Zach Galifianakis



Place of birth:

Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA:


​Zacharias "Zach" Galifianakis is an American actor and stand-up comedian.  He is most widely known for his role as Alan in 2009's The Hangover, the highest grossing R rated comedy ever.  Prior to his explosion to the main stage Galifianakis was known mainly for his stand up act, which features a large amount of absurdist and self deprecating humor. Zach had worked for several years in film and television playing small once off roles, often playing maladjusted characters.  He also worked for two weeks as a writer on Saturday Night Live, a show he would later return to host.  Galifainakis achieved more fame appearing in a webseries, Between Two Ferns, of his own creation that features famous guest stars. Since his role in the Hangover, Zach has been cast in more big budget films and leading roles.

Film Credits

Sidekicks (2021)
as Slappy (rumored)
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
as Himself
Missing Link (2019)
as Mr. Susan Link (voice)
The Sunlit Night (2019)
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy (2018)
as Himself
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
as The Happy Medium
Tulip Fever (2017)
as Gerrit
One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie (2017)
as Himself
Batman Is Just Not That Into You (2017)
as Joker
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
as The Joker (voice)
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
as Jeff Gaffney
Masterminds (2016)
as David Ghantt
Queen Mimi (2016)
as Himself
Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings) (2015)
as Himself
Tig (2015)
as Himself
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)
as Himself
Lennon or McCartney (2014)
as Himself (archive footage)
Birdman (2014)
as Jake
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
as Hobo Joe
Are You Here (2013)
as Ben Baker
The Hangover Part III (2013)
as Alan
The Campaign (2012)
as Marty Huggins
The Bitter Buddha (2012)
as Himself
Mansome (2012)
as Himself
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
as Jim Joe Kelly
The Muppets (2011)
as Hobo Joe
Puss in Boots (2011)
as Humpty Dumpty (voice)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
as Alan Garner
Due Date (2010)
as Ethan Tremblay
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special (2010)
as Tairy Greene
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
as Bobby
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
as Therman
Operation: Endgame (2010)
as Hermit
Fantasia in Best Show Minor (2010)
Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
as Bucky
Youth in Revolt (2009)
as Jerry
Up in the Air (2009)
as Steve
G-Force (2009)
as Ben
The Hangover (2009)
as Alan Garner
Gigantic (2008)
as Homeless Man
Visioneers (2008)
as George
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
as Dave the bear
Largo (2008)
as Himself
Super High Me (2007)
as Himself
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour (2007)
as Himself
Into the Wild (2007)
as Kevin
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2007)
as Himself / Seth Galifianakis
The Pity Card (2006)
as Zach
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey (2006)
as Himself
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine (2005)
as Himself
The Comedians of Comedy (2005)
as Himself
Zach Galifianakis: Look Who it Isn't (2005)
as Himself
Zach and Avery of Fergus (2004)
as Homeless Man
Below (2002)
as Weird Wally
Out Cold (2001)
as Luke
Bubble Boy (2001)
as Bus Stop Man
Heartbreakers (2001)
as Bill
Flushed (1999)
Larry's Kidney ()

Production Credits

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
The Campaign (2012)
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2007)
Executive Producer
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2007)