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New Jersey native Zach Braff is an acclaimed actor, writer, producer and director of films, TV series, branded entertainment and stage productions. One of his most notable characters is Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian on the beloved TV series “Scrubs,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations (2005-2007). He also directed seven episodes. Zach made his feature film debut as the director, writer and star of Garden State. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2004) where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and went on to win the Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Feature;” the soundtrack also won a Grammy Award for “Best Soundtrack.”  He wrote/ directed and starred in the 2014 film Wish I Was Here and in 2017 directed the Warner Bros. film Going in Style starring Oscar winners Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. In 2019, he wrote, directed and produced (with RSA Films), Adobe’s branded short In the Time It Takes To Get There (Florence Pugh, Alicia Silverstone). It won Webby, One Show and D&AD awards. He can next be seen in George Gallo’s latest film The Comeback Trail with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones. He made his Broadway debut in 2014 in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.