Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan

  • Highest Rated: 84% Gremlins (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1991)
  • Birthday: Feb 14, 1964
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • New York native Zach Galligan didn't rise to superstardom along with some of the other prominent teen actors of the 1980s, though he has developed a more than respectable cult following in the direct-to-video genre circuit, most of which stems from his breakout role in Gremlins (1984). Poised for success after Gremlins' surprise popularity, Galligan began appearing in a slew of television features, including the highly rated suicide drama Surviving (1985), opposite fellow newcomer Molly Ringwald, and PBS' The Prodigious Mr. William Hicks (1987), which featured Galligan in the title role as a turn-of-the-century prep-school troublemaker. Galligan returned for The Return of Hickey and Hickey and Company, and received critical nods for both performances. In 1990, the young actor reprised his role as Billy Peltzer for Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which, unlike the vast majority of horror film sequels, was received relatively well by genre fans and open-minded critics. Unfortunately, Galligan never quite gained back his momentum after the release of Gremlins 2, and he spent the '90s trying his luck in genres ranging from slapstick comedies to erotic dramas; despite small roles alongside more established actors, Galligan was never quite able to come into his own. Nevertheless, Galligan's television performances (including supporting roles on Star Trek: Voyager, Melrose Place, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and 2003's feature-length sci-fi drama Momentum) have received a much warmer reception, and he is known among casting agents for his solid work.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Chair Actor 2016
57% Hatchet III Sheriff Fowler 2013
No Score Yet Nightbeasts Actor 2013
No Score Yet Cut Actor 2010
38% Let Them Chirp Awhile Hart 2008
No Score Yet The Pack Actor 2007
No Score Yet Legion of the Dead Dr. Swatek 2005
No Score Yet Ice Actor 2003
No Score Yet Momentum Director Hammond 2003
No Score Yet Infested Warren 2002
No Score Yet Gabriela Pat 2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell Dalton 2001
No Score Yet Raw Nerve Ethan Lang 2000
No Score Yet Arthur's Quest King Pendragon 1999
No Score Yet Point Doom Spider 1999
No Score Yet Prince Valiant Sir Kay 1997
No Score Yet Storm Trooper Actor 1997
No Score Yet Cupid Eric Rhodes 1997
No Score Yet The First to Go Actor 1997
No Score Yet Cyborg 3 Doc Evans 1994
No Score Yet All Tied Up Brian Hartley 1994
No Score Yet Warlock: The Armageddon Douglas 1993
No Score Yet Caroline at Midnight Jerry 1993
No Score Yet Ice Rick Corbit 1993
No Score Yet Round Trip to Heaven Steve 1992
33% Zandalee Rog 1991
20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time Mark 1991
No Score Yet Psychic Patrick 1991
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Billy Peltzer 1990
No Score Yet Rising Storm Artie Gage 1990
No Score Yet Mortal Passions Todd 1990
60% Waxwork Mark 1988
No Score Yet Surviving Rick Brogan 1985
No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever Adam 1984
84% Gremlins Billy 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Eddie Malloy
  • 2003
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Ensign Gentry
  • 1998
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Chester
  • 1997
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Rick Danworth
  • 1992
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1992
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
William Hicks
  • 1988
  • 1987

QUOTES FROM Zach Galligan CHARACTERS

Chinese Boy
Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow.
Billy
Yeah, what kind of rules?
Rand
Yeah, what kind of rules?
Chinese Boy
First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight.
Mark
If those guys are waxworks, they have definitely improved them since I was a kid.
Marquis de Sade
It seems, she prefers our company, young man. I must say, your girlfriend gave up quite an entertaining show. What a slut she is.
Mark
Until the girl dies you don't really exist. You're just trapped in your little world.Your words mean nothing.
Marquis de Sade
Oh don't be angry, just because she had her first orgasm at the end of a whip, and not by your touch.
Mark
One last thing before you kill us Lincoln!
Mr. Lincoln
You know my name?
Mark
I should. You murdered my grandfather!
Mr. Lincoln
You're a Loftmore! - Old horror lord's grandchild. Well, well, well, what a coincidence. It's such a small world!
Mark
Well, then why do you want to end it?
Mr. Lincoln
Somebody has to.
Mark
We need to talk.
China
Yeah about what?
Mark
About what? About us!
China
"Us" is over. You had your chance you blew it.
China
'Us' is over. You had your chance you blew it.
Mark
Right.
China
I need a taking care of, not "hey how 'bout a pizza after class babe". I'm looking for something just a little more in a man...A little "je nes se qua".
China
I need a taking care of, not 'hey how 'bout a pizza after class babe'. I'm looking for something just a little more in a man. A little 'je nes se qua'.
Mark
A little what?
China
See. You don't even speak French.
Mark
I'm sorry I'm not that good at languages okay?
China
Yeah well, why should I suffer for that?
Mark
Suffer?! We're living in America!!
Mark
Suffer?! We're living in America!
Mrs. Loftmore
Don't be facetious darling. Now drink your milk, you're late for college.
Mark
Mom, when are you going to let me have some coffee in the morning?
Mrs. Loftmore
When you're a big boy. I mean you know it's bad for you.
Mark
But mom, I NEED THE CAFFEINE - BADLY!!
Mark
But mom, I NEED THE CAFFEINE BADLY!!
Mark
But mom, I NEED THE CAFFEINE BADLY!
Mark
(Mark is threatened by an armed French guard) - I'm sorry, I was never very good at languages.
Mark
(reading from the essay he had his maid write for him) - "The Trouble with Dictators. I think dictators are the bad people. They have the shouting voices, and the small mustaches." [Mark looks embarrassed]
Mark
(reading from the essay he had his maid write for him) - 'The Trouble with Dictators. I think dictators are the bad people. They have the shouting voices, and the small mustaches.' [Mark looks embarrassed]
China
Can't a girl get laid around here without being burned at the stake?
Mark
(puts a cigarette in his mouth) - Anybody got a match?
China
I do what I want when I want. Dig it or fu*k off.
Mark
(to the detective when approaching the door to the wax museum) - Now watch this. This weird little tiny guy who's addicted to helium is going to open the door.