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Facts About Gregg Champion - American Director and Producer

Published Fri Aug 02 2019 By Akki
Facts About Gregg Champion - American Director and Producer

Gregg Champion is a prominent director and producer, who is widely known for movies like; Blue Thunder (1983), American Flyers (1985), and Short Time (1990). He also worked in a second unit director in Biography TV mini-series Bonnie & Clyde Part 2 in 2013. 

Champion was born on November 20, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Here are 10 facts about him.

What's his Net Worth?

Gregg Champion has an impressive net worth of $700,000, working in the entertainment industry. His professional career as a producer and director help him to an accumulated massive fortune. 

Gregg is the producer of comedy crime movie; Stakeout (1987), which had a huge box office of $65.6 million across the USA.

Gregg Champion caught on camera in the set of American Flyers.
Gregg Champion got spotted with Kevin Costner in the set of American Flyers.
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The average American film director can earn around $92,220 per year as stated in the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics report, where an average director salary is $44.34 per hour.

Family Tree 

The Stakeout producer, Gregg Champion was born on stars family, where he is the son of an American actor, Gower Champion and Marge Champion, who is a dancer and choreographer. He is the grandson of John W. Champion and Beatrice Carlisle. His maternal grandfather Ernest Belcher was Choreographer in Hollywood.


Gregg Champion has five siblings; three sisters "Jean Sagal", "Liz Sagal", and "Katey Sagal", and two brothers "Joey Sagal" and "Blake Champion". 

Blake was the son of Gower Champion and Marge Champion, who died in a car accident on May 21, 1987, in Lee, Massachusetts, USA.

Jean and Liz are twins half-younger sister to Gregg, born on October 9, 1961, to Boris Sagal and Sara Zwilling.  Katey Sagal is an American actress born on January 19, 1954, and half-elder sister to Gregg.

Step Son of Boris Sagal

The four-times Primetime Emmy Awards nominee director, Boris Sagal is the stepfather of Gregg Champion. Boris is widely known for movies like; The Omega Man (1971) and Hauser's Memory (1970). He married Marge Champion in 1977, after the dead of his first wife Sara Zwilling in 1975.

Gregg Champion and Mary-Louise Parker take a picture together, while filming 'Noah Dearborn'.
Gregg Champion and Mary-Louise Parker poses for a picture in the set of 'Noah Dearborn'.
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Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker is one of the closet friend of the American director. She is an American actress and writer, who had a role in Champion hit movies; The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999) and Miracle Run (2004). 

The two were so close that many fans and media start to assumes them to be dating but totally got be wrong and proved to be an only rumor.


Talking about Gregg Champion's qualification, he attended the USC School of Cinema located in Los Angels, California. In school, he was trained by directors like; Blake Edwards, Nicholas Roeg, and John Badham.   

Body Measurement 

The sixty-two-years-old, Gregg Champion has a slim body shape stands tall about 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m). He has brown eyes and natural black hair, which are started turning into grey as per growing into old age.

Entertainment Industry 

Champion enters the world of the entertainment industry back in 1974. He had a job as an assistant to the director in the crime movie 'Bank Shot'. After that, he worked in numbers of movies, where he is a director of hit movies like; The Cowboy Way (1994), Miracle Run (2004), and Amish Grace (2010).

Gregg Champion got caught on camera in the set of 'Stakeout'.
John Badham and Gregg Champion in the flim set of "Stakeout".
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Champion is also successful as a producer, where he had worked as a supervising producer for Short Circuit (1986) and Stakeout (1987).

The Gabby Douglas Story  

Gregg is the director of the biography film The Gabby Douglas Story (2014) story based in Gymnast Gabby Douglas. The movie had 1 won and 9 nominees in film festivals, where Champion also got nominated in the category of 'Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie' in 2015 Image Awards (NAACP).

Low key Life

Even after being a part of the entertainment industry, Gregg Champion love to lives life out of the spotlight. He is quite secretive regarding his personal life and keeps himself far from media. He had made very few appearances on-screen, where he was last seen attending 46th NAACP Image Awards in 2015. 

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