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 IĆ±arritu, 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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