Zach Galifianakis is an actor, comedian and writer who came to prominence with his co-starring role as “Alan Garner” in the comedy mega-hit “The Hangover”. Galifianakis was born on October 1, 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Galifianakis has starred in several films, such as The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), Due Date (2010), The Campaign (2012), Birdman (2014), Masterminds (2016) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017). He is also the host of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis on the Funny or Die website.

“I am Greek.

My body produces feta cheese.”

Is Zach Galifianakis Greek?

This is one of the common questions asked in Google about Zach Galifianakis. His last name is obviously Greek, so he must Greek.

The truth is that he’s half-Greek. Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  His mother is of Scottish/Irish ancestry, and his paternal grandparents, Mike Galifianakis, and Sophia Kastrinakis were emigrants from Crete, Greece.

Zach Galifianakis – speaking (very!) little Greek in an interview: