Zach Galligan

Actor
While the career of this handsome dark-haired actor began as promising, Zach Galligan seemingly has found himself trapped in playing roles in direct-to-video genre fare. The New York native first gained prominence in ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1964 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

That Guy Dick Miller 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Night Beasts 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tomorrow Man 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hatchet III 2013 (Movie)

Sheriff Fowler (Actor)

Let Them Chirp Awhile 2008 (Movie)

Hart Carlton (Actor)

100 Greatest Teen Stars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Movies That Shook the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Gabriela 2001 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Infested 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

G-Men From Hell 2000 (Movie)

Dalton (Actor)

The First to Go 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur's Quest 1999 (Movie)

King Pendragon (Actor)

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raw Nerve 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storm Trooper 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Prince Valiant 1998 (Movie)

Sir Kay (Actor)

Cupid 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Extreme 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cyborg 3 The Recycler 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

All Tied Up 1993 (Movie)

Brian Hartley (Actor)

Caroline at Midnight 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ice 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Strung Along 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Warlock: the Armageddon 1993 (Movie)

Douglas (Actor)

Waxwork II: Lost in Time 1993 (Movie)

Mark Loftmore (Actor)

Psychic 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Round Trip to Heaven 1991 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Zandalee 1991 (Movie)

Rog (Actor)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Billy Peltzer (Actor)

Mortal Passions 1990 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

The Beginning of the Firm 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Rising Storm 1988 (Movie)

Artie Gage (Actor)

Waxwork 1988 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

The Prodigious Hickey 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

Billy Peltzer (Actor)

Nothing Lasts Forever 1981 (Movie)

Adam Beckett (Actor)

A Very Delicate Matter (TV Show)

Actor

Black Creek (Movie)

(Actor)

For Love and Glory (TV Show)

Actor

Legion of the Dead (TV Show)

Actor

Momentum (TV Show)

Actor

Psychic (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

Surviving (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Hickey (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

While the career of this handsome dark-haired actor began as promising, Zach Galligan seemingly has found himself trapped in playing roles in direct-to-video genre fare. The New York native first gained prominence in the mid-1980s as the wide-eyed male lead in Joe Dante's horror comedy "Gremlins" (1984). A more mature Galligan reprised the role in the unnecessary but not unentertaining sequel "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990). In between, he had found a series of small screen roles that displayed his charm and talent, most particularly "Surviving" (ABC, 1985), in which he and fellow up-and-comer Molly Ringwald co-starred as teenaged lovers who carry out a suicide pact. Galligan's best small screen role, however, was as turn-of-the-century prep school prankster "The Prodigious Hickey" (PBS, 1987) and its two sequels, "The Return of Hickey" (PBS, 1988) and "The Beginning of the Firm" (PBS, 1989).

Relationships

Arthur John Galligan

Father

Carol Jean Galligan

Mother

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1997

Co-starred in the direct-to-video release "Cupid"

1994

Had the lead in the direct-to-video release "All Tied Up"

1992

Made guest appearance on "Melrose Place" as Allison's villainous date

1992

Reprised role in the sequel "Waxwork II: Lost in Time"

1990

Reprised role of Billy Peltzer in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"

1989

Again played Hickey in the second sequel "The Beginning of the Firm" (PBS)

1988

Starred in the horror film "Waxwork"

1988

Reprised role of Hickey in PBS' "The Return of Hickey"

1987

Played the title role of "The Prodigious Hickey" in the PBS "American Playhouse" presentation

1985

Appeared on Broadway as Eugene Morris Jerome in "Biloxi Blues"

1985

Co-starred with Molly Ringwald as teenaged lovers in a suicide pact in the powerful ABC TV-movie "Surviving"

1984

Breakthrough screen role as Billy Peltzer in "Gremlins"

1984

Film acting debut, "Nothing Last Forever"

1983

Cast as Hector Timerman in the NBC TV-movie "Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number"

1982

TV acting debut in the "ABC Afterschool Special" entitled "A Very Delicate Matter"

Born and raised in NYC

Bonus Trivia

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January 2003, Galligan was arrested for investigation of shoplifting after he allegedly stole a disc by the heavy metal group Deep Purple from a Tower Records (Sunset Boulevard) store.

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