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).
- 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).
- 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.
- Is a huge history buff.
- Graduated from Cooper High School, New Hope, Minnesota.
- Mother's name is Zelda Zahn.
- 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!.
- Son Henry James Zahn (born April 3rd 2000) and Daughter Audrey Clair Zahn (born April 25th 2002).
- Conferred honorary PhD in Fine Arts from Northern Kentucky University 4 May 2007.