Zach Grenier

Zach Grenier is an American character actor who has appeared on dozens of major TV shows, but may be best known as the stone-faced boss in the subversive cult classic "Fight Club" (1999). Featured in stage productions ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1954 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Ally McBeal 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 2000, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 2000, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2005, 2010, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2000, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Good Wife 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Free the Nipple 2014 (Movie)

Jim Black (Actor)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Senator Hubert Dreyfus (Actor)

The Blacklist 2014 (Tv Show)

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Zero Hour 2013 (Tv Show)

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Earthwork 2011 (Movie)

The Mayor (Actor)

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

John Condon (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Philanthropist 2009 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Sherman/Rafke (Actor)

Rescue Dawn 2007 (Movie)

Squad Leader (Actor)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Mel Nicolai (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2006 (Tv Show)

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Deadwood 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

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Pulse 2006 (Movie)

Professor Cardiff (Actor)

The Nine 2006 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

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Dr. Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

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Touching Evil (USA) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Veritas: The Quest 2003 (Tv Show)

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24 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Enterprise 2002 (Tv Show)

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JAG 2002 (Tv Show)

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Robbery Homicide Division 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Whistle-Blower 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Without A Trace 2002 (Tv Show)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

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Swordfish 2001 (Movie)

A D Joy (Actor)

The X-Files 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chasing Sleep 2000 (Movie)

Geoffrey Costas (Actor)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

Harrison Loeb (Actor)

The Practice 2000 (Tv Show)

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Fight Club 1999 (Movie)

Richard Chesler--Regional Manager (Actor)

Ride With the Devil 1999 (Movie)

Mr Evans (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

Dr Berger (Actor)

Drunks 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Maximum Risk 1996 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

Mother Night 1996 (Movie)

Josef Goebbels (Actor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Under the Bridge 1996 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Philly Heat 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Tommy Boy 1995 (Movie)

Reilly (Actor)

Battle in the Erogenous Zone 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Cliffhanger 1993 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

The Man Without A Face 1993 (Movie)

Dr Talbot (Actor)

Delirious 1991 (Movie)

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Liebestraum 1991 (Movie)

Barnett Ralston IV (Actor)

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

Voytek (Actor)

A Shock to the System 1990 (Movie)

2nd executive (Actor)

See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 (Movie)

Jerk (Actor)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

Sid Grenberg (Actor)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

The Kid Brother 1987 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Cafe Society (TV Show)

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Gang in Blue (TV Show)

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV Show)

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The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

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Biography

Zach Grenier is an American character actor who has appeared on dozens of major TV shows, but may be best known as the stone-faced boss in the subversive cult classic "Fight Club" (1999). Featured in stage productions in his youth, Grenier had his earliest screen parts on episodes of various late-1980s television shows. After small roles in the 1988 features "Working Girl" and "Talk Radio," he shifted towards film appearances, eventually turning up in the tornado movie "Twister" (1996) and the crime drama "Donnie Brasco" (1997). Following his memorable performance as a callous corporate guy in "Fight Club," Grenier leaned back in the direction of TV, with a recurring role on the action series "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and a slew of one-off spots on other major network shows. In 2004, he began a stint on the rugged HBO period drama "Deadwood" (2004-06), and later joined the cast of the fan-favorite series "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009- ). Although Grenier has continued to make occasional movie appearances, he seems to have hit his stride on television, where his subtle yet steely presence is more thoroughly showcased.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan

Milestones

2013

Promoted to series regular on "The Good Wife"

2011

Supporting role in "J. Edgar" for Clint Eastwood

2010

Featured in a ongoing part on "The Good Wife"

2009

Nominated for a Tony Award for "33 Variations"

2004

Joined the cast of "Touching Evil"

2004

Recurring turn as Andy Cremed on "Deadwood"

2001

Plays Carl Webb on "24"

1999

Supporting role in "Fight Club," his first of two appearances in a David Fincher film

1988

Earliest major film roles in "Working Girl" and "Talk Radio"

1988

Television debut on "Kate and Allie" (CBS, 1984-1989

1988

Broadway debut in "Mastergate"

1987

Film debut in the independent "Kenny"

Bonus Trivia

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Grenier has appeared on two versions of the "Law & Order" franchise and three versions of "CSI."

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Between 1991 and 2010, Grenier played six different characters on separate epsiodes of "Law & Order."

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He has only rarely appeared in comedies.

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Got his Equity Card in a production of "Theodore Roosevelt" for Theatreworks USA.

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One of his uncles was the technical director on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1972)

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Initially intended to be a veterinarian before pursuing his acting career

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Studied anthropology in college, which he believed would be a greater contribution to society than acting

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