Steve Zahn

Steve Zahn

Highest Rated: 95% Blaze (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1967

Birthplace: Marshall, Minnesota, USA

Making an art out of portraying dysfunctional losers and likable freaks, Steve Zahn worked for years before getting his due as one of the most engaging and unconventionally gifted actors in Hollywood. Hailing from Marshall, MN, where he was born in 1968, Zahn was first introduced to improvisational acting in high school. Following a year at Gustavus-Adolphus College, he was accepted at the prestigious American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, where he trained for two years. After completing his tenure there, Zahn settled in Hoboken, NJ, and tried to support himself with acting in New York, working a variety of odd jobs on the side. He found work in various theater productions, including a 13-month road tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, which provided both steady employment and an introduction to his wife, who was a dancer in the musical.Zahn's break came when he was cast in Sophistry, a play that also starred Ethan Hawke. His performance was seen by Ben Stiller, who offered him a role in his upcoming film, Reality Bites. Zahn took the part of Sammy, Winona Ryder's amiable, slightly conflicted gay friend. The film, which was released in 1994, was actually Zahn's second feature, the first being the 1993 drama Rain Without Thunder. Reality Bites met with relative success and helped to jump-start not only Zahn's career, but those of Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo, as well. Zahn proceeded to take a significant role in Eric Bogosian's play SubUrbia and his work in the production led to his casting in the 1995 submarine thriller Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington. The following year, he won a leading role in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! and subsequently re-created his SubUrbia role for the play's film adaptation, which also featured Giovanni Ribisi and Parker Posey. In 1998, Hollywood began to take notice of the actor, as he was featured in four different films. Three of them, You've Got Mail, Out of Sight, and The Object of My Affection, proved to be box-office successes; the other one, Safe Men, was released into general obscurity. The following year, Zahn made an appearance in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, co-starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock, and had a leading role in Happy, Texas, which was released at Sundance. For his performance as a con artist forced to play gay, Zahn won a special acting award at the festival, a much-deserved token of appreciation for an actor as underrated as he is original.In the years that followed, Zahn elevated his portrayal of lovable losers to a virtual art form. Though he would head up an impressive cast in the 2000 feature Chain of Fools, the film would be inexplicably relegated to cinematic limbo and audiences would next catch an unexpected glimpse of the rising star in director Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000). If the following year's Saving Silverman found Zahn back to his usual antics, abysmal reviews and poor audience reaction quickly sunk the romantic comedy and audiences would catch their next glimpse of him in John Dahl's edge-of-your-seat thriller Joy Ride (also 2001). His portrayal of Drew Barrymore's character's well-intending but hopeless husband in the 2001 comedy drama Riding in Cars with Boys showed a dramatic side many audiences had yet to experience from Zahn, and after a brief break from the screen Zahn returned in 2003 with a pair of high profile comedies. After joining comedian/actor Martin Lawrence as one half of a pair of hapless security guards in the 2003 comedy National Security, Zahn attempted to bring up baby opposite actor/comedian Eddie Murphy in the family friendly comedy Daddy Day Care. A series of supporting performances in Shattered Glass, Speak and Employee of the Month (all 2004) were quick to follow, ensuring that audiences who couldn't get their fill of Zahn's unique and endearing quirkiness wouldn't be left out in the lurch for long.Behind the camera, Zahn has provided vocal work for such family films as Stuart Little (as well as its 2002 sequ

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% Uncle Frank Actor 2020
44% Tall Girl Richie Kreyman 2019
95% Blaze Actor 2018
91% Lean on Pete Silver 2018
No Score Yet Planeta dos macacos - A guerra Actor 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes Bad Ape $146.9M 2017
No Score Yet Neat: The Story of Bourbon Actor 2017
82% Captain Fantastic Dave $5.9M 2016
76% The Good Dinosaur Thunderclap $123.1M 2015
0% The Ridiculous 6 Clem 2015
67% Knights of Badassdom Eric 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club Tucker $23.8M 2013
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Frank Heffley $49.1M 2012
47% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Frank Heffley $52.7M 2011
60% Calvin Marshall Coach Little 2010
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid Frank Heffley $64.1M 2010
63% A Perfect Getaway Cliff $15.6M 2009
No Score Yet Night Train Peter 2009
47% Management Mike Cranshaw $0.9M 2009
71% The Great Buck Howard Kenny $0.7M 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning Mac $12.1M 2009
2% Strange Wilderness Peter Gaulke $6.6M 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Gus McCrae 2008
90% Rescue Dawn Duane $5.4M 2007
No Score Yet Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby Sandy Pig 2007
57% Bandidas Quentin Cooke 2006
37% Chicken Little Runt of the Litter $135.3M 2005
38% Sahara Al Giordino $68.7M 2005
No Score Yet Speak Mr. Freeman 2004
11% Employee of the Month Jack 2004
91% Shattered Glass Adam Penenberg $2.2M 2003
27% Daddy Day Care Marvin $103.7M 2003
11% National Security Hank Rafferty $35.8M 2003
81% Stuart Little 2 Monty the Mouth $64.8M 2002
49% Riding in Cars With Boys Raymond Haseck $29.7M 2001
74% Joy Ride Fuller $21.3M 2001
26% Chelsea Walls Ross 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Archie $111.5M 2001
18% Saving Silverman Wayne Lefessier $19M 2001
No Score Yet Chain of Fools Kresk 2000
58% Hamlet Rosencrantz 2000
67% Stuart Little Monty 1999
81% Happy, Texas Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr. 1999
No Score Yet Freak Talks About Sex (Blowin' Smoke) Freak 1999
45% Forces of Nature Alan 1999
69% You've Got Mail George 1998
57% Safe Men Eddie 1998
93% Out of Sight Glenn Michaels 1998
54% The Object of My Affection Frank Hanson 1998
39% A Life Less Ordinary Actor 1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories Tucker 1997
No Score Yet SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Actor 1997
65% Suburbia Buff 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Lenny 1996
22% Race the Sun Hans Kooiman 1996
88% Crimson Tide William Barnes 1995
65% Reality Bites Sammy Gray 1993
50% Rain Without Thunder Jeremy Tanner 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Healing Powers of Dude
2020
Voice 2020
72% Valley of the Boom
2018-2019
2019
60% The Crossing
2018
Jude Miller Jude Ellis 2018
67% Mad Dogs
2015-2016
Cobi 2016
2015
86% Modern Family
2009
Ronnie 2015
2014
28% Mind Games
2014
Clark Edwards 2014
96% Treme
2010-2013
Davis McAlary 2013
2012
2011
2010
90% Monk
2002-2009
Jack Jr. 2009
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
Gus McCrae 2008
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2003
2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Elliott See
No Score Yet Treme
Davis McAlary

QUOTES FROM Steve Zahn CHARACTERS

Eric says: I'm gonna stop saving your life's if you don't show me some fucking gratitude!

Thunderclap says: The storm provides!

Frank Heffley says: I sware it was a lock on that door

Frank Heffley says: I sware it was a lock on that door.

Glenn Michaels says: Who's the fireman?

Tucker says: You ok?

Ron Woodroof says: You rattled my brain

Ron Woodroof says: You rattled my brain.

Tucker says: What brain?

Rusty Nail says: You know you should get that fixed.

Fuller Thomas says: Get what fixed?

Rusty Nail says: Your tail light.

Frank Heffley says: You're a phoney, you're a fake!

Peter Gaulke says: Bears have been known to attack man, although the fact is that fewer people have been killed by bears than in all of world war 1 and 2 combined.

Peter Gaulke says: It is estimated that bears attack 2 million salmon a year. Attacks by salmon on bears are much more rare.

Peter Gaulke says: When a shark appears in the area sea lions will leave the water immediately. Luckily there are no tigers on the shore waiting for him, or he wouldn't know what the fuck to do.

Peter Gaulke says: These birds are saying howdy to the zebra. Actually, they're not saying howdy. They're eating the shit out of him.

Peter Gaulke says: Monkeys make up over 80% of the world's monkey population.

Peter Gaulke says: No matter how many sea lions are killed each year by sharks, it never seems like enough.

Hank Rafferty says: Hey, do you actually believe the crap that comes out of your mouth?

Earl Montgomery says: Well, I'm never really sure till i'm finished talkin'.

Frank Heffley says: A man who never made mistakes never made anything.

Kresk says: Hey, Paulie. You probably don't remember me. My name is Kresk. You used to beat the hell out of me at Our Lady of Peace Elementary.

Kresk says: Hey, Paulie. You probably don

Kresk says: You probably don't remember me. My name is Kresk.

Frank Heffley says: You got a job!

Greg Heffley says: Are you mad?

Frank Heffley says: Not mad... just disappointed.

Fuller Thomas says: Yeah, we're fine not that we're not murdered.

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda: "There's no point talking to my ex-friends, our clan the Plain Janes, have been absorbed by rival groups, Nicole hangs out with the jocks, Rachel went all Euro, Ivy straddles two crowds, the Goths and the Marthas, and then there me. I'm clan less.

Melinda Sordino says: There's no point talking to my ex-friends, our clan the Plain Janes, have been absorbed by rival groups, Nicole hangs out with the jocks, Rachel went all Euro, Ivy straddles two crowds, the Goths and the Marthas. and then there me. I'm clan less.

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda: "I hate winter I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and I hate winter. It starts to early and ends to late, why doesn't everyone move to Florida?"

Melinda Sordino says: I hate winter I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and I hate winter. It starts to early and ends to late, why doesn't everyone move to Florida?

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda: "I forgot the Suffragettes were hauled off to jail.. duh!"

Melinda Sordino says: I forgot the Suffragettes were hauled off to jail.. duh!

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda: "Heather has found a clan; the Marthas very Connecticut, very prep, I suspect money changed hands."

Melinda Sordino says: Heather has found a clan; the Marthas very Connecticut, very prep, I suspect money changed hands.

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda" All that crap you hear on tv about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really cares what you have to say."

Melinda Sordino says: All that crap you hear on tv about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really cares what you have to say.

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda: "I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if... I just stopped talking."

Melinda Sordino says: I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if... I just stopped talking.

Mr. Freeman says: Melinda: "It's impossible to listen to Ms. Keane her voice sounds like a engine that won't turn over. Plus she laughs at her own jokes."

Mr. Freeman says: It's impossible to listen to Ms. Keane her voice sounds like a engine that won't turn over. Plus she laughs at her own jokes.

Frank Heffley says: Lets not forget, opening day is free!

Monty says: [Being thrown into the dumpster by Chinese people] Aaaaahhhh!!

Snowbell says: Go away! There's no food here!

Monty says: Please??

Snowbell says: Shoo!

Monty says: Incomin'! Incomin'!

Monty says: Hey, Snow. What's wrong with you?

Snowbell says: Nothing.

Monty says: You know, you're the one acting strange. What is it, worms? Fleas? Yeah, you look pale. Eww. Maybe you should see a vet.

Snowbell says: A vet?! What a swell idea! Do you know one? I'm not happy with mine. He makes us wait and his hands are always cold!

Monty says: [After seeing the door close] What was that?

Snowbell says: What was that what?

Monty says: What-- what was that... what?

Snowbell says: [Confused] Huh?

Monty says: [After seeing the door close] What was that?

Snowbell says: What was that what?

Monty says: What-- what was that... what?

Snowbell says: [Confused] Huh?

Monty says: A mouse with a pet cat? [Laughs uncontrollably while rolling on the counter] A mouse with a pet cat?!

Monty says: Please?

Stuart Little says: [Upon meeting Monty] Oh, hello. You must be a friend of Snowbell's. I'm Stuart.

Monty says: Aren't you gonna run?

Stuart Little says: Why?

Monty says: 'Cause you're a mouse?

Stuart Little says: I'm-- I'm not just a mouse. I'm-- I'm also a member of this family.

Snowbell says: [Starting to get embarrassed] Ohhh...

Monty says: A mouse with a pet cat? [Rolls on the counter laughing] A mouse with a pet cat?!

Stuart Little says: I guess that-- that is... pretty funny!

Monty says: Pretty funny?! I'm gonna wet my fur! A mouse with a pet cat!

Stuart Little says: [Laughs]

Monty says: Ha ha! [To Snowbell] He's your little master! Ho ho, wait 'til the boys hear about this! Ho ho!

Snowbell says: Ohhhh! The humiliation!

Monty says: [Laughs along with Stuart]

Snowbell says: [To Stuart, angrily] I'm gonna KILL YOU!

Stuart Little says: Oh, dear! [Jumps off the counter]

Snowbell says: [Sees Stuart running away] Come back here!

Cliff says: "So.. they're like... a couple?"

Cliff says: So.. they're like... a couple?

Frank Heffley says: Let's not forget, opening day is free!

Frank Heffley says: USE CLEAN RAGS!!!!!

Frank Heffley says: USE CLEAN RAGS!

Runt of the Litter says: Oops, dropped my pencil.

Runt of the Litter says: GET THE DUCK OUT!

Runt of the Litter says: Dropped my pencil!

Runt of the Litter says: Present and accounted for, Mr. Woolensworth!

Runt of the Litter says: Sorry. Nervous eater.

Mr. Freeman says: I'm a rebel.

Kathleen Kelly says: Kathleen Kelly: I love daisies. Joe Fox: You told me. Kathleen Kelly: They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?

Kathleen Kelly says: I love daisies.

Joe Fox says: You told me.

George Pappas says: They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?

Frank Heffley says: What was General Grant doing on the thermostat?!

Rodrick Heffley says: I, I have no idea...

Frank Heffley says: No idea. No idea?

Greg Heffley says: Nope.

Frank Heffley says: They're not toys.. they're FIGURINES!!

Frank Heffley says: They're not toys, they're figurines!

Cliff says: We're not really hunting goats here, are we?

Cliff says: Nothing bad ever happens in Hawaii, right?

Rodrick Heffley says: "No, thats not me."

Frank Heffley says: "Thats not you!?

Rodrick Heffley says: "No"