Zach Braff

Actor + Director + Producer + Screenwriter
Born Apr 6, 1975

Zachary I. "Zach" Braff is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and director. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. In 2004, Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State. Braff returned to his home state New Jersey to shoot the film, which was produced for $2.5 million.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on April 6, 1975.


1989 14 Years Old One of Braff's earliest roles was in High, a proposed 1989 CBS television series with a cast that also included Gwyneth Paltrow and Craig Ferguson; the television pilot never made it on air. … Read More
1993 18 Years Old He appeared in Woody Allen's 1993 film Manhattan Murder Mystery.


1998 23 Years Old In 1998, Braff had a part in a George C. Wolfe production of Macbeth for New York City's Public Theater.
2001 26 Years Old Braff played John "J.D." Dorian on the medical comedy TV series Scrubs which debuted in 2001. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State. … Read More


He won numerous awards for his directing work, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album in 2005. … Read More
2006 - 2009 3 More Events
2010 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Braff starred in the Canadian indie film The High Cost of Living with Quebec actress Isabelle Blais in 2010. … Read More
2011 36 Years Old In early 2011, Braff announced that he had written a play to be performed at the Second Stage Theatre in mid-2011. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old In 2012, Braff moved the play on tour to the UK, playing in Manchester at the Manchester Opera House between February 8–11, Glasgow at the King's Theatre between February 14–18, and finally in London for 10 weeks at the Duke of York's Theatre from February 22.
2013 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 24, 2013, Braff started a Kickstarter campaign to finance the film Wish I Was Here, based on a script he wrote with his brother Adam Braff. … Read More
He directed and starred in the film, which was released in 2014.
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