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People in Film | Zach Galifianakis
Posted August 31, 2010 to photo album "People in Film | Zach Galifianakis"
A profile of the alternative stand up comedian-turned-actor who plays Bobby in It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
Zach Galifianakis | A Man with a Plan
After working the comedy world in New York, Galifianakis moved out to Los Angeles after being cast in the reccurring role of Bobby the local stoner on NBC sitcom Boston Common. While Galifianakis’s quirky talent could handle nearly any role that was thrown his way, few shows and movies could match his sense of humor, as was demonstrated by his film and television resumé . From the oddball morgue supervisor on the supernatural series Tru Calling to Dexter, Computer Hacker in the ill-fated comedy Corky Romano, Galifianakis paid his dues to the film and TV gods. In 2009, the right role and the right film clicked in Todd Phillips’ comedy hit The Hangover, making “Galifianakis” a household name – at least for those who figured out how to pronounce it. But Galifianakis told Paste Magazine he wants to push past the laughter: “I really wouldn’t mind being a serious actor. I don’t know if I could pull it off, but I think a lot of comedians really kind of want to be taken seriously sometimes and I feel I’m a bit guilty of that.” It’s Kind of A Funny Story might give him that chance.