Nov. 13th, 1967
Marshall, Minnesota, USA
Steve Zahn's Main TV Roles
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Career kicked off in his native Minnesota when he crashed the audition of a local stage production of "Biloxi Blues" and won the lead role. Next trained at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA; then moved to New York City where he won a role touring for 13 months in national company of Tommy Tune-directed version of "Bye Bye Birdie". Back in New York, he played opposite Ethan Hawke in "Sophistry" at Playwright's Horizon, where Ben Stiller noticed him and cast him and Hawke in Reality Bites (1994).
- He founded a theater company called Malaparte with 'Ethan Hawke' (qv), 'Robert Sean Leonard' (qv), and 'Frank Whaley' (qv).
- Was raised in Minnesota.
- Mother's name is Zelda Zahn.
- Met wife Robyn Peterman during a 13-month national touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie" in which they appeared together.
- One night during the filming of _Rescue Dawn (2006)_ (qv), he got up to use the toilet. While urinating, he fainted. When he woke up, he was initially mad at himself for drinking so much. Awakening further, he realized that he hadn't had any alcohol for about three months, and that he had probably fainted because he had lost so much weight for the part. To regain his mental focus, he played video-game golf.
- Gained 20 pounds for _Employee of the Month (2004)_ (qv).
- His surname translates to "tooth" in German.
- Is a huge history buff.