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Zach Galifianakis

Actor

Zach Galifianakis moved to New York City after failing his last college course by one point at North Carolina State University. He got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square, graduating to stand-up in clubs and coffeehouses in the city. While working as a busboy, he got his first acting job on the NBC sitcom "Boston Common." In the eclectic career that followed, he has gone on to perform on a number of late night talk shows, including "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Among his recent film credits are the comedy "What Happens in Vegas," starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed "Into the Wild." He recently wrapped production on the independent features "Little Fish, Strange Pond," "G-Force," "Rogue's Gallery" and "Youth in Revolt," all scheduled for a 2009 release. Also set to debut this year is the HBO comedy "Bored to Death," with Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson. Galifianakis' additional film credits include roles in "Visioneers," "Heartbreakers," "Bubble Boy," "Below," "Corky Romano," "Out Cold," and the documentary "The Comedians of Comedy."

Zach Galifianakis moved to New York City after failing his last college course by one point at North Carolina State University. He got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square, graduating to stand-up in clubs and coffeehouses in the city. While working as a busboy, he got his first acting job on the NBC sitcom "Boston Common." In the eclectic career that followed, he has gone on to perform on a number of late night talk shows, including "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Among his recent film credits are the comedy "What Happens in Vegas," starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed "Into the Wild." He recently wrapped production on the independent features "Little Fish, Strange Pond," "G-Force," "Rogue's Gallery" and "Youth in Revolt," all scheduled for a 2009 release. Also set to debut this year is the HBO comedy "Bored to Death," with Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson. Galifianakis' additional film credits include roles in "Visioneers," "Heartbreakers," "Bubble Boy," "Below," "Corky Romano," "Out Cold," and the documentary "The Comedians of Comedy."

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