Michael Greco is an English actor and professional poker player.
Outside of poker, Greco is perhaps best known for playing the role
of Beppe di Marco in long-running and hugely popular English soap
opera Eastenders. He has claimed in interviews that his acting
background has given him the ability to give off false tells during
Michael Greco was mentored in poker by fellow English pro Marty
Wilson - a Wolverhampton poker veteran who has finished in the
money three times at WSOP events. Greco started out in poker by
playing regular ring games, but later moved his focus to
tournaments. He has participated in several major poker events
including the World Speed Poker Open, the Monte Carlo Millions, and
the 2005 Poker Million. He has also represented Team Italy in Party
Poker's Football & Poker Legends Cup. His biggest prize to date
is $248,855 which he took for finishing 3rd in the $1,500 No Limit
Hold 'em event at the 2009 WSOP in Las Vegas.
By sheer coincidence, Michael Greco is also the name of the head
of entertainment at Las Vegas's Palms Casino Resort.
Interesting Fact: Before his successful move into acting,
Michael Greco managed to secure himself a place at The Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) thanks, in part, to a performance in
a Kiss tribute band called 'Kissed' which he had