Zach Galifianakis

BirthDay:

01 Oct 1969

BirthPlace:

Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA

BirthName:

Zacharius Knight Galifianakis

Bio:

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point. Zach got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square. He toured the country, performing in coffee shops and universities.

After more than a decade performing stand-up and making both television and film appearances, Zach broke through to wider recognition with his co-starring role as "Alan Garner", in the comedy mega-hit, The Hangover (2009). Later that year, he played a large role in the CGI-heavy kids movie, G-Force (2009), and then appeared in memorable supporting parts in the films, Up in the Air (2009) (as a laid-off employee), Youth in Revolt (2009) (as a loutish stepfather), and Dinner for Schmucks (2010), as one of the title characters. More recently, he co-starred with Keir Gilchrist in the teen dramedy, It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), with Robert Downey Jr. in the road trip comedy, Due Date (2010), and alongside Will Ferrell in the political spoof, The Campaign (2012). He also voiced "Humpty Dumpty" in the animated film, Puss in Boots (2011), and reprised his character in both The Hangover Part II (2011) and the upcoming, The Hangover Part III (2013).

When not performing and acting, Zach spends time at his home in the mountains of his native North Carolina, where he hopes to open a writer's retreat on a completely self-sustained farm.
Filmography

Actor ( 130 credits )

The Something (2021)
A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The Happy Medium
Tulip Fever (2017)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Joker
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
Baskets (2016)  Chip Baskets / ... (11 episodes, 2016)
Freeheld (2015) Steven Goldstein
The Chris Gethard Show (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
BNow! (2015)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2016)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Hobo Joe
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
TripTank (2014)  Jack the Janitor (1 episode, 2014)
Are You Here (2013) Ben Baker
Justin Bieber's Believe (2013) Himself
The Hangover Part III (2013) Alan
Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor (2013) Himself - Coach
Kroll Show (2013)  Cake Tosser / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Movie Guide (2013)  Alan (1 episode, 2013)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013)  Zach (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Nerdist (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! (2013)  Himself (9 episodes, 2013)
The Campaign (2012) Marty Huggins
The Bitter Buddha (2012) Himself
Mansome (2012) Himself
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) Jim Joe Kelly
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself (2013)
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Reggie Makes Music (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Aids 2015 (2012) Himself
Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Debate Children (2012) Himself
The Muppets (2011) Hobo Joe
How Will Ferrell Touched Me (2011) Himself
Puss in Boots (2011) Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voice)
The Hangover Part II (2011) Alan
Bob's Burgers (2011)  Felix / ... (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Chris Gethard Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Estrenos Críticos (2011)  Alan (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Due Date (2010) Ethan Tremblay
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Bobby
Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Therman
Operation: Endgame (2010) Hermit
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  Cast (Just 3 Boyz) (1 episode, 2010)
Ask Rhod Gilbert (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
In Character With... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009) Bucky
Youth in Revolt (2009) Jerry
Up in the Air (2009) Steve
G-Force (2009) Ben
The Tig Series (2009) Himself
The Hangover (2009) Alan
Bored to Death (2009)  Ray Hueston (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
What Happens in Vegas (2008) Dave the Bear
Gigantic (2008) Homeless Man
Visioneers (2008) George
CQC - Custe o Que Custar (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself - Host / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2013)
Largo (2008) Himself
Super High Me (2007) Himself
Into the Wild (2007) Kevin
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)  Fred Blorth (1 episode, 2007)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)  Tairy Greene / ... (6 episodes, 2007-2010)
Human Giant (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Tim and Eric Nite Live (2007)  Richard Dunn (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Deep Inside (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Michael Showalter Showalter (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Dog Bites Man (2006)  Alan Finger (9 episodes, 2006)
The Pity Card (2006) Zach
The Comedians of Comedy (2005) Himself
American Dad! (2005)  Heavyset Man and Norman / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Wonder Showzen (2005)  Uncle Daddy (1 episode, 2006)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Comedians of Comedy (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005)
Zach & Avery of Fergus (2004) Homeless Man
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)  Dr. Vickerson (2 episodes, 2006)
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (2004)  Ivan Zweig (1 episode, 2005)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Dennis Miller (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Reno 911! (2003)  Frisbee (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2011)
Tru Calling (2003)  Davis (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Pânico na TV (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Below (2002) Weird Wally
Late World with Zach (2002)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 2002)
Comic Remix (2002)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2002)
Out Cold (2001) Luke
Corky Romano (2001) Dexter, Computer Hacker
Bubble Boy (2001) Bus Stop Man
Heartbreakers (2001) Bill
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2011)
Flushed (1999) Pathetic Guy
The King and Me (1999) Pizza Boy
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Comedy Central Presents (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Apt. 2F (1997)  Zach (5 episodes, 1997)
Boston Common (1996)  Bobby (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Caiga quien caiga - CQC (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2000-2012)
Domingo Legal (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 2000-2005)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
The Simpsons (1989)  Lucas Bortner (1 episode, 2014)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (7 episodes, 2009-2013)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Masterminds (0)

Producer ( 8 credits )

Baskets (2016) executive producer (2 episodes, 2016)
The Chris Gethard Show (2015) executive producer (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! (2013) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Craigslist Joe (2012) executive producer
The Campaign (2012) producer
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008) executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Dog Bites Man (2006) producer (9 episodes, 2006)
Late World with Zach (2002) executive producer (2 episodes, 2002)

Writer ( 7 credits )

Baskets (2016) (created by) (10 episodes, 2016)
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! (2013) (creator) (1 episode, 2013)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) (1 episode, 2010)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008) (creator) (17 episodes, 2008-2014)
Dog Bites Man (2006) (9 episodes, 2006)
Late World with Zach (2002) (creator) (2 episodes, 2002)
Comedy Central Presents (1998) (1 episode, 2001)