Zachary Levi (Zachary Levi Pugh) is an actor, singer, and comedian from the United States. Zachary Levi is best known for his roles as Chuck Bartowski in the popular TV series “Chuck” and as the title character in “Shazam!” and its sequel in 2022 as part of the “DC Extended Universe.”
|Full Name:||Zachary Levi|
|Height:||5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)|
|Married Date:||June 16, 2014|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Birth Place||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
|Education||Buena High School|
|Siblings||Sarah Pugh, Shekinah Pugh|
Zachary Levi Biography
Zachary Levi was born on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. He is 43 years old right now. His parents are Susan Marie and Darrell Pugh. His ancestors are Welsh. Levi has two siblings: Sarah, his older sister, and Shekinah, his younger sister. When he was a child, his family relocated across several states before returning to their home in Ventura, California.
Zachary Levi Education
In Ventura, California, he enrolled at Buena High School. Levi began acting at the age of six and has since played lead roles in several regional productions at the Ojai Art Center, including Grease, The Outsiders, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, and Big River. After graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. It was suggested that he use his middle name as a stage name.
Zachary Levi Height, Weight
Zachary stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. Levi has dark black hair with some grey on the sides and hazel eyes.
Zachary began his acting career as Adam in the 2002 ‘FX’ television film ‘Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie.’ Later, he portrayed Grant Asher in the television movie ‘See Jane Date.’ He was also cast in the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect that year, playing Kipp Steadman. Levi appeared in 81 episodes of the show, which aired from 2002 to 2006. In 2004, he was offered the lead role in the television series ‘Three,’ but the show did not air.
He then starred in Chuck in 2007. He and his co-star Yvonne Strahovski were both nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2010 for Best Action Actor and Actress Choice TV Series. They both received the award. In the summer of 2008, he was also named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top Thirty People Under Thirty. By the end of 2007, Levi had made a name for himself in the industry. In the film ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,’ he played Dave’s cousin Toby Seville. Zachary provided the voice of Flynn Rider, one of the main characters in the 2010 Disney animated feature film Tangled, which was based on the popular fairy tale Rapunzel.
Levi also narrated the documentary Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story, which was released in 2011. He also hosted the Spike Video Game Awards that year. BuddyTV ranked him #97 on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011.” Levi made his Broadway debut in the musical comedy “First Date” in 2013. His next Broadway project was the 2016 Broadway revival of ‘She Loves Me,’ in which he played George Nowack opposite the lead actress Laura Benanti.
Levi was cast in the miniseries ‘Tiny Commando.’ He then joined the cast of NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn.’ He also played Abraham Lincoln in Hulu’s original series ‘Deadbeat.’ Levi portrayed Dr. Benjamin Ettenberg in the second season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Levi received the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ at SAG’s January 2019 awards ceremony.
Levi also appeared in the 2019 superhero comedy film ‘Shazam!’ as Billy Batson (aka Captain Marvel). He returned as a supporting cast member in The Mauritanian after a two-year hiatus. Levi is also set to appear in two Kingdom Story Company films, one as Kurt Warner in the biographical sports drama American Underdog and another as LaRette in The Unbreakable Boy. He is set to reprise his role as Billy Batson/Shazam in Shazam! Fury of the Gods on December 16, 2022.
In April 2010, Katharine McPhee released a music video teaser for her single “Terrified” in theaters. Levi sings alongside McPhee in the music video and duets with her on the song (which was re-recorded; the original album version includes Jason Reeves). On May 3, 2010, the song was first previewed on the Entertainment Weekly website before being made available for purchase on iTunes. On May 7, 2010, the entire video debuted on the music video website Vevo. Levi financed Kendall Payne’s album Grown after she was dropped by her label, Capitol Records.
On the Tangled soundtrack, Levi performs “I See the Light” (with costar Mandy Moore) and “I’ve Got a Dream.” Moore and Levi also performed “I See the Light” at the 83rd Academy Awards in honor of their Best Original Song nomination. Levi has also appeared as a guest performer with Band from TV, a band made up of actors from various American television shows.
He founded his own company, ‘The Nerd Machine,’ in September 2010. It is a website that hosts an annual event called ‘Nerd HQ.’
Zachary Levi Girlfriend, Dating
Zachary is currently unattached. He was rumored to be in a relationship with actress Rachael Taylor in 2007. However, there is no evidence to support it. From May 2008 to January 2010, Levi was in a relationship with singer-songwriter and actress Caitlin Crosby. Following his breakup with Caitlin Crosby, he began dating Canadian actress and former fashion model Missy Peregrym in 2013. On June 16, 2014, they married in Maui, Hawaii. They decided to divorce after six months of marriage.
Similarly, he is an avid gamer. He enjoys sports cars and motorcycles. He owns a Nissan GT-R from 2009. In addition, he has two dogs named Blue and Lili. He also became an ambassador for Active Minds, a mental health charity, on May 21, 2019.
Zachary Levi Net Worth
Zachary amassed his fortune through a successful acting career. Levi has a net worth of $12 million as of September 2023.