Zachary Michael Pearlman (born May 19, 1988) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Zack in The Virginity Hit. He has also co-starred in short-lived television comedies such as MTV's The Inbetweeners and on the FOX sitcom Mulaney.

Zack Pearlman
Born
Zachary Michael Pearlman

(1988-05-19) May 19, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Pearlman was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of Susan (Weldon) and Mark Pearlman. He is the third child in the family. He has two older siblings Aaron and Allie as well as a younger sister Hannah.[2].

He is a 2006 graduate of Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Michigan).[3]

He is Jewish.

Growing up he was very active in local Ann Arbor, Michigan comedy and theatre.[4]

CareerEdit

Pearlman's acting career began after he submitted an entry for a contest with the website Funny or Die and was given the opportunity to audition for a role in the film The Virginity Hit. Pearlman landed a lead role in the film, which was released in September 2010.[1][5] To increase the realism of the film, the directors gave Pearlman and his castmates cameras to film many of the scenes themselves.[6] Pearlman began his television career as Leslie Kaczander in the season 1 finale of Breaking In. Pearlman played Jay in the American remake of the British series The Inbetweeners on MTV,[7] but the series was cancelled after one season due to low viewership.[8]

He was part of an ensemble cast in a Key and Peele skit that became very popular called the Substitute Teacher. Pearlman played Aaron/A-aron. By 2019, the video had over 175 million views.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
2010 The Virginity Hit Zack
2014 Hot Bot Leonard Stupenski
2015 Staten Island Summer Frank
2015 The Intern Davis
2016 Why Him? Kevin Dingle

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Breaking In Leslie Kaczander Episode: "21.0 Jump Street"
2012 Key and Peele A-a-ron Season 2, Episode 4
2012 The Inbetweeners Jay Series regular
2012–2018 DreamWorks Dragons Snotlout Voice role
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Truman Biggle Episode: "16 Hop Street"
2013 Workaholics Pete Episode: "Fourth and Inches"
2013 Community Archie Episode: "Economics of Marine Biology"
2013 The Power Inside Ari Web series
2014–2015 Mulaney Andre Series regular
2016–present Shameless Neil Recurring role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Zack Pearlman Goes all the Way" Archived June 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. "laist.com". Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Relish :: Zack Pearlman: Ann Arbor native breaks into Hollywood // Ann Arbor Photographer, Headshot, Interview, Theater, The Virginity Hit, Zack Pearlman". relish.myraklarman.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ann Arbor's Zack Pearlman to appear on 'Workaholics' and 'Community'". AnnArbor.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Relish :: Zack Pearlman: Ann Arbor native breaks into Hollywood // Ann Arbor Photographer, Headshot, Interview, Theater, The Virginity Hit, Zack Pearlman". relish.myraklarman.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Pioneer High grad Zack Pearlman stars in new teen comedy 'The Virginity Hit'". "annarbor.com". Retrieved 24 June 2011
  6. ^ "Interview with Zack Pearlman, star of The Virginity Hit". "movieretriever.com". Retrieved 2 August 2011
  7. ^ "MTV greenlights Inbetweeners". "insidetv.ew.com". Retrieved 2 August 2011
  8. ^ "MTV Cancels 'The Inbetweeners'". Splitsider. November 29, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Substitute Teacher – Key & Peele". Comedy Central – via YouTube.

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