ENTERTAINER GREG M THOMPSON
Greg M Thompson is a native of North Carolina. He got his start in entertainment at the age of 14 when he created a clogging team in his home town. He then began booking the group over three states, never knowing that is what he would do as a profession.
-He honed his skills as a professional Master of Ceremonies while working in radio throughout Southeastern NC. He was asked to MC at various events from 1977-1988 including Miss America Prelimenary Pageants, to fairs, festivals, talent shows and more.
-He then moved to Florida and quickly gained a positive reputation in the Professional Entertainment Industry. He is now known as a popular entertainer, producer and director of special events entertainment.
-While getting started in Florida, Greg found that the skills he had learned in North Carolina were going to pay off very well. On top of that, he had been raised to show a gentle Southern side that many entertainers, directors and producers were not used to. He was cast in a number of shows and wore many hats along the way, all the while learning more and more about different aspects of Show Business.
-He performed at Boardwalk and Baseball Theme Park in two shows, then moved on to Medieval Times Dinner Tournament as Master of Ceremonies. From there, he traveled the Mexican Riviera as an entertainer and Associate Cruise Director aboard the SS Enchanted Isle, followed by a three year stint at Universal Studios Florida where he was an entertainer/actor in a number of shows. After Universal Studios, Greg returned to the Carolinas and was Show Manager and MC for the opening of the newest Medieval Times. He remained there for 4 years. In 1999, he moved back to Orlando and accepted a job offer at Pirate's Dinner Adventure as Operations Manager.
-During all of this, Greg continued to perform at Special Events and often directed and produced independent shows along the way. While at Pirate's, Greg's years of experience in Special Events Entertainment caught up with him in a very good way. He found he had to quit "real jobs" and take on working as Producer, Director and Entertainer for his own entertainment company, The Vagabond Troupe.
-He found a special niche with Celebrity Impersonation and went on to producer The Sunburst Convention of Professional Tribute Artists, which is now the Premiere Tribute Event in the world. Greg produces this event with his wife, Jackie. They have a beautiful and talented daughter, Mattisen. Mattisen is also an entertainer.