Zachary Levi is entering into the DC universe once more with March’s second “Shazam!” movie, however the actor has been constructing a gradual profession lengthy earlier than he booked his first superhero function. Levi made his tv debut in “Huge Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie,” a made-for-TV film in 2002. After taking up a couple of smaller roles on sitcoms within the early 2000s (anybody bear in mind the charming “Much less Than Excellent”?), he landed what could be his breakout function: unintentional spy Chuck Bartowski on the NBC spy comedy “Chuck.” For 5 seasons from 2007 to 2012, Levi performed Chuck, a tech-store nerd who by accident had a CIA supercomputer uploaded into his mind. The sequence made Levi right into a geek icon, particularly because it grew to become the main target of one of many earliest profitable “save our present” campaigns.
Throughout his run on “Chuck,” Levi acquired one other massive break. He voiced Flynn Rider reverse Mandy Moore’s Rapunzel within the 2010 Disney animated traditional “Tangled.” The smash hit earned him an opportunity to carry out on the Oscars broadcast, the place he and Moore sang the film’s signature track “I See the Gentle.” Because it turned out, Levi’s singing voice was Broadway-caliber, and he landed two main roles in subsequent years. “First Date” was his Broadway debut in 2013, and in 2016, he starred as Georg Nowack within the revival of “She Loves Me,” incomes a Tony nomination for finest main actor in a musical.
After “Chuck” ended, Levi wasn’t out of the nerdy woods but. When Josh Dallas could not reprise his function as Fandral within the “Thor” sequel as a result of his dedication to “As soon as Upon a Time,” Levi was tapped to interchange him as Thor’s most voguish good friend for 2013’s “Thor: The Darkish World” and 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” He additionally costarred in NBC’s 2015 TV reboot of “Heroes: Reborn.” And in 2019, he starred in DC’s first “Shazam!” film.
Forward, revisit all of Levi’s main film and TV roles.
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