Zach Galligan

Highest Rated: 84% Gremlins (1984)
Birthday: Feb 14, 1964
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
New York native Zach Galligan didn't rise to superstardom along with some of the other prominent teen actors of the 1980s, though he has developed a more than respectable cult following in the direct-to-video genre circuit, most of which stems from his breakout role in Gremlins (1984). Poised for success after Gremlins' surprise popularity, Galligan began appearing in a slew of television features, including the highly rated suicide drama Surviving (1985), opposite fellow newcomer Molly Ringwald, and PBS' The Prodigious Mr. William Hicks (1987), which featured Galligan in the title role as a turn-of-the-century prep-school troublemaker. Galligan returned for The Return of Hickey and Hickey and Company, and received critical nods for both performances. In 1990, the young actor reprised his role as Billy Peltzer for Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which, unlike the vast majority of horror film sequels, was received relatively well by genre fans and open-minded critics. Unfortunately, Galligan never quite gained back his momentum after the release of Gremlins 2, and he spent the '90s trying his luck in genres ranging from slapstick comedies to erotic dramas; despite small roles alongside more established actors, Galligan was never quite able to come into his own. Nevertheless, Galligan's television performances (including supporting roles on Star Trek: Voyager, Melrose Place, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and 2003's feature-length sci-fi drama Momentum) have received a much warmer reception, and he is known among casting agents for his solid work.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Chair Actor 2016
58% Hatchet III Sheriff Fowler 2013
No Score Yet Nightbeasts Actor 2013
No Score Yet Cut Actor 2010
38% Let Them Chirp Awhile Hart 2008
No Score Yet The Pack Actor 2007
No Score Yet Legion of the Dead Dr. Swatek 2005
No Score Yet Ice Actor 2003
No Score Yet Momentum Director Hammond 2003
No Score Yet Infested Warren 2002
No Score Yet Gabriela Pat 2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell Dalton 2001
No Score Yet Raw Nerve Ethan Lang 2000
No Score Yet Arthur's Quest King Pendragon 1999
No Score Yet Point Doom Spider 1999
No Score Yet Prince Valiant Sir Kay 1997
No Score Yet Storm Trooper Actor 1997
No Score Yet Cupid Eric Rhodes 1997
No Score Yet The First to Go Actor 1997
No Score Yet Cyborg 3 Doc Evans 1994
No Score Yet All Tied Up Brian Hartley 1994
No Score Yet Warlock: The Armageddon Douglas 1993
No Score Yet Caroline at Midnight Jerry 1993
No Score Yet Ice Rick Corbit 1993
No Score Yet Round Trip to Heaven Steve 1992
33% Zandalee Rog 1991
20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time Mark 1991
No Score Yet Psychic Patrick 1991
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Billy Peltzer 1990
No Score Yet Rising Storm Artie Gage 1990
No Score Yet Mortal Passions Todd 1990
60% Waxwork Mark 1988
No Score Yet Surviving Rick Brogan 1985
No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever Adam 1984
84% Gremlins Billy 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Eddie Malloy
  • 2003
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Ensign Gentry
  • 1998
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Chester
  • 1997
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Rick Danworth
  • 1992
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1992
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
William Hicks
  • 1988
  • 1987

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