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Zen Gesner

Zen Gesner was born on June 23, 1970 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Zen Brant Gesner. He is an actor and producer, known for All My Children (1970), Dumb & Dumber (1994) and Shallow Hal (2001). He has been married to Cynthia Farrelly Gesner since 1995. They have three children. See full bio »

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 2015 In Extremis (post-production)
Stephen's Father
 2015/I Paid in Full (post-production)
 2013 Slightly Single in L.A.
Church Usher
 2013 Movie 43
Stripper (segment "Truth or Dare")
 2011 Hall Pass
Passenger Cop
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
- Reflection of Desire (2010) ... Robert
 2008 Shattered!
 2008/I Rex
 2007 Fetch (Short)
Spike (as Zen Gessner)
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (segment "Somebody's Crying") (uncredited)
 2004 The Hollow (Video)
 2003 Knee High P.I. (TV Movie)
Policeman #2
 2003 Small Town Conspiracy
John Haleran
 2002 Boat Trip
 2001 Social Misfits
Counselor Travis
 2001 Shallow Hal
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Emergency Room Doctor #1
 2001 The Breed
 1998 Friends (TV Series)
- The One with All the Kissing (1998) ... Dave
 1998 There's Something About Mary
 1996-1998 The Adventures of Sinbad (TV Series)
- The Guardians (1998) ... Sinbad
- Hell House (1998) ... Sinbad
- The Minotaur (1998) ... Sinbad
- Stalkers (1998) ... Sinbad
- Survival Run (1998) ... Sinbad
 1997 Gettin' Up
 1996 The Glass Cage
 1996 Kingpin
 1995 Wish Me Luck
Henry Krinkle
 1995 Soldier Boyz
Guard #1
 1995 Compromising Situations (TV Series)
Phillip Larsen
- Real Woman (1995) ... Phillip Larsen
 1994 Victim (Short)
Sgt. Greg
 1994 Dumb & Dumber
Dale's Man #1
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Played a surfer in Chris Isaak's music video, "Somebody's Crying".

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Uncle-in-law of Jesse Farrelly and Anna Farrelly. See more »

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