What Are They Up To? Tru Calling's Zach Galifianakis
What Are They Up To? Tru Calling's Zach Galifianakis
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As Davis on the science fiction series Tru Calling, Zach Galifianakis was known as a guide to Tru Davies (Eliza Dushku) in exploring her ability to change events and relive the day.  Throughout the series, he served as a constant companion to Tru, as her supervisor, friend and confidante at the morgue.  Towards the end, he found love in the form of Dr. Carrie Allen (Liz Vassey), and unknown to Davis, she worked as a mole for Tru’s counterpart Jack Harper (Jason Priestley).  Up next, he will be working on a couple of films to be released this year until 2008.
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A few weeks from now, fans can catch Zach Galifianakis in the adventure-drama film Into the Wild. He will be playing a supporting role, Kevin, joining lead actors Emile Hirsch and Vince Vaughn.  It follows two guys who ditched their present lifestyles to live in the wilderness and, along the way, encounter a series of characters that influence their future outlook.  The film is directed by Sean Penn and is for release on September 21.

Currently in postproduction stages but also for release later this year is the film Visioneers, a comedy set in the near future that explores stress and unhappiness in a corporation where everyone works.  The former Tru Calling actor plays the role of George, along with
Missi Pyle and Judy Greer.

Last but not the least, Zach Galifianakis will be seen in a crime-comedy film penned by Robert Dean Klein entitled Little Fish, Strange Pond.  He will be playing the character Buck in the story about a man wandering the streets as he ponders about life, death and freedom, while beautiful women are found dead and mutilated in his wake.  Dark comedy sinks in as the plot leads to a true criminal and the discovery of his crimes.  The movie is expected to come out in 2008.

Aside from his role on Tru Calling, Galifianakis was also noted for his exposure on comedy shows like Reno 911! as Frisbee and Alan Figer, the incompetent director on Comedy Central’s Dog Bites Man.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Comedy Central)

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