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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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 2015 Baskets (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.9 ... Chip
 2015 Masterminds (completed)
David Ghantt
 2013-2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
- 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)
 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
 2009-2010 American Dad! (TV Series)
Juror / Heavyset Man and Norman
- The People vs. Martin Sugar (2010) ... Juror (voice)
 2010 Operation: Endgame
 2010 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Cast (Just 3 Boyz)
- Episode #1.10 (2010) ... Cast (Just 3 Boyz)
 2009/I Up in the Air
 2009 The Ballad of G.I. Joe (Video short)
Snow Job
 2009 G-Force (Video Game)
Ben (voice)
 2009 G-Force
 2008 Speed Freaks (TV Movie)
 2008 Visioneers
 2008 A Vodka Movie (TV Mini-Series short)
 2007 Tim and Eric Nite Live (TV Series)
Richard Dunn
- George Clooney/311 (2007) ... Richard Dunn
 2005-2007 Reno 911! (TV Series)
- Dangle's Wedding (2007) ... Frisbee
- Proposition C (2007) ... Frisbee
- Cop School (2005) ... Frisbee
 2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
Dr. Vickerson
- Undercover (2006) ... Dr. Vickerson (voice)
- C.N.E. (2006) ... Dr. Vickerson (voice)
 2006 Wonder Showzen (TV Series)
Uncle Daddy
- Horse Apples (2006) ... Uncle Daddy
 2006 The Pity Card (Short)
 2005 Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (TV Series)
Ivan Zweig
- Women's Sports (2005) ... Ivan Zweig
 2003-2005 Tru Calling (TV Series)
- 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)
 2004 Zach & Avery of Fergus
Homeless Man
 2002 Next! (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 2001 Out Cold
 2001 Corky Romano
Dexter, Computer Hacker
 1999 Flushed
Pathetic Guy
 1999 The King and Me
Pizza Boy
 1997 Apt. 2F (TV Series)
- Full of Whit (1997) ... Zach
- Episode #1.7 (1997) ... Zach
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Zach
- Bindi (1997) ... Zach
 1996-1997 Boston Common (TV Series)
- 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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(2009, GQ Magazine) There's more to life than being an actor in a Hollywood movie. I'm not going to adapt my life after that existence, where a lot of people do. And they get the publicist, and they get all that stuff, and it becomes them. I think it's a stupid way to live your life. A really dumb way to live your life. See more »


Since his breakthrough performance in The Hangover (2009), he regularly gets invitations for wedding parties, with the request to come dressed as his 'Hangover' character Alan Garner. He says that he has no intention of ever honoring such a request. See more »


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Already talking about Hangover III ....are you kidding me? CoreyMatthews
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