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Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan
Galligan at the Chiller Theatre Expo in NJ, October 2013
Born Zachary Wolfe Galligan
(1964-02-14) February 14, 1964
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present

Zachary Wolfe "Zach" Galligan (born February 14, 1964) is an American actor.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Galligan in October 2008.

Galligan was born in New York City, the son of Carol Jean (née Wolfe), a psychologist, and Arthur John Galligan, a lawyer[1] who was a founding partner of the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro.[2] He has a sister, Jessica,[3] and graduated from Columbia University.[4]


Galligan's breakthrough role was as Billy Peltzer in the Steven Spielberg-produced 1984 blockbuster Gremlins.[5] Following the first Gremlins film, Galligan appeared in Nothing Lasts Forever. In 1988 he starred as Mark Loftmore in the horror comedy Waxwork. He reprised his role as Billy Peltzer in the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch.


Year Film Role Also Known As
2013 Hatchet 3 Sheriff Fowler
Invasion of the Not Quite Dead -
2010 Jack Falls American Guy
Cut Jack
2009 Nightbeasts Charles Thomas
The Pack Anson
2008 Jewslim Yoseph Caldwell
2007 Let Them Chirp Awhile Hart Carlton
2005 Legion of the Dead Dr. Swatek
2003 Momentum Director Hammond
2002 Infested Warren
2001 What They Wanted, What They Got Pete Drake
Point Doom Spider
Gabriela Pat
The Tomorrow Man Spence
2000 G-Men from Hell Dalton
Raw Nerve Ethan Lang released in Japan as Random Shots
Little Insects King Foptop
1999 The Storytellers
1998 Storm Trooper Kreigal
1997 The First to Go Adam Curtis
Prince Valiant Sir Kay
Cupid Eric Rhodes
1995 Cyborg 3: The Recycler Evans
1994 Ice Rick Corbit
Caroline at Midnight Jerry Hiatt
1993 All Tied Up Brian Hartley
Warlock: The Armageddon Douglas
1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time Mark Loftmore
1991 Psychic
1990 Mortal Passions Todd
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Billy Peltzer
1988 Waxwork Mark Loftmore
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever Adam Beckett
Gremlins Billy Peltzer
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Eddie Malloy 1 episode: Happy Family (Season 3, episode 9)
2001 7th Heaven Dr. Kent 1 episode: Worked (Season 6, episode 4)
1999 Arthur's Quest King Pendragon
Chicken Soup for the Soul Young Man 1 episode: My Convertible
1998 The Net Aaron Mitchelson 1 episode: Diamonds Aren't Forever (episode 11)
Star Trek: Voyager Ensign David Gentry 1 episode: In the Flesh (Season 5, episode 4)
The Love Boat: The Next Wave Bill Chase 1 episode: Reunion (Season 2, episode 4)
1997 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Chester Barnes 1 episode: Homecoming (Season 6, episode 12)
1996 Pacific Blue Ron Jeffries 1 episode: Takedown (Season 1, episode 6)
1995 Extreme 1 episode: Pilot
1995 For Love and Glory Thomas Doyle 1 episode
1992 Tales from the Crypt David 1 episode: Strung Along
1985 Surviving: A Family in Crisis Rick Brogan ABC television movie
1983 Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number Hector Timerman NBC television movie


  1. ^ obituary for Galligan, Arthur J. (1927-2006)New York Times,
  2. ^ Columbia College Today
  3. ^ Jessica Galligan And James Goldsmith Are Married (August 18, 1985)New York Times,
  4. ^ McKay, Hollie (13 June 2013). "Where are they now: 'Gremlins' star Zach Galligan hopes he's in the movie remake".  
  5. ^ "Zach Galligan Talks Cut, Gremlins 3, and More!". DreadCentral. 

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