Zach Braff

Mostly Credited As: Zach Braff
Birth Name: Zachary Israel Braff
Date Of Birth: April 06, 1975 (Age 41)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: South Orange, New Jersey
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Zach Braff

Zach Braff was born in South Orange, New Jersey, USA. Zach's father, Hal Braff, is an attorney, and his mother Anne Brodzinsky, a clinical psychologist, they are now divorced and have both remarried. At age ten, Zach was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He graduated from Columbia High School and holds a degree in film from Northwestern University.

Zach's acting careers started with theater, he was in a production of Twelfth Night and MacBeth at New York City's Public Theater and was for a short while on the Disney program The Baby-sitters Club and he also made an appearance in a Woody Allen film by the name of Manhattan Murder Mystery. In 2001 Zach got the lead role in the sitcom Scrubs and is the role he is most know from and in 2004 he wrote, directed and starred in the movie Garden State, which did very well and received several awards.


Open Hearts (2008)
The Ex (2007)
The Last Kiss (2006)
Chicken Little (2005)
Garden State (2004)
Blue Moon (2000)
Broken Hearts Club (2000)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Scrubs (2001)As: Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian (S01-S09E09)
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  October 26, 2005 07x7032: (Oct/26/2005) As Himself 

Sesame Street (1969) 
  Stinky's First Day of Preschool 45x15: (Jan/13/2015) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  September 22, 2014 27x16: (Sep/22/2014) As Himself 
  January 25, 2012 24x97: (Jan/25/2012) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Dan Aykroyd, Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, Lee Mack, Professor Green 13x02: (Sep/19/2014) As Himself 

Watch What Happens: Live (2009) 
  Kate Hudson & Zach Braff 11x126: (Jul/30/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Zach Braff, Jack Antonoff, Bleachers 01x73: (Jul/21/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Zach Braff, Andie MacDowell, guest co-host Anderson Cooper 32x228: (Jul/16/2014) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Rachel Zoe, Aloe Blacc, guest co-host Maria Menounos 32x147: (Mar/25/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 20, Episode 92 27x97: (Jan/13/2009) As Himself 
  Zach Braff and Toby Keith 25x07: (Sep/12/2006) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 131 63x131: (Jul/14/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 63, Episode 103 63x103: (Jun/04/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 63, Episode 91 63x91: (May/19/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Alan Jackson, Zach Braff, Maria Shriver, Star Trek 40th 56x05: (Sep/08/2006) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Zach Braff, Jenna Dewan Tatum, St. Paul and the Broken Bones 12x152: (Jun/23/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Shaun White, Naked Trucker & T-Bones 05x10: (Jan/17/2007) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Xzibit, Josh Radin 04x138: (Sep/19/2006) As Himself 
  11/5/04 01x177: (Nov/05/2004) As Himself 

etalk (2002) 
  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Kate Hudson, Zach Braff 12x192: (May/27/2014) As Himself 

The Social (2013) 
  Zach Braff, Lauren Lee Smith guest co-host 01x173: (May/26/2014) As Himself 

The Talk (2010) 
  Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Perez Hilton, Lidia Bastianich 04x157: (May/12/2014) As Himself 

Inside Amy Schumer (2013) 
  I’m So Bad 02x02: (Apr/08/2014) As Rob 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Zach Braff, Neil Gaiman, METZ 12x48: (May/08/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Zach Braff, Gov't Mule 06x08: (Jan/19/2007) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Seymour Glass 03x85: (Aug/05/2004) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Musiq 01x76: (Jun/12/2002) As Himself 

Brand X With Russell Brand (2012) 
  Zach Braff 02x12: (Apr/25/2013) As Himself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 3 16x04: (Mar/15/2013) As Himself (Mark Watson's 25 Hour Show for Comic Relief), [Featuring]

Conan (2010) 
  The Sophomore Who Took a Year Off to Find Himself Unemployable 03x60: (Mar/12/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  The Awkward Product Placement. Swiffer 01x89: (May/10/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Listen - Episode 25 01x54: (Oct/07/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

The Exes (2011) 
  He's Gotta Have It 02x11: (Aug/29/2012) As Chuck Feeney, [Special Guest Stars]

Sunday Brunch (2012) 
  Stacey Solomon, Zach Braff and Eve Myles 01x01: (Mar/25/2012) As Himself (Interviewee), [Co-Guest Stars]

Cougar Town (2009) 
  A One Story Town 03x05: (Mar/13/2012) As Pizza Man 
  When the Time Comes 02x09: (Nov/24/2010) Voiced  Himself, [Uncredited]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  January 25, 2012 13x25: (Jan/25/2012) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Kenneth Branagh, Zach Braff, Frank Skinner, Taio Cruz 10x11: (Jan/20/2012) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Zach Braff, Bear Grylls, Tony Bennett 01x122: (Dec/11/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Zach Braff, Arj Barker, The Airborne Toxic Event 16x76: (Jan/16/2009) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Jeff Brendenburg, The Roots 14x02: (Aug/29/2006) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Zach Braff/Maroon 5 32x20: (May/19/2007) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Zach Braff, D. J. Qualls, Jimmy Carr 14x133: (May/08/2007) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Artie Lange, John Mayer 13x168: (Sep/12/2006) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Billy Connolly, Brian Setzer Orchestra 11x40: (Nov/26/2003) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Jeri Ryan, Rhett Miller 10x35: (Nov/15/2002) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Zach Braff, Pat Summitt, Joss Stone 15x140: (Apr/23/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Zach Braff, Allen Covert, Aaron Neville 14x60: (Dec/16/2005) As Himself 
  Damon Wayans, Zach Braff, Lifehouse 11x71: (Oct/01/2002) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Mitchell and Webb, Gary Barlow, Gordon Ramsay, Zach Braff, Snow Patrol, Martha Wainwright 11x05: (Oct/06/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Early Show (1999) 
  Zach Braff, Bob Barker 08x09: (Sep/14/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Zach Braff, OutKast 04x09: (Sep/14/2006) As Himself 
  Julie Bowen/Zach Braff 03x42: (Nov/01/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Zach Braff/Parker Posey 02x69: (Dec/09/2004) As Himself 

Arrested Development (2003) 
  S.O.B.s (Save Our Bluths) 03x09: (Jan/02/2006) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Spring Breakout 02x17: (Apr/10/2005) As Phillip Litt 

Punk'd (2012) (2003) 
  Zoe Saldana, Serena Williams, Zach Braff 04x03: (Mar/20/2005) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  September 20, 2004 05x33: (Sep/20/2004) As Himself 
  10/17/2001 03x98: (Oct/17/2001) As Himself 

Clone High, USA (2002) 
  A.D.D.: The Last 'D' is for Disorder 01x03: (Nov/10/2002) Voiced  Paul Revere 
  Episode Two: Election Blu-Galoo 01x02: (Nov/03/2002) Voiced  X-Stream Mike 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Zach Braff 07x108: (Sep/10/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 5, Episode 136 05x136: (Jul/09/2002) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Scrubs (2001)• Executive Producer (Season 9-)

Episode Crew

Scrubs (2001) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
Show all 7 episode crew credits
My Chief Concern 08x17 May/05/2009 As: Director
My Princess 07x11 May/08/2008 As: Director
My Growing Pains 07x05 Nov/29/2007 As: Director
My No Good Reason (1) 06x14 Mar/22/2007 As: Director
My Way Home 05x07 Jan/24/2006 As: Director
Featured Songs

Scrubs Songs:
Our First Day of School + Guy love (w Donald Faison) 

Attended the same high school as R&B singer and hip-hop MC Lauryn Hill

Father is an attorney, who also does stage work.

Is best friends in real life with Scrubs co-star Donald Faison, who plays Turk.

Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005

Zach Braff wrote/directed/starred in the movie "Garden State"

Placed in top 100 hottest people in "People" magizine in 2005.

Has directed 4 episodes of "Scrubs"

In the show "Scrubs" he is said to have a "doughy" physique.

Will be in upcoming movie "Fast Track" slated for 2006.

He does voiceacting in the Disney movie "Chicken Little" as Chicken Little himself.

More Trivia
Zach Braff Quotes
I think the saddest moments in life have humor in them. I have a memory of coming home from a funeral with my family in the back of a limousine and someone cracking a joke and us just hysterically belly laughing. It's how we always dealt with tragedy in our lives and I think it's such a healthy way to deal with sadness.

The dog's code to hump a leg is "Who's your bitch? Who's your bitch? Love him up. Love him up. (Zach Braff talking about a dog that was in the movie Garden State)