Zach Cregger

Zachary Michael Cregger (born March 1, 1980) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He first came to prominence as one of the three founding members, alongside Trevor Moore and Sam Brown, of the New York City-based comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' Know. He later starred in the sitcoms Friends with Benefits and Guys with Kids. He also starred in the film Miss March, which he directed and wrote with Moore.

Zach Cregger
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Cregger in March 2010
Zachary Michael Cregger

(1980-03-01) March 1, 1980 (age 40)
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer
Years active1998–present
Known forThe Whitest Kids U' Know
(m. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

Cregger was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia.[1] He performed in various comedy and music groups there before moving to Brooklyn, New York where he joined forces with Moore and Sam Brown to start The Whitest Kids U' Know.[2]

When he was in high school he was in an improv troupe, which was called The Nation of Improv. They would go around and do shows at malls and other high school auditoriums.[3]


Cregger and his friends formed the WKUK comedy troupe in 2000 while still in college. Later on, he met Darren Trumeter while shooting an independent film and asked him to join them. Trumeter became the second of two later additions to the troupe, the first being Timmy Williams .[4]

Cregger, along with the troupe, garnered great success while performing live in New York City at LES music venue Pianos and on the internet. This led to an invitation in 2006 to the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The troupe won the award for Best Sketch Group and attracted the attention of many Hollywood executives.[5]

The Whitest Kids U' Know ran for five seasons first on FUSE and then on IFC.[6]

He directed his second feature film with Moore called The Civil War on Drugs. It had a limited theatrical release and was ultimately aired during the fifth season of WKUK.[3]

He tours with the WKUK frequently and performs in live shows. He has participated in several independent movies.

Cregger joined the cast of the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits, which began airing on August 5, 2011.

He then starred on the NBC sitcom Guys with Kids, which aired for one season in 2012-2013.[7]

He starred in the TBS show Wrecked.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2018, Cregger became engaged to longtime girlfriend (since 2013), actress Sara Paxton.[8] They married October 27, 2019, at the Addison Grove in Austin, Texas.



Year Title Role Note(s)
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Dean Stamper Episode: "Brotherly Love"
2004 The Lounge Associate producer
2004–2006 Uncle Morty's Dub Shack Producer
2006 Comedy Zen Associate producer
2007–2011 The Whitest Kids U' Know Various roles Also executive producer
2011 Friends with Benefits Aaron Main Cast (17 episodes)
2012–2013 Guys with Kids Nick Main Cast (13 episodes)
2014 About a Boy T.J. Recurring Cast
2015 The McCarthys Doug Episode: "The Ref"
2016–2018 Wrecked Owen Main Cast (30 episodes)
2019 Adam Ruins Everything Berch Episode: "Adam Ruins Nature"
2019 Just Roll with It Brent Episode: "Gator's Reunion"


Year Title Role Note(s)
2008 College Cooper
2009 Miss March Eugene Bell Also co-director, producer, co-writer
2011 Heart Break Drew Copeland Short film
2011 The Civil War on Drugs Abraham Lincoln/Various roles Director, writer, producer
2011 The Death and Return of Superman Hal Jordan / Green Lantern Short film
2014 Date and Switch Greg
2014 Love & Air Sex Jeff
2016 Opening Night Micky
2018 Doubting Thomas Graham


  1. ^ "The Cast - Whitest Kids U'Know". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  2. ^ "The Whitest Kids U' Know - Zach Cregger – IFC". 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  3. ^ a b "A Brief Interview with the Whitest Kids U'Know's Zach Creger – IFC". 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  4. ^ "The Whitest Kids U' Know - Darren Trumeter – IFC". 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  5. ^ "COVER- Is America ready for Moore? Trevor sure hopes so | The Hook - Charlottesville's weekly newspaper, news magazine". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  6. ^ "The Whitest Kids U' Know - About – IFC". 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  7. ^ "Zach Cregger Bio | Nick | Guys with Kids". NBC. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
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