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actor , comedian , director , Producer , screenwriter

American actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and director. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs.

Background

Ethnicity: Son of Hal and Anne Braff.Braff's father was born into a Jewish family, and Braff's mother, originally a Protestant, converted to Judaism before marrying his father.

Born and raised in New Jersey. Parents are divorced, each is remarried, and all get along with one another. Zach's "four parents" are all at Thanksgiving dinner together every year, with the four children, and the grandchildren.

Education

He graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey, where he worked in the school's television station along with classmate and singer/actress Lauryn Hill.



Graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film.

Career

Actor: (films) Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1993,

Getting to Know You, 1999,

Blue Moon, 2000,

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, 2000,

Endsville, 2000, (voice)

Chicken Little, 2005,

The Last Kiss, 2006,

The Ex, 2007; actor, director, writer

(films) Garden State, 2004 actor:

(TV series) Scrubs, 2001—;

(TV films) My Summer as a Girl, 1994,

(theatre) Macbeth, 1998, Romeo & Juliet,

Twelfth Night, 2002

Achievements

  • Directing and writing several short films including Lionel on a Sun Day.

  • Directing commercials and public service announcements.

Interests

  • Writers

    Josh Braff

  • Artists

    Michael Phelps

  • Sport & Clubs

    Baseball

  • Athletes

    Michael Phelps

  • Other Interests

    Photo

  • Music & Bands

    Piano rock, baroque pop, alternative rock, experimental rock, jazz.