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).
- Loves documentary films.
- His surname translates to "tooth" in German.
- Is a huge history buff.
- Was raised in Minnesota.
- His father is a Lutheran minister.
- He shot his entire role in Shattered Glass in three days during a five day break from filming Daddy Day Care.
- 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.
- Lost 40 pounds for his role in _Rescue Dawn (2006)_ (qv).