Zach Braff: Ten things you might not know
- Jen Bowden
- 2 February 2012
The star of Scrubs, Garden State and All New People also voices the US Andrex puppy
1 He is the youngest of four children. He has two brothers, Adam and Joshua, and a sister, Shoshanna. His mother and father are divorced and have both remarried. He says he now spends Thanksgiving with his ‘four parents’.
2 He had an ‘American musicals’-themed Bar Mitzvah.
4 He is the voice of the Cottonelle puppy (the US equivalent of the Andrex puppy) [see below].
5 His first movie role was in Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) starring Diane Keaton and Angelica Huston. Zach played Woody Allen’s son and appeared in one scene [see below for Braff's reflections on working with Allen].
6 There’s an entire blog devoted to men who look like Zach Braff. Among the lucky fellas who share his ‘Braffian features’ are John Travolta, Shia LaBeouf and, erm, Telly from Sesame Street.
7 In 1998 he played a minor role as Malcolm alongside Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett and Liev Schreiber in a New York production of Macbeth.
8 He took flying lessons and obtained his pilot’s licence in time to fly himself from New York to an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show [see below].
9 He wrote, directed, chose the music for and appeared in every scene of the 2004 film Garden State. He picked up a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack.
10 His right leg is an eighth of an inch longer than his left.