Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of college one credit short of graduating.
  • First stand-up performance was in the back of a hamburger restaurant in New York City's Times Square.
  • His big break was being booked on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2000 by guest host Janeane Garofalo.
  • His 2002 talk show on Comedy Central, Late World With Zach, was canceled after nine weeks.
  • Appeared in Fiona Apple's music video for "Not About Love."
  • Has a Web show called "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis," which consists of offbeat interviews with celebrities.


  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs: Nominee


  • Quinn Lundberg — Wife


  • Attended North Carolina State College, Raleigh, NC

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  • Birth Name: Zacharius Knight Galifianakis
  • Birth Place: Wilkesboro, NC
  • Birthday: October 1, 1969, Libra
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer

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