Date of Birth : Feb 12th 1954
Zach Grenier recently appeared in the Showtime production of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Grenier’s latest film work includes the Civil War drama Ride With the Devil, directed by Ang Lee; David Fincher’s Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton; and the soon-to-be-released Chasing Sleep, with Jeff Daniels and Gil Bellows. He starred in Charles Weinstein’s award-winning Under the Bridge, playing John, the leader of a community of homeless people living in Brooklyn. He can also be seen in such films as Donnie Brasco, Twister, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Tommy Boy and The Man Without a Face, as well as the film version of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, playing the role he originated in the stage production.
Grenier’s roots are in New York theatre, in productions as diverse as the experimental plays of Richard Foreman and contemporary realist plays produced by New York City’s Circle Repertory Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, of which he is a member. He has also performed in regional theatres from Maine to Alaska and was proud to be nominated recently for a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Yvan in the Chicago production of Yasmina Reza’s Art. One of his most treasured theatrical experiences involved participating in the original production of David Rave’s A Question of Mercy at New York Theatre Workshop; in recognition of his performance as Dr. Chapman in that play, the Drama League honored him as an Outstanding Artist.