Steve Zahn

Steve Zahn

  • Highest Rated: 95% Blaze (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
  • Birthday: Nov 13, 1967
  • Birthplace: Marshall, Minnesota, USA
  • Making an art out of portraying dysfunctional losers and likable freaks, Steve Zahn worked for years before getting his due as one of the most engaging and unconventionally gifted actors in Hollywood. Hailing from Marshall, MN, where he was born in 1968, Zahn was first introduced to improvisational acting in high school. Following a year at Gustavus-Adolphus College, he was accepted at the prestigious American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, where he trained for two years. After completing his tenure there, Zahn settled in Hoboken, NJ, and tried to support himself with acting in New York, working a variety of odd jobs on the side. He found work in various theater productions, including a 13-month road tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, which provided both steady employment and an introduction to his wife, who was a dancer in the musical.Zahn's break came when he was cast in Sophistry, a play that also starred Ethan Hawke. His performance was seen by Ben Stiller, who offered him a role in his upcoming film, Reality Bites. Zahn took the part of Sammy, Winona Ryder's amiable, slightly conflicted gay friend. The film, which was released in 1994, was actually Zahn's second feature, the first being the 1993 drama Rain Without Thunder. Reality Bites met with relative success and helped to jump-start not only Zahn's career, but those of Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo, as well. Zahn proceeded to take a significant role in Eric Bogosian's play SubUrbia and his work in the production led to his casting in the 1995 submarine thriller Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington. The following year, he won a leading role in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! and subsequently re-created his SubUrbia role for the play's film adaptation, which also featured Giovanni Ribisi and Parker Posey. In 1998, Hollywood began to take notice of the actor, as he was featured in four different films. Three of them, You've Got Mail, Out of Sight, and The Object of My Affection, proved to be box-office successes; the other one, Safe Men, was released into general obscurity. The following year, Zahn made an appearance in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, co-starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock, and had a leading role in Happy, Texas, which was released at Sundance. For his performance as a con artist forced to play gay, Zahn won a special acting award at the festival, a much-deserved token of appreciation for an actor as underrated as he is original.In the years that followed, Zahn elevated his portrayal of lovable losers to a virtual art form. Though he would head up an impressive cast in the 2000 feature Chain of Fools, the film would be inexplicably relegated to cinematic limbo and audiences would next catch an unexpected glimpse of the rising star in director Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000). If the following year's Saving Silverman found Zahn back to his usual antics, abysmal reviews and poor audience reaction quickly sunk the romantic comedy and audiences would catch their next glimpse of him in John Dahl's edge-of-your-seat thriller Joy Ride (also 2001). His portrayal of Drew Barrymore's character's well-intending but hopeless husband in the 2001 comedy drama Riding in Cars with Boys showed a dramatic side many audiences had yet to experience from Zahn, and after a brief break from the screen Zahn returned in 2003 with a pair of high profile comedies. After joining comedian/actor Martin Lawrence as one half of a pair of hapless security guards in the 2003 comedy National Security, Zahn attempted to bring up baby opposite actor/comedian Eddie Murphy in the family friendly comedy Daddy Day Care. A series of supporting performances in Shattered Glass, Speak and Employee of the Month (all 2004) were quick to follow, ensuring that audiences who couldn't get their fill of Zahn's unique and endearing quirkiness wouldn't be left out in the lurch for long.Behind the camera, Zahn has provided vocal work for such family films as Stuart Little (as well as its 2002 sequ

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

44% Tall Girl Richie Kreyman 2019
95% Blaze Actor 2018
91% Lean on Pete Silver 2018
No Score Yet Planeta dos macacos - A guerra Actor 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes Bad Ape $146.9M 2017
No Score Yet Neat: The Story of Bourbon Actor 2017
82% Captain Fantastic Dave $5.9M 2016
76% The Good Dinosaur Thunderclap $123.1M 2015
0% The Ridiculous 6 Clem 2015
67% Knights of Badassdom Eric 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club Tucker $23.8M 2013
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Frank Heffley $49.1M 2012
47% Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Frank Heffley $52.7M 2011
60% Calvin Marshall Coach Little 2010
52% Diary of a Wimpy Kid Frank Heffley $64.1M 2010
63% A Perfect Getaway Cliff $15.6M 2009
No Score Yet Night Train Peter 2009
47% Management Mike Cranshaw $0.9M 2009
71% The Great Buck Howard Kenny $0.7M 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning Mac $12.1M 2009
2% Strange Wilderness Peter Gaulke $6.6M 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Gus McCrae 2008
90% Rescue Dawn Duane $5.4M 2007
No Score Yet Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby Sandy Pig 2007
62% Bandidas Quentin Cooke 2006
37% Chicken Little Runt of the Litter $135.3M 2005
38% Sahara Al Giordino $68.7M 2005
No Score Yet Speak Mr. Freeman 2004
11% Employee of the Month Jack 2004
91% Shattered Glass Adam Penenberg $2.2M 2003
27% Daddy Day Care Marvin $103.7M 2003
11% National Security Hank Rafferty $35.8M 2003
81% Stuart Little 2 Monty the Mouth $64.8M 2002
49% Riding in Cars With Boys Raymond Haseck $29.7M 2001
74% Joy Ride Fuller $21.3M 2001
26% Chelsea Walls Ross 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Archie $111.5M 2001
18% Saving Silverman Wayne Lefessier $19M 2001
No Score Yet Chain of Fools Kresk 2000
57% Hamlet Rosencrantz 2000
67% Stuart Little Monty 1999
81% Happy, Texas Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr. 1999
No Score Yet Freak Talks About Sex (Blowin' Smoke) Freak 1999
45% Forces of Nature Alan 1999
69% You've Got Mail George 1998
57% Safe Men Eddie 1998
93% Out of Sight Glenn Michaels 1998
54% The Object of My Affection Frank Hanson 1998
No Score Yet Subway Stories Tucker 1997
No Score Yet SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Actor 1997
65% Suburbia Buff 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Lenny 1996
22% Race the Sun Hans Kooiman 1996
88% Crimson Tide William Barnes 1995
66% Reality Bites Sammy Gray 1993
50% Rain Without Thunder Jeremy Tanner 1992

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

69% Valley of the Boom
2018
  • 2019
60% The Crossing
2018
Jude Miller
  • 2018
67% Mad Dogs
2015-2016
Cobi
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% Modern Family
2009
Ronnie
  • 2015
  • 2014
28% Mind Games
2014
Clark Edwards
  • 2014
96% Treme
2010-2013
Davis McAlary
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
90% Monk
2002-2009
Jack Jr.
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
Gus McCrae
  • 2008
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Elliott See
No Score Yet Treme
Davis McAlary

QUOTES FROM Steve Zahn CHARACTERS

Eric
I'm gonna stop saving your life's if you don't show me some fucking gratitude!
Thunderclap
The storm provides!
Frank Heffley
I sware it was a lock on that door
Frank Heffley
I sware it was a lock on that door.
Glenn Michaels
Who's the fireman?
Tucker
You ok?
Ron Woodroof
You rattled my brain
Ron Woodroof
You rattled my brain.
Tucker
What brain?
Rusty Nail
You know you should get that fixed.
Fuller Thomas
Get what fixed?
Rusty Nail
Your tail light.
Frank Heffley
You're a phoney, you're a fake!
Peter Gaulke
Bears have been known to attack man, although the fact is that fewer people have been killed by bears than in all of world war 1 and 2 combined.
Peter Gaulke
It is estimated that bears attack 2 million salmon a year. Attacks by salmon on bears are much more rare.
Peter Gaulke
When a shark appears in the area sea lions will leave the water immediately. Luckily there are no tigers on the shore waiting for him, or he wouldn't know what the fuck to do.
Peter Gaulke
These birds are saying howdy to the zebra. Actually, they're not saying howdy. They're eating the shit out of him.
Peter Gaulke
Monkeys make up over 80% of the world's monkey population.
Peter Gaulke
No matter how many sea lions are killed each year by sharks, it never seems like enough.
Hank Rafferty
Hey, do you actually believe the crap that comes out of your mouth?
Earl Montgomery
Well, I'm never really sure till i'm finished talkin'.
Frank Heffley
A man who never made mistakes never made anything.
Kresk
Hey, Paulie. You probably don't remember me. My name is Kresk. You used to beat the hell out of me at Our Lady of Peace Elementary.
Kresk
Hey, Paulie. You probably don
Kresk
You probably don't remember me. My name is Kresk.
Frank Heffley
You got a job!
Greg Heffley
Are you mad?
Frank Heffley
Not mad... just disappointed.
Fuller Thomas
Yeah, we're fine not that we're not murdered.
Mr. Freeman
Melinda: "There's no point talking to my ex-friends, our clan the Plain Janes, have been absorbed by rival groups, Nicole hangs out with the jocks, Rachel went all Euro, Ivy straddles two crowds, the Goths and the Marthas, and then there me. I'm clan less.
Melinda Sordino
There's no point talking to my ex-friends, our clan the Plain Janes, have been absorbed by rival groups, Nicole hangs out with the jocks, Rachel went all Euro, Ivy straddles two crowds, the Goths and the Marthas. and then there me. I'm clan less.
Mr. Freeman
Melinda: "I hate winter I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and I hate winter. It starts to early and ends to late, why doesn't everyone move to Florida?"
Melinda Sordino
I hate winter I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and I hate winter. It starts to early and ends to late, why doesn't everyone move to Florida?
Mr. Freeman
Melinda: "I forgot the Suffragettes were hauled off to jail.. duh!"
Melinda Sordino
I forgot the Suffragettes were hauled off to jail.. duh!
Mr. Freeman
Melinda: "Heather has found a clan; the Marthas very Connecticut, very prep, I suspect money changed hands."
Melinda Sordino
Heather has found a clan; the Marthas very Connecticut, very prep, I suspect money changed hands.
Mr. Freeman
Melinda" All that crap you hear on tv about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really cares what you have to say."
Melinda Sordino
All that crap you hear on tv about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really cares what you have to say.
Mr. Freeman
Melinda: "I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if... I just stopped talking."
Melinda Sordino
I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if... I just stopped talking.
Mr. Freeman
Melinda: "It's impossible to listen to Ms. Keane her voice sounds like a engine that won't turn over. Plus she laughs at her own jokes."
Mr. Freeman
It's impossible to listen to Ms. Keane her voice sounds like a engine that won't turn over. Plus she laughs at her own jokes.
Frank Heffley
Lets not forget, opening day is free!
Monty
[Being thrown into the dumpster by Chinese people] Aaaaahhhh!!
Snowbell
Go away! There's no food here!
Monty
Please??
Snowbell
Shoo!
Monty
Incomin'! Incomin'!
Monty
Hey, Snow. What's wrong with you?
Snowbell
Nothing.
Monty
You know, you're the one acting strange. What is it, worms? Fleas? Yeah, you look pale. Eww. Maybe you should see a vet.
Snowbell
A vet?! What a swell idea! Do you know one? I'm not happy with mine. He makes us wait and his hands are always cold!
Monty
[After seeing the door close] What was that?
Snowbell
What was that what?
Monty
What-- what was that... what?
Snowbell
[Confused] Huh?
Monty
[After seeing the door close] What was that?
Snowbell
What was that what?
Monty
What-- what was that... what?
Snowbell
[Confused] Huh?
Monty
A mouse with a pet cat? [Laughs uncontrollably while rolling on the counter] A mouse with a pet cat?!
Monty
Please?
Stuart Little
[Upon meeting Monty] Oh, hello. You must be a friend of Snowbell's. I'm Stuart.
Monty
Aren't you gonna run?
Stuart Little
Why?
Monty
'Cause you're a mouse?
Stuart Little
I'm-- I'm not just a mouse. I'm-- I'm also a member of this family.
Snowbell
[Starting to get embarrassed] Ohhh...
Monty
A mouse with a pet cat? [Rolls on the counter laughing] A mouse with a pet cat?!
Stuart Little
I guess that-- that is... pretty funny!
Monty
Pretty funny?! I'm gonna wet my fur! A mouse with a pet cat!
Stuart Little
[Laughs]
Monty
Ha ha! [To Snowbell] He's your little master! Ho ho, wait 'til the boys hear about this! Ho ho!
Snowbell
Ohhhh! The humiliation!
Monty
[Laughs along with Stuart]
Snowbell
[To Stuart, angrily] I'm gonna KILL YOU!
Stuart Little
Oh, dear! [Jumps off the counter]
Snowbell
[Sees Stuart running away] Come back here!
Cliff
"So.. they're like... a couple?"
Cliff
So.. they're like... a couple?
Frank Heffley
Let's not forget, opening day is free!
Frank Heffley
USE CLEAN RAGS!!!!!
Frank Heffley
USE CLEAN RAGS!
Runt of the Litter
Oops, dropped my pencil.
Runt of the Litter
GET THE DUCK OUT!
Runt of the Litter
Dropped my pencil!
Runt of the Litter
Present and accounted for, Mr. Woolensworth!
Runt of the Litter
Sorry. Nervous eater.
Mr. Freeman
I'm a rebel.
Kathleen Kelly
Kathleen Kelly: I love daisies. Joe Fox: You told me. Kathleen Kelly: They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?
Kathleen Kelly
I love daisies.
Joe Fox
You told me.
George Pappas
They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?
Frank Heffley
What was General Grant doing on the thermostat?!
Rodrick Heffley
I, I have no idea...
Frank Heffley
No idea. No idea?
Greg Heffley
Nope.
Frank Heffley
They're not toys.. they're FIGURINES!!
Frank Heffley
They're not toys, they're figurines!
Cliff
We're not really hunting goats here, are we?
Cliff
Nothing bad ever happens in Hawaii, right?
Rodrick Heffley
"No, thats not me."
Frank Heffley
"Thats not you!?
Rodrick Heffley
"No"