one day, they'll come to you crying, saying, 'I need someone to talk to.' All of sudden they start changing their ways and they become the men they always wanted to be. Then other soldiers start looking up to them as role models. Then they're proud and they hold their heads high. That's more gratifying than anything I've done. That's what's so cool about it — to be able to train somebody and transform them and bring out all of the great qualities that everyone possesses."[4]

Plitt was a global spokesperson/model for Thierry Mugler's Angel Men and ICE*Men men's fragrances. He had done TV commercials for Old Spice Body Wash, ESPN's Great Outdoor Games, Under Armour, MTV, Zoli Sinks, Gold's Gym Power Flex, Bowflex, and had modeled for Under Armour, Old Navy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Modell's, and Skimpies, among others. In his later career, he had several acting roles. Images of his body were used to create Dr. Manhattan's muscular physique in the 2009 film Watchmen.[5]

Death

Plitt was hit and killed by the southbound Metrolink Antelope Valley Line train 268 in Burbank, California, on January 17, 2015, while running between the rails. His death was recorded by the camera mounted in the cab of the engine.[6][7] After examining the video, police reportedly told TMZ Plitt was standing on the tracks, and tried to outrace the train when it approached, to prove the efficiency of an energy drink for a commercial. He was shortly after knocked off the tracks and out of frame.[8]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Friends to Lovers Himself Reality TV; Season 1
2014 Mystery Millionaire[9] Himself Secret Dating Show (episode 1.3)
2013 Grudge Match Skydiving Instructor
2013 Work Out in the Zone Himself (Personal Trainer)
2011 Paul Cruz: Latin Actor (A Mockuseries) Jeremy TV Comedy
2009 Terminator Salvation Hybrid Male (deleted scenes)
2009 Watchmen Dr.Manhattan (CGI)
2008 Work Out Himself (Personal Trainer)
2007 Last Call Before Sunset Rico
2007 Six Sex Scenes and a Murder Robert
2007 Extra Himself Entertainment News Show
2007-08 Days of Our Lives Henderson
2007-08 Designed to Sell Himself-Carpenter (episodes 4.1 to 4.21)
2006 The Good Shepherd Guard with Sullivan
2006 Bobby Bellhop
2006 Seduction Male lead Thalia Music Video
2006 Identity Himself (Stranger) TV series (episode 1.2)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Greg Plitt Biography". Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Cohn, Meredith (April 15, 2008). "Six-pack to stardom: Lutherville native Greg Plitt hopes his role on Bravo Network's 'Work Out' is a step toward Hollywood". The Baltimore Sun. p. C1. 
  3. ^ "MET-Rx Athlete of the Year". MET-Rx. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Mann, Chris (2006). "Former Army Ranger Greg Plitt Joins Bravo's Work Out. Can He Handle the Truth (of Hollywood)?". Muscle & Body Magazine. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. 
  5. ^ McCarthy, Erin (2009-03-09). "The Making of Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Fitness Model Struck and Killed by Train in California". The New York Times. Associated Press. 18 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "AV Line 268 to Los Angeles is currently stopped near Burbank Downtown due to striking a person on the tracks. Updates to follow.". January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bravo Star Died in Superman Stunt Trying to Outrun Train", by TMZ staff
  9. ^ "Cast:Greg". Mystery Millionaire. WE tv. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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