Gregory E. Louganis
1988-Present Speaker, Commentator, Actor, Producer, Author Los Angeles, California
• Mentor, USA Diving
• National Speaker, Topics include: Depression, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, Gay Youth Groups, Dyslexia and Learning Differences, Diversity, Overcoming Adversity
• 2007/2008 MEDCO Tour of Champions
• Chicago Bid Campaign for 2016 Olympic Games
• Mental prep coach for the Canadian Dog Agility World Team for two years.
• NSPI (National Spa and Pool Institutes: advocated for redefining “diving injury” as “water entry injury” to save pool’s diving facilities from being closed by the insurance companies.
• Taught Theater Movement and mental approach to performance at USC
• 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games: Co-hosted Good Morning America with Donna DeVerona and was the first correspondent to gain a live interview from inside the Olympic Village just after the bombing.
• 1992 Olympic Games CBS Sports Correspondent for Aerial Skiing in Albertville.
• Collaborated with Eric Marcus to write his autobiography “Breaking the Surface”; which remained on the New York Times Best Seller List for 5 weeks.
• Collaborated with Betsy Siino to write “For the Life of Your Dog”, a canine care book covering birth to death and the grieving process for pet owners.
• Co produced “Looking to the Light” a video diary
1984-1988 Spokesperson, Model Los Angeles, California
• Television spokesperson, commercial actor for products including: Speedo, Carefree Gum, American Express, Kal Kan, Sauder’s Eggs, Mercantile Bank (Clio Winner), Banana Boat, California Lotto, Mac Phearson Chevrolet, and Hertz Auto.
• Model for Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ), Life Magazine, Interview Magazine and Playboy Magazine
ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE
• Collaborator with Disney’s “Getcha Head in the Game” production by Stateline Films
• Member of SAG, AFTRA and Actors Equity
• Contract negotiations for commercial products, Theatrical and Television Productions
• Co-Director, “Greg Louganis: Positively Pet Fund” a 501 (c) (3) Organization to assist patients living with HIV/AIDS with their pet care needs
• Interviews with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Diane Sawyer, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and Rosie O’Donnell
• Meetings with National Leaders including former President Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, & George W. Bush
• Interviews with news media, print media and electronic media
• Taught Theater Movement at USC.
• 1988 Seoul Olympic Games; Gold Medalist Men’s 3m Springboard; Men’s 10m Platform
• 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games; Gold Medalist Men’s 3m Springboard; Men’s 10m Platform
• 1980 Olympic Diving Team Captain
• 1976 Montreal Olympic Games; Silver Medalist Men’s 10m Platform
• 6 Pan American Championship Gold
• 5 World Aquatics Championship Titles
• 4 World FINA Cup Championship Gold Medals and 1 Silver
• 47 National Titles
• 1985 Recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award for America’s Best Amateur Athlete
• Olympic Hall of Fame
• Miami Sports Hall of Fame
• Maxell House Olympic Spirit Award for his performance at the 1988 Olympic Games
• ABC’s Sportsman of the Year in 1988
• San Diego Hall of Champions
• Platinum Award; Front and Finish Magazine for Dog Obedience
• Nationally Ranked in AKC Dog Agility
• A Finalist in AKC Nationals and The AKC Invitational
• Nationally Ranked in United States Dog Agility Association
• A Finalist in USDAA’s National Grand Prix, Steeplechase and Dog Agility Master’s Team.
• University of Miami – BFA Program in Theater for 2 years
• Graduated University of California – Irvine
• Bachelor of Arts Degree; Theatre Arts
• Minor in Dance
• In seeing and being a part of USA Diving’s path to Excellence
• Mentoring Young Divers and Coaches
• Charity Work
• Human Rights Advocacy
• Public Speaking
• Theatre Arts/Performance
• Film and TV Performance
• Dog Obedience and Agility Training
My life is my resume. From performing on stage at age 3 to the crowning achievement of my Olympic Championships, from struggling with my life in a public forum, to helping our youth overcome adversity, from speaking with the President of the United States on behalf of athletes across our nation to working with an 11 year old boy whose dream is to win Olympic Gold – my life is my resume.
Gregory E. Louganis