Zachary Levi Biography

Zachary Levi is a popular American actor and singer. This biography profiles his childhood, family, personal life, career, achievements and some interesting facts.

Zachary Levi
Quick Facts

Birthday: September 29, 1980

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Zachary Levi Pugh

Born in: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'3" (190 cm), 6'3" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Missy Peregrym (m. 2014–2015)

father: Darrell Pugh

mother: Susy Pugh

siblings: Sarah Pugh, Shekinah Pugh

U.S. State: Louisiana

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Zachary Levi is a popular American actor and singer, best known for his portrayal of Chuck Bartowski in the famous series ‘Chuck’. Levi has played important roles in several films, television films and series. Among them, the most prominent ones that brought him fame and recognitionare‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’, ‘Tangled’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie’, ‘Less than Perfect’ and ‘Chuck’. He was awarded the Kids’ Choice Awards for the movie ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’. He is also recognized as a singer and has sung songs like,‘I See the Light’ and ‘I’ve Got a Dream’. While both the songs were featured in the movie‘Tangled’, the former was sung along with Mandy Moore. Levi’s handsome and muscular physique has grabbed the attention of many celebrity reporters and fans. He was one of TV’s sexiest men as ranked by Buddy TV in 2011.

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Zachary Levi
Childhood & Early Life
  • Zachary Levi was born on September 29, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. He is the second child of his parents, Susan and Darrell Pugh.
  • He has an elder and a younger sister. Levi is of Welsh descent. He lived in several states during his childhood before his family settled in Ventura, California.
  • Levi began acting on stage when he was just six years old. After he graduated from Buena High School, he went to pursue his dream in Los Angeles.
  • During his acting school days, he started performing lead roles in regional productions such as ‘Grease’, ‘The Outsiders’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Oliver’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Big River’ at Ojai Art Centre.
  • Levi was advised to use his middle name as his stage name for some political reasons.
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  • Levi’s acting career started with the 2002 FX television movie, ‘Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, in which he played Adam. Afterwards, he was featured as Grant Asher in the tele film‘See Jane Date’.
  • In the same year, he was cast in the television series,‘Less than Perfect’, in which he played the lead role of Kipp Steadman. He appeared in a total of 81 episodes that were aired from 2002 to 2006.
  • In 2004, Levi was offered the lead role in a television series titled‘Three’, but unfortunately, the show was chosen not to be aired.
  • Afterwards, he featured in a bunch of movies which were out of his league and hence, the audience gave them a miss. His career moved onto a successful path when he appeared as Chuck Bartowski in the 2007 television series‘Chuck’. He also directed few episodes of the series.
  • By the end of 2007, Levi had already made a name for himself in Hollywood. Hethenstarred as the lead in the film‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’. In the next few years, Levi tried his hand in different fields like singing, narration, hosting and entrepreneurship.
  • He took part, both as a voice-over artist and singer for the movie‘Tangled’, which released in 2010. By the end of the year, he began his own company, The Nerd Machine. This is basically a website thathostsan event called Nerd HQ every year.
  • In 2013, Levi made his Broadway debut with the musical comedy, ‘First Date’. His next Broadway project was the 2016 Broadway revival titled,‘She Loves Me’.He played the leading role of George Nowack opposite Laura Benanti.
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  • The same year, Levi was cast in the mini-series, ‘Tiny Commando’. At present, he is part of the cast of NBC's show, ‘Heroes Reborn’.
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Television Career
  • Less than Perfect –Levi rose to fame with this American television series. He played the character of Kipp Steadman, who is a snide. The series was broadcast first on October 1, 2002 and was received well by the audience as well as the critics.
  • Chuck – This wasLevi’s next major television series, in which he played the role of a reluctant CIA spy,which went on to become his most known television character till date. The series even helped him to grab quite a few roles in films. Produced by Warner Brothers Television, the series was first aired on September 24, 2007 and became the most acclaimed series of the year.
  • Tangled –Levi lent his voice to a character named Flynn Rider in this Disney Channel television series. Afterwards, he also reprised his role for‘Tangled Ever After’. The series is based on the story of Rapunzel. The series aired its first episode on February 15, 2017 and is still running successfully.
Film Career
  • Big Momma's House 2 –Levi starred in this comedy flick, in which he played a clumsy FBI agent. The film released on January 27, 2006, but bombed at the box office.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel– This semi-animated comedy film is labeled as Levi’s first noted film. He played the lead character of Toby Seville, to whom the Chipmunks are handed over from David Seville, after David meets with an accidentin the prequel. Produced by 20th Century Fox, the film hit the theatres on December 23, 2009 and received positive reviews.
  • Thor: The Dark World –Levi replaced actor Josh Dallas in this superhero film series, based on the superhero comic character, Thor. He played the character of Fandral, one of the three members of the Warrior Squad. The film reached the audience on November 8, 2013 and was declared a smash hit.
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  • Ewwy Award (2009) – Levi received his first award for the series ‘Chuck’ under the category, Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series.
  • Teen Choice Award (2010) –This award too was won for ‘Chuck’ under the category, Popular Choice Action Hero.
  • Theatre World Award (2013) – For his work in ‘First Date’, he won the Theatre World Award.
Personal Life
  • Levi was first rumored to have hooked up with singer Rachael Taylor in 2007. Later, he confirmed his relationship with singer and actress Caitlin Crosby. They both went around from January 2008 to January 2010.
  • After breaking up with Crosby, he married Missy Peregrym, an actress and a retired fashion model, on 14 June 2014. Though they were happy together in the initial stages of their marital life,their marriage didn't last long as they filed for divorce before the end of 2014.
  • Levi is a Christian by faith and is a strong believer in Christ.
Net Worth
  • For the series‘Chuck’, Levi charged 60,000 US dollars per episode.
  • His net worth is estimated to be around 6 million US dollars.
  • Levi fancies sports cars and motorcycles. He owns a 2009 Nissan GT-R and two motorbikes namely Harley-Davidson FXDX and Ducati Monster 750CC.
  • He is a gamer and his all-time favorite game is‘Super Mario Bros’. He is also an avid poker player.

1. Tangled (2010)

  (Family, Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Musical)

2. Shazam! (2019)

  (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy)

3. Tangled Ever After (2012)

  (Animation, Action, Short, Comedy, Family)

4. Shades of Ray (2008)

  (Romance, Drama, Comedy)

5. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

  (Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure)

6. Spiral (2007)

  (Drama, Thriller)

7. Office Uprising (2018)

  (Adventure, Horror, Action, Comedy)

8. The Star (2017)

  (Family, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure)

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