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Zach Woods

Zach Woods
Born (1984-09-25) September 25, 1984 [1]
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 2004–present

Zach Woods (born September 25, 1984) is an American actor and comedian. Zach grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 2003. Starting in 2010, he portrayed Gabe Lewis on the NBC sitcom The Office. He was promoted to a series regular beginning in Season 7.[2] He currently co-stars on the HBO Mike Judge series Silicon Valley and the USA Network comedy series Playing House.

Woods started performing improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at age 16 and was a part of the improvisational sketch troupe "The Stepfathers", whose members also include Bobby Moynihan and Chris Gethard.[3] He has taught improv at Columbia University, Duke University and Lincoln Center.[4] He has appeared in such films as In The Loop, The Other Guys and appeared in the CollegeHumor skit "Adam and Eve in the Friends Zone". In late 2011, Woods appeared in the third season of HBO's Bored to Death.

Woods is also known for starring as Awkward Boy, the protagonist in the YouTube video series The Most Awkward Boy in the World.[5] In 2010, Woods appeared as a zombie in a Starburst candy commercial.[6]


Year Show Role Other notes
2004 Terrorists Drugstore Cashier
2009 Strangers Man Short film
2009 In the Loop Chad
2009 Washingtonienne Mark Episode: "Pilot"
2009 The Honkys O.G
2010 The Other Guys Douglas
2011 High Road Tommy
2011 Andy and Zach Zach
2011 Funny or Die Presents Stuart Episode #2.9: segment, "Welcome to My Study"
2010–2013 The Office Gabe Lewis Main role
51 episodes
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2010-12)
2011 The Podcast Gabe Lewis
2011 Damsels in Distress Rick DeWolfe
2011 Bored to Death Super Ray fan Season 3, Episode 8
2012 The League Lane Season 4, Episode 8
2013 Veep Ed Webster 3 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Drone Pilot Trippler Season 4, Episode 14
2013 The Good Wife NSA Employee Jeff Dellinger Season 5, Episode 2: "The Bit Bucket", Episode 18: "All Tapped Out"
2013 The Heat Paramedic
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! The Remarkable Greg Season 2, Episode 19
2014 Silicon Valley Donald "Jared" Dunn Series regular
2014 "The League" Lane Season 6, Episode 9: "Taco Standard Time"
2014 Playing House Zach Series regular
2015 Spy Filming


  1. ^ "Improv Message Boards - View Profile: Zach W". Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive: 'The Office' promotes 'Gabe' to series regular". Entertainment Weekly's June 16, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Stepfathers". Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  4. ^ "UCB Theatre – Zach Woods". 
  5. ^ "Zach Woods • UCB Comedy". Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  6. ^ Tim Nudd (December 1, 2010). "Starburst "Zombie" Commercial". The 30 Freakiest Ads of 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 

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