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Zach Braff is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 6 april 1975 at South Orange (USA)

Zach Braff

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Birth name Zachary Israel Braff
Nationality USA
Birth 6 april 1975 (49 years) at South Orange (USA)

Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005.

In 2004, Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State. He returned to his home state New Jersey to shoot the film, which was produced for $2.5 million. The film made over $35 million at the box office and was praised by critics, leading it to gain a cult following. Braff wrote the film, starred in it, and compiled the soundtrack record. He won numerous awards for his directing work, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album in 2005.

Braff directed another film, Wish I Was Here (2014), which he partially funded with a Kickstarter campaign.


Braff's father is Harold I. Braff, a New Jersey attorney who was one of the originators of the state's American Inns of Court (AIC) and an elected trustee of the National Inns of Court Foundation. He has been widely recognized for furthering standards of excellence in the practice of law. Together with Braff's stepmother, marriage and family therapist Elaine Braff, he also teaches marriage and relationship education classes.

His brother is author Joshua Braff; his stepsister is Jessica Kirson, a New York based comedian.

He dated Shiri Appleby since summer 2007.

He was in a relationship with model Taylor Bagley from 2009 to 2014.

In November 2008, Braff earned his pilot's license flying a Cirrus SR20.

In Episode #4.3 of the MTV show Punk'd, which aired on March 20, 2005, Braff was filmed assaulting a twelve-year-old actor. Braff unwittingly appeared on the show at the behest of his Scrubs costar Donald Faison, who pranked Braff by having the twelve-year-old spray-paint Braff's new Porsche with fake paint.

In 2012, Braff, a Democrat, endorsed the re-election campaign of Democratic President Barack Obama.

Best films

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Chicken Little (2005)

Usually with

James Franco
James Franco
(4 films)
Stacey Sher
Stacey Sher
(2 films)
Ato Essandoh
Ato Essandoh
(2 films)
Joey King
Joey King
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Zach Braff (19 films)

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In Dubious Battle, 1h50
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Nat Wolff, Vincent D'Onofrio, Josh Hutcherson, Selena Gomez, Analeigh Tipton, Bryan Cranston
Roles Connor
Rating59% 2.998692.998692.998692.998692.99869
Jim Nolan (Natt Wolff), an activist for "the Party" organizes a major strike for apple pickers in California in the 1930s.
The Disaster Artist, 1h38
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films
Actors Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Alison Brie
Roles Zach Braff (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.648053.648053.648053.648053.64805
En 1998, Greg Sestero est un jeune Américain qui rêve de devenir un acteur célèbre. Dans le cadre d'un cours de théâtre, il rencontre Tommy Wiseau, un homme énigmatique et passionné qui semble habité par les mêmes désirs bien qu'il ignore tout de l'industrie du cinéma. Devenant rapidement amis, ils décident de tout faire pour réaliser leurs rêves en s'installant à Los Angeles, où Wiseau possède déjà un appartement. Bénéficiant d'une grande fortune aux origines mystérieuses, Wiseau finit par décider, après une série de refus et de déceptions, de se lancer dans l'écriture et la réalisation de son propre film, dans lequel il compte donner les rôles principaux à Greg et à lui-même.
Video Games: The Movie, 1h41
Genres Documentary, Historical, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Documentary films about technology, Films about video games
Actors Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Zach Braff, Alison Haislip, Donald Faison, Chloe Dykstra
Roles Self
Rating60% 3.049963.049963.049963.049963.04996
La fabuleuse ascension des jeux vidéo, de l'époque où il n'était qu'une industrie de niche à nos jours, où ils brassent des milliards de dollars...
Wish I Was Here, 2h
Directed by Zach Braff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Donald Faison, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson
Roles Aidan Bloom
Rating65% 3.2994453.2994453.2994453.2994453.299445
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a 35-year-old father of two struggling to be an actor in L.A. while his wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson) works a tedious data job. In order to send their kids, Tucker (Pierce Gagnon) and Grace (Joey King) to a good school, they rely on help from Aidan's father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), who insisted they go to an Orthodox Jewish day school.
Oz the Great and Powerful, 2h7
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Circus films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Weisz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Michelle Williams
Roles Frank / Finley
Rating62% 3.144223.144223.144223.144223.14422
In 1905 Kansas, Oscar Diggs works as a magician in a traveling circus. An inveterate womanizer, Oscar flirts with the circus strongman's wife, and the strongman threatens him. Oscar escapes in a hot air balloon, but is sucked into a tornado that takes him to the Land of Oz. There, he encounters a kind and naive witch, Theodora. She believes him to be a wizard prophesied to destroy the Wicked Witch who killed the King of Oz and take his place; the idea of being an immensely wealthy monarch makes him immediately accept. En route to the Emerald City, Theodora falls in love with Oscar, though he does not reciprocate her feelings. They encounter the flying monkey Finley, who pledges a life debt to Oscar when he saves him from a lion. Oscar reveals his deception to Finley along the way, forcing him to help maintain the lie that he is the 'Wizard', much to Finley's irritation.
The Color of Time, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Actors James Franco, Henry Hopper, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Bruce Campbell
Roles Albert
Rating41% 2.06072.06072.06072.06072.0607
The different parts of Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams' life told through his poems. Flashbacks of his childhood, his teens, college years, to when he meets and marries his wife, Catherine (Kunis) and the birth of his children and parenthood. The film is narrated by different versions of Williams (Franco, Hopper, March, Unger), depicting the different aspects of Williams through the years.
The High Cost of Living, 1h33
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Zach Braff, Isabelle Blais, Patrick Labbé (acteur québécois), Kyle Switzer, Anick Lemay, Richard Robitaille
Roles Henry
Rating66% 3.3448753.3448753.3448753.3448753.344875
The story tells of a young, pregnant woman (Isabelle Blais) whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry (Zach Braff), a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But Henry is not quite an angel, and she struggles to come to terms with the loss.
Cutlass (2007)
, 16minutes
Directed by Kate Hudson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Virginia Madsen, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Kurt Russell, Sarah Roemer, Chevy Chase
Rating73% 3.693413.693413.693413.693413.69341
Little Lacy (Dakota Fanning), a big music fan, discovers a great but expensive guitar in a music shop. She's very excited by the guitar, and asks her mother, Robin (Virginia Madsen), to buy it. However, her mom says "absolutely not", but after that she reminiscences about the time she got an Olds Cutlass as her first car when she was younger. Her father used to say: "Whatever makes you happy, makes me happy". Maybe... in the end... she'll change her mind about Lacy's wish.
The Ex
The Ex (2006)
, 1h30
Directed by Jesse Peretz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Donal Logue
Roles Tom Reilly
Rating53% 2.699322.699322.699322.699322.69932
Living in Manhattan, Tom (Zach Braff) is a cook who has a hard time holding down his job. His wife, Sofia (Amanda Peet), is an attorney. When their first child is born, they agree that she will be a full-time mom and he will work to get a promotion. When Tom gets fired over defending his friend Paco (Yul Vazquez), he takes a job in Ohio working at the ad agency where his father-in-law is the assistant director. Tom is assigned to report to Chip (Jason Bateman). Chip is a competitive and hard-driving wheelchair-using man who is coincidentally Sofia's ex-boyfriend from high school. Chip still carries a desire for her, so he conspires to make Tom's work life miserable. As Tom's frustrations mount, Chip begins to sway Sofia to his side.
The Last Kiss, 1h55
Directed by Tony Goldwyn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, Michael Weston
Roles Michael
Rating63% 3.198293.198293.198293.198293.19829
Michael and his live-in girlfriend Jenna appear to have the perfect relationship. Jenna is ten weeks pregnant, and her parents are pressuring the pair to get married, but Jenna claims that Michael's work pressures and her working on her dissertation render it an inopportune time for marriage. The real reason, unbeknownst to anyone, is that Michael feels trapped and scared. Although he considers Jenna an ideal companion, Michael is having second thoughts.
Chicken Little, 1h17
Directed by Mark L. Dindal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about pigs, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Amy Sedaris, Mark Walton
Roles Chicken Little (voice)
Rating57% 2.85352.85352.85352.85352.8535
In the small town of Oakey Oaks, Chicken Little rings the school bell and warns everyone to run for their lives, allowing the whole town into a frenzied panic with much damage ensuing. Eventually, the Head of the Fire Department calms down enough to ask him what's going on and Little explains that a piece of the sky shaped like a stop sign had fallen on his head when he was sitting under the big oak tree in the town square; however, he is unable to find it. His father, Buck Cluck, assumes that this "piece of sky" was just an acorn that had fallen off the tree and had hit him on the head, making Little the laughing stock of the town.
Garden State, 1h42
Directed by Zach Braff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Jean Smart, George C. Wolfe
Roles Andrew Largeman
Rating73% 3.69873.69873.69873.69873.6987
Struggling actor Andrew Largeman (Braff) wakes up from a dream—in which he apathetically sits on a crashing plane—to a telephone message from his father (Holm), telling Andrew that he needs to return home because his mother has died.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks
Roles Dr. John "J.D." Dorian
Rating62% 3.147983.147983.147983.147983.14798
A snowman named Joe Snow (voice by Mel Brooks) recounts how the Muppet Theater was going through financial hardship, and the Muppets seeking Kermit the Frog for guidance. Kermit eventually feels he is not useful to anyone and an angel named Daniel (David Arquette) brings this up with his Boss (Whoopi Goldberg) as they review what has gone on with Kermit in the past hours.
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, 1h34
Directed by Greg Berlanti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Baseball films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Dean Cain, Nia Long
Roles Benji
Rating68% 3.4470953.4470953.4470953.4470953.447095
The film follows the lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood. Among the group is Dennis (Timothy Olyphant), a photographer who often holds the group together; Cole (Dean Cain) a handsome, charismatic actor who — often unwittingly — ends up with other people's boyfriends; Benji (Zach Braff), the youngest member of the group, with a penchant for gym-bodied men, who finds himself going through some bad times; Howie (Matt McGrath), a psychology student who is known for overthinking every situation; Patrick (Ben Weber), the cynic of the group; and Taylor (Billy Porter), who has just broken up with his long-term boyfriend.
Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1h48
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston, Alan Alda, Joy Behar, Woody Allen, Aida Turturro
Roles Nick Lipton
Rating72% 3.6497453.6497453.6497453.6497453.649745
Larry Lipton (Woody Allen) and his wife Carol (Diane Keaton) meet their older neighbors Paul (Jerry Adler) and Lilian (Lynn Cohen) House in the elevator in a pleasant encounter. But the next night, Lilian is found to have died of a heart attack. The Liptons are surprised by the death because Lilian seemed so healthy.