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(Photo : Credit: Craig Barritt ) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Zachary Levi on the set of his live IMDb interview with Ben Lyons on November 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Amazon)
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(Photo : Credit: Nicholas Hunt ) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Actor Zachary Levi attends the New York premiere of 'The Hateful Eight' on December 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
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(Photo : redit: Michael Loccisano ) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Actor Zachary Levi attends the 'Donate A Photo' Holiday Kick -Off at Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park on November 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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(Photo : redit: Charley Gallay ) Caption:BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Zachary Levi attends the People's Choice Awards 2016 nominations press conference at The Paley Center for Media on November 3, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actor Zachery Levi attend HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
(Photo : Credit: Jason Kempin ) Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actor Zachery Levi attend HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Levi is 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". Learn 45 facts about actor Zachary Levi.

1. Levi was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

2. He is son of Susan and Darrell Pugh.

3. He is of Welsh ancestry.

4. When Levi was a child, his family moved across several states before finally heading back to their home in Ventura, California, where he attended Buena High School for four years.

5. He began acting on stage at the age of six.

6. At young age he performed lead roles in regional productions such as Grease, The Outsiders, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, and Big River at the Ojai Art Center.

7. He chose his middle name as his stage name because his agent told him that "a guy named Zach Pugh would not be going far in Hollywood".

8. His full name is Zachary Levi Pugh.

9. He is an American actor, director, and singer.

10. He is best known for his roles as Kip Steadman in the sitcom Less than Perfect.

11. He is also known as Chuck Bartowski in the series Chuck.

12. He appeared in the films Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Tangled, and Thor: The Dark World.

13. Levi first appeared in the FX television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie.

14. He also portrayed a potential boyfriend of Charisma Carpenter's character, Jane, in the ABC Family television movie See Jane Date.

15. Levi was slated to be a lead in an ABC pilot called Three for the 2004/2005 television season, but the show was not picked up.

16. 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.

17. In the summer of 2008, Levi was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top Thirty People Under Thirty.

18. In 2010 he is presented Kids' Choice Awards, were both a winner for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel in Best Favorite Movie.

19. He starred 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.

20. He provided narration in the 2011 film Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story, a documentary about the game of Monopoly.

21. Levi hosted the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards.

22. BuddyTV ranked him #97 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".

23. Levi landed the male lead in the 2012 TV pilot Let It Go, which would have aired on Fox, but was not picked up.

24. Levi hosted the web documentaries Tomb Raider The Final Hours, going behind the scenes of the new Tomb Raider game.

25. He was originally to portray Fandral in Thor, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Chuck.

26. He did play the role in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World, after original actor Josh Dallas had scheduling conflicts of his own.

27. Levi made his Broadway debut in a production of the musical comedy First Date in August 2013.

28. In January 2015, it was announced that Levi will be a lead member of the cast of NBC's 13-episode miniseries Heroes Reborn as Luke Collins.

29. He will also be guest-starring as Abraham Lincoln in the Hulu original series Deadbeat.

30. On September 1, 2015, it was announced that Levi will join the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of She Loves Me in the lead role of Georg, alongside Laura Benanti as Amalia.

31. 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.

32. Levi financed Kendall Payne's album Grown after she was dropped by her label.

33. Levi is 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".

34. In honor of the Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, Levi and Moore performed "I See the Light" at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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

36. Levi is a sports car and motorcycle enthusiast.

37. Owns a 2009 Nissan GT-R.

38. He is an avid gamer, having first played Super Mario Bros.

39. Has come to appreciate video games for their ability to provide interactive stories.

40. Levi is a Christian and has been since childhood.

41. 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.'"

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

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

44. On June 16, 2014, Canadian actress Missy Peregrym announced via Twitter that she and Levi had married in Maui, Hawaii along with posting a photo of them in matching Mr. and Mrs. hoodies.

45. The marriage was short-lived and they filed for divorce in April of 2015, with the separation date listed in court documents as December 3, 2014.

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