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).
- Gained 20 pounds for _Employee of the Month (2004)_ (qv).
- Was 'Tom Everett Scott' (qv)'s best man at his wedding.
- Is an avid fly fisherman. Owns a farm in Western New Jersey.
- He shot his entire role in Shattered Glass in three days during a five day break from filming Daddy Day Care.
- Graduated from Cooper High School, New Hope, Minnesota.
- Is a Harvard graduate.
- 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.
- Met wife Robyn Peterman during a 13-month national touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie" in which they appeared together.