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Fun Facts About 'Due Date' Star Zach Galifianakis

Co-starring alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the film "Due Date," Zach Galifianakis has become one of the most well-known comedians in the industry -- but I bet you didn't know he once wrote for "Saturday Night Live"?

Find out more interesting facts about the "Hangover" star.

Fun Tidbits About Zach Galifianakis

Greek Background

Zacharius Knight "Zach" Galifianakis was born on October 1, 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and is of Greek decent.

Too Cool for School

After failing his last class at North Carolina State University by one point in 1992, he moved to New York to pursue standup.

Live from New York

Zach was a writer for "Saturday Night Live" in 1997, but only for two weeks.

HipHop Star

Galifianakis was featured in the second version of Kanye West's video "Can't Tell Me Nothing."

'Between Two Ferns'

Galifianakis has a series of videos on FunnyorDie.com titled "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," where he conducts interviews with popular celebrities between two potted ferns.Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Natalie Portman from Between Two Ferns

Breakout Role

Zach became a household name with his breakout role as Alan in "The Hangover," which earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.

Best 'Hangover' Quote

Phil: You're not really wearing that are you? Alan: Wearing what? Phil: The man purse. You actually gonna wear that or are you just f**kin' with me? Alan: It's where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it's not a purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.

Day Dreamer

According to his official site, Zach enjoys tractors and red wine, and dreams of Iceland.


Galifianakis currently plays a supporting role on the HBO series "Bored to Death."

Party of Three

He has two siblings, a younger sister Merritt, and an older brother, Greg.

Check out Zach in "Due Date" -- in theaters now.