Zach Galifianakis Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Movies, TV Shows

Zach Galifianakis

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Zach Galifianakis is an American actor and comedian. He appeared in Comedy Central Presents special and presented his show Late World with Zach on VH1. Galifianakis has starred in films including The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), Due Date (2010), The Campaign (2012), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Masterminds (2016).

Galifianakis has also voiced characters in animated films such as Puss in Boots (2011), The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Missing Link (2019), Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) and The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022). Galifianakis currently hosts the Funny or Die website talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. He starred in the FX series Baskets and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2017.

Early life

NameZach Galifianakis
Net Worth$40 million
OccupationActor, Comedian
Age53 years
Zach Galifianakis net worth

Zachary Knight Galifianakis was born on October 1, 1969 (age 53 years) in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States. He is the son of community arts center owner Mary Frances (née Cashion) and heating oil vendor Harry Galifianakis. His mother is of Scots-Irish and English descent, while his paternal grandparents were Greek immigrants from Crete. He was baptized in his father’s Greek Orthodox faith. He has a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg.

Galifianakis’ cousin is Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, while his uncle, also named Nick Galifianakis, is a politician. Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School and subsequently attended North Carolina State University, where he majored in communications. While in college, he worked at a public access station. He taught a waltz class in 1991 where he crossed paths with Mary J. Blige.


Zach Galifianakis joined Saturday Night Live for two weeks after his television debut in Boston Common. He has stated “I worked on Saturday Night Live for two weeks, and Britney Spears was the host one week when I was doing it. Wrote a sketch, Will Ferrell was going to play a bodyguard to her belly button, and we were going to shrink Will down to fit into a belly button. …she just stared at me after I explained it to her. And then she finally goes ‘Yeah that’s funny.'”

Galifianakis co-starred in the film Out Cold and had small roles in Corky Romano, Below, Bubble Boy, Heartbreakers, Into the Wild, Super High Me, Little Fish Strange Pond and Largo. In September 2001, he appeared in an episode of Comedy Central Presents. It included a stand-up routine, a segment with a piano, and a cappella group The Night Owls (introduced as his “12 ex-girlfriends”) singing “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles while he made jokes.

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In 2002, he hosted his own VH1 talk show called Late World with Zach. It featured many of his friends and regular performers from the LA comedy and music venue Largo where he appeared frequently during this time period. One episode featured Largo regulars Jon Brion and Rhett Miller as musical guests. He played Davis in the Fox drama series Tru Calling. He appeared many times on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and played Frisbee in Reno 911!.

Zach Galifianakis played Alan Finger on the Comedy Central show Dog Bites Man, a fake news program that caught people during candid moments thinking they were being interviewed by a real news crew. He also guest-starred in the episode of the Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program as Fred the Homeless Guy. He also had a recurring guest role as a doctor on the animated Adult Swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor and appeared in several episodes of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! in a recurring role as Tairy Greene.

Galifianakis appeared in Fiona Apple’s music video in 2006 for the song “Not About Love”, where he is seen lip-syncing the lyrics to the song. A year later, Kanye West employed Galifianakis and indie rock musician Will Oldham for similar purposes in the second version of the video for his song “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. In June 2006, Galifianakis released the single “Come On and Get It (Up in ‘Dem Guts)”,a comedic hip-hop dance song that features Apple’s vocals.

Galifianakis, Patt on Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford, are the four Comedians of Comedy, a periodic packaged comedy tour in the style of The Original Kings of Comedy and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. They chose to perform at live rock clubs as opposed to comedy clubs to try to reach a different audience. Much of the tour was taped and has been featured in both a short-lived TV series on Comedy Central and a full-length movie that has appeared at SXSW and on Showtime.

On February 22, 2008, he made an appearance on 24-Hour Takeover. He interviewed various members of the Jackass cast. Galifianakis starred in a first leading role in the independent film Visioneers which premiered in 2008. The film was released on direct-to-DVD. That same year, Galifianakis appeared in a web video series of advertisements for Absolut vodka, along with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creating a parody of the Golden Girls in which one has a deep anger issue, breaking the fourth wall in exasperation and outright violence on the set.

Zach Galifianakis also completed the pilot Speed Freaks for Comedy Central. Zach’s 2006 stand-up concert film Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion was one of the first original programs from Netflix. Galifianakis has a series of videos on the Funny or Die website titled Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis where he conducts interviews with popular celebrities between two potted ferns.

Galifianakis has interviewed Jimmy Kimmel, Michael Cera, Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Bradley Cooper, Carrot Top, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Andy Dick, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Tila Tequila, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber, Brie Larson, David Letterman, former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Brad Pitt. His interview style consists of typical interview questions, bizarre non-sequiturs, awkward product endorsements and sometimes inappropriate sexual questions and comments.

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program as a producer of the show at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Galifianakis played Alan Garner in the hit comedy The Hangover and earned the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance. He was also prominently advertised in subsequent films that featured him in supporting roles, such as G-Force, Youth in Revolt and Up in the Air.

Galifianakis starred in the HBO series Bored to Death and hosted Saturday Night Live on March 6, 2010, during the show’s 35th season, during which he shaved his beard mid-show for a sketch, and closed the show wearing a fake one. He hosted again on March 12, 2011, and shaved his head this time, in a Mr. T-like hairstyle, which was allegedly supposed to be used for a sketch that never aired due to time constraints.

In 2010, Zach Galifianakis starred in several films, including Dinner for Schmucks, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Due Date. On October 29, 2010, while debating marijuana legalization on the show HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Galifianakis appeared to have smoked marijuana on live television; host Bill Maher denied that it was real marijuana in an interview with Wolf Blitzer during an episode of The Situation Room.

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In 2011, he reprised his role for The Hangover Part II, which was set in Thailand and voiced Humpty Dumpty in Puss in Boots. Galifianakis starred alongside Will Ferrell in Jay Roach’s 2012 political comedy The Campaign. He received critical praise for his performance in the 2014 film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), in which he starred with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton. In 2017, Galifianakis voiced The Joker in The Lego Batman Movie.

Other work

Zach Galifianakis and his Night of a Thousand Vaginas co-star Sarah Silverman announced in January 2014 their intention to raise $20,000 to help fund the Texas Abortion Fund, part of a nationwide network of funds set up to assist women in obtaining abortions in states whose legislatures had placed restrictions on the practice. The fundraiser was set up in response to the passage of Texas H.B. 2, which established several restrictions that forced a majority of the state’s abortion clinics to close. Galifianakis befriended Marie “Mimi” Haist, a homeless woman in her 80s who was living in a Santa Monica laundromat for 18 years and bought her an apartment across the street from the laundromat. The story was revealed in the 2015 documentary Queen Mimi.


Zach Galifianakis is married to Quinn Lundberg, they had their wedding in August 2012. His wife is a Canadian charity worker. The couple’s marriage ceremony took place at the UBC Farm in Vancouver. They have two sons together: one born on September 7, 2013 (Galifianakis skipped the premiere of his film Are You Here to attend the birth) and another born on November 7, 2016. Galifianakis owns a farm in Sparta, North Carolina, and splits his time between the farm and his work. He said, “My farm is a place where I get to think clearly and pretend to know what I am doing.” In 2022 Zach became the godfather to his niece Katerina. As of mid-2022, Zach Galifianakis and his wife Quinn Lundberg are still married.

Zach Galifianakis net worth

How much is Zach Galifianakis worth? Zach Galifianakis net worth is estimated at around $40 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor and comedian. Galifianakis’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $2 million annually. He is one of the richest and most influential actors/comedians in the United States. His remarkable career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. Zach Galifianakis stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight.