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Steve Zissis

Steve Zissis

Highest Rated: 79% Baghead (2008)

Lowest Rated: 20% The House (2017)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1975

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Steve Zissis was an American actor who was best known for appearing in various films and TV shows directed by the sibling writer/directors, Jay and Mark Duplass. A native of New Orleans, Zissis' first brush with acting came during high school when he began appearing on stage in various school productions of popular musicals. The experience proved so transformative that immediately after graduation, Zissis moved to New York City to study acting at NYU. Culturally, New York was a far cry from his hometown, but Zissis found comfort in the theater. He appeared in several plays during his stay in New York, all while honing his knowledge of the craft inside the classroom. After graduation, however, Zissis mostly struggled to land decent-paying roles in New York's thriving theater scene. Frustrated with where his career was headed, Zissis returned to New Orleans to star in a short film directed by a couple of sibling filmmakers, Jay and Mark Duplass, called "The Intervention." He may not have known it at the time, but his appearance in the film would forever change the course of Zissis' career. The short won several awards on the festival circuit, while propelling the brothers into the indie spotlight seemingly overnight. Then in 2008, Zissis landed a supporting role in the brothers' quirky horror-comedy, "Baghead." Zissis' performance in the film drew the attention of various Hollywood casting agents, and over the next few years he nabbed guest spots on "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013), "The League" (FX, 2009-15), and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15). Zissis continued his working relationship with the brothers, appearing in three more of their films: 2010's "Cyrus," 2011's "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," and 2012's "The Do-Deca Pentathlon." In 2013, Zissis had a small role in Spike Jonze's Academy Award-winning futuristic romance drama, "Her," which only increased his profile. Zissis returned to TV in 2014, appearing as a castmember on the HBO comedy "Togetherness" (HBO, 2015-16). The show proved to be Zissis' sixth collaboration with the Duplass Brothers, who created the show, in under 10 years.

Highest rated movies

Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Happy Death Day 2U Another Evil The Front Runner Bliss The House




28% 45% Bliss Bjorn (Character) - 2021
71% 58% Happy Death Day 2U Dean Roger Bronson (Character) $28.0M 2019
58% 40% The Front Runner Tom Fielder (Character) $2.0M 2018
20% 35% The House Carl Shackler (Character) $25.6M 2017
67% 38% Another Evil Dan (Character) - 2016
76% 54% The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Mark (Character) - 2012
77% 62% Jeff, Who Lives at Home Steve (Character) $4.2M 2011
No Score Yet 59% The Overbrook Brothers George (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% Prototype Irvin Marquand (Character) - 2009
79% 49% Baghead Chad (Character) $140.0K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Momma's Boy Greg (Character) - 2006


68% 68% The Comey Rule Jim Baker (Character) 2020
75% 83% I'm Sorry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017 2019
75% 91% The Cool Kids Mark Rush (Guest Star) 2018-2019
53% 75% White Famous Jason Gold (Guest Star) 2017
90% 87% Togetherness Alex Pappas (Character) 2015-2016
76% 81% Trophy Wife Clerk (Guest Star) 2014
51% 81% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Gray (Guest Star) 2009-2010
81% 82% The League Craig (Guest Star) 2009