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21 Powerful Secrets About Greg Travis

1. Travis was born July 31, 1958, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Gerald Travis and Elaine Dennehy-Travis, with one younger sister; actress Stacey Travis and is a distant relative of the Alamo hero William B. Travis. At the age of twelve, Travis began performing as a magician and winning many school talent shows.

2. In High school, he won the talent competition in the school talent shows and also won best comedy magician at the Texas Association of Magicians convention.

3. In his senior year in high school, Travis became vice president of the Thespian Drama Club and made a feature-length film entitled “Joe Dynomite”.

4. After obtaining an Associate Arts degree at Richland College, Travis headed for Hollywood, where he attended Sherwood Oaks Experimental Film School.

5. While attending film school Greg began performing stand up comedy at The Improv and Comedy Store.

6. He began appearing as a regular guest on the talk show circuit, Dinah Shore, The Merv Griffin Show, a Steve Allen Special and Evening at the Improv.

7. He began landing small acting roles in film and TV, while developing a strong stand-up act, headlining at all the major comedy clubs across the country.

8. In 1986 he worked for “Saturday Night Live” making short comedy films, appearing regularly on Evening at the Improv he was also the opening act for stars like James Brown, Tom Jones and Dolly Parton.

9. In 1990 Greg appeared on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special, which made his routine The Punk Magician famous.

10. Travis was cast in the co-starring role of Phil Newkirk in the film Showgirls.

11. Travis also produced and starred in a theatrical production called “America the Bizarre” where he played seven different characters in full make-up and costume, ending with a dead on impression of Lord Buckley.

12. He also received great reviews for his portrayal of Andy Warhol in the stage play “Girl of the Year”.

13. With a talent for both comedy and drama, Travis has starred on a long list of television shows, “CSI Miami”, “Strong Medicine”, “Cold Case”.

14. As a dramatic actor, Travis has appeared in over thirty eight feature films.

15. He has the chameleon like ability to play a wide range of characters.

16. Travis has worked with such A-list directors as Zach Snyder, David Lynch, Paul Verhoeven, Bob Rafelson, and Miloš Forman.

17. Recently, Greg played starring roles in the sci-fi thriller Alantis Down and zombie comedy Dug Up.

18. After film school Greg began making short comedy videos with his New York City based friend David Daniel.

19. Together they made “Last Tango in Poland”, “Carlos the Artist”, “1984 Now”, “Double Exposure”, “Complainer Vs.

20. Complainer”, “Who’s Afraid Now”, “Hildegard” and “The Fine Line of Charlie James”.

21. In 1984 Greg partnered with Steve Bishart and they co-wrote, co-produced with Greg Directing a 16mm feature length black and white film noir “DARK SEDUCTION”, starring Tyler Horn as detective Dic Jones and Victoria Hughie as Vera The Vampiress.

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