Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Highest Rated: 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Color of Time (2014)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1975

Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey

Known mostly for his role as medical intern John "J.D." Dorian on NBC's sitcom Scrubs, Zach Braff has an enthusiasm for acting that can be traced back to his childhood in South Orange, NJ, where, at eight years old, he recalls watching his attorney father participate in a local theater group. Three years later, Braff could be found cultivating his own show-business skills at Stagedoor Manor, a renowned children's acting camp. After attracting the attention of a well-connected talent scout, Braff made his would-have-been television debut opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in an unsold pilot produced by Bruce Paltrow. His contribution to CBS's after-school special My Summer as a Girl in 1994 made it to the television screen, but, by that time, he had a significantly more notable role under his belt: the teenaged son of two neurotic New Yorkers (Woody Allen and Diane Keaton) in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). Though moderately successful in his childhood and late teens, Braff opted to attend college at Northwestern University rather than making an immediate transition to a full-time career of pursuing roles in the wilds of Los Angeles. While at Northwestern, Braff wrote and directed several short films, among them Lionel on a Sunday, which fared successfully in the 1998 festival season. The young actor went on to co-star in Getting to Know You, an adaptation of various short stories penned by author Joyce Carol Oates, which won praise at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. After a role as a gay party-boy drug addict in The Broken Hearts Club (2000), which won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film, Braff auditioned for Scrubs; despite his prior experience, the sitcom undoubtedly became his breakout role. Indeed, the Scrubs success helped Braff write, direct, and star in Garden State (2003) opposite Natalie Portman and Ian Holm. The "little Sundance film that could" of its particular year, Garden State became a major indie hit, as its look and sound resonated with the creeping-toward-maturity Gen-Y demographic to whom Braff was obviously appealing. His next role as the lead character in Disney's animated Chicken Little appealed to a younger crowd, but still banked some serious cash at the box office. Braff next appeared in the flesh in 2006's Tony Goldwyn romantic comedy The Last Kiss. The film, scripted by Crash's Paul Haggis, co-starred Casey Affleck, Tom Wilkinson, and Blythe Danner, and mined much of the same simultaneously sad and funny emotional ground explored in Garden State. It died a quick death at theaters as fans heeded the advice of critics who deemed it a more morose gloss on well-trod twentysomething angst. The actor's next film was the lighter romantic-triangle comedy The Ex.Scrubs finally ended its run in 2011, and Braff made another big screen appearance, this time in the drama The High Cost of Living. He had a supporting role in 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful before returning to the indie scene in 2014 with the Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here, which he directed, co-wrote (with his brother Adam) and starred in.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
48% Going in Style Director $45.1M 2017
30% In Dubious Battle Connor 2017
5% The Color of Time Albert 2014
46% Wish I Was Here Director Screenwriter Producer Aidan 2014
18% Video Games: The Movie Actor Executive Producer $23.5K 2014
93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Producer $49.4K 2014
58% Oz the Great and Powerful Finley $235M 2013
53% The High Cost of Living Henry 2011
No Score Yet Crazy Hair Day... and More Back-to-School Stories Actor 2009
18% The Ex Tom Reilly $3.1M 2007
46% The Last Kiss Michael $11.6M 2006
37% Chicken Little Chicken Little $135.3M 2005
No Score Yet I'm Still Here Host 2005
86% Garden State Screenwriter Director Andrew `Large' Largeman $26.8M 2004
90% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Dr. John J.D. Dorian 2002
20% Blue Moon Fred 2000
64% The Broken Hearts Club Benji 2000
90% Getting to Know You Wesley 2000
No Score Yet Lionel on a Sunday Director 1997
93% Manhattan Murder Mystery Nick Lipton 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
40% Alex, Inc.
2018
Executive Producer Director Alex Schuman 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2018
2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2014
2013
2012
2009
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2017
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
2009
2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
Chuck Feeney 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Director John`J.D.' Dorian John 'J.D.' Dorian John `J.D.' Dorian John "JD" Dorian 2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2007
2002
75% Arrested Development
2003-2019
Phillip Litt 2005
2004

QUOTES FROM Zach Braff CHARACTERS

Michael says: We'll go pickle for pickle.

Oz says: You can have a nice pile of bananas!

Frank/Finley says: Oh, I see, because I'm a monkey I must love bananas!

Oz says: You don't love bananas?

Frank/Finley says: Of course I love bananas, I'm a monkey! Don't be ridiculous!

Girl in Wheelchair/China Girl says: Why don't you just use this?

Frank/Finley says: It's got a knife

Frank/Finley says: Did those crows just say we're gonna die?

Frank/Finley says: Did they say we're gonna die?

Oscar Diggs/Oz says: Ok, Just go make your animal noises and I'll grab the wand.

Frank/Finley says: Ok. moooooooooooo mooooooo

Andrew Largeman says: There's a handful of normal kid things I kinda missed.

Samantha says: There's a handful of normal kid things I kinda wish I'd missed.

Michael says: I'll do anything.

Stephen says: People say that, they don't mean it.

Michael says: But I mean it!

Stephen says: Well it's very simple... do whatever it takes.

Michael says: It's that simple?

Stephen says: Yes... you can't fail if you don't give up.

Andrew Largeman says: Are you doing anything right now?

Samantha says: Can you elaborate on doing anything?

Andrew Largeman says: I just know this guy Jesse who bought this mansion that's right up here and we wants me to come visit him, but I don't want to stay very long. So I was thinking if you came too I could just say I have to take you home when I'm ready to go.

Samantha says: Wow. That's pretty damn random of you, Andrew. Nice to meet you. Can I use you?

Andrew Largeman says: No

Andrew Largeman says: No.

Samantha says: Must be the Hollywood in you, I guess.

Andrew Largeman says: No, come on, it's not like that. It will be fun. I'll tell you what, we could have a signal. Like when you pull on your ear that's the code and then I'll be like, oh I gotta take her home. And then we'll go.

Samantha says: Can we have code names, too?

Andrew Largeman says: If you want.

Samantha says: Okay. But don't try and kidnap me or anything because my step-uncle is a bounty hunter and he could have you tracked and killed.

Andrew Largeman says: You're such a liar.!

Andrew Largeman says: You're such a liar!

Andrew Largeman says: So why were you really there?

Samantha says: Charging, I'm a robot

Samantha says: Charging, I'm a robot.

Andrew Largeman says: Do you lie a lot?

Samantha says: What do you consider a lot?

Andrew Largeman says: Enough for people to call you a liar.

Samantha says: People call me lots of things

Samantha says: People call me lots of things.

Andrew Largeman says: Is one of them liar?

Samantha says: I could say no, but how would you know I'm not lying?

Andrew Largeman says: I guess I could choose to trust you.

Samantha says: You can do that?

Andrew Largeman says: I can try

Andrew Largeman says: I can try.

Samantha says: Whose bike is that?

Andrew Largeman says: It 'was' my grandfather's it was the only thing he left to anybody in the world and he left it to me. And I like it

Andrew Largeman says: It 'was' my grandfather's it was the only thing he left to anybody in the world and he left it to me. And I like it.

Samantha says: So this is the point in the conversation where you'd ask me if I like a ride home

Samantha says: So this is the point in the conversation where you'd ask me if I like a ride home.

Andrew Largeman says: It is?

Samantha says: Yep

Andrew Largeman says: Would you like a ride home?

Samantha says: Fine but I'm not getting in that side car

Samantha says: Fine but I'm not getting in that side car.

Andrew Largeman says: Why not?

Samantha says: Side cars are for bitches anyone who rides in that is automatically your bitch! Thus I will ride on the back. Whoa!

Andrew Largeman says: Hold on

Andrew Largeman says: Hold on.

Samantha says: Okay holding my hair's blowing in the wind!

Samantha says: What are you doing?

Andrew Largeman says: Remember that idea I had, about working stuff out on my own, and then finding you once I worked stuff out?

Samantha says: The ellipsis?

Andrew Largeman says: Yeah, the ellipsis, it's dumb. It's dumb. It's an awful idea. I'm not gonna do it, okay? Cause like you said, this is it. This is life. And I'm in love with you Samantha, I think that's the only thing I've ever really been sure of in my entire life. And I'm really messed up right now, and I got a whole lot of stuff I have to work out, but I don't want to waste any more of my life without you in it. And I think I can do this. I mean, I want to. I have to, right?

Samantha says: Yeah. Yes!

Andrew Largeman says: So what do we do? What do we do?

Andrew Largeman says: Wow

Samantha says: Yeah

Andrew Largeman says: I mean this is-

Samantha says: I know it's not that we're bad owners or anything it's just you we've had so many of them over the years, Besides a lot of these are fish.

Mark says: Well this is it

Mark says: Well this is it.

Andrew Largeman says: So knock, knock and barter for Desert Storm trading cards

Andrew Largeman says: So knock, knock and barter for Desert Storm trading cards.

Mark says: Don't tease me about my hobbies I don't tease you about being a asshole!

Andrew Largeman says: "Good luck exploring the infinite abyss."

Andrew Largeman says: Good luck exploring the infinite abyss.

Buck Cluck says: What happened

Buck Cluck says: What happened?

Chicken Little says: Oh uh I fell out of bed

Chicken Little says: Oh uh I fell out of bed.

Buck Cluck says: But how did you get over there ?

Buck Cluck says: But how did you get over there?

Chicken Little says: Where

Chicken Little says: Where?

Buck Cluck says: there!

Buck Cluck says: There!

Chicken Little says: Where??

Buck Cluck says: There,how did you get over there???

Buck Cluck says: There, how did you get over there?

Chicken Little says: ........ who we talking about??

Chicken Little says: Who we talking about?

Samantha says: Hey, didn't you play that retarded quarterback?

Andrew Largeman says: Yeah, that was me.

Samantha says: Are you really retarded?

Chicken Little says: Today is a new day, today is a new day...

Buck Cluck says: I'll see ya later! Remember, lay low.

Chicken Little says: Yeah. Okay. Bye.

Chicken Little says: Oh, snap!

Buck Cluck says: [From trailer] Son, there's something I want you to know.

Buck Cluck says: [from trailer] Son, there's something I want you to know.

Chicken Little says: What, Dad?

Buck Cluck says: In about 3 seconds, I'm going to scream like a little girl!

Chicken Little says: [Repeated line] The sky is falling!

Chicken Little says: [repeated line] The sky is falling!

Karl Benson says: I thought you killed yourself. That wasn't you?

Andrew Largeman says: No, no, tha-that wasn't me.