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    Greg LeeFor five years, Greg was host and contributing producer of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS show, "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" He also hosted Nickelodeon’s "Total Panic", the ESPN music video show "Max Out", several segments of NBC's "Inside Stuff" with Ahmad Rashad, and a number of specials for the premium movie channel SHOWTIME. For 6 years he co-hosted the NBA’s “Stay In School Spectacular” for NBC, working with Sinbad, Queen Latifa, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Kid N Play, Boys II Men, Salt N Peppa, and Wil Smith.

    As an actor, Greg appeared on "The George Lopez Show", "The District", "The Drew Carey Show", "Newsradio", "Mad About You", "Sesame Street", "Ghost Writer", and "World Cup Comedy" as well as many TV and radio commercials for Honday, Subaru, Nestle's, Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, Buick, Mitsubishi, Sprint, McDonald's, Charles Schwab and others.

    Greg received strong reviews for his portrayal of a crazed acting teacher in the play ACTOR! at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. He starred in the independent films "Interviewing GOD", "Chaos Theory", appeared with Katharine Ross in "Eye Of The Dolphin", and it’s sequel, "Way Of The Dolphin". This year he produced and starred in the short comedy film, "Killer", which he also wrote.

    For over eight years he was the voice of Principal (Mayor) White on the Award-winning cartoon, DOUG. He’s voiced several episodes of "The E! Hollywood True Story", two Documentaries, the video cartoon series "Hoop Dogs", and a video for the "Sundance Institute" with Robert Redford.

    After sharing the stage with such notable improvisers as Fred Willard, Wayne Brady, and Edie McClure, Greg went on to share his improvisation-based creative training course, “Throw The Bunny”, for MATTEL, Disney, IDEO, Proctor & Gamble, The American Film Institute, J.W. Tumbles and Old Nave to high acclaim.

    As a writer, Greg worked on the award-wining cartoon, DOUG, P.B. & J. OTTER, The Sundance Channel, MATTEL, The Longaberger Company, Disney, PBS, ESPN ZONE, J.W. Tumbles, Proctor & Gamble, Lucastudios and FOX. He co-created and wrote an original children’s television series entitled, SCOOBS, for The Britt Allcroft Company of Thomas The Tank Engine fame. He wrote, produced and performed three one-man shows entitled, Satan's In The Toaster, Converstational Insanity, and When Bad Things Happen to Good Sermons. He currently writes and performs for the stage show TOKENS, and recently toured with The Apostles Of Comedy. Greg has written and produced music for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS and MATTEL, and is currently recording a collection of his own original music in Nashville.

    Greg was been involved in both television and stage show development with Nickelodeon, Disney, Jumbo Pictures, Klutz Toys, Cartoon Pizza, Nelvana, The Britt Allcroft Company and country music legend, Marty Stewart.

    Web Site: http://brotherpreachercantype.blogspot.com/
    Email: brothergroucho@gmail.com



Greg Lee's Articles:

    The Self Service (Service)

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    It almost seems like it never happened now, like it wasn’t real, like it was some kind of a too-good-to-be-true dream I had during some kind of sugar high.  But deep down I know it was real.

    I KNOW for a fact that they USED to wash your windows and check your oil every time THEY filled your car up with gas.   Try to tell that to somebody under the age of 40 and they’ll look at you like you’re wearin’ a stovepipe hat and a 3-piece suit made out of logs.

    Let’s face it – things have changed since those days.  We live in a do-it-yourself, self-service world.  Gasoline procurement was just the start.  Now, I take money out of the bank without a teller, check myself out of the grocery store and take out my own tonsils (coming next November!). «Read the rest of this article»

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    Choices of my Father

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    I was in one of those ice cream places the other day.

    You know the kind. It has 500 different kinds of ice cream, and 4,000 different combinations of toppings. It also has yogurt and candy and Christmas presents. Soon they’ll be offering a selection of small, foreign cars. How handy.

    The moment I walked in, I knew I was in trouble. In line in front of me was a little kid, about 4 years old, and his mother. She was leaning down next to him, slowly reading each of the 4,500 possible ice cream combinations from the huge sign behind the counter.

    “So which ice cream do you think you want, Sweetie? Black bean? Black bean and cherry? Black bean chocolate cherry bark chips? Black bean cherry bark chipmunk chip choo choo train razzmatazz tootie fruitie? Or…oh wait. You hate black bean, don’t you?” «Read the rest of this article»

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    Walk It Off

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    I walked to work today.

    You want some attention?  Tell somebody you’re walkin’ to work. Or riding your bike to the store.  Or maybe jogging down to the Post Office.  Just try it once and you’ll see what I mean.  You’ll be nominated “Freak of the Week” within seconds.

    Just say you’re WALKING somewhere.  Not running, not crawling, not hopping on one leg while blowin’ on a ram’s horn.  Just say you’re WALKING…anywhere.   They’ll look at you like you’re crazy.  Their face will screw up in disbelief. They’ll look hurt and guilty and a little angry all at the same time.

    “You’re WALKING?” they’ll say, “To the store?! That’s a MILE away!  Why don’t you let me drive you?” «Read the rest of this article»

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    No Argument Here

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    I just wrapped up a fascinating and enlightening conversation with a two year old boy in a coffee shop.  I think he won.

    As many of you know I routinely do a lot of my writing in coffee shops.  There’s just something about trying to concentrate above the noise of a continuous cappuccino machine that I find helpful to creativity.  

    Anyhow, as is my custom, I was sitting along the back wall  tip-typing away, feeling (and appearing) very productive and important to all around, when I sensed somebody very short, and slobbery staring at me.  I looked up and saw a shirt-less, 2 1/2 foot, tow-headed, 2 year-old boy in light blue overalls and sandals smiling at me and pointing at my computer.

    “I Colby!” he announced.

    “Hello, Colby,” I said, “I working.”

    Then Colby screamed with delight at this hilarious joke.  It was then I realized just how intelligent he really was. Intelligent people always “get” my jokes. «Read the rest of this article»

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    How do you like your eggs?

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    A few years ago, I saw a sign in the window of a diner that read, “Today’s Special: Grilled Shrimp with rice and veggies. All Day.” It was around lunch time so I decided to go in and have a quick bite.

    Inside it was loud and busy – just the way I like it. When I sat down at the counter I was immediately met by a non-smiling, middle aged waiter who was obviously in a hurry. His shirt sleeves were tightly rolled up his arm, and his stained, sweaty shirt and apron were proof of a previously hard fought breakfast rush. He spoke in a thick Greek accent.

    “You want drink?” he asked.

    “Sure,” I said. “Just a glass of water, please.”

    “Why you no want Coke?” he said. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Barn Bowling

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    Disneyland had nothin’ on Grandpa’s barn.  Nothing.

    If you were 10 years old, like me and my cousin Randy were, you could have happily spent several years of your life trapped in that barn, if only “they’d” have let you. 

    Who needs school or food or a stupid pool when you have a barn like Grandpa’s to mess around in?

    Everything a kid could have ever wanted was in that barn.  Cowboy hats, a tractor, tractor parts, tractor tires, car tires, truck tires, snow tires, and various inexplicable farm equipment parts were all scattered around the place like toaster crumbs. 

    What to us were dusty, old pirate chests were filled with every kind of undiscovered treasure: old clothes, magazines from the 1920’s, faded photos of ancient strangers, milk crates of unused Polaroid camera film, masking taped board games, a war helmet, some rubber boots, a box of bolts.  «Read the rest of this article»

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    Gidget: Marriage Guru

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    Sometimes Gidget scares me to death. 

    The other day my wife, Gidget, started tellin’ me about this time, a few years ago, when the two of us went on a vacation to Peru.  We met some friends there, went hiking, saw Machu Picchu, and then later ate some fried bananas on a beach. 

    While we were there, she got food poisoning, and I got a pretty bad sunburn that landed both of us in the Emergency Room. 

    It all ended OK though, when the Doctor who treated us both, offered to let us stay at his Villa that overlooked the ocean for nothing for 2 weeks.  Despite the 2 days of illness, it was without a doubt, a trip of a lifetime. «Read the rest of this article»

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    When Dad caught Bonnie and Clyde

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    Maybe 4 years old was a bit young to have a girlfriend.

    But 5 year old Suzie (yes, that was her REAL name) possessed all the qualities I have always found irresistible in a woman: she was cute, knew how to climb a tree and liked ME. 

    You should see my wife Gidget climb a tree.  She’s a regular Swiss Family Robinson.

    When you’re 4 years old in the 1960’s, you tend to have a lot of free time on your hands.  In those days, kids were expected to set their own schedule and if possible get a job.  If the weather was good, it was not unusual to be kicked out of the house right after breakfast and told to “go play” for about 9 hours.  It wasn’t neglectful, it was summer.  And when you’re 4 years old, it’s ALWAYS summer. «Read the rest of this article»

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    The Smart Guys and Me

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    I don’t wanna sound all braggy but, facts is facts…I destroyed the Bible Scholars last night with my superior preaching.  They never saw it comin’.

    Of course, I ALSO simultaneously got myself dis-fellowshipped from about 9 different denominations, while tickin’ off about a hundred big brained Bible guys and their wives but…these things happen. 

    Francis Collins, the human genome/world famous scientist guy was there.  We chatted afterwards for a while and found that we have lots in common.  Apparently, he discovered the human genome a while ago.  I told him that I have also found stuff…usually in the backyard or my closet. I think he was impressed, though he seemed a bit skittish to see me.  He probably thought I was gonna try to baptize him right there on the spot.  Don’t laugh.  I thought about it.  He probably noticed the “Pre-baptize Glaze” I get in my eye right before I dunk somebody.  He’s a scientist, they notice that kind of stuff. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Little Faith? Little Time.

     

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    Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

    Little Faith? Little Time.

    I know what many of you are thinking. 

    “Is BP gonna make it today?  Will there be a Blermon?  Or has his luck finally run out.”

    Oh, ye of little faith…

    Lets face it – I’m Preaching in San Francisco. That…takes…time. There are a LOT of things to preach against here. Be serious. I’m busy.

    Maybe instead of complaining and doubting me, you could start praying for me or maybe getting out here for a little tag team preaching.  «Read the rest of this article»

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