Nov. 13th, 1967
Marshall, Minnesota, USA
Steve Zahn's Main TV Roles
Main Movie 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).
- Is an accomplished singer/guitarist. He played lead guitar and sang in _That Thing You Do! (1996)_ (qv) and played guitar and sang in _Saving Silverman (2001)_ (qv).
- Gained 20 pounds for _Employee of the Month (2004)_ (qv).
- His father is a Lutheran minister.
- In July of 2004, Zahn and his family moved from their rural farm in New Jersey to a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky, his wife's hometown.
- Mother's name is Zelda Zahn.
- He shot his entire role in Shattered Glass in three days during a five day break from filming Daddy Day Care.
- Met wife Robyn Peterman during a 13-month national touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie" in which they appeared together.
- Graduated from Cooper High School, New Hope, Minnesota.