Outlier Creative Solutions
Gary Kroeger was born in Cedar Falls and attended Northwestern University. In Chicago he helped found The Practical Theatre Company with fellow alums Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall. This association caught the eye of Saturday Night Live producers and the three of them became regulars on the venerable late night comedy show.
After SNL, Gary starred in a series on CBS with George Hamilton and later produced George’s daytime chat show The George and Alana Show. Television appearances on many popular shows led to starring roles in films. Gary went on to host versions of The Newlywed Game and Beat the Clock and was the weatherman in a popular episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
From 2003 to 2020 Gary was the Creative Director for Mudd Advertising specializing in automotive advertising. He has been the CEO of Outlier Creative Solutions since 2017 and works with local businesses on brand identify. He is a motivational speaker and After-Dinner speaker and is the statewide spokesman for Court Appointment Special Advocates as well as an advocate for abused and neglected children.
A political enthusiast who has run for office, Gary continues to write his blog “Gary Has Issues” and is a featured columnist in the Waterloo Courier.