Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan

Highest Rated: 85% Gremlins (1984)

Lowest Rated: 20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1991)

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
57% 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
85% 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

QUOTES FROM Zach Galligan CHARACTERS

Chinese Boy says: Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow.

Billy says: Yeah, what kind of rules?

Rand says: Yeah, what kind of rules?

Chinese Boy says: First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight.

Mark says: If those guys are waxworks, they have definitely improved them since I was a kid.

Marquis de Sade says: It seems, she prefers our company, young man. I must say, your girlfriend gave up quite an entertaining show. What a slut she is.

Mark says: Until the girl dies you don't really exist. You're just trapped in your little world.Your words mean nothing.

Marquis de Sade says: Oh don't be angry, just because she had her first orgasm at the end of a whip, and not by your touch.

Mark says: One last thing before you kill us Lincoln!

Mr. Lincoln says: You know my name?

Mark says: I should. You murdered my grandfather!

Mr. Lincoln says: You're a Loftmore! - Old horror lord's grandchild. Well, well, well, what a coincidence. It's such a small world!

Mark says: Well, then why do you want to end it?

Mr. Lincoln says: Somebody has to.

Mark says: We need to talk.

China says: Yeah about what?

Mark says: About what? About us!

China says: "Us" is over. You had your chance you blew it.

China says: 'Us' is over. You had your chance you blew it.

Mark says: Right.

China says: I need a taking care of, not "hey how 'bout a pizza after class babe". I'm looking for something just a little more in a man...A little "je nes se qua".

China says: I need a taking care of, not 'hey how 'bout a pizza after class babe'. I'm looking for something just a little more in a man. A little 'je nes se qua'.

Mark says: A little what?

China says: See. You don't even speak French.

Mark says: I'm sorry I'm not that good at languages okay?

China says: Yeah well, why should I suffer for that?

Mark says: Suffer?! We're living in America!!

Mark says: Suffer?! We're living in America!

Mrs. Loftmore says: Don't be facetious darling. Now drink your milk, you're late for college.

Mark says: Mom, when are you going to let me have some coffee in the morning?

Mrs. Loftmore says: When you're a big boy. I mean you know it's bad for you.

Mark says: But mom, I NEED THE CAFFEINE - BADLY!!

Mark says: But mom, I NEED THE CAFFEINE BADLY!!

Mark says: But mom, I NEED THE CAFFEINE BADLY!

Mark says: (Mark is threatened by an armed French guard) - I'm sorry, I was never very good at languages.

Mark says: (reading from the essay he had his maid write for him) - "The Trouble with Dictators. I think dictators are the bad people. They have the shouting voices, and the small mustaches." [Mark looks embarrassed]

Mark says: (reading from the essay he had his maid write for him) - 'The Trouble with Dictators. I think dictators are the bad people. They have the shouting voices, and the small mustaches.' [Mark looks embarrassed]

China says: Can't a girl get laid around here without being burned at the stake?

Mark says: (puts a cigarette in his mouth) - Anybody got a match?

China says: I do what I want when I want. Dig it or fu*k off.

Mark says: (to the detective when approaching the door to the wax museum) - Now watch this. This weird little tiny guy who's addicted to helium is going to open the door.