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 a huge history buff.
- Briefly attended the Guthrie Theater Drama School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but dropped out to pursue his film career.
- Lost 40 pounds for his role in _Rescue Dawn (2006)_ (qv).
- 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.
- Conferred honorary PhD in Fine Arts from Northern Kentucky University 4 May 2007.
- Was 'Tom Everett Scott' (qv)'s best man at his wedding.
- Mother's name is Zelda Zahn.