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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 September 1980Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameZachary Levi Pugh
Nickname Zac
Height 6' 3ΒΌ" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry is English, German, and Irish. He grew up all over the country before his family put down roots in Ventura County, California. At the early age of six, Zachary began acting, singing and dancing in school and local theater productions.

After graduating from Buena High School, he headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of acting. Zachary began acting in theater, performing roles in such regional productions like Grease, The Outsiders, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz and Big River. It was his portrayal of Jesus in Ojai's Godspell that brought him to the attention of Hollywood.

Most recently he completed a supporting role in the television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002) with David Krumholtz, Tory Kittles, Jennifer Morrison and Nicholas Turturro.

He then began acting as Kipp Steadman in the TV series Less Than Perfect (2002) with Sara Rue, Andrea Parker, Eric Roberts, Andy Dick and Sherri Shepherd.

He recently was seen in the television movie See Jane Date (2003) on the WB with Charisma Carpenter, Holly Marie Combs, Linda Dano and Rachelle Lefevre. In his spare time, Zachary enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, skydiving and participating in various other sports. He lives in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PiNkPaLmTrEe08

Spouse (1)

Missy Peregrym (16 June 2014 - present)

Trivia (15)

Was ranked #22 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
Zac's best friend is Joel David Moore. Moore is also his business partner with the production company, "Coattails Entertainment".
Aside from an actor, Zac has worked as a busboy, at Blockbuster, and at a car wash.
Owns two motorcycles, a Harley-Davidson FXDX and a Ducati Monster 750CC.
One of Zac's icons is the late John Ritter.
Had to get 14 stitches on his hand after putting it through a light fixture in his living room during a game of tennis on his Nintendo Wii.
Is a good poker player.
In 2007, Daily News named Zachary Levi as one of five actors to watch.
Was already offered a role in the theater production of "Young Frankenstein" in New York when Chuck (2007) pushed through with filming and got picked up. Roger Bart took the role in his place, instead.
Is friends with Reaper (2007) star Bret Harrison. They did a photo shoot together for USA Weekend as "Most Likely to Be Breakout Stars" in 2007.
Loves filming action scenes.
Owns a Nissan GT-R super sports car, one of the first people to get one in the US.
Performed as a singer with Katharine McPhee in her recording of "Terrified", and can be seen in her music video.
Launched a website called "The Nerd Machine" and every year since 2010 hosts an event called Nerd HQ which coincides with Comic Con San Diego and raises money for the charity Operation Smile.
He has Welsh, English, Irish, Native American, and German ancestry.

Personal Quotes (30)

I believe in conscientious capitalism; that's a kind of driving force with me.
Fans will treat something preciously if they're given the opportunity to do so.
Entertainment has this way of resetting itself.
People don't talk about religion a lot in Hollywood because it's not an incredibly safe place to do it.
Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone - the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it's sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever.
I mean, I like to consider myself a reasonably athletic guy.
I get a lot that people have a hard time believing that I'm a nerd... but I grew up with a Nintendo controller in my hand.
I don't believe in strong-arming people.
I could probably give you a list of a dozen pet peeves I have about my own physicality and why I couldn't get a second date.
I believe that as an entertainer, you're only as good as your audience and the people who support you.
My high school experience was pretty good, but my middle school experience was god awful. It was horrible. I got picked on like no tomorrow.
I'm totally a geek.
I'm a huge Disney nut. I have been since I was a little kid.
I'm a 'Lost' guy, I love 'Lost.'
I started in theater, and I love to go back to theater, just to have the experience and recharge my batteries, creatively.
A lot of people, especially Christians, want to put you in this box of being a Christian actor, and I don't believe in it. You do yourself and everyone else a big disservice when you start thinking about it as 'Christian art.' That's why most Christian art is bad. They don't put a premium on the 'art.'
You know, Hollywood is a very interesting town - always has been, always will be.
On a personal level, I love the idea of hosting an awards show. I think that sounds like kind of a fun thing to do.
Oh I've done bungee jumping. Skydiving, I have motorcycles that I ride. I'm a little bit of an adrenaline junkie in that way.
My whole background, my whole life was just lots and lots of theater, a lot of that being musical theater.
I want to go create my own independent content and entertainment, in new models and in new ways, and essentially show studios and networks that people are good.
I think that 'Family Guy' is hysterical. It's edgy and hip - and they can do whatever they want to do because it's animated and they're not limited by budget.
I believe in incentivizing people. If you can incentivize people in anything, whether it's in politics; in life; in spirituality; in business; just take care of folks. Incentivize them and all of a sudden it's amazing the difference that you'll see.
Films are really cool because, every couple months, or however many times you can get a job because there's a lot of luck involved in that, you're playing a different character.
'Aladdin' was probably my favorite Disney animation when I was a kid. The animation was great and Robin Williams was unbelievable as the Genie. 'Aladdin' was an amazing adventure and the lead character was a hero for guys, which I loved. It wasn't a princess or a girl beating the odds; it was a street rat. That seemed really cool to me.
There has been a kind of stereotypical 'gamer dude' that has been representative for the gamer community in the years past. But I want to spearhead or be a part of changing that.
There are a lot of people who consider themselves 'spiritual,' but that can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I don't really talk about it that often, because there's too much talk in the world. Especially with Christians, there's more proselytizing than there is actual living proof of it. That's kind of sad.
If somebody says 'singer-songwriter' to me, the first person I think of is James Taylor. There are plenty of modern singer-songwriters, but there is something about James Taylor that has always resonated with me.
If I have my way, I want to go start making really interactive television. Stuff where you can sit and watch real actors do a real series and they can get into some kind of gun battle and all of a sudden your television prompts you to pick up your controller and all of a sudden, you're playing a first-person shooter.
I'll watch a Pixar movie over and over and over again. I'll be with friends of mine who have kids, that want to watch 'Finding Nemo,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, okay, let's watch 'Nemo' again, for the seven billionth time!,' because they're amazing movies.

Salary (1)

Chuck (2007) $60,000 per episode

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