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Zach Braff (6.4.1975)
Zach Braff is an American actor, director and screenwriter, best known for his role in the hospital-based comedy series Scrubs.
Zach Braff: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Zach Braff has a net worth of 22 million USD.
Zach Braff: Childhood
Son of Harold Braff, an attorney and sociology professor, and Anne Brodzinsky, a clinical psychologist, Zach was born in South Orange, New Jersey.
From a young age, Braff attended Stagedoor Manor - a training centre for children involved in performing arts. This came from his lifelong dream to become a filmmaker.
Zach Braff: Career
Braff started his acting career with the television movie High in 1989, which never actually aired. His first appearance was then on the 1990s show The Baby-sitters Club. In 1993, Braff appeared in the Woody Allen film Manhattan Murder Mystery before having a part in Macbeth in 1998 at New York City's Public Theatre.
His starring role came in 2001 when he played John Dorian in the ABC sitcom Scrubs. His work on the show caused him to be nominated for three Golden Globe awards and an Emmy.
Zach Braff also wrote, directed, produced and starred in 2004's Garden State. The soundtrack to won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media.
His 2014 film, Wish I was Here, was funded via Kickstarter, raising it's 2 million USD budget in three days. The film was written by Zach and his brother Adam Braff, with Zach both directing and starring in the picture.
Zach Braff: Personal life
Braff has held a pilots licence since 2008. The year after earning this licence in a Cirrcus SR20, he began a relationship with model Taylor Bagley which lasted until 2014.
In 2012, Braff supported Barack Obama in the presidential election, despite being ninth cousin of Mitt Romney on his mother's side.

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Zach Braff at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation 'A Time For Heroes' Family Festival held at Smashbox Studios, Culver City, California, United States - Monday 24th October 2016

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Zach Braff - Opening night of Broadway play An Act of God at Studio 54 - Arrivals. at Studio 54, - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 29th May 2015

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Zach Braff - 'Club Life' premiere at the Regal Cinemas Union Sq. - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Critics Welcome Zach Braff's Pursuit Of Happiness In 'Wish I Was Here'


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Wish I Was Here

We probably shouldn't have to remind you by now, but Zach Braff's crowd-funded movie 'Wish I Was Here' is now playing in theatres. In a sort-of-but-not-really sequel to the cult Garden State, the movie follows a 35-year-old man and his pursuit of happiness.

The critics have welcomed Braff's unique storytelling.

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Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection For 'Wish I Was Here'


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By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You will no longer be of the opinion that the best thing to come out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Walter White. The anti-hero-science-teacher-meth-cook may well be the second best thing to transcend the vast plains of the Chihuahuan desert, so let us make the case for the indie-rockers you always assumed were Portland natives.

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The Shins started out life as a side-project for singer-songwriter James Mercer – a peripheral band playing second fiddle to the 43-year-old’s primary focus: Flake Music. With Neal Langford, Marty Crandall and Jesse Sandoval, Mercer had established the group on the thriving Albuquerque independent rock scene that had already spawned the likes of The Drags and The Rondelles and Flake Music went on to release numerous singles and a full-length album.

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Paul McCartney: Just One In A Long List Of Celebs Who Love A Good Proposal


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Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is cleary a sucker for a good love story

The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.

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Wish I Was Here Trailer


Aidan Bloom may look like he's got a lot going for him on the outside, in his prime at 35 with a beautiful wife and two loving children named Grace and Tucker, but the truth is he's floundering. He dreams of being an actor, but that's not a job you can guarantee stability from and thus he no longer has enough money to send his kids to a private school - even with the full to bursting swear jar. He decides to home tutor them after deciding against public school, and soon discovers that he's not the only one in his life who is having problems. With his father having his own issues and his daughter feeling deep regret after cutting off her hair, he starts to realise that he might have to save his family before he himself can be saved.

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Uncle Phil Remembered By Those He Knew Best: Actor James Avery Dead


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Actor James Avery, the man who starred as the beloved Uncle Phillip Banks on the 90's sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bell Air, has passed away. A classically trained actor with over 170 screen credits to his name, Avery was more than just the man behind Uncle Phil, as the outpouring of grief that has followed the announcement of his death goes some way towards explaining.

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Avery leaves behind a lasting legacy

His role as family patriarch and determined attorney (and later judge) on Fresh Prince won him many fans and admirers, but Avery's talents stretched well beyond that one popular character. His distinguished voiced lent him a career as a successful voice artist, supplying the voice of War Machine in the 90's animated series of Iron Man, a variety of voices for the movie The Prince of Egypt and most notably for his role as Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. His further acting roles saw him appear on both film and television, with noted appearances in That 70's Show, My Wife and Kids, Dr Dolittle 2, Jake and the Fatman and The Brady Bunch Movie. His final role was in the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this year.

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Zach Braff's NYC Photobomb Is Pure Internet Gold! [Image]


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Zach Braff may have won the award for the finest celebrity photobombing incident of all time, after an image of him cheekily smiling into the camera during a photo shoot for some newlyweds went viral this week. The image was taken in Times Square, New York City, where the newly wedded couple were having their photo taken on one of the crosswalks, only for Braff to walk past at the perfect moment and, if anything, make the wedding photo a million times better.

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Braff, pictured with his pug, has caused an internet storm with the image

The goofy actor was noticed by wedding photographer Sascha Reinking, who upon discovering the image took to Twitter to call out the actor. On Thursday (21 Nov.) the photographer tweeted, "I might be mistaken but I think Zach Braff totally photobombed my newlywed couple. :) #zachbraff #scrubs #photobomb," later tweeting to Braff and congratulating him on a job well done. Braff later tweeted that the picture was "one of my best photobombs ever," and he even took to his FaceBook page to describe the photobombing incident as his "finest to date."

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Zach Braff Charms His Way To $2m On Kickstarter For New Film – Wish I Was Here


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Kickstarter has provided a novel platform for the average Joe to turn an idea into reality. But it’s not just your average Joes getting in on the act, some big-shots have taken advantage of crowd-funding too. And in light Veronica Mars’ success, Zach Braff thought he’d have a go, with remarkable success.

His $2m goal was surpassed well before the deadline; he sits on $2,106,032 with 26 days remaining (at the time of writing). "Dear Fans, I cannot believe your unbelievable support for WIWH. I wish I could hug each and every one of you," the Scrubs star tweeted. "Now financiers are fine for lots of projects and it works out perfectly for many movies, but when you’re trying to make these smaller personal art films, the idea of giving final cut away to someone else, it doesn’t make any sense for me," Braff also told The Hollywood Reporter. So what’s his new film about? You can check that out in the Kickstarter video above, but beware – it sound cheesy.

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Why Can't Zach Braff Stump Up $2 Million Of His Own Cash For 'Wish I Was Here?'


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Zach Braff looks to have secured the full $2 million to make his Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here, though the actor and director has spoken on the need for crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter to get movies made in the current climate. Braff is one of the most recognisable television actors in the U.S having spent years as the star of Scrubs, though he is quick to play down his financial successes. Thousands of crowd-funding users had donated their cash to get Braff's new project off the ground, though some commentators on Twitter have accused the actor of cynically leveraging free money whilst having to adhere to his creative demands.

Users on the social aggregating website Reddit wondered why the star of the Scrubs couldn't put up the $2 million himself, though Braff responded "People seem to think I have Oprah Winfrey money. I've done well in my career, but I am not sitting on $22 million. I'm doing this so that one negative audience comment in a test screening won't force me to change the end of my movie." Braff also suggested he isn't asking something for nothing from his fans - the Kickstarter website is based on benefits for those who donate and those funding Wish I Was Here will receive invites to screenings and after-parties. $10,000 donors will receive a speaking role in his film. "Even the most entry-level backer will get access to an online magazine about the making of the film. If David Fincher, who I'm a huge fan of, had a video blog of the making of one of his movies, I would have been the first one there."

The Kickstarter success comes just weeks after a Veronica Mars movie attained $5.7 million on the crowd-funding website. Kristen Bell will star in the film, with production scheduled to begin this summer.

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Nearly There! Zach Braff's $2 Million Kickstarter Making Steady Ground


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Remember how yesterday we predicted that Zach Braff’s Kickstarter project would raise its $2 million by the end of the week? Well, we reckon we’re on track to victory with that little prediction. As news has spread of Braff’s intention to crowd-fund a “thematic sequel” to Garden State, so the cash keeps rolling in. In fact, there’s something mildly hypnotic about watching the numbers escalating on the Kickstarter page as Braff fans around the globe all chip in for a slice of the Wish I Was Here pie.

In his pitch for cash, to fund the movie, which he has co-written with his brother, Braff revealed that he was inspired by the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. He wrote “After I saw the incredible way “Veronica Mars” fans rallied around Kristen Bell and her show’s creator Rob Thomas, I couldn’t help but think (like I'm sure so many other independent filmmakers did) maybe there is a new way to finance smaller, personal films that didn’t involve signing away all your artistic control.” On the Wish I Was Here profile page on the Kickstarter site, it states that they hope to raise the $2 million of necessary funds by May 24th. The fund has been open for donations since yesterday and has already raised over $1,382,000 at the time of writing.

At this rate, that ambitious feat looks as though it may well be in the bag. Braff was so overwhelmed by the response that he posted an update yesterday to say “You guys are amazing. I've been so overwhelmed by your outpouring of support I didn't get a chance to post here that I added a NY premiere and after party!!!! There are still a few spots left in my row :) We also are adding more screenings in LA, NYC, Chicago and London so I can watch the movie with as many of you as possible. We're almost halfway there!!!! All thanks to you.” Smiley faces an over-abundance of exclamation mars are a sure sign of a happy movie maker. 

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Zach Braff Is Following In The Steps Of The Veronica Mars Kickstarter With One Of His Own


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In news that has opinions strongly divided, Zach Braff is making a movie and using Kickstarter to fund it. After the phenomenal success of the Veronica Mars kickstarter, which raised $2 million on its second day and $5 million by the end, it was pretty clear that others were going to jump on the bandwagon, with his sort-of sequel to Garden State, Wish I Was Here.

But there are obvious differences between the sitch with VM and that of Braff’s movie. See, while Veronica Mars was a little known cult show, much beloved by its fans, but otherwise ignored, Braff’s project had reportedly already been offered the funding. The only reason the Scrubs actor chose to publicly fund Wish I Was Here was so that he could keep full creative control. Some, like Celebuzz’s Robert Kessler have called it a vanity project. And indeed, it can undoubtedly be called that.

But on the flipside of that coin, if the public really want to see a film made, and the public decide to spend a tenner of their own money to make sure that happens, where’s the harm? If anything, it’s a more democratic way of deciding which pieces of media deserve to be made and which don’t. Whether Wish I Was Here, the tale of the struggles of a mid-30s white dude fits into the first category or the second, remains to be seen. 

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Zach Braff - Sunday 16th January 2011 at Golden Globe Awards Los Angeles, California

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Zach Braff - Wednesday 28th April 2010 at Tribeca Film Festival New York City, USA

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Zach Braff

Date of birth

6th April, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Wish I Was Here Trailer

Wish I Was Here Trailer

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Oz: The Great And Powerful Trailer

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Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer

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The Ex Movie Review

The Ex Movie Review

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Garden State Movie Review

Garden State Movie Review

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Chicken Little Movie Review

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The Last Kiss, Trailer Trailer

The Last KissTrailerMichael (Braff) is about to turn 30 and everything's going well in his...

The Last Kiss (2006) Movie Review

The Last Kiss (2006) Movie Review

The catchy pop ballads found on the soundtrack for Tony Goldwyn's The Last Kiss will...

Chicken Little Movie Review

Chicken Little Movie Review

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The Broken Hearts Club Movie Review

The Broken Hearts Club Movie Review

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The Broken Hearts Club Movie Review

For a gay movie that purports to be about real people -- as opposed to...

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