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Zach Braff
  Zach Braff  
Role   -   Actor, Director, Executive Producer
Character   -   J.D.
Date of birth   -   April 6th, 1975

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Zach Braff is the Emmy-nominated TV and film actor who played Dr. John "J.D." Dorian on Scrubs. He has been a member of the main cast for all 9 seasons. He has also directed several episodes and was an executive producer for the ninth season.

BioEdit

Born on April 6th, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey, Zach Braff has been interested in acting his entire life. At age 11, Braff could be found at a renowned children's acting camp called Stagedoor Manor. His breakthrough on TV was playing a surrogate love interest on HBO's The Baby-Sitter's Club. After attracting the attention of a well-connected talent scout, Braff acted for an unsold pilot, alongside Gwyneth Paltrow. By 1993, he was known for his first big role, as the teenaged son of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Manhattan Murder Mystery.

Zach then attended Northwestern University, rather than making an immediate transition to a full-time career. While at Northwestern, Braff wrote and directed several short films. In 2000 Braff auditioned for Scrubs; which became his breakout role. His Scrubs success helped Braff write, direct, and star in Garden State and The Last Kiss. Zach is also known for the role of Chicken Little.

In 2011, Zach wrote a play All New People which premiered in New York City on June 28. In April 2013 he announced he was writing another movie entitled Wish I Was Here and it attempting to raise $2,000,000 via kickstarter

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Media Role Character
1993 The Baby-Sitters Club TV Actor David Cummings (1 episode)
Manhattan Murder Mystery Film Actor Nick Lipton
1994 CBS Schoolbreak Special TV Actor Tom/Tammy (1 episode)
1997 Lionel on a Sunday Film Writer/Director
1999 Getting to Know You Film Actor Wesley
2000 Endsville Film Actor Dean
Blue Moon Film Actor Fred
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Film Actor Benji
2001 Scrubs TV Actor/Director/Exec. Producer J.D.
2002 Clone High TV Voice X-Stream Mike / Paul Revere (2 episodes)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie TV Movie Actor J.D.
2004 Garden State Film Writer/Director/Actor Andrew Largeman
2005 Chicken Little Film Voice Chicken Little
Kingdom Hearts II Video Game Voice Chicken Little
Arrested Development TV Actor Phillip Litt (2 episodes)
2006 The Last Kiss Film Actor Michael
Chicken Little: Ace in Action Video Game Voice Chicken Little
The Ex Film Actor Tom Reilly
2010 The High Cost of Living Film Actor Henry Welles
Positive Comment Film Executive Producer
2012 Cougar Town TV Actor Pizza Guy (1 episode)
The Exes TV Actor Chuck Feeney (1 episode)
Tar Film Actor Albert
2013 Oz The Great and Powerful Film Actor Frank / Finley
Effed! Short Actor Richie Keys
Wish I Was Here Film Director/Writer/Actor

AwardsEdit

Year Ceremony Award Result For Title
2002 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award Nominated TV - Choice Actor, Comedy Scrubs
2003 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award Nominated Choice TV Actor, Comedy Scrubs
2004 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards CFCA Award Won Best New Director Garden State
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards FFCC Award Won Pauline Kael Breakout Award Garden State
Hollywood Film Festival Hollywood Breakthrough Award Won Breakthrough Directing Garden State
Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Nominated Sundance Film Category Garden State
National Board of Review, USA NBR Award Won Best Debut Director Garden State
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards PFCS Award Won Breakout of the Year - Behind the Camera Garden State
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominated Dramatic Garden State
Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award Nominated Choice TV Actor, Comedy Scrubs
2005 Central Ohio Film Critics Association COFCA Award Won Breakthrough Film Artist Garden State
Emmy Awards Emmy Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs
Empire Awards, UK Empire Award Nominated Best Newcomer Garden State
Golden Globes, USA Golden Globe Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Scrubs
Grammy Awards Grammy Won Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Garden State
Independent Spirit Awards Independent Spirit Award Won Best First Feature Garden State
Nominated Best First Screenplay Garden State
MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award Nominated Best Kiss Garden State
Breakthrough Male Garden State
Online Film Critics Society Awards OFCS Award Won Best Breakthrough Filmmaker Garden State
Nominated Best Breakthrough Performance Garden State
Best Screenplay, Original Garden State
People's Choice Awards People's Choice Award Nominated Favorite Leading Man n/a
People's Choice Awards People's Choice Award Nominated Favorite Leading Man n/a
Satellite Awards Golden Satellite Award Nominated Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Scrubs
Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award Nominated Choice Movie Actor: Drama Garden State
Choice Movie Blush Scene Garden State
Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Male Garden State
Choice Movie Liplock Garden State
Choice Movie Love Scene Garden State
Choice TV Actor: Comedy Scrubs
Writers Guild of America WGA Award (Screen) Nominated Best Original Screenplay Garden State
2006 Golden Globes Golden Globe Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Scrubs
Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award Nominated TV - Choice Actor: Comedy Scrubs
2007 Golden Globes Golden Globe Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Scrubs

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CAST
MAIN Zach BraffSarah ChalkeDonald FaisonNeil FlynnKen JenkinsJohn C. McGinley
Judy ReyesEliza CoupeKerry BishéMichael MosleyDave Franco
SUPPORTING Johnny KastlSam LloydRobert MaschioChrista MillerTravis SchuldtAloma Wright
SEE ALSO List of character appearances • Cast from Season: 12345678W9 e
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