Zachary Wolfe Galligan
February 14, 1964
New York, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Early life and educationEdit
Galligan was born in New York City, the son of Carol Jean (née Wolfe), a psychologist, and Arthur John Galligan, a lawyer who was a founding partner of the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro. He has a sister, Jessica, and graduated from Columbia University.
Galligan's first major and most widely seen role was as Billy Peltzer in the 1984 film Gremlins. Following the first Gremlins film, he starred in Nothing Lasts Forever, which was never released. In 1988, he starred as Mark Loftmore in the horror comedy Waxwork. He reprised his role as Billy in the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and returned to the role of Mark for Waxwork II: Lost in Time.
In early 2021, Galligan appeared in a Mountain Dew commercial in which his Gremlins character, Billy, gives Gizmo a drink of his Mountain Dew.
|1984||Nothing Lasts Forever||Adam Beckett|
|1990||Gremlins 2: The New Batch||Billy Peltzer|
|1992||Round Trip To Heaven||Steve|
|1992||Waxwork II: Lost in Time||Mark Loftmore|
|1993||Warlock: The Armageddon||Douglas|
|1993||All Tied Up||Brian Hartley|
|1994||Caroline at Midnight||Jerry Hiatt|
|1995||Cyborg 3: The Recycler||Evans|
|1997||Prince Valiant||Sir Kay|
|1997||The First to Go||Adam Curtis|
|1999||The Storytellers||Greer Sandler|
|2000||Little Insects||King Foptop|
|2000||Raw Nerve||Ethan Lang||released in Japan as Random Shots|
|2000||G-Men from Hell||Dalton|
|2001||The Tomorrow Man||Spence|
|2001||What They Wanted, What They Got||Pete Drake|
|2005||Legion of the Dead||Dr. Swatek|
|2007||Let Them Chirp Awhile||Hart Carlton|
|2010||Jack Falls||American Guy|
|2013||Hatchet III||Sheriff Fowler|
|2019||Madness in the Method||Zach/Director|
|1983||Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number||Hector Timerman||Television movie (NBC)|
|1985||Surviving: A Family in Crisis||Rick Brogan||Television movie (ABC)|
|1987–1989||The Lawrenceville Stories||William "Hickey" Hicks||TV Mini-Series, All 3 Episodes|
|1992||Melrose Place||Rick Danworth||Episode: "For Love or Money"|
|1992||Tales from the Crypt||David and Rick||Episode: "Strung Along"|
|1993||For Love and Glory||Thomas Doyle||Unsold television pilot|
|1996||Pacific Blue||Ron Jeffries||Episode: "Takedown"|
|1997||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Chester Barnes||Episode: "Homecoming"|
|1998||Love Boat: The Next Wave||Bill Chase||Episode: "Reunion"|
|1998||Star Trek: Voyager||Ensign David Gentry||Episode: "In the Flesh"|
|1998||The Net||Aaron Mitchelson||Episode: "Diamonds Aren't Forever"|
|1999||Chicken Soup for the Soul||Young Man||Episode: "My Convertible"|
|1999||Arthur's Quest||King Pendragon||Television film|
|2001||7th Heaven||Dr. Kent||Episode: "Worked"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Eddie Malloy||Episode: "Happy Family"|
|2018||The Keith & Paddy Picture Show||as Himself||Episode: "Gremlins"|
|2021||The Irate Gamer||Himself||Episode: "Gremlins"|
- "Obituaries: 1948 Arthur J. Galligan". Columbia College Today. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10.
- "Deaths Galligan, Arthur J." The New York Times. January 5, 2006.
- McKay, Hollie (June 13, 2013). "Where are they now: 'Gremlins' star Zach Galligan hopes he's in the movie remake". Fox News. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- "Jessica Galligan And James Goldsmith Are Married". The New York Times. August 18, 1985.
- Jones, Gareth (November 30, 1999). "Zach Galligan Talks Cut, Gremlins 3, and More!". Dread Central.
- "Gremlins: Where are the cast now?". Smooth.
- "'Gremlins' Star Zach Galligan Regrets Leaving Hollywood... and Not Dating Phoebe Cates". www.yahoo.com.
- Harris, Aisha (July 9, 2014). "Bill Murray's Never-Released 1984 Sci-Fi Comedy Is Now Online". Slate Magazine.
- "Waxwork". TVGuide.com.
- Kielty, Martin (February 15, 2016). "Teamrock News: Gandalf's Fist name Clockwork Fable actors". Prog. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
- "Gremlins Mountain Dew Ad Limited Edition Gizmo Doll Being Released For $300". ScreenRant. March 25, 2021.
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