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Also Known As: Gregory Efthimios Louganis Died:
Born: January 29, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: El Cajon, California, USA Profession:

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Greg Louganis was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1969, he began taking diving lessons. In 1978, he won his first World Championship in diving. In 1996, he co-wrote the autobiography "Breaking the Surface" with Eric Marcus. In 2009, he appeared in the documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story." He appeared in a number of television specials, including "16 Days of Glory" (1986-87), "The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1986-87) and "Superstars & Their Moms" (ABC, 1986-87). He also landed a few movie roles at the time, appearing in "Dirty Laundry" (1987) with Leigh McCloskey and the Emilio Estevez action film "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994). In the nineties, Louganis devoted his time to various credits, such as "America's Greatest Olympians" (TBS, 1995-96), "Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal" (Nickelodeon, 1995-99) and "Where Are They Now? Part 2" (CBS, 1995-96). He also worked on "It's My Party" (1996) starring Margaret Cho. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Portlandia" (IFC, 2010-). He also appeared in "Watercolors" (2010). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Hollywood Animal...

Greg Louganis was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1969, he began taking diving lessons. In 1978, he won his first World Championship in diving. In 1996, he co-wrote the autobiography "Breaking the Surface" with Eric Marcus. In 2009, he appeared in the documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story." He appeared in a number of television specials, including "16 Days of Glory" (1986-87), "The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1986-87) and "Superstars & Their Moms" (ABC, 1986-87). He also landed a few movie roles at the time, appearing in "Dirty Laundry" (1987) with Leigh McCloskey and the Emilio Estevez action film "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994). In the nineties, Louganis devoted his time to various credits, such as "America's Greatest Olympians" (TBS, 1995-96), "Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal" (Nickelodeon, 1995-99) and "Where Are They Now? Part 2" (CBS, 1995-96). He also worked on "It's My Party" (1996) starring Margaret Cho. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Portlandia" (IFC, 2010-). He also appeared in "Watercolors" (2010). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Hollywood Animal Crusaders" (Animal Planet, 1998-99) and "Greg Louganis: The Biggest Challenge" (2000-01). Louganis most recently acted in the comedic adaptation "Entourage" (2015) with Adrian Grenier.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Entourage (2015)
2.
 Watercolors (2008)
3.
 Touch Me (1997) David
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 It's My Party (1996) Dan Zuma
6.
 D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) Celebrity At Party
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 Dirty Laundry (1987)
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 National Hate Test, The (1998) Presenter
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1960:
Adopted at nine months by Frances and Peter Louganis
1969:
Began taking diving lessons
1976:
At age 16, competed at Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; won silver in 10m platform diving
1978:
Won his first World Championship in diving
1984:
At Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA, became third man in history of diving to win gold medals in both springboard and platform
1985:
Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
1987:
Made his film debut in "Dirty Laundry"
1988:
Successfully defended his gold medals in springboard and platform at Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; he suffered a concussion after hitting his head on the springboard during preliminary rounds
1994:
Made a cameo in "D2: The Mighty Ducks"
1996:
Appeared in the ensemble drama "It's My Party"
1996:
Co-wrote the autobiography "Breaking the Surface" with Eric Marcus
1999:
With Betsy Sikora Siino, co-authored <i>For the Life of Your Dog</i>
2003:
Featured on an episode of the documentary series "Beyond the Glory" (Fox Sports Network)
2009:
Appeared in the documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story"
2012:
Mentored the U.S. Olympic diving team and served as vice president for the U.S. Olympian Association
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Education

University of Miami: - 1978 - 1981
University of California, Irvine: Irvine , California - 1981 - 1983

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