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ZACH GALIFIANAKIS (David Ghantt) stars in the critically acclaimed FX series "Baskets," alongside Martha Kelly and Louie Anderson. He will next be seen in Greg Mottola's Keeping up With the Joneses, opposite Gal Godot, Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm; Justin Chadwick's Tulip Fever, with Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz; and The Something, alongside Seth Rogen and Bill Hader. The actor is also voicing the Joker in the forthcoming Lego Batman Movie.

Galifianakis failed his last college course at North Carolina State University by a single point. His hopes for a distinguished academic career dashed, he moved to New York City and began performing in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square. Galifianakis did graduate ultimately - to stand-up at nightclubs and coffee houses in the city. He was still working as a bus boy when he got his first acting job on the sitcom "Boston Common" for NBC, and thus a very different and eclectic career was launched.

In 2013 Galifianakis reprised his role as Alan, the hapless member of the wolf pack in Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part III, the third installment of the highest-grossing R-rated comedy franchise of all time. Before that he starred alongside Will Ferrell in the Jay Roach-directed comedy for Warner Bros., The Campaign. He was also seen in Due Date for Warner Bros., opposite Robert Downey Jr., and, in a departure from comedy, starred in Focus Features' It's Kind of a Funny Story, bringing his warmth and humor to the character of Bobby, a patient in a mental hospital.

Galifianakis was then seen opposite Owen Wilson in the independent feature Are You Here, directed by Matthew Weiner, and in the Academy Award-winning Best Motion Picture of the Year, 2014's Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez IƱarritu, with Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Ed Norton. Other credits include Dinner for Schmucks, opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd; the independent feature Youth in Revolt; the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced live-action Disney feature G-Force; a cameo role in Jason Reitman's Academy Award-nominated Up in the Air; and the critically acclaimed feature Into the Wild, from Paramount Vantage and director Sean Penn.

On the small screen Galifianakis starred in the HBO comedy "Bored to Death" with Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson. He previously hosted the critically acclaimed talk show for VH1, "Late World with Zach," as well as writing and starring in "Dog Bites Man" for Comedy Central. Galifianakis has been a frequent voice as Felix on Fox's "Bob's Burgers," and he hosts the Emmy Award-winning internet talk show, "Between Two Ferns," on which he has interviewed President Barack Obama, Hangover co-star Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien, Natalie Portman and Justin Bieber, among others.


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