Biography of Zachary LeviZachary Levi is an American actor and singer who is famous for starring in the TV show Chuck (2007-2012) and in such films as Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and others. He starred in the film about a superhero Shazam, one of the strongest good warriors of the DC Universe. Net worth: $12 million.
Childhood and Early LifeZachary Levi Pugh was born into a family of Susan and Darrell Pugh in the American town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, on September 29, 1980. Most fans believe that the dark-hair, swarthy, and brown-eyed Zachary has Italian or Spanish ancestors, but it is not: the actor has Welsh, English, French, German, and Irish blood in his veins.
I was a boy, growing up with two girls, and I got lost in this ocean of estrogen. I tried to find a way to be heard and noticed.When Live was a child, his family often moved from one state to another before they settled in California. It was there where the boy made his first steps towards his future career - it happened pretty early. At the age of six, Zachary played on the stage of a local theater by performing lead roles in such musicals as Grease, The Wizard of Oz, and others.
Acting CareerIn 2001, Zachary Levi took part in the filming for the first time. The boy played in the low-budget comedy directed by a singer, Sisqó, in which an award-winner of Grammy and Emmy, Bob Newhart, also appeared. In the following year, the young actor was approved to play one of the lead roles in the sitcom Less than Perfect by ABC Channel. The plot of the show takes place in the office of a television news company whose employees regularly face different comic situations. Zachary portrayed a careerist and snob, Kipp Steadman, an enemy of a red-haired plump-woman, Claudia (Sara Rue).
This role earned Zachary an award Choice TV Actor: Action at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony; his co-star, Yvonne Strahovski (a future star of The Handmaid's Tale), also won an award. Moreover, the actor made pretty good money on this TV show: he earned $60 000 for each episode.
In the meantime, Levi's popularity grew with each passing day. He often was on a list of the sexiest men on TV and drove women crazy. Attractive appearance and outstanding physique allowed Zachary to apply for the role of Fandral, a member of the Warriors Three, in the action film Thor (2011). However, the intense schedule made him withdraw from the project, so Joshua Dallas received that role.
Music CareerIn May of 2010, the song Terrified, which Zachary Levi recorded with an American singer, Katharine McPhee, appeared on iTunes.
Private Life of Zachary LeviFrom 2008 to 2010, Zachary Levi was dating an American blond singer, Caitlin Crosby.
Levi is passionate about motorcycles and sports cars (he has Nissan GT-R); he is good at poker and is crazy about video games. His passion for video games played a malicious trick on Zachary ones: when he played tennis on Nintendo Wii, he broke a glass lamp with his hand - the actor required 14 stitches.