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  • Trivia

    • In May of 2010, Zachary Levi sang a duet with American Idol's very own Katherine McPhee titled "Terrified". A music video was shot with them singing it and it stars Kelly Overton & Shane McRae.

    • While campaigning for his show Chuck to get a renewal for a third season, on April 26 2009, Zach went to a Subway restaurant in Birmingham England along with hundreds of the show's fans, because Subway is a major sponsor of the show. Many fans around the country also went to Subway on April 27, the day the second season finale aired, to show their support for the show.

    • On August 2008, Zach made a contribution to Clothes Off Our Back when he donated jeans he wore on the show Chuck. The proceeds of the sale will benefit charities such as The Art of Elysium, Hope North, America's Second Harvest, and H.E.L.P. Malawi.

    • Along with fellow TV actors like Milo Ventimiglia, Hayden Panettiere, and Jorge Garcia, Zachary performed for charity at the Autry National Center of American West in Los Angeles as part of "Band of TV" on August 2008.

    • Zachary is friends with Reaper star Bret Harrison. They did a photo shoot together for USA Weekend as "Most Likely to Be Breakout Stars" in 2007.

    • Like his character on Chuck, Levi is very much into video games. Show executive producer McG had to pull him and co-star Joshua Gomez from playing video games during the shooting of their pilot episode.

    • Zachary is 6'4".

    • Titles and List Appearances:
      2007 - listed among People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive
      2007 - listed among People Magazine's 8 Hottest Guys on Fall TV
      2008 - No.22, Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" actors list
      2008 - TV Guide's Sexiest Nerd on Sexiest Stars list

    • Zachary's best friend is Joel David Moore. Moore is also his business partner with the production company Coattails Entertainment.

    • Zachary was already offered a role in the theater production of Young Frankenstein in New York when Chuck pushed through with filming and got picked up. Roger Bart took his place instead.

    • While he was doing Chuck, Zachary admitted that having grown up doing theater, he would like go back and do some theater work at some point. He wishes to star and originate a role on Broadway.

    • Zachary who plays the title character in Chuck describes the show as "The 40 Year Old Virgin meets The Bourne Identity".

    • In 2007, Daily News named Zachary Levi as one of five actors to watch.

    • In 2007, Zachary was nominated for "Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical" at the Satellite Awards for his leading role on the NBC series, Chuck. He was also nominated for Choice TV Breakout Star Male in the 2008 Teen choice Awards for the same role.

    • Aside from an actor, Zachary has worked as a busboy, at Blockbuster, and at a car wash.

    • Zachary owns two motorcycles, a Harley-Davidson FXDX and a Ducati Monster 750CC.

    • Zachary had to get 14 stitches on his hand after putting it through a light fixture in his living room during a game of tennis on his Nintendo Wii.

    • Zachary stopped using his last name, "Pugh," after his agent told him that 'a guy named "Zachary Pugh" would not go far in Hollywood.'

    • Zachary's icon is the late John Ritter.

    • Zachary has got a lot of experience of performing on stage. His starring credits include Grease, The Outsiders, Oliver, Godspell, The Wizard of Oz, Big River and Marvin's Room. It was during his performance in the community theater production of Marvin's Room that he was discovered by a veteran manager and was signed to an agency soon after.

    • In 2007, Zachary executive produced the movie Spiral in which he had a starring role. Zachary, along with directors Joel David Moore and Adam Green, won the Gold Vision Award, one of the top three awards, in the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2007 for the movie.

    • Zachary loves filming action scenes.

    • Zachary's favorite TV shows are Lost, Heroes and Seinfeld. Other comedy shows he loves are 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory and Pushing Daisies, which he describes as "Amelie meets your favorite Tim Burton movie".

    • Zachary made his television debut in the year 2002 in the made-for-television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie. He made his film debut in the year 2005 in the movie Reel Guerrillas.

    • Zachary is a good poker player.

    • Other Film and TV Movie Credits:
      See Jane Date (2003) as Grant Asher
      Big Momma's House 2 (2006) as Kevin
      Imperfect Union (2007) as Clark
      Ctrl Z (2007) as Ben Pillar
      Wieners (2008) as Ben
      The Tiffany Problem (2008) as Zac

    • Zachary graduated from Buena High School.

    • He likes to ride motorcycles, play video games, go snowboarding, skydiving and spend time with his family and friends in his free time.

  • Quotes

    • Zachary: (On what he would say to the fans who brought back "Chuck" from almost being canceled) From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in the vision and the collective talent that brings Chuck together. I hope that we do right by you with this next season. I hope you are all more than pleased with the direction and vision of the show. I hope that more viewers come to find it so you don't have to fight so hard next year.

    • Zachary: (on the reception "Chuck" received at Comic-Con in 2007) I almost cried. I couldn't believe it. It was the first time it was really shown to the general public. Two thousand people or something are there and giving a standing ovation. We're standing in the back and I just started tearing up a little bit! I was like 'Oh my God, these people actually liked what we did!'

    • Zachary: I get to come to work in Hollywood and get paid - let's be honest - ridiculous amounts of money to do what I love to do, to play make-believe and be embraced by strangers who think far more of you than they ought to. It's ridiculous.

    • Zachary: If I'm ever going to be happy in life, I'm going to have to find a woman who likes, not likes, really loves watching her husband play video games. Because that would be…that's a deal breaker right there. 'Honey, I'm tied up with something right now' 'Oh that's okay honey, I love watching you go.'

    • Zachary: I want to do everything. I want to do action movies, I want to do comedies, I want to do romantic comedies, I want to do drama. I just think the world that I get to work in is such an amazing place. I hope I get to do it for the rest of my life.

    • Zachary: As an actor, you hope for a role where you get to wear multiple hats and to do action, comedy, romance, drama, mystery, all in one little hour-long block on Mondays at 8 p.m. It's a dream, man. When you get to make people laugh and blow sh*t up, you know you've got something good.

    • Zachary: (on not wearing clothes to bed) I'm naked. I don't understand the point of wearing clothes to bed. Why? Unless you're really cold or sick and you've got to layer up to sweat it out.

    • Zachary: (on kissing guest star Rachel Bilson on "Chuck") She's 5'2" and I'm 6'4" - lots of apple boxes were used to do those scenes, which were steaming hot.

    • Zachary: (on getting his groove on) I can destroy the dance floor. I think life should be a musical. I always hate it when people watch a musical and they go, 'Oh, it's so unrealistic, no one just breaks into song in the middle of their day.' Yeah they do - if they're me.

    • Zachary: (on his inner nerd) I'm more Chuck than I'm not Chuck. Pretty much my whole life, actually, I've felt like a nerd. Growing up I was always the best friend to the girls, never the boyfriend.

    • Zachary: I went from everyday scraping-it-out to Chuck on a show called Chuck. Getting this show was like Chuck getting government secrets implanted in his brain. You just kind of fear it and embrace it.

    • Zachary: I have simple jeans tastes: Gap 1969, Guess, Banana Republic, and Diesel.

    • Zachary: To be able to go and just love on your crew and your cast and your fans, it really makes a huge difference.

    • Zachary: (about working with McG) Working with McG was a dream. I love that guy so much. He's so talented and I love his energy.

    • Zachary: The money and the power and the fame and all of the things that come with Hollywood, they can twist up real quick.

    • Zachary: (about his character in the show "Chuck") It's so frustrating because the writers have vowed to not put a gun in Chuck's hands through the whole first season... I want to shoot a gun so bad!

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