Think of a doctor in blue scrubs, forever day-dreaming while he is on his duty for hours together, and sure enough the character, J.D pops into mind. Zach Braff portrayal of the lead character in Scrubs has been etched in the minds of sitcom viewers that many find it difficult to imagine the actor in anything but his blue scrubs. From playing small parts and minor roles in movies and TV shows, he shot to stardom as the naïve and the most lovable doctor in the history of American medical dramas/sitcoms.
Although success came to him slowly, he did not let go off his dream of film-making. Starting as an actor and moving on to serving as executive producer and then trying his hand at directing, the actor has surely come a long way in his career. His directorial debut and his recent movie ventures have proven that he can be as adept behind the camera as he is in front of it and he has managed to make an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. From showcasing his comic timing skills, he has now become an immensely popular and critically acclaimed actor. to know more about him, you can read the below article.
What is Zach Braff famous for?
- An American actor, director, screenwriter and producer.
- His role as J. D. on the television series Scrubs (2001-2010), for which he was nominated for the Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005 and three Golden Globe Awards from 2005 to 2007.
Where is Zach Braff born?
Going back to his early, Zach was born as Zachary Israel Braff in South Orange, New Jersey. He was born to parents Harold Irwin “Hal” Braff and Anne Brodzinsky. His mother was a clinical psychologist and his father was a trial attorney and graduate of Rutgers Law School. He has stated in several of his interviews that he had a very strong Conservative/Orthodox upbringing. He is an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He has four siblings; Jessica Kirson, Adam J. Braff, Joshua Braff, and Shoshanna Braff.
For education, He attended Columbia High School, Stage-door Manor, and Northwestern University School of Communication.
What does Zach Braff do?
- Moving towards his career, Zach landed one of his earliest roles in High, a proposed CBS television series that was never aired. The cast included Gwyneth Paltrow and Craig Ferguson.
- In 1990, he appeared in The Baby-sitters Club, in an episode titled Dawn Saves the Trees. Three years later, he played Nick Lipton in Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery, his debut film.
- In 1998, in George C. Wolfe’s production of Macbeth for New York City’s Public Theater, he acted alongside Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, and Live Schreiber. The next year, he was seen in the movie Getting to Know You.
- In 2001 turned out to be a good year for the actor as he landed the role of John J.D. Dorian on the medical comedy TV series Scrubs. This was his first major role in a television show. His role was nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy.
- He returned to the Public Theater in 2002, playing a part in the Twelfth Night, staged in Central Park. The same year, he was also seen in the movie, It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.
- In 2004, he wrote the script for Garden State in six months. He also directed, produced, and starred in the movie. A year later, his mix-tape for the movie’s soundtrack, won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. This movie is largely considered one of his best film roles to date.
- In 2005, he was tricked into chasing a vandal on an episode of Punk’d. That year, he tried his hand at voice acting through the title character of Disney’s animated film Chicken Little. He reprised the role in the video game Kingdom Hearts II.
- 2006 saw the release of The Last Kiss, a romantic drama, with the actor providing several tweaks to Paul Haggin’s original script to make it real and courageous. After directing several episodes of Scrubs, he directed its one-hundredth episode, My Way Home that year. That year, he also starred in The Ex.
- Starting in 2007, he recorded voice-overs for commercials, such as a PUR water campaign, Wendy’s TV commercials, Cottonelle, etc.
- 2009 was a particularly busy year for the actor as he served as an executive producer for the documentary Heart of Stone, worked on the script for Swingles and opened the restaurant Mermaid Oyster Bar. He was a cast member for 6 episodes of the Scrubs Season 9 and an executive producer for the same.
- In 2010, he starred in the Canadian indie film, The High Cost of Living alongside Quebec actress, Isabelle Blais. In mid-2010, he played the lead role in Trust, at the Second Stage Theatre, a contemporary Off-Broadway theater company.
- From 2011 to 2014, he starred in the films, Tar, Oz the Great and Powerful and acted, directed and co-wrote the film Wish I Was Here. It was during this period that he starred in an episode of The Exes, a popular television show as well.
- In March 2020, He and Scrubs co-star Donald Faison launched a podcast named “Fake Doctors, Real Friends”. In the podcast distributed by iHeartRadio, they rewatch their success series and share views and experiences of their time on set.
Who is Zach Braff Married to?
Zach Braff was previously in a relationship with singer and actor Mandy Moore. They dated for two years from 2004 to 2006. Additionally, he has also dated Taylor Bagley, Shiri Appleby, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Dunst, Bonnie Somerville, Sarah Chalke, and Isabel Lucas. At present, he is believed to be single.
How much is Zach Braff worth?
Zach Braff is an award-winning actor. He hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf аbоut $25 mіllіоn at present. Ніѕ рrіmаrу ѕоurсе оf іnсоmе іѕ hіѕ саrееr аѕ а dіrесtоr. He hаѕ еаrnеd mоѕt оf hіѕ mоnеу frоm dіrесtіng ѕоmе fіlmѕ, vіdео gаmеѕ аѕ wеll аѕ muѕіс vіdеоѕ. Ніѕ оthеr ѕоurсе іѕ асtіng, whеrе hе hаѕ рlауеd dіffеrеnt rоlеѕ іn vаrіоuѕ mоvіеѕ аnd tеlеvіѕіоn ѕеrіеѕ. Аddіtіоnаllу, hе hаѕ vоісе асtеd, wrіttеn ѕсrірtѕ, аnd аlѕо bееn аn ехесutіvе рrоduсеr.
How tall is Zach Braff?
Talking about his body statistics, Zach has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and he has a body-weight of 86 Kg. His eyes are blue and brown hair color. Further, he has an athletic body build with a 42 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 24 inches biceps.