About Greg Cope White
Author, screenwriter, producer, and inveterate bon vivant, Greg Cope White is a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Born In Lubbock, Texas, moved around the country as if he were in a military family or a family on the run: he went to 13 schools in 11 years. 3 different schools in 10th grade alone. Result? By sixteen he could box up the contents of an entire house in a few hours but had no ties to any one home or place. There was no family glue, only packing tape.
Against everyone' s advice - except that of his best friend, Dale, Greg enlisted in the USMC with Dale. Dale looked and acted the part. Greg was skinny, had never run a mile and had no idea what he was getting into. But he got to spend thirteen weeks with his best friend at this little summer camp. Summer camp was fun! Boot camp was hell.
Greg graduated (sorry I fainted there a sec) with a sense of purpose, accomplishment and more importantly, a group with whom he belonged. Camaraderie is an unbelievable feeling.
He served six years in the Marines, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Truly a glutton for punishment, he went on to complete USMC Officer Candidates School over the course of two summers after boot camp—effectively completing basic training three times.
After the Marines, Greg moved to NYC to learn writing and then to Los Angeles to earn from writing. He got a solid break and continued to hone his craft, writing on sitcom staffs, countless scripts, live comedy, speeches, personal blog posts, HuffPost articles. His blog led to a hosting gig for Food Network.
He recently wrote & produced the Netflix Original films Walk Ride Rodeo and Holiday Rush, now streaming. Other writing credits include shows on HBO, Disney, CBS, NBC, FOX & Comedy Central and both Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser.
Greg’s a polo playing, sixth generation Texan now living in Santa Monica. In addition to writing, he mentors military veterans on their quest to write for film and TV for the Writer's Guild Foundation.
He loves to cook. And travel everywhere, which is a good thing since he found his happily ever after other half - in Canada. Finally his packing skills get put to good use.