Zen Gesner
American actor
Zen Gesner
Zen Brant Gesner is an American television and movie actor. He is perhaps most recognized for his roles as "Sinbad" in the syndicated television series The Adventures of Sinbad, and was a regular cast member on the ABC daytime drama All My Children as bad boy and rapist Braden Lavery. More recently he's appeared in Miller Lite's "Man Laws" commercials as one of the "Men Of The Square Table".
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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week - TVLine
Google News - over 5 years
And somehow Zen Gesner fits into it all. 9 pm The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) | When the cops catch Chloe under suspicious circumstances, her mom snoops on her laptop… and discovers she is “A”! (Imagine?) 9 pm White Collar (USA Network)
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'Take the Money and Run' a mixed bag - Deseret News
Google News - over 5 years
Essentially a reality-TV game of "cops and robbers," a mystery man (Zen Gesner) hands a briefcase worth $100000 to two contestants, who have an hour to hide it. After that hour, they are "arrested and detained" for 48 hours and two investigators,
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NYTimes - almost 7 years
An obituary on Tuesday about the actress Nan Martin misspelled the given name of a surviving son in some editions. He is Zen Gesner, not Zan.
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Nan Martin, 82, an Actress Known for Her Strong Roles
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Nan Martin, a veteran stage, television and film actress whose Broadway credits include ''J.B.'' and ''Under the Yum-Yum Tree'' and who played Ali McGraw's snooty mother in the film ''Goodbye, Columbus,'' died on Thursday at her home in Malibu, Calif. She was 82. The cause was complications of emphysema, said her son Casey Dolan. Ms. Martin gained
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zen Gesner
    THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 34
    He was also the spokesperson for Chicken Of The Sea's 2005 "What Women Want" marketing campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Gesner is brother-in-law to the Farrelly Brothers, and has received several small roles in their movies, including Dumb & Dumber, Fever Pitch, Kingpin, Me, Myself & Irene, Osmosis Jones, Shallow Hal and There's Something About Mary. Gesner also played (Ron) a gay man in the movie Boat Trip. He appeared in the Man Laws commercials for Miller Lite. Gesner was the "Mystery Man" in the opening of each episode of Take the Money & Run. He hands the briefcase containing $100,000 to the two-person team of contestants and relays instructions.
    He played the role of David Patrick in the 2005 movie The Ringer, a film about the Special Olympics.
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    In 2005, he had a small part in the romantic comedy Perfect Catch starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon.
    More Details Hide Details Gesner was born in Van Nuys, California, the son of stage actress Nan Martin and architect Harry Gesner. His parents named him after the Japanese Buddhist sect that preaches enlightenment through meditation. He has an older half-brother, Casey Martin Dolan, from his mother's first marriage to musician Robert E. Dolan, and two older half-siblings from his father's prior marriages, Jason Gesner (Hydroelectric Manager), and Tara Tanzer-Cartwright (Teacher). Gesner was interested in music as a boy, and plays both the piano and trumpet. He became an aspiring actor while attending Santa Monica High School after landing a small part in the school's production of Hamlet, and went on to play leading roles in the school's rendition of "Nicholas Nickleby" and "The Sound of Music". Upon graduation, Gesner joined South Coast Repertory Theatre in Orange County, CA, performing in small roles and watching experienced actors ply their craft.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 24
    Gesner moved back to the United States, where he met and married his wife Cynthia Farrelly Gesner (sister of the writer-directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly) in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details They moved to Hollywood, where Gesner worked part-time in construction while auditioning for television and movie roles. They have three sons: Finn Harry Gesner (b. July 24, 1997 in Cape Town, South Africa), Rory Farrelly Gesner (b. October 9, 2000 in Santa Monica, California, and Tuck John Gesner (b. July 11, 2003 in Santa Monica, California). Gesner currently resides with his family in Malibu, California.
  • 1994
    Age 23
    A graduate of the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Gesner has appeared in several movies since his cinematic debut as "Dale's Man #1" in the 1994 comedy Dumb & Dumber, including Osmosis Jones (as Emergency Room Doctor #1), Me, Myself & Irene (Agent Peterson), Shallow Hal (Ralph), and There's Something About Mary (as a bartender).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born in 1970.
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