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Birth name  Gregory Fleet
Role  Comedian
Name  Greg Fleet

Website  Official site
Genres  Stand-up comedy
Parents  Bill Fleet
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Education  National Institute of Dramatic Art
Movies and TV shows  Die On Your Feet, The Hard Word, Matthew and Son, The Still Point, Mr. Benevolent
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Gregory "Greg" Fleet is an Australian comedian and actor.

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Early life

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Fleet was born in Michigan, in the United States. His father moved the family to Australia when Greg was four. He grew up in Geelong, and as a teenager boarded at Geelong Grammar School. Fleet briefly attended Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), but was kicked out after a year for poor performance.

Career

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Fleet began his acting career in the early 1980s with several performances in Australian television series and telemovies. He starred in Matthew and Son alongside Nicole Kidman in 1984, and then played the role of "Delivery Man 2" in an episode of Prisoner in 1985. Fleet went on to star as Lt Scott Harris in the Australian mini-series A Thousand Skies.

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In 1988, after a guest appearance in The Flying Doctors, Fleet took on the role of Dave Summers in the Australian soap Neighbours. His most dramatic sequence in this program involved killing the popular character of Daphne in a car accident. Fleet then appeared in the popular Australian sketch show Full Frontal.

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Since then, Fleet has been a regular stand-up comedian around Australia, and has appeared on many TV and radio comedy programs, including The Comedy Channel's Stand Up Australia!. He was the announcer and narrator for the comedy series Real Stories on the Ten Network, and provides the voice of "Sandy" the Yellow Labrador in TV commercials for the Home Hardware hardware store chain.

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During 2006 and 2007 Fleet was often heard on Triple M's Get This radio program as a frequent guest co-host alongside Tony Martin, Ed Kavalee, and Richard Marsland. On occasions he filled in as a last-minute replacement guest as he only lived a short distance away from the Triple M studio.

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In 2011 Fleet commissioned a DVD containing segments of some of his best known performances. The DVD is sold as Bootlegs and Jumperpants and has been sold for $20 Australian dollars. Fleet has alluded to the funds from this DVD going towards financing his filming of his classic 1995 show Thai Die. This was to be filmed on 7 November 2011 at The Comics Lounge in Melbourne.

In 2015, Fleet starred in the Australian cult-classic underground zombie comedy film Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse, alongside fellow Australian comedians Jim Jefferies and Alex Williamson. The film is now out on DVD and available to watch on Vimeo in Australia and New Zealand.

Fleet released a memoir titled These Things Happen on August 25 2015.

Personal life

When Fleet was ten his father faked his own death, only to reappear later in his life. His father changed name, married, and fathered another child during this absence, and then eventually returned to the US. Fleet expanded upon these experiences in his live show I Wish You Were Dead.

Fleet has also fought a long battle with heroin addiction, a subject he has covered in many media interviews, his live show "10 Years in a Long Sleeved Shirt", and on the 1997 ABC television program Smallest Room in the House. In 2015 Fleet also revealed a six-month long addiction with methamphetamine in 2005. In 2007 Fleet went into drug rehab, and returned for the 2 April 2007 episode of Get This. Although Fleet had claimed to be drug-free, in an interview in April 2011 he admitted that he was stoned during that performance.

Fleet is a passionate long-distance supporter of the Hibernian Football Club.

References

Greg Fleet Wikipedia


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