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Zach Galligan

Highest Rated:   85% Gremlins (1984)
Lowest Rated:   20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1991)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 The Tomorrow Man
  • Spence
2002
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 Cupid
  • Eric Rhodes
1997
No Score Yet The First to Go
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Storm Trooper
  • 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 Ice
  • Rick Corbit
1993
No Score Yet Caroline at Midnight
  • Jerry
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
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Billy Peltzer
1990
No Score Yet Rising Storm
  • Artie Gage
1990
No Score Yet Mortal Passions
  • Todd
1990
56% Waxwork
  • Mark
1988
No Score Yet Surviving
  • Rick Brogan
1985
No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever
  • Adam
1984
85% Gremlins
  • Billy
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Eddie Malloy
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Ensign Gentry

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