Greg Morton

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Noun

A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.

Greg Morton is an adventure novelist, motivational writer, outdoor adventure filmmaker and radio talk show host.  He is a former child actor, having appeared opposite such Hollywood icons as Kate Jackson, Beverly Garland, Shirley Jones and Bruce Boxleitner.  Greg’s literary work includes action/adventure fiction, motivational non-fiction, poetry and family fantasy/adventure.  He can currently be seen on the reoccurring webisodes of The Micro-Adventures and can be heard as the host of the radio program The Morton Podcast (with wife/co-host Sandra!).

 …Television

At age ten, Greg Morton was a television actor, appearing in a number of commercial advertisements for such companies as Texas Instruments, McDonald’s, Mattel, Friendly’s Ice Cream and Van de Kamps.

In 1985, Greg appeared with Shirley Jones and Len Cariou in the Emmy nominated, made for television movie There Were Times, Dear.

He was also featured in all four seasons (1983-1987) of the Emmy Award winning CBS hit Scarecrow and Mrs. King, as Kate Jackson’s youngest son Jamie.

The show also featured the legendary Beverly Garland (My Three Sons, Lois & Clark), longtime Hollywood leading man Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5), the beautiful and funny Martha Smith (Animal House), longtime character actor Mel Stewart, and Young Artist Award nominee Paul Stout.

…Literature

Greg released his first novel to rave reviews, the action packed The Fury of the Bear, in 2010.  The novel is the first to feature Virgil “Bear” Ryan and his mountain rescue team.  In the book, Bear Ryan is hired to salvage a plane crash high in the Andes Mountains that holds the clues to finding a century’s old Incan treasure, and discovers he isn’t the only one trying to uncover the mystery.

In 2011, Greg released the exciting conclusion to the story with the sequel To Catch a Fox.

Also in 2011, Greg published the untitled poems, a deeply personal collection of poems and photography.

In 2012, Greg released the autobiographical Lifting a Foot Forward: A Lesson in Balance.  The book follows Greg’s life from his early days as a child actor to his introduction to poetry and writing, his experiences as an athlete to his life as a business professional.  He recalls the special moments in his life that lead up to the ultimate life-changing event; his having to be airlifted off of a mountainside while alpine climbing in January 2008.  His memoir takes readers on the journey that became the catalyst to following his dreams and living a balanced life.

In the fall of 2012 Greg released his much anticipated A House in a Field of Reeds.  The collection of short stories highlights each season of the year, taking a whimsical look at the world of fantasy and adventure.  A House in a Field of Reeds is a look back to the classics of folk lore and fairy tales, a perfect opportunity to gather the whole family and discover the adventures together.

Greg is also currently working on the next installment of the Virgil “Bear” Ryan series…

…Design

Greg is the creative force behind the sports themed apparel company Formula : Sport.  He has been designing sports themed t-shirts since 2003, and offers a variety for nearly every sports fan.  Do you have the right Formula?

…Web

Greg is the star of the web series The Micro-Adventures, a video diary of some amazing places and Greg’s love for the great outdoors.  The series is proof that anyone can have an affordable, fun adventure without traveling across the globe.

…Radio

In 2012 Greg launched The Morton Podcast!  Greg, with his wife and co-host Sandra, take a new look at life through the lens of laughter, creativity, inspiration and motivation.   Each show a new topic is discussed, phone calls from listeners are taken and a new perspective is discovered about the world around them.

…Personal

With the support of his amazing parents, Greg enjoyed a normal childhood, graduated from high school and began what would become a twenty year business career managing multi-million dollar operations for some of the country’s top companies.  During that time, he honed his skills in leadership development, coaching and mentoring.  He has been recognized and awarded for his ability to teach and motivate others.

Greg Morton holds an Associate of Arts of Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

He is married to Sandra, his wife of seventeen years, and together they share their lives happily in a historic 1920s Craftsman Bungalow.