Zachary Knighton

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Zachary Knighton
Zachary Knighton 2010.jpg
Knighton in 2010
Born Zachary Andrew Knighton
(1978-10-25) October 25, 1978 (age 36)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Hang Knighton
(2008–present; 1 child)

Zachary Andrew Knighton[1] (born October 25, 1978) is an American actor, most widely known for starring as Dave Rose on the ABC comedy series Happy Endings. Prior to that, he co-starred as Dr. Bryce Varley on ABC's science fiction series FlashForward. He is currently attached to star in the upcoming FOX sitcom Weird Loners.

Life and career[edit]

Knighton was born in Alexandria, Virginia[2] and in 1996, graduated from Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Governor's School for the Arts. Afterwards, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a fan of horror films and surfing.[3]

In 2007, he starred in the horror film remake The Hitcher, with Sophia Bush, playing the role originally performed by C. Thomas Howell.

Previously, Knighton played Laz Lackerson on the short-lived television program, Life on a Stick. He also starred as Gary on the series Related.

In 2002, main character in the French erotic, disturbing and complex film A New Life by Philippe Grandrieux, with Anna Mouglalis.

In 2009, Knighton was cast as Bryce Varley in the science fiction series FlashForward, based on the novel by Robert J. Sawyer. Knighton had originally auditioned for the role of Demetri Noh but lost out to John Cho. The show's co-creator David S. Goyer then rewrote the role of Bryce Varley for Knighton.[4] The show was axed after one season.

From April 2011 to May 2013, Knighton starred as Dave Rose on the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, alongside Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr. and Casey Wilson. Despite critical acclaim and a cult following, the show was cancelled by ABC after concluding its third season on May 3, 2013. BuddyTV ranked him #94 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[5]

In February 2014, Knighton signed on as a lead in the upcoming ensemble comedy series Weird Loners on FOX. He is currently appearing with a recurring guest arc in the 5th season of the NBC series Parenthood.

Personal Life[edit]

Knighton lives in Malibu with his wife Hang and young daughter Tallulah.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Cherry Falls Mr. Rolly
2002 La vie nouvelle Seymour
2003 The Mudge Boy Travis
2004 The Prince & Me John Morgan
2007 The Hitcher Jim Halsey
2007 Supreme Courtships Clyde Made-For-Television
2008 Surfer, Dude Billo Murphy
2010 Tug Judd
2011 Satellite of Love Blake
2013 The Big Ask Dave
2014 Believe Me Gabriel Post-Production
2014 Hot Benny Filming
2015 Ashby Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Ed Stephen 1 Episode
2001 Law & Order Paul Wyler 1 Episode
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lukas Ian Croft 1 Episode
2005 Life on a Stick Laz Lackerson Series Regular
2005 Love, Inc. Brad 1 Episode
2006 Related Gary 2 Episodes
2008, 2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Random Guy 2 Episodes
2009 Bones Chet Newcomb 1 Episode
2009–2010 FlashForward Dr. Bryce Varley Series Regular
2010 House Billy 1 Episode
2011–2013 Happy Endings Dave Rose Series Regular
2012 Happy Endings: Happy Rides Dave Rose Web Series
2013 Wilfred Bill the Mailman 1 Episode
2014 Parenthood Evan Knight 5 Episodes
2014 Weird Loners Stosh Lewandoski Series Regular

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Stoppard's Mysterious, Romantic 'Arcadia' Set For Theatre Virginia". Richmond Times. 1998-02-08. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  2. ^ Vincent, Mal (2007-01-20). "Former Beach boy makes it to big screen in Hitcher". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  3. ^ Topel, Fred (2007-01-15). "Zach Knighton on The Hitcher". CanMag. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  4. ^ Gardner, Jessica (23 February 2012). "Happy Beginnings and 'Happy Endings' for Zachary Knighton". backstage.com. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "A Far Cry: Happy Endings". Emmys.com. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 

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