Entertainer and Social Commentator
Tom Gregory is a Los Angeles-based entertainment and social commentator. His thoughtful pieces on current events, social justice and entertainment makes him a persuasive voice in today’s broad market of media offerings. Gregory’s ongoing media forums include his work on Gregory Way and his regular Huffington Post column, He has also been featured on CNN, E!, and Fox News, and is the face of OVGuide.com, the Internet’s premiere source for indexing online video content. Recently, Gregory expanded his reach to the Great White Way with his debut as a Broadway producer on the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls.
Tom Gregory’s love for film started at age three when his mother began educating him about the stars in old movies on TV. By the age of four, he knew that one day he would move to Beverly Hills; how he’d get there remained a mystery. Coming from South Jersey, he drove his ‘72 Impala all the way to Hollywood and never looked back. Tom has taken on the attitude that ’it’s not what you have, but what you do with what you have that matters’ In addition to being the go-to guy on a multitude of media platforms for entertainment news, today, Gregory is one of the world’s foremost collectors of archival Hollywood photographs of the highest quality, all of them signed by their legendary subjects, many of them by significant photographers. Included among the rarest photos are: a shot of Marilyn Monroe circa 1955 that is personalized to James Dean, and an exquisite portrait of Greta Garbo that is one of only a few known copies in the world.
Gregory has recently begun adding important Hollywood memorabilia to his collection, a pursuit that also affords him the opportunity to support non-profit organizations and causes in which he believes. Gregory’s philanthropic involvement also extends to community-related activities on both coasts. In Los Angeles, he helps teach after school acting classes for pre-teens. The endeavor takes Gregory back to his own acting years, both as a student (his first-ever role was as a tooth in a school play on dental hygiene) and in his early 20s, when he performed with repertory companies in East Hampton, NY and Delray Beach, FL. On the East coast, in Southampton, NY, Gregory helped found the Lake Agawam Conservation Association to clean-up the lake’s fragile eco-system.