Greg Giraldo

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Greg Giraldo
Birth name Gregory C. Giraldo
Born December 10, 1965 in The Bronx, New York, USA
Died September 29, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA from an accidental drug overdose
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Common Law (1996) John Alvarez 1996 1

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades


  • Was of Colombian and Spanish descent
  • Had a brother, John and a sister, Elizabeth
  • Graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan, New York in 1983
  • Graduated from Columbia University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in English
  • Earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1990
  • Worked as a lawyer at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for eight months before becoming a comedian
  • Married his first wife when he was 23 years old; the marriage lasted for two years
  • Married his second wife, MaryAnne McAlpin in 1999; they had three sons together; they separated in 2008, but they had many reconciliations before Greg's death
  • Had a tribal design tattoo on his left forearm that contained the number 525.
  • Performed his last stand-up show in New Jersey on September 24, 2010