Zach Cregger

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Zach Cregger
Zach Cregger.jpg
Summer 2012.
Born (1981-03-01) March 1, 1981 (age 33)
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Occupation Actor, director, writer, producer
Known for The Whitest Kids U' Know

Zachary Michael "Zach" Cregger (born March 1, 1981)[1] is an American actor, writer, director and producer. He first came to prominence as a member of the New York City-based comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' Know. He later starred in the sitcoms Friends with Benefits and Guys with Kids. He also starred in the film Miss March, which he directed and wrote with fellow WKUK member Trevor Moore.

Early life[edit]

Cregger was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia. He performed in various comedy and music groups there before moving to Brooklyn, New York where he joined forces with Moore and Sam Brown to start The Whitest Kids U' Know.[2]

When he was in high school he was in an improv troop, which was called The Nation of Improv. They would go around and do shows at malls and other high school auditoriums.[3]

He met Moore and Sam Brown while he was studying at SVA. They were staying in the same dorm. They met Timmy Williams on 9/11 who was on the other side of that same dorm. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts with a BFA and majored in Film.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Cregger and his friends formed the WKUK comedy troupe in 2000 while still in College. Later on he met Darren Trumeter while shooting an independent film and asked him to join them.[6]

Cregger along the troupe garnered great success while performing live in NYC at LES music venue Pianos, and also on the internet. This led to an invitation in 2006 to the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The troupe won the award for Best Sketch Group and attracting the attention of many Hollywood executives.[7]

He had the WKUK show successfully running for five seasons first on FUSE and then on IFC.[8]

He directed his second feature film along Moore called The Civil War on Drugs. It had a limited theatrical release and was ultimately run during the fifth season of WKUK.[3]

He tours with the WKUK frequently and performs in live shows. He has participated in several independent movies.

Cregger joined the cast of the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits, which began airing on August 5, 2011.

He then starred on the NBC sitcom Guys with Kids, which aired for one season in 2012-2013.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Note(s)
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Dean Stamper Episode: "Brotherly Love"
2004 The Lounge Associate producer
2004–2006 Uncle Morty's Dub Shack Producer
2006 Comedy Zen Associate producer
2007–2011 The Whitest Kids U' Know Various roles Also executive producer
2011 Friends with Benefits Aaron
2012-2013 Guys with Kids Nick Main cast
2014 About a Boy T.J.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note(s)
2008 College Cooper
2009 Miss March Eugene Bell Also co-director, producer, co-writer
2011 Heart Break Drew Copeland Short film
2011 The Civil War on Drugs Abraham Lincoln/Various roles Director, writer, producer
2011 The Death and Return of Superman Green Lantern Short film
2014 Date and Switch Greg
2014 Love & Air Sex Jeff

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cast - Whitest Kids U’Know". Whitestkids.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ "The Whitest Kids U' Know - Zach Cregger – IFC". Ifc.com. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  3. ^ a b "A Brief Interview with the Whitest Kids U’Know’s Zach Creger – IFC". Ifc.com. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  4. ^ Levin, Amy (2009-01-25). "Who's That: Zach Cregger | New York Post". NYPOST.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  5. ^ Humor Me show with Ed Crasnick Season 1 Ep. 22, December 2010
  6. ^ "The Whitest Kids U' Know - Darren Trumeter – IFC". Ifc.com. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  7. ^ "COVER- Is America ready for Moore? Trevor sure hopes so | The Hook - Charlottesville's weekly newspaper, news magazine". Readthehook.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  8. ^ "The Whitest Kids U' Know - About – IFC". Ifc.com. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  9. ^ "Zach Cregger Bio | Nick | Guys with Kids". NBC. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 

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