Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Actor
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Life Story

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry includes English, French, German, Irish, and Scottish. He grew up all over the country, before his family put down roots in Ventura County, California. At the early age of six, Zachary began acting, singing and dancing in school and local theater productions.

After graduating from Buena High School, he headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of acting. Zachary began acting in theater, performing roles in such regional productions like Grease, The Outsiders, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz and Big River. It was his portrayal of Jesus in Ojai's Godspell that brought him to the attention of Hollywood.

Family

Missy Peregrym (14 June 2014 - 2015) 

Trivia

Was ranked #22 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
Zac's best friend is Joel David Moore. Moore is also his business partner with the production company, "Coattails Entertainment".
Aside from an actor, Zac has worked as a busboy, at Blockbuster, and at a car wash.
Owns two motorcycles, a Harley-Davidson FXDX and a Ducati Monster 750CC.
One of Zac's icons is the late John Ritter.
Had to get 14 stitches on his hand after putting it through a light fixture in his living room during a game of tennis on his Nintendo Wii.
Is a good poker player.
In 2007, Daily News named Zachary Levi as one of five actors to watch.
Was already offered a role in the theater production of "Young Frankenstein" in New York when Chuck (2007) pushed through with filming and got picked up. Roger Bart took the role in his place, instead.
Is friends with Reaper (2007) star Bret Harrison. They did a photo shoot together for USA Weekend as "Most Likely to Be Breakout Stars" in 2007.

Personal Quotes 

I believe in conscientious capitalism; that's a kind of driving force with me.
Fans will treat something preciously if they're given the opportunity to do so.
Entertainment has this way of resetting itself.
People don't talk about religion a lot in Hollywood because it's not an incredibly safe place to do it.
Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone - the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it's sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever.
I mean, I like to consider myself a reasonably athletic guy.
I get a lot that people have a hard time believing that I'm a nerd... but I grew up with a Nintendo controller in my hand.
I don't believe in strong-arming people.
I could probably give you a list of a dozen pet peeves I have about my own physicality and why I couldn't get a second date.
I believe that as an entertainer, you're only as good as your audience and the people who support you.
My high school experience was pretty good, but my middle school experience was god awful. It was horrible. I got picked on like no tomorrow.

Filmography

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