Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Every Disney Princess has a Prince! Rapunzel's Prince Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert


Every Disney Princes has a Prince!

Rapunzel's Prince Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert

Zachary Levi

September 29th, 1980

 

Zachary Levi Pugh (born September 29, 1980), better known by his stage name Zachary Levi (pronounced /ˈzækəri ˈliːvaɪ/), is an American actor, director, and singer known for the roles of Kipp Steadman in Less than Perfect, Chuck Bartowski in Chuck, and Flynn Rider in Tangled.

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Early life


Zachary Levi Pugh was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Darrell and Susy Pugh. He is the middle child between two sisters, Sarah and Shekinah. He is of Welsh ancestry. As a child, his family moved all over the country before making their final move to their new home in Ventura, California, where Levi attended Buena High School for four years. He began acting in theatre at the age of six, performing lead roles in regional productions such as Grease, The Outsiders, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz and Big River at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.

Career




Levi first appeared in the FX television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie. He played Kipp Steadman on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect. He also portrayed a potential boyfriend of Charisma Carpenter's character, Jane, in the ABC Family television movie See Jane Date. Levi was slated to be a lead in an ABC pilot called Three for the 2004/2005 television season. It was written by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, and would have costarred James Van Der Beek, Jama Williamson, and Jacob Pitts, but the show was not picked up. Levi financed Kendall Payne's album Grown after she was dropped by her label, Capitol Records.

He landed the starring role in Chuck in 2007. Levi and his Chuck co-star, Yvonne Strahovski, were both nominated for Best Action Actor and Actress Choice TV Series for the Teen Choice Awards 2010 where they both won and presented. In the summer of 2008, Levi was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top Thirty People Under Thirty. He later starred in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel in the lead role as the Chipmunks' cousin Toby Seville. He stars alongside Mandy Moore in the 2010 Disney-animated feature film Tangled, which is based on the popular fairy tale Rapunzel. He voices Flynn Rider, a bandit who finds refuge in Rapunzel's tower. Levi provided narration in the 2011 film Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story, a documentary about the game of Monopoly. Levi hosted the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards.

Music


In April 2010, Katharine McPhee released a preview of a music video to cinemas for her single "Terrified". Levi duets with her on the song (which was re-recorded; the original album version features Jason Reeves) and appears in the music video singing with McPhee. On May 3, 2010, the song was previewed on Entertainment Weekly's website and was made available for purchase on iTunes. The full video premiered on May, 7th, 2010 on the music video website Vevo.

He is also featured on the soundtrack of the movie Tangled singing a duet with co-star Mandy Moore called "I See the Light," as well as being featured in the song "I've Got a Dream." In honor of the Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, Levi and Moore performed "I See the Light" at the 83rd Academy Awards.

He has also been a guest member of Band From TV, a band made up of actors from various American TV shows.

Personal life


Levi is a sports car and motorcycle enthusiast and owns a 2009 Nissan GT-R. He dated Caitlin Crosby from 2008 to January 2010.

Levi is an Evangelical Christian and has been since childhood. In a 2002 interview with Relevant Magazine, he said, "My job on my set, I believe, is to first just love people and gain that trust with people where they know that I really do love them and care about their well-being, so that when they are running into problems, they will hopefully, at some point, come to me and ask me, 'What is your peace all about? What is your comfort all about? Where do you get your love? Where do you get your talents?' And I can turn to them and say without blinking, 'Jesus Christ.'"

In September 2010, Levi started his own company, The Nerd Machine.

Levi was selected as a participant in the Celebrity All Star Game at NBA All Star Weekend 2011 at Los Angeles. He played for the team coached by Magic Johnson.

Levi is an avid gamer, having first played Super Mario Bros. and has come to appreciate video games for their ability to provide "interactive stories."

Filmography


Year
Title
Role
Notes
2002
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie
Adam
Television film
2002–2006
Less than Perfect
Kipp Steadman
TV, 81 episodes
2003
See Jane Date
Grant Asher
Television film
2003
The Division
Todd
TV, 2 episodes: "The Box" and "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"
2004
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Bellman
TV, 1 episode: "Opening Night"
2005
Reel Guerrillas
Evon Schwarz
Short film
2006
Big Mamma’s House 2
Kevin
2007
Spiral
Berkeley
2007
Ctrl Z
Ben Pillar
Short film
2007–
2012
Chuck
Chuck Bartowski
TV, 91 episodes
Teen Choice Award for TV Actor-Action
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor-Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Saturn Awsard for Best Actor on Television
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor-Action
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Break out Star-Male
2008
Wieners
Ben
2008
The Tiffany Problem
Zac
Short film
2008
An American Carol
Lab Tech #1
2008
Shades of Ray
Ray Rehman
2009
Stuntmen
Troy Ratowski
2009
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Toby Seville
2010
Byron Phillips: Found
Byron Phillips
Short film
2010
Tangled
Eugene Fitzherbert/Flynn Rider
Voice
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Animated Voice
2010
Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story
Narrator
Voice
2011
The Guild
Himself
Episode: "Social Traumas"
2012
Tangled Ever After
Flynn Rider
Voice
Short film

Discography


·         "Terrified" (2010) — Performed by Katharine McPhee featuring Zachary Levi.

·         "I See the Light" (2010) — Performed by Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore for the film Tangled.

Live performances


On February 27, 2011, Levi performed "I See the Light" with Mandy Moore at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Video games


Year
Title
Role
Notes
2010
Halo: Reach
Trooper 4
2010
Fallout: New Vegas
Arcade Gannon







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