Greg Cipes is an American film and voice actor, singer, composer, philanthropist, and professional surfer. He is best known for his roles in popular film and TV shows like Fast and the Furious, True Blood, Astro Boy, and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Greg Cipes’ Early Life
Born in Coral Springs, South Florida to huge family of nine brothers and sisters, Gregory Michael Cipes or Greg Cipes always knew that he was destined for the entertainment industry ever since he was little. His desire to become an entertainer was largely inspired by his father, who was a TV director, as well as his grandparents, who were into acting themselves.
Greg Cipes’ Early Career
Greg Cipes made his debut in the entertainment industry at a young age through numerous roles in children’s theater, as well as countless national commercials.
At 13, he finally made his singing and acting debut off-Broadway through The Rothschild’s, where he starred as the young Solomon.
Three years after, Greg would move on to write, record, and produce his first single with his band, Cipes and the People . Their album has since sold more than 60,000 copies.
Greg Cipes’ Personal Life
Merely a year after embarking in a new career as a singer and band member, Greg Cipes, with an army of 13 corporate sponsors, became ranked as a junior professional surfer.
He has since graced the cover of Eastern Surf Magazine and has been featured in numerous surfing magazines, and countless advertising campaigns by his corporate sponsors.
In 2001, Greg Cipes moved to Los Angeles, with only his dog, his guitar, and his surfboard in tow.
Greg Cipes’ Film and TV Career
Since his move to Los Angeles, Greg Cipes has starred in over 30 feature films and TV series. The most popular among them include Fast and The Furious, Anger Management, Ghost Whisperer, Gilmore Girls, General Hospital, John Tucker Must Die, and True Blood.
Greg Cipes’ Voice Acting Career
Dubbed as the Crowned Prince of the Voiceover, Greg Cipes was discovered as a voice talent by no less than award-winning voice director Andrea Romano, who, over his lifetime has won a total of eight Emmy Awards.
“Greg has begun this ridiculously huge voice-over career,” Romano was quoted as saying when he casted Greg Cipes in his first-ever cartoon role.
Cipes has since moved on to become the voice behind Michaelangelo of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also has recurring roles in other popular TV animations such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, as well as Fish Hooks.
Greg Cipes is also known for playing Ben 10: Alien Force’s Kevin Levin, Beast Boy of Teen Titans Go!, as well as Ultimate Spider-Man’s Danny Rand/Iron Fist.
Greg Cipes’ Singing Career
After moving on from Cipes and the People, Greg Cipes became a part of the acclaimed band Super Space Fighters, which many believe represents a fresh take on the rock and roll genre through a fusion of sounds from legendary bands and icons such as Bob Marley, The Beatles, and the Grateful Dead.
Greg Cipes’ Charity Works
Aside from being part of a Los Angeles-based outreach program called “Kids Venice Basketball League Natural Leaders program” for the underprivileged youth, Greg Cipes also started his very own charitable organization called “UnAmor”, which hopes to bring the homeless, the elderly, and dogs without homes together.
“Kids Venice Basketball League Natural Leaders program”, on the other hand, introduces the underprivileged young to surfing, yoga, organic gardening, sustainable living, as well as meditation.
Greg Cipes’ Net Worth
Greg Cipes’ net worth is currently estimated at $3 million.
Greg Cipes’ Other Projects
Despite having his hands full with his acting, voice acting, singing, and surfing careers as well as his charitable works, Greg Cipes still manages to launch other projects dear to his heart every now and then.
He is currently involved in La La Land, a speakeasy concerts of eclectic local bands held twice weekly at a lounge in Hollywood called Bardot.
Greg Cipes has also taken the initiative to create and host the 4th Annual “Love Street Festival”, which takes place July 5th in Laurel Canyon, as a “celebration of the culture and community” of Laurel Canyon.
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