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      Steve Zissis

      Steve Zissis

      Highest Rated: 79% Baghead (2008)

      Lowest Rated: 20% The House (2017)

      Birthday: Dec 17, 1975

      Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

      Steve Zissis was an American actor who was best known for appearing in various films and TV shows directed by the sibling writer/directors, Jay and Mark Duplass. A native of New Orleans, Zissis' first brush with acting came during high school when he began appearing on stage in various school productions of popular musicals. The experience proved so transformative that immediately after graduation, Zissis moved to New York City to study acting at NYU. Culturally, New York was a far cry from his hometown, but Zissis found comfort in the theater. He appeared in several plays during his stay in New York, all while honing his knowledge of the craft inside the classroom. After graduation, however, Zissis mostly struggled to land decent-paying roles in New York's thriving theater scene. Frustrated with where his career was headed, Zissis returned to New Orleans to star in a short film directed by a couple of sibling filmmakers, Jay and Mark Duplass, called "The Intervention." He may not have known it at the time, but his appearance in the film would forever change the course of Zissis' career. The short won several awards on the festival circuit, while propelling the brothers into the indie spotlight seemingly overnight. Then in 2008, Zissis landed a supporting role in the brothers' quirky horror-comedy, "Baghead." Zissis' performance in the film drew the attention of various Hollywood casting agents, and over the next few years he nabbed guest spots on "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013), "The League" (FX, 2009-15), and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15). Zissis continued his working relationship with the brothers, appearing in three more of their films: 2010's "Cyrus," 2011's "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," and 2012's "The Do-Deca Pentathlon." In 2013, Zissis had a small role in Spike Jonze's Academy Award-winning futuristic romance drama, "Her," which only increased his profile. Zissis returned to TV in 2014, appearing as a castmember on the HBO comedy "Togetherness" (HBO, 2015-16). The show proved to be Zissis' sixth collaboration with the Duplass Brothers, who created the show, in under 10 years.

      Highest rated movies

      Baghead poster
      Baghead
      Jeff, Who Lives at Home poster
      Jeff, Who Lives at Home
      The Do-Deca-Pentathlon poster
      The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
      Happy Death Day 2U poster
      Happy Death Day 2U
      Another Evil poster
      Another Evil
      The Front Runner poster
      The Front Runner
      Bliss poster
      Bliss
      The House poster
      The House

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      28% 43% Bliss Bjorn (Character) - 2021
      71% 57% Happy Death Day 2U Dean Roger Bronson (Character) $28.0M 2019
      58% 40% The Front Runner Tom Fielder (Character) $2.0M 2018
      20% 35% The House Carl Shackler (Character) $25.6M 2017
      67% 38% Another Evil Dan (Character) - 2016
      76% 55% The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Mark (Character) - 2012
      77% 62% Jeff, Who Lives at Home Steve (Character) $4.2M 2011
      No Score Yet 59% The Overbrook Brothers George (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 20% Prototype Irvin Marquand (Character) - 2009
      79% 49% Baghead Chad (Character) $140.0K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Momma's Boy Greg (Character) - 2006

      TV

      Credit
      68% 70% The Comey Rule Jim Baker (Character) 2020
      75% 83% I'm Sorry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017 2019
      75% 91% The Cool Kids Mark Rush (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      53% 74% White Famous Jason Gold (Guest Star) 2017
      90% 86% Togetherness Alex Pappas (Character) 2015-2016
      76% 81% Trophy Wife Clerk (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      93% 89% Parks and Recreation Gray (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      81% 82% The League Craig (Guest Star) 2009