Nov. 13th, 1967
Marshall, Minnesota, USA
Guest TV Roles
Nolen Marbrey (Voiced)
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).
- Met wife Robyn Peterman during a 13-month national touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie" in which they appeared together.
- Loves documentary films.
- He spent nearly six weeks fighting for a role in Courage Under Fire up against Matt Damon, the day he found out Damon landed the film over him he was offered the part in That Thing You Do!.
- Lost 40 pounds for his role in _Rescue Dawn (2006)_ (qv).
- 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.
- His surname translates to "tooth" in German.
- Briefly attended the Guthrie Theater Drama School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but dropped out to pursue his film career.
- Was raised in Minnesota.