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Also Known As: Adam Zachary Orth Died:
Born: October 15, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Although Zak Orth got his start in the indie film explosion of the early 1990s -- his first role was in writer/director David O. Russell's controversial debut feature, "Spanking the Monkey" -- he soon evinced a knack for quirky comedy. Falling in with alternative-comedy icons David Wain and Michael Showalter of the troupes The State and Stella, Orth became a familiar figure in the pair's various projects, including the cult-favorite films "Wet Hot American Summer" and "The Baxter." Higher-profile work with Woody Allen ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") and Amy Heckerling ("Vamps") followed. In 2012, Orth got his first major television role as Aaron Pittman on the dystopian drama "Revolution."

Although Zak Orth got his start in the indie film explosion of the early 1990s -- his first role was in writer/director David O. Russell's controversial debut feature, "Spanking the Monkey" -- he soon evinced a knack for quirky comedy. Falling in with alternative-comedy icons David Wain and Michael Showalter of the troupes The State and Stella, Orth became a familiar figure in the pair's various projects, including the cult-favorite films "Wet Hot American Summer" and "The Baxter." Higher-profile work with Woody Allen ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") and Amy Heckerling ("Vamps") followed. In 2012, Orth got his first major television role as Aaron Pittman on the dystopian drama "Revolution."

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 Other Guys, The (2010)
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 Monogamy (2010)
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 Untitled (2009)
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 Peter and Vandy (2009)
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 Music and Lyrics (2007)
9.
 Ten, The (2007)
10.
 F Word, The (2005)
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Raised in Libertyville, IL
1994:
Breakthrough stage role, Pony, in Eric Bogosian's Off-Broadway hit "subUrbia"
1994:
Film debut, "Spanking the Monkey"

Education

The Theatre School at De Paul University: Chicago , Illinois -

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wife:
Heidi Orth. Graphics designer.

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father:
Robert Orth. Opera singer.

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