Actor and comedian, Zachary Woods, is best known for playing as Gabe Lewis in the NBC sitcom The Office.
Besides, Woods is also prominent as Jared Dunn on the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley. He recently recurred on the HBO series, Veep, and has been seen in features such as The Post, Flipped, to name a few. Currently, Zach Woods is the regular cast of HBO's space comedy Avenue 5. Let's look at seven interesting facts of Woods.
Born on September 25, 1984, Zach Woods is 35 years old as of now. He stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall (1.93 m). However, exclaiming that he has "an apologetic slouch," Woods considers himself to be around " 6'2".
Zach was born in Trenton, New Jersey, but grew up Yardley, Pennsylvania. Zach's father is a trained psychiatrist and social worker, specializing in clinical therapy while his mother is a nurse practitioner. Woods, being a middle child, has a older brother and a younger sister.
The 35 years old actor played as Donald "Jared" Dunn, one of the main characters in the comedy television series Silicon Valley.
Jared is seen as an executive at Hooli, who is "self-sacrificing for the company." Initially, Woods had auditioned for Richard Hendricks and Erlich Bachman's character, played by Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller, respectively.
In an interview with the HBO, Woods exclaimed, "I did each one of those parts( Richard, Erlich, and Jared) one time, and then they cast me. I did not test or anything, which is nice."
To prepare for the character, he made a backstory about Jared formative years, further adding,
"In my mind, Jared had an enormously traumatic childhood. That has not made it into the show, so who knows if that will actually turn out to be the case. He is un-self pityingly overcome ludicrous suffering as a kid. But who knows if that will actually be a part of the show. For me, it’s helpful to have a whole background in my head."
At the age of 16, Woods started performing improv, a form of theatre, often comedy, in which performers spontaneously prepare most or all of the plot, characters, and dialogue of a game, scene, or story. At the time, Zach would perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and was also a part of the improvisational sketch troupe, The Stepfathers.
In Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Woods performs with the sketch troupe and is regularly seen in the weekly show ASSSSCAT. Additionally, Zach has also taught improv at Columbia University, Duke University, and Lincoln Center.
Zach Woods portrayed as Gabe Lewis in the Emmy Awards winning show The Office. Woods was introduced in the middle of the season six as a Coordinating Director of Emerging Regions for the Sabre Corporate headquarters. Lewis is seen as a dark character who is driven by his desire to reach the top by any means possible.
The audience well received Woods' character despite mixed reviews from critics. At the beginning of season seven, Woods was promoted to series regular. Besides, the 35 years old actor also earned a nomination in the SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Active since 2004, the 35 years old actor made his television debut with My Wife, the Ghost. After playing as the main character in The Office, Woods appeared in numerous television shows as Bored to Death, Veep, The League, Arrested Development, The Good Wife, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Kroll Show.
His appearance in Silicon Valley also helped Woods garner significant recognition. Since 2020, he has been a regular cast of Avenue 5. The 35 years old actor also lent his voice for Zane Furlong in The Simpsons.
Likewise, Zachary has been part of a commercially successful movie like Ghostbusters, The Other Guys, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Spy, The Angry Birds Movie 2. In 2017, Woods appeared in the high-profile celebrities jam-packed movie The Post as Anthony Essaye alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, and Bob Odenkirk.
Recently, Zach starred in black comedy-drama Downhill. The 35 years old actor works in television shows, and movies has helped him accumulate the net worth of $5 million.
In 2017, Woods appeared in The Late Late Show with James Corden with Alicia Vikander and Luke Wilson. While chatting, he revealed that he is dating someone who is a sex and relationships columnist.
Fans quickly speculated that Woods might be in a relationship with Karley Sciortino, television host, producer, and writer of Vogue's Breathless. However, Zach never says so in the video, and there isn't much information online about both being together.
On April 18, 2018, Karley's friend, Ryan O'Connell, posted in his Instagram story a picture of Woods and Sciortino.
About a year later, both were spotted together in American Gods & Now Apocalypse Live Viewing Party at Lustre Pearl in Austin, Texas.
Zach Woods plays as Matt Spencer in the science fiction comedy television series Avenue 5.
He is seen as the head of Customer Relations for the space cruise named Avenue 5. The show also features actors like Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Ethan Phillips in prominent roles.