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Greg Grunberg's  Son 90 Percent Better after Brain Surgery

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Greg Grunberg's Son 90 Percent Better after Brain Surgery

Originally posted 04/01/2009 11:00AM

Puberty is a tough time for anybody. For Heroes star Greg Grunberg's son Jake, who has epilepsy, it presented its own unique challenges.

"Puberty screwed up levels of gauging whether his drugs were working or not. He was having more seizures," Grunberg tells PEOPLE. "Hundreds a day."

Luckily for Jake and his family, the 12-year-old was eligible for a brain surgery that turned out to be life-altering. "They removed the part of the brain that has the most epilepsy activity," Grunberg says of his son's operation. "Now Jake is only having a little tiny episode once every three weeks."

"To me," the proud father says, "that's a home run. We never thought that was possible."

With Jake's health improved, Grunberg has turned his attention to developing www.talkaboutit.org, a Web site that raises awareness about epilepsy, and has a social networking component for visitors.

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Heroes' Greg Grunberg: My Son Is My Hero

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Heroes' Greg Grunberg: My Son Is My Hero

Originally posted 06/11/2008 06:40PM

He's played a CIA agent on Alias and now fights crime as a mind-reading police officer on Heroes. But Greg Grunberg says he's not the star in the family.

"Jake is my hero, he really is," Grunberg, 41, tells PEOPLE about his 12-year-old son, who has epilepsy. "He doesn't let anything stop him, and to deal with everything with your head up high, that to me is a true hero."

His son has been the inspiration behind his involvement in raising awareness about the neurological disorder, which includes raising funds for pediatric epilepsy research.

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Hayden Panettiere to Sing with Greg Grunberg's Band | Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere to Sing with Greg Grunberg's Band

Originally posted 07/18/2007 02:00PM

Heroes cheerleader Hayden Panettiere – who is also a budding singer – will make a guest appearance with fellow cast member Greg Grunberg's all-star Band From TV this weekend, she confirms to PEOPLE.

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Heroes' Greg Grunberg Leads All-Star Band | Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

Heroes' Greg Grunberg Leads All-Star Band

Originally posted 03/25/2007 08:25PM

Reading minds is a super power that really comes in handy for a down-on-his-luck cop like Matt Parkman, the role actor Greg Grunberg plays on NBC's Heroes.

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