Zachary Woods (born September 25, 1984) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his run as a series regular for three seasons on the NBC sitcom The Office, playing the role of Gabe Lewis, and his role as Jared Dunn on the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley. He also recurs on the HBO series Veep and on the USA Network sitcom Playing House, as well as the HBO show Avenue 5.
Woods at SXSW 2016
|Born||September 25, 1984|
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Home town||Yardley, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
Woods was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He is Jewish. Woods' father is a trained psychiatrist and social worker who specializes in clinical therapy, and his mother is a nurse practitioner. As a child, he participated in Karate, Little League Baseball, and pyrodancing. Woods is a middle child; he has an older brother and a younger sister. During 1997 and 1998, he also attended Interlochen Center for the Arts for summer camp. Woods grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 2003. He is a graduate of New York University.
He started performing improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at age 16 and was a part of the improvisational sketch troupe "The Stepfathers", whose members also include Bobby Moynihan and Chris Gethard. He has taught improv at Columbia University, Duke University and Lincoln Center. He has appeared in such films as In the Loop and The Other Guys, and appeared in the CollegeHumor skit "Adam and Eve in the Friend Zone".
Woods is also known for starring as Awkward Boy, the protagonist in the YouTube video series The Most Awkward Boy in the World. In 2010, Woods appeared as a zombie in a Starburst candy commercial.
Beginning in January 2020, Woods had a role as Matt Spencer, Head of Customer Relations for Avenue 5, a science fiction comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci that premiered on HBO in the United States.
Woods had a role in the action comedy Spy (2015), alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Allison Janney, and 50 Cent. He appeared in Feig's follow-up movie Ghostbusters in 2016.
|2009||In the Loop||Chad|
|2009||The Honkys||O.G||Short film|
|2010||The Other Guys||Douglas|
|2011||Andy and Zach||Zach||Short film|
|2011||Damsels in Distress||Rick DeWolfe|
|2012||Rich Girl Problems||Duncan||Short film|
|2015||Spy||Man in Purple Tie|
|2017||The Lego Ninjago Movie||Zane||Voice|
|2017||Zane's Stand Up Promo||Voice, short film|
|2017||The Post||Anthony Essaye|
|2019||The Angry Birds Movie 2||Carl||Voice|
|2005||My Wife, the Ghost||Geets Wilson||Episode: "#1.5"|
|2006||Sexual Intercourse: American Style||Ted||Episode: "Incense and Candles"|
|2011||Funny or Die Presents||Stuart||Episode: "#2.9"|
|2010–13||The Office||Gabe Lewis||51 episodes|
Nominated – SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011–12)
|2011||Bored to Death||Super Ray fan||Episode: "Nothing I Can't Handle by Running Away"|
|2012–15||The League||Lane||3 episodes|
|2013–14||Veep||Ed Webster||3 episodes|
|2013||Arrested Development||Trippler||Episode: "Off the Hook"|
|2013–16||The Good Wife||Jeff Dellinger||4 episodes|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||The Remarkable Greg||Episode: "Cobie Smulders Wears a Black & White Strapless Dress"|
|2014||Kroll Show||Cal Culvers||Episode: "Krolling Around with Nick Klown"|
|2014–19||Silicon Valley||Donald "Jared" Dunn||53 episodes|
|2014–17||Playing House||Zach Harper||8 episodes|
|2015||Drunk History||Lee Duncan||Episode: "Los Angeles"|
|2016||Animals.||Brian (voice)||Episode: "Pigeons."|
|2016||Better Things||Zach||Episode: "Woman Is the Something of the Something"|
|2017–18||Big Mouth||Daniel / Sock (voice)||2 episodes|
|2020–present||Avenue 5||Matt Spencer||Main cast|
|2020||The Simpsons||Zane Furlong||Voice: Episode: "The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson"|
|2011||The Podcast||Gabe Lewis||3 episodes|
- "Meet Zach Woods, the Anxious Heart of "Silicon Valley" – Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. May 29, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "Episode 597 – Zach Woods".
- "And the nominee is ... Interlochen at the Grammys, Golden Globes and Academy Awards". Interlochen Center for the Arts. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
- Ivie, Devon (April 15, 2015). "Zach Woods and Human Comedy". Interview Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "The Stepfathers". Newyork.ucbtheatre.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- "UCB Theatre – Zach Woods".
- "Zach Woods • UCB Comedy". Ucbcomedy.com. Archived from the original on July 8, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Tim Nudd (December 1, 2010). "Starburst "Zombie" Commercial". The 30 Freakiest Ads of 2010. AdFreak.com. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
- "Exclusive: 'The Office' promotes 'Gabe' to series regular". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. June 16, 2010. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
- "Adrian Lester Joins 'Grey Lady'; Zach Woods Cast In 'Spy'". Deadline. May 2, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2017.