Zach Grenier has been a familiar presence to audiences of television, screen and stage for decades. He has recurred in a number of critically acclaimed series, including “24" and “Deadwood,” and was a regular on the “C16: FBI” and “Touching Evil." Recently, he joined Bill Nighy and Christopher Walken in “Turks and Caicos,” the second installment of David Hare’s BBC thriller, “The Worricker Trilogy."
Grenier’s feature film credits include the cult classics “A Shock to the System" and “Liebestraum," “Tommy Boy," “Twister" and “Donnie Brasco." He has worked with some of the great film directors of our time, including David Fincher on “Fight Club” and “Zodiac"; Ang Lee on “Ride with the Devil," and Clint Eastwood on “J. Edgar." He will be seen in the “Robocop" remake, directed by José Padilha, scheduled for release in 2014.
Between television and film engagements, Grenier takes every opportunity to return to stage work. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Beethoven in Moisés Kaufman’s “33 Variations” starring Jane Fonda, and most recently for a Lucille Lortel Award for his performance in John Patrick Shanley’s “Storefront Church” at the Atlantic Theater Company. His portrayal of Dick Cheney in David Hare’s “Stuff Happens” at the New York Shakespeare Festival was recognized with Ensemble Awards by both the Drama League and the Drama Desk. He has twice shared the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway stage with Frank Langella, in Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons” and Terrence Rattigan’s “Man and Boy." He worked with another legendary performer, Julie Harris, in Tim Mason’s “The Fiery Furnace” at Circle Repertory Theatre. He originated the role of Dr. Chapman in David Rabe’s “A Question of Mercy” at New York Theatre Workshop, a performance that earned him an Outstanding Artist honor from the Drama League. His first Broadway credit was Larry Gelbart's "Mastergate," in which he had no lines, but played all four lawyers: Mr. Child, Mr. Picker, Mr. Boyle and Mr. Carver.
Grenier was born in Englewood, N.J. His birthday is Feb. 12.