Knighton at 2016 Austin Film Festival
|Born||Zachary Andrew Knighton
October 25, 1978
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
(2008–2015; 1 child)
Zachary Andrew Knighton (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 also starred in the FOX sitcom Weird Loners.
Life and career
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Knighton was born in Alexandria, Virginia 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.
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. 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" and #100 in "TV's Sexiest Men of 2012".
|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|
|2008||Surfer, Dude||Billo Murphy|
|2011||Satellite of Love||Blake|
|2013||The Big Ask||Dave|
|2016||Come and Find Me||Charlie|
|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||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2005||Love, Inc.||Brad||1 Episode|
|2007||Supreme Courtships||Clyde||Television movie|
|2008, 2013||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Random Guy||2 Episodes|
|2009||Bones||Chet Newcomb||1 Episode|
|2009–10||FlashForward||Dr. Bryce Varley||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2011–13||Happy Endings||Dave Rose||Main role, 57 episodes|
|2012||Happy Endings: Happy Rides||Dave Rose||Web Series|
|2013||Wilfred||Bill the Mailman||1 Episode|
|2014||Parenthood||Evan Knight||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2015||Weird Loners||Stosh Lewandoski||Main role, 6 episodes|
|2016||Fresh Off the Boat||Doug & Jeremy||1 episode|
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- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2012". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
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