Westworld Star on Addiction, Bullying, and Mental Illness


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Today's guest, Gregory Zarian, is an Emmy-nominated actor with starring roles in TV and movies, most recently "Westworld." Join us as he shares his insecurities working in a cut-throat industry, struggles with sobriety, and history of being bullied as a child. A candid look at the human side of celebrity, he reminds us that even “rich and famous” Hollywood celebrities can struggle with mental illness, addiction, and trauma.

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Guest information

Gregory Zarian is an award winning actor who most recently appeared on the third season of the hit HBO series “Westworld.” He can currently be seen in the film, “86 Melrose Avenue.” In 2020, Gregory was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding performance by a supporting actor in a digital drama for his role on the Emmy-winning web series, "Venice the Series.” His Emmy submission clip can be viewed here. The role deals with issues of bullying, which hits close to home, as that is something he dealt with growing up as a twin. He’s an anti-bullying advocate and an active supporter of The Trevor Project. Gregory has a recurring role on the first and second current season of "The Family Business" (BET+). He’s also reoccurred on “Days of Our Lives” and “General Hospital,” and guest starred on “Counterpart,” “Criminal Minds,” “Bones,” "Castle,” “Revenge,” “The Mentalist,” and “Entourage,” among others.

About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host

Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He is the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

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