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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point. Zach got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square. He toured the country, performing in coffee shops and universities.After more than a decade performing stand-up and making both television and film appearances, Zach broke through to wider recognition with his co-starring role as "Alan Garner", in the comedy mega-hit, The Hangover (2009). Later that year, he played a large role in the CGI-heavy kids movie, G-Force (2009), and then appeared in memorable supporting parts in the films, Up in the Air (2009) (as a laid-off employee), Youth in Revolt (2009) (as a loutish stepfather), and Dinner for Schmucks (2010), as one of the title characters. More recently, he co-starred with Keir Gilchrist in the teen dramedy, It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), with Robert Downey Jr. in the road trip comedy, Due Date (2010), and alongside Will Ferrell in the political spoof, The Campaign (2012). He also voiced "Humpty Dumpty" in the animated film, Puss in Boots (2011), and reprised his character in both The Hangover Part II (2011) and the upcoming, The Hangover Part III (2013).When not performing and acting, Zach spends time at his home in the mountains of his native North Carolina, where he hopes to open a writer's retreat on a completely self-sustained farm.


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Born:
Oct 1, 1969 In Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 19 wins & 20 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Bob's Burgers
Poster of Bored to Death
Poster of The Sarah Silverman Program.
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Kroll Show Unknown 2013-01-16
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Unknown 2013-10-31
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Self 9 episodes, 2013 2013-12-01
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
Bob's Burgers Unknown 2011-01-09
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Bored to Death Ray Hueston 24 episodes, 2009-2011 2009-09-20
The Sarah Silverman Program. Unknown 2007-02-01
Human Giant Unknown 2007
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown 2007-02-11
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Dog Bites Man Alan Finger 9 episodes, 2006 2006-06-07
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Tom Goes to the Mayor Unknown 2004-11-14
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker Unknown 2004-02-04
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Tru Calling Davis 27 episodes, 2003-2005 2003-10-30
Reno 911! Unknown 2003-07-23
Comedy Central Presents Unknown 1998-12-01
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11