Greg Plitt

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Greg Plitt
Born Greg Plitt
November 3
United States Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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

Greg Plitt is an American fitness model and actor. He stars in the Bravo television series Work Out.[2]

Modeling/Fitness career

Greg Plitt has modeled for Under Armour, Old Navy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Modell's and Skimpies, among others, and has done covers and/or 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 is a certified personal trainer and trains clients out of Los Angeles where he lives. He is a member of the official MET-Rx athlete and was awarded the MET-Rx athlete of the year award for 2012.[3] He is the author of the workout program MFT28 as featured by Bodybuilding.com.

Plitt is a global spokesperson/model for Thierry Mugler's Angel Men and ICE*Men men's fragrances. He has 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 has lately taken acting roles. Images of his body were used to create Dr. Manhattan's muscular physique in the 2009 film Watchmen.[4]

He has also appeared in several movies and television shows (see below).

Personal life

Originally from Lutherville, Maryland, Plitt's mother was an interior designer and his father was a real estate agent.[2] Plitt comes from a family of four, and has an older sister who attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.[1] Plitt is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Class of 2000,[2] and is both Airborne and Ranger qualified. He served as a Ranger for five years.[2]

Plitt says he has 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.[5] Plitt has described 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."[5]

Filmography

Film / Show Year Role
Work Out in the Zone 2013 Himself (Personal Trainer)
Terminator Salvation 2009 Hybrid Male (deleted scenes)
Watchmen 2009 Dr.Manhattan (CGI)
Work Out 2008 Himself (Personal Trainer)
Last Call Before Sunset 2007 Rico
Six Sex Scenes and a Murder 2007 Robert
Days of our Lives 2007-08 Henderson
Designed to Sell (episodes 4.1 to 4.21) 2007-08 Himself-Carpenter
The Good Shepherd 2006 Guard with Sullivan
Bobby 2006 Bellhop

[1][6]

Other appearances

Appearance Year Role
Seduction (Thalia Music Video) 2006 Male lead
Extra (Entertainment News Show) May 29 2007 America's Most Eligible Bachelor (Himself)
Identity (TV series), Episode 1.2 2006 Himself - Stranger

[1][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Greg Plitt's website (c.2006-2008)". Retrieved August 10, 2009. [dead link]
  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. Distributed nationally by McClatchy-Tribune Business News on April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "MET-Rx Athlete of the Year". MET-Rx. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Erin (2009-03-09). "The Making of Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b "Greg Plitt at IMDb". Retrieved 2007-06-16. 

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