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Zach Galifianakis


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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 20 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 A Wrinkle in Time (completed)
The Happy Medium
 2012-2017 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Felix / Chet
- The Wolf of Wharf Street (2017) ... Felix (voice)
- Brunchsquatch (2017) ... Felix (voice)
- The Last Gingerbread House on the Left (2016) ... Felix (voice)
- The Hormone-iums (2016) ... Felix (voice)
- Nice-Capades (2015) ... Felix (voice)
 2017 Tulip Fever
Gerrit
 2017 Batman Is Just Not That Into You (Video short)
Joker (voice)
 2016-2017 Baskets (TV Series)
Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets / Chip Baskets aka Noodles
- Circus (2017) ... Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets
- Yard Sale (2017) ... Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets
- Funeral (2017) ... Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets
- Denver (2017) ... Chip Baskets
- Marthager (2017) ... Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets
 2017 The LEGO Batman Movie
Joker (voice)
 2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses
Jeff Gaffney
 2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (TV Series)
The Bloodhound
- Victoria Awakens (2016) ... The Bloodhound
 2016/I Masterminds
David Ghantt
 2013-2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Zach
- Bathroom Boys (2014) ... Zach
- Haunted House (2013) ... Zach
 2014 You in Your Were (Short)
 2014 TripTank (TV Series)
Jack the Janitor
- Crossing the Line (2014) ... Jack the Janitor (voice)
 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lucas Bortner
- Luca$ (2014) ... Lucas Bortner (voice)
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
Hobo Joe
 2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Zach Galifianakis Wears a Santa Suit (2013) ... Santa Claus
 2013 Kroll Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- The Greatest Hits of It (2013) ... Various Characters
 2013 Are You Here
Ben Baker
 2013 The Hangover Part III
Alan
 2012 The Campaign
Marty Huggins
 2012 First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer (Video short)
Trailer Actor
 2009-2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Ray Hueston
- Nothing I Can't Handle by Running Away (2011) ... Ray Hueston
- Forget the Herring (2011) ... Ray Hueston
- Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold (2011) ... Ray Hueston
- I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth (2011) ... Ray Hueston
- We Could Sing a Duet (2011) ... Ray Hueston
 2011 The Muppets
Hobo Joe
 2011 Puss in Boots
Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voice)
 2011 The Hangover Part II
Alan
 2009-2010 American Dad! (TV Series)
Juror / Heavyset Man and Norman
- The People vs. Martin Sugar (2010) ... Juror (voice)
- My Morning Straitjacket (2009) ... Heavyset Man and Norman (voice)
 2010 Due Date
Ethan Tremblay
 2010 Dinner for Schmucks
Therman
 2010 Operation: Endgame
Hermit
 2007-2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
Tairy Greene / Tairy Greene as The Snuggler
- Greene Machine (2010) ... Tairy Greene
- Snow (2009) ... Tairy Greene
- Larry (2008) ... Tairy Greene
- Rascals (2008) ... Tairy Greene
- Forest (2007) ... Tairy Greene as The Snuggler
 2010 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Cast (Just 3 Boyz)
- Episode #1.10 (2010) ... Cast (Just 3 Boyz)
 2009 Youth in Revolt
Jerry
 2009/I Up in the Air
Steve
 2009 The Ballad of G.I. Joe (Video short)
Snow Job
 2009 G-Force (Video Game)
Ben (voice)
 2009 G-Force
Ben
 2009 The Hangover
Alan
 2008 Speed Freaks (TV Movie)
Carol
 2008 Gigantic
Homeless Man
 2008 Visioneers
George
 2008 What Happens in Vegas
Dave the Bear
 2008 A Vodka Movie (TV Mini-Series short)
 2007 Tim and Eric Nite Live (TV Series)
Richard Dunn
- George Clooney/311 (2007) ... Richard Dunn
 2007 Into the Wild
Kevin
 2005-2007 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Frisbee
- Dangle's Wedding (2007) ... Frisbee
- Proposition C (2007) ... Frisbee
- Garcia's Secret Girlfriend (2005) ... Frisbee
- Cop School (2005) ... Frisbee
 2007 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series)
Fred Blorth
- Humanitarian of the Year (2007) ... Fred Blorth
 2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
Dr. Vickerson
- Undercover (2006) ... Dr. Vickerson (voice)
- C.N.E. (2006) ... Dr. Vickerson (voice)
 2006 Dog Bites Man (TV Series)
Alan Finger
- Daytime Talk Pilot (2006) ... Alan Finger
- Gas Prices (2006) ... Alan Finger
- Christian Convention (2006) ... Alan Finger
- The Wrong Brighton (2006) ... Alan Finger
- Assignment: Team Building (2006) ... Alan Finger
 2006 Wonder Showzen (TV Series)
Uncle Daddy
- Horse Apples (2006) ... Uncle Daddy
 2006 The Pity Card (Short)
Zach
 2005 Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (TV Series)
Ivan Zweig
- Women's Sports (2005) ... Ivan Zweig
 2005 Fiona Apple: Not About Love (Video short)
 2003-2005 Tru Calling (TV Series)
Davis
- Enough (2005) ... Davis
- The Last Good Day (2005) ... Davis
- In the Dark (2005) ... Davis
- The Perfect Storm (2005) ... Davis
 2004 Last Laugh '04 (TV Movie)
Jesus
 2004 Zach & Avery of Fergus
Homeless Man
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video)
Santa
 2002 Below
Weird Wally
 2002 Next! (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 2001 Out Cold
Luke
 2001 Corky Romano
Dexter, Computer Hacker
 2001 Bubble Boy
Bus Stop Man
 2001 Heartbreakers
Bill
 1999 Flushed
Pathetic Guy
 1999 The King and Me (Short)
Zach, Pizza Boy
 1997 Apt. 2F (TV Series)
Zach
- Full of Whit (1997) ... Zach
- Episode #1.7 (1997) ... Zach
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Zach
- Bindi (1997) ... Zach
- Sometimes When We Touch (1997) ... Zach
 1996-1997 Boston Common (TV Series)
Bobby
- Sophomore's Choice (1997) ... Bobby
- Commander-in-Grief (1997) ... Bobby
- A Night in Camelot (1997) ... Bobby
- The Finals Curtain (1996) ... Bobby
- Arts and Craftiness (1996) ... Bobby
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Other Works:

Appeared in Kanye West's alternative music video for his own song, "Can't Tell Me Nothing". See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On his TV series Tru Calling (2003)) It was the dumbest show I'd ever seen. I remember calling the executive producer and saying, 'This show is terrible, doesn't make any sense, and it's insulting'. I tried to get fired. We'd do a table read, and as soon as we're done, I'd be the first one up, and I'd go, to the writer of the episode or whatever, 'Great script, Janet'. And I'd throw it in the ... See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in 2 films that have been Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Up in the Air (2009) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Birdman won the Best Picture Oscar. See more »

Trademark:

Awkward humor See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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