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Zach Galifianakis



Born October 1, 1969, in North Carolina, Zach Galifianakis emerged as one of the more distinct comedic performers to grace the stage during the mid- to late 2000s. A short, slightly stocky presence with a thick outgrowth of beard that quickly became a personal trademark, Galifianakis used his behind-the-mike stints to riff on everything from veganism to multiple personality disorder, while constantly displaying a lightning-flash wit and marked inventiveness. He debuted with feature roles during the early 2000s, in films including Heartbreakers (2001) and Bubble Boy (2001). He also briefly emceed his own short-lived talk show, Late World with Zach (2002), on the VH1 network.



By 2003, Galifianakis secured a regular role (as a morgue worker, Davis) on the Fox supernatural drama series Tru Calling (2003-2005). Thereafter, the performer spent many years placing his strongest emphasis on standup and on filmed standup specials, such as the 2005 Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion and the 2007 Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador, but continued to tackle occasional feature work from time to time. Among other screen accomplishments, Galifianakis ushered in a rare dramatic turn in Sean Penn's biographical drama Into the Wild (2007) and then played a socially maladroit friend of Ashton Kutcher in the sex farce What Happens in Vegas (2008).



It wasn't until his role as a well-meaning but socially lacking participant in a bachelor party horribly gone wrong, however, that the actor would find true mainstream recognition. Alongside Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, Galifianakis starred in The Hangover, 2009's wildly successful buddy film (the actor reprised the role for 2011's The Hangover Part 2). He would go on to co-star with Robert Downey Jr. in Due Date (2010), which followed the mismatched couple on a wacky road trip to L.A., and take on supporting roles in Dinner for Schmucks, Youth in Revolt, and Up in the Air. He lent his voice to the 2011 animated film Puss in Boots, and co-stars with Will Ferrell in the political comedy Campaign (2012).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Wrinkle in Time
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet The Something
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Tulip Fever
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Lego Batman Movie
  • Joker
2017
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses
  • Jeff Gaffney
2016
31% Masterminds
  • David Ghantt
2016
89% Queen Mimi
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Untitled Louis C.K./Zach Galifianakis Project
  • Actor
2015
91% Birdman
  • Jake
2014
7% Are You Here
  • Ben Baker
2014
20% The Hangover Part III
  • Alan
2013
94% The Bitter Buddha
  • Actor
2013
64% The Campaign
  • Marty Huggins
  • Producer
2012
20% Craigslist Joe
  • Executive Producer
2012
25% Mansome
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
  • Actor
2012
96% The Muppets
  • Hobo Joe
2011
84% Puss in Boots
  • Humpty Dumpty
2011
33% The Hangover Part II
  • Alan
2011
No Score Yet Frenemy
  • Bucky
2010
40% Due Date
  • Ethan Tremblay
2010
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • Bobby
2010
42% Dinner for Schmucks
  • Therman
2010
40% Operation: Endgame
  • Hermit
2010
65% Youth in Revolt
  • Jerry
2010
91% Up in the Air
  • Steve
2009
22% G-Force
  • Ben
2009
79% The Hangover
  • Alan
2009
37% Gigantic
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Rogue's Gallery
  • Actor
2009
70% Visioneers
  • George Washington Winsterhammerman
2008
27% What Happens in Vegas
  • Dave the Bear
2008
82% Into the Wild
  • Kevin
2007
63% Super High Me
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comedians of Comedy - Live at the Troubador
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Zach Galifianakis: Live
  • Actor
2006
44% The Comedians of Comedy
  • Actor
2005
63% Below
  • Weird Wally
2002
8% Out Cold
  • Luke
2001
6% Corky Romano
  • Dexter/Hacker
2001
30% Bubble Boy
  • Bus Stop Man
2001
53% Heartbreakers
  • Bill
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Nerdist
2011-2013
  • Guest
85% Baskets
2016
  • Chip Baskets
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
75% The Sarah Silverman Program
2007-2010
  • Fred Blorth
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Host
  • Guest
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Ray Hueston
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
No Score Yet TripTank
2014
  • Voice

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