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Greg Fleet
Birth name Gregory Fleet
Born TBC
Michigan, U.S.
Genres Stand-up comedy
Website Official site

Gregory "Greg" Fleet is an Australian comedian and actor.

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Early life

Greg was born in Michigan, 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.[1]

Career

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

In 1988, after a guest appearance in The Flying Doctors, Greg went on to star as Dave Summers in the Australian soap, Neighbours, where he killed the popular character of Daphne. Greg also appeared in the popular Australian sketch show, Full Frontal.

Since then, Greg 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!.

Greg also stars as the Announcer/Narrator for the comedy series Real Stories on the Ten Network.

He could often be heard on Triple M's Get This as a frequent guest co-host alongside Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee.

He also voices "Sandy" the Yellow Labrador in TV commercials for Home Hardware, an Australian hardware store.

Personal life

When Fleet was 10, his father faked his own death only to reappear later in his life. His father changed name, married and fathered a child during this absence. Fleet's father eventually returned to the US. He expanded upon these experiences in his live show "I Wish You Were Dead".[2] (with the 'e' crossed out)

Fleet has also fought a long battle with heroin addiction, a subject he 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"[3][4][5] Fleet had claimed to be drug-free.

In 2007, Fleet had gone into rehab, and on the 2 April episode of Get This he had returned from his stint in rehab.

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