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Zach Galifianakis Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Zach Galifianakis Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 86 kg
Date of Birth October 1, 1969
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Blue

Zach Galifianakis is an American actor and comedian who is best known for portraying roles such as Alan Garner in The Hangover trilogy, Ethan Tremblay / Ethan Chase / Stu in Due Date, Marty Huggins in The Campaign, Jake in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets in Baskets. He has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Big Mouth, Bob’s Burgers, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, Wonder Showzen, Boston Common, A Wrinkle in Time, Are You Here, The Lego Batman Movie, Keeping Up with the Joneses, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, What Happens in Vegas, Up in the Air, Out Cold, and many more. For his acting skills, Zach has been honored with numerous awards such as the Primetime Emmy Award, MTV Movie & TV Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Born Name

Zachary Knight Galifianakis

Nick Name

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis Masterminds premiere September 2016
Zach Galifianakis at the ‘Masterminds’ premiere on September 26, 2016

Sun Sign


Born Place

Wilkesboro, North Carolina, U.S.




Zach Galifianakis studied at the Wilkes Central High School located in Moravian Falls, North Carolina.

He did his communication majors from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.


Actor, writer, and stand-up comedian


  • Father – Harry Galifianakis (Heating Oil Vendor)
  • Mother – Mary Frances Galifianakis (Community Arts Center Owner)
  • Siblings – Greg Galifianakis (Older Brother), Merritt Galifianakis (Younger Sister), Nick Galifianakis (Cousin)
  • Others – Nick Galifianakis (Uncle), Mike Galifianakis (Paternal Grandfather), Sophia Galifianakis (Paternal Grandmother)


He is managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.


Alternative comedy, deadpan, surreal humor, observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, musical comedy, one-liners




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


86 kg or 190 pounds

Girlfriend / Spouse

Zach Galifianakis dated –

  1. Quinn Lundberg (2010-Present) – Zach and the Growing Voices charity co-founder Quinn Lundberg started dating in 2010 and in August 2012, they tied the knot. The marriage took place at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. The couple was blessed with a son on September 7, 2013, and the actor gave a miss to the Are You Here premiere to attend the birth of his baby. They welcomed another son on November 7, 2016.
Zach Galifianakis and his wife Quinn Lundberg at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015
Zach Galifianakis and his wife Quinn Lundberg at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015

Race / Ethnicity


He has English, Scottish, Welsh, French Huguenot, Irish, and Greek ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Bush-like thick beard
  • Awkward humor
  • Portraying strange, socially awkward characters.
Zach Galifianakis Baskets premiere January 2016
Zach Galifianakis at the ‘Baskets’ premiere on January 14, 2016, in California

Brand Endorsements

Zach has been seen in many commercials including one for Absolut Vodka, New Balance, NASCAR, etc.


Roman Catholicism

Best Known For

Zach is best recognized as Alan Garner in the comedy film series The Hangover (2009), The Hangover Part II (2011), and The Hangover Part III (2013).

The actor is also famous for G-Force (2009), Up in the Air (2009), Youth in Revolt (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Due Date (2010), The Campaign (2012), Birdman (2014), and Masterminds (2016).

First Film

He made his movie debut with a short film titled Stella Shorts in 1998 for his role as Santa.

His first commercial movie was the comedy film Flushed (1999) in which he played the Pathetic guy.

First TV Show

His first television appearance was in the NBC sitcom Boston Common (1996–1997) in which he portrayed the character of Bobby in five episodes.

Personal Trainer

Zach surprised everyone when he shed off over 50 pounds after he quit drinking in 2014 and he still maintains a healthy lifestyle to ward off the excess calories.

As per the actor himself, he lost weight after quitting drinking vodka and having sausages.

Zach Galifianakis still movie Masterminds 2016
Zach Galifianakis in a still from the movie ‘Masterminds’ in 2016

Zach Galifianakis Facts

  1. Zach is claustrophobic (fear of confined places).
  2. In his initial days, the actor would perform wherever he got a chance including performing at the back of a burger restaurant in Times Square.
  3. The Funny or Die website has videos with the title Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis. The videos are interviews of famous people from all walks of life that are conducted by the actor.
  4. In 2006, the actor was seen in Not About Love music video by Fiona Apple.
  5. In 2007, Zach was seen in the Can’t Tell Me Nothing music video of Kanye West.
  6. In the 2011 movie Puss in Boots, the actor lent his voice to the Humpty Dumpty character.
  7. In 2014, Galifianakis was the winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program during the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards occurred in Los Angeles.
  8. In January 2014, Galifianakis and his co-star in A Night of a Thousand Vaginas Sarah Silverman declared that they were raising a fund of $20,000 to support the Texas Abortion Fund.
  9. Zach Galifianakis has a farm in Alleghany County, North Carolina and he spends all his spare time there.
  10. As of 2016, he drives a Subaru car.
  11. Galifianakis got an octogenarian homeless woman from Santa Monica laundromat an apartment near the laundromat after becoming friends with her. She was living at laundromat for 18 years.

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