Actors

Zach Braff Net Worth

Zach Braff Net Worth is
$22 Million

Zach Braff's salary
$350 Thousand Per Episode

Zach Braff Biography

85 million dollars.5 million to create but received a whole lot of fame attracting an enormous 38 million at the box office rendering it a crucial success. We estimated annual income around $470,588


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameZach Braff
Net Worth$22 Million
Salary$350 Thousand Per Episode
Date Of BirthApril 6, 1975
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television Director
EducationNorthwestern University, Columbia High School
NationalityAmerican
ParentsHarold Irwin Braff, Anne Brodzinsky
SiblingsJessica Kirson, Joshua Braff, Adam J. Braff, Shoshanna Braff
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ZachBraff
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/zachbraff
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/zachbraff
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Shorty Industry Award for Best Influencer and Celebrity Campaign
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Love Scene, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Blush, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, People's Choice Award for Favorite Leading Man, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy
MoviesWish I Was Here, Garden State, The Last Kiss, Oz the Great and Powerful, Chicken Little, Going in Style, The Ex, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Manhattan Murder Mystery, The High Cost of Living, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Tar, In Dubious Battle, Effed!, Getting to Know You, Blue Moon, Salesmen
TV ShowsScrubs, The Baby-Sitters Club


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Zach had his Bar Mitzvah ceremony in a Conservative synagogue.
2 Good friends with James Franco. James' younger brother, Dave Franco, starred as one of the new interns in the final season of Braff's show Scrubs.
3 Godfather of Donald Faison's son Rocco.
4 Playing J.D. in NBC's hit comedy show, Scrubs (2001). [April 2005]
5 In 2012 he became the spokesman for Pur Water Filters.
6 Stepbrother of New York stand-up comedienne Jessica Kirson.
7 Had a small uncredited cameo as a worker in the homeless shelter in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). That film was directed by Gabriele Muccino, who worked with Zach on The Last Kiss (2006).
8 Went to film school with Janae Bakken; they now work together on Scrubs (2001).
9 Close friend with Scrubs (2001) co-star Sarah Chalke.
10 When he sent the script for Garden State (2004) to people, he would also send them a copy of the songs (which he handpicked) that would eventually be the soundtrack. This was in the order in which they appeared.
11 His alma mater, Columbia High School, is in a town (Maplewood, NJ) adjacent to (and is a de facto rival of) Millburn, where Zach's Scrubs (2001) co-star John C. McGinley grew up and attended high school. Actress Anne Hathaway also attended Millburn High.
12 The actor has cut a one-year deal with Scrubs (2001) producer ABC TV Studio that will pay him about $350,000 per episode for the 2007-2008 season.
13 Some of the events in Garden State (2004) (which Braff wrote and directed) are quirky, exaggerated derivatives of occurrences in his real life.
14 His right leg is an eighth of an inch longer than his left, which led to a herniated disk in late 2006.
15 Directed the music video "Chariot" for singer Gavin DeGraw. Zach Braff's real-life friend and Scrubs (2001) cast mate, Donald Faison, also made a cameo in the video.
16 On Scrubs (2001), Braff's character is often called by various girl's names. Ironically, his first TV role was in an after school special called CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) (Episode: My Summer as a Girl), in which he poses as a girl to get a summer job.
17 Zach's father, Harold Irwin "Hal" Braff, is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from a family from Austria and Russia). Zach's mother, born Anne Hutchinson Maynard, is from a family of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry (Anne converted to Judaism). Through his mother's line, Zach is a ninth cousin of politician Mitt Romney. Zach and Mitt are both descendants of Francis Nurse (c. 1619-1695), and of his wife, Rebecca Nurse (1621-1692), a woman who was hanged in the Salem, Massachusetts, witch trials, after being falsely accused of practicing witchcraft.
18 Mandy Moore accompanied him to the Golden Globes in 2006.
19 Is a die-hard fan of the show Lost (2004).
20 Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.
21 Graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in film
22 Per his request that she contribute a song to the soundtrack of Garden State (2004), his ex-girlfriend Bonnie Somerville recorded the song "Winding Road" for the film.
23 Auditioned for the role of Drue Valentine on Dawson's Creek (1998), which eventually went to Mark Matkevich.
24 Attended the same high school as producer Joel Silver (Road House (1989), Die Hard (1988) and Lethal Weapon (1987)) and drummer Max Weinberg (E Street Band, Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)).
25 According to an article in The Chicago Sun-Times, when Braff won his Best First Feature Independent Spirit Award for Garden State (2004), his father jumped up from a back table in the room and yelled, "That's my kid!".
26 Won a Grammy in February of 2005 for "Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture" for Garden State (2004), on which he served as the compilation producer.
27 Parents are divorced, each is remarried, and all get along with one another. Zach's "four parents" are all at Thanksgiving dinner together every year, with the four children, and the grandchildren.
28 Middle brother, Joshua Braff, and oldest brother, Adam J. Braff have collaborated on screenplays for TV. Sister works in fine dining in a major hotel.
29 The youngest of four children: Adam J. Braff, Joshua Braff (wife, Jill; children, Henry and Ella), and Shoshanna Braff.
30 Is best friends in real life with Scrubs (2001) co-star Donald Faison, who plays Turk.
31 Also attending Columbia High School at the same time was Ahmed Best, better known as the voice of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)'s Jar Jar Binks.
32 Father is an attorney, who also does stage work.
33 Brother, novelist Josh Braff, wrote "The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green."
34 Attended the same high school as Elisabeth Shue and Andrew Shue. In fact, he grew up around the corner from the Shue family.
35 He has gained praise at film festivals for his directorial debut, Garden State (2004).
36 Member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at Northwestern.
37 Attended the same high school and graduated the same year (1993) as R&B singer and hip-hop MC Lauryn Hill.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Scrubs (2001) $350,000 /episode (2009-10)
Scrubs (2001) $350,000 /episode (2007-08)
Scrubs (1998) $350,000 per episode season 7


Quotes

#Quote
1 I think - not to push this on anyone - that this is the life we have. There is no afterlife and there's no cloud that we get to sit on and read the paper. When I fold that into the search for my own spirituality, I want to seize the day. I want to live each moment. I want to make the most of it, because this is it.
2 [on his mother's conversion to Judaism] Well, my mom converted - she was Protestant - so she doesn't have any of the stereotypical attributes of a Jewish mother. But she's amazing. I got all the benefits of having an amazing Jewish mom without having any of the annoying things. I'm a total momma's boy.
3 [6/25/07, on his MySpace.com Blog] I'm not sure when or why the tabloid angle on me was decided that I am a cad. I would have much rather it had been that I am secretly a dentist or that I love soup. I am, in fact, merely doing what every other single 32-year-old man in NYC is doing this summer. I am dating. If you must read that stuff, please don't digest it as fact. It is probably one of the only real shitty things one has to get used to when living in the public eye, but I suppose one of the benefits of this blog is that you can hear it directly from me. [on his MySpace.com Blog] [25 June 2007]
4 I was kosher until I had my Bar Mitzvah, and I parlayed officially becoming a man into telling my father I wanted to eat cheeseburgers.
5 My mother's a psychologist, my stepfather's a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad's a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine.
6 [Responding to E! Ted Casablanca, when asked what he thinks of studio heads] They put all this money into these huge movies, and then no one goes to see them . . . That sort of shows that they're out of touch. Then, everyone in town passes on my little movie, and it does really well.
7 Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Everyone has a cousin who they think you should work with. Everyone has a warped vision of Hollywood and what success in Hollywood is like. That you love cocaine and that you spend every night in orgies with models. If only it were true.
8 [on casting Natalie Portman in Garden State (2004)] When you are writing a script, you can't help but stop and daydream about which actors are going to play the parts, and I kind of imagined Natalie Portman. Not just because she is beautiful, because obviously she is, but she is a wonderful actress who hasn't had a chance in a long time to show the world how talented she is.
9 [on Hollywood's initial response to his Garden State (2004) script] Everyone said no. Everyone with a date book and a phone in Los Angeles said no.
10 [on working with Woody Allen] That was a very surreal experience: I had studied the script right down to the punctuation marks, and then he would say, "We're not going to say what's on the page, and you don't really have to, either. Try to keep up".
11 I love The Office (2001). I think it's the funniest thing - Ricky Gervais is possibly the funniest person I've seen in my entire life.
12 I love Scrubs (2001). It's the best day job in the world.


Pictures

All Zach Braff pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Breakthrough Film Artist Garden State (2004)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Garden State (2004)
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Garden State (2004) Pamela Abdy (producer)

Gary Gilbert (producer)

Dan Halsted (producer)

Richard Klubeck (producer)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Filmmaker Garden State (2004)
2004 Crystal Image Award Rhode Island International Film Festival
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best New Director Garden State (2004)
2004 Pauline Kael Breakout Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Garden State (2004)
2004 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year Garden State (2004)
2004 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Breakthrough Directing Garden State (2004)
2004 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Directorial Debut Garden State (2004)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Breakout of the Year - Behind the Camera Garden State (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Scrubs (2001)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Scrubs (2001)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actor: Comedy Scrubs (2001)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Scrubs (2001)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Scrubs (2001)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Arrested Development (2003)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Scrubs (2001)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama Garden State (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Love Scene Garden State (2004) Natalie Portman
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Blush Scene Garden State (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Male Garden State (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Liplock Garden State (2004) Natalie Portman
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Comedy Scrubs (2001)
2005 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay Garden State (2004)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Scrubs (2001)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2005 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Newcomer Garden State (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Garden State (2004)
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Scrubs (2001)
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Garden State (2004)
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Male Garden State (2004)
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Garden State (2004) Natalie Portman
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Feature Garden State (2004)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Screenplay Garden State (2004)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Garden State (2004)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Garden State (2004)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Leading Man
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Television Star
2004 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Garden State (2004)
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Comedy Scrubs (2001)
2004 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Garden State (2004)
2004 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Screenplay of the Year Garden State (2004)
2004 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Sundance Film Category Garden State (2004)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Comedy Scrubs (2001)
2002 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actor, Comedy Scrubs (2001)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a New Comedy Series Scrubs (2001)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Dubious Battle 2016 Connor
Undateable 2015 TV Series Zach
Inside Amy Schumer 2014 TV Series Rob
Wish I Was Here 2014 Aidan Bloom
Community 2014 TV Series J.D.
Effed! 2013 Short Richie Keys
Oz the Great and Powerful 2013 Frank Finley
The Color of Time 2012/II Albert
The Exes 2012 TV Series Chuck Feeney
Cougar Town 2012 TV Series Pizza Guy
The High Cost of Living 2010 Henry Welles
Scrubs 2001-2010 TV Series Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian
Scrubs: Interns 2009 TV Series John 'J.D.' Dorian
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ 2007 Video Game Chicken Little (English version, voice)
The Ex 2006 Tom Reilly
Chicken Little: Ace in Action 2006 Video Game Chicken Little (voice)
The Last Kiss 2006 Michael
Arrested Development 2005-2006 TV Series Phillip Litt
Nobody's Watching 2006 TV Movie Zach Braff
Kingdom Hearts II 2005 Video Game Chicken Little (English version, voice)
Chicken Little 2005 Chicken Little (voice)
Chicken Little 2005 Video Game Chicken Little (voice)
Garden State 2004 Andrew Largeman
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 TV Movie Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian
Clone High 2002 TV Series Paul Revere / X-Stream Mike
Endsville 2000 Dean
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy 2000 Benji
Blue Moon 2000 Young Fred
Getting to Know You 1999 Wesley
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1994 TV Series Tony Tammy
Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 Nick Lipton
The Baby-Sitters Club 1990 TV Series David Cummings
High 1989 TV Movie

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video Games: The Movie 2014 Documentary executive producer
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014 Documentary executive producer
Wish I Was Here 2014 producer
Positive Comment 2010 Short executive producer
Scrubs 2009-2010 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Scrubs: Interns 2009 TV Series executive producer
Night Life 2008 TV Movie executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Going in Style 2017 completed
Self Promotion 2015 TV Movie
Wish I Was Here 2014
Scrubs 2004-2009 TV Series 7 episodes
Night Life 2008 TV Movie
Garden State 2004
Lionel on a Sunday 1997 Short

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Scrubs TV Series 1 episode, 2001 performer - 11 episodes, 2002 - 2009
Chicken Little 2005 performer: "We are the Champions"

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wish I Was Here 2014
Garden State 2004 written by
Lionel on a Sunday 1997 Short

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garden State 2004 executive soundtrack producer - uncredited

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Positive Comment 2010 Short this film was made possible by a generous grant from

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barely Famous 2016 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Call This a Cry for Help 2007 Video very special thanks
I Will Follow You Into the Dark 2004 Short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Brunch 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2013)
Rove LA 2012 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa 2011 Video short Himself - interviewee
The Hour 2011 TV Series Himself
Cougar Town 2010 TV Series Himself
X-Play 2010 TV Series Himself
Zach Braff at 2010 Vail Film Festival 2010 Video short Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
Söndagsparty med Filip och Fredrik 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Spring Awakening
Punk'd 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001-2007 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2007 TV Series Himself
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Series Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006 TV Series Himself
Fashion Rocks 2006 TV Movie Himself
Total Request Live 2006 TV Series Himself
Hatching 'Chicken Little' 2006 Video documentary short
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Chicken Little - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film (voice)
Hooked 2006/I Short Himself
On the Set: Chicken Little 2005 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series [Musical or Comedy]
The Making of 'Garden State' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2004 TV Special Himself
The Misbehavers 2004 Documentary Himself
The Panel 2004 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001-2004 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Anatomy of a Scene 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
MTV Hits 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Himself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself
The Masterpiece 2017/II post-production Himself
Barely Famous 2016 TV Series Himself
The Sixth Lead 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary short Zach Braff
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2015 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street 2015 TV Series Himself
Circus Halligalli 2014 TV Series Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Video Games: The Movie 2014 Documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2014 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Himself
Today 2006-2014 TV Series Himself
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Himself - Audience Member
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself (segment "Mean Tweets")
The Broadway.com Show 2014 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Bullets Over Broadway
The Talk 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Brand X with Russell Brand 2013 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2013 TV Series Himself
Conan 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
E! Special: Oz - The Great and Powerful 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2013 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2013 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2012 TV Series Himself
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