Zach Galligan Net Worth

Zach Galligan Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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Zachary W. Galligan Wiki Biography

Born Zachary Wolfe Galligan on the 14th February 1964 in New York City, USA, Zach is an actor, best known to the world as Billy Peltzer in the film franchise “Gremlins”, and as Mark in the horror films “Waxwork” (1988), and “Waxwork II: Lost in Time” (1992), among many other differing appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Zach Galligan is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Galligan’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, which has been active since the early ‘80s.

Zach Galligan Net Worth $500,000

Zach is a son of Arthur John Gallighan, who was a practicing lawyer and a founding partner of the Dickstein Shapiro law firm, and Carol Jean, who worked as a psychologist. Unfortunately, his parents divorced when he was only three years old. After high school, he enrolled at Columbia University from where he graduated with a BA degree in theater.

Zach started his career with a role in the “ABC Afterschool Specials” in 1982, appearing in the episode “A Very Delicate Matter” as Greg Pscharapolus, and two years later was selected for the lead role of Billy Peltzer in the Joe Dante comedy fantasy “Gremlins”. The film became an immense hit, earning over $145 million at the box office, which considerably increased Zach’s net worth. He subsequently reprised the role of Billy in the sequel “Gremlins 2: The New Batch”, although the film wasn’t as successful as the first one; Zach still added to his net worth.

Thanks to the initial success, Zach became a highly sought-after actor, and throughout the ‘80s appeared in a number of productions, including the sci-fi comedy film “Nothing Lasts Forever” (1984), TV mini-series “The Lawrenceville Stories” (1986-1987), horror film “Waxwork” (1988), and romantic crime-drama “Mortal Passions” (1989), all of which were moderately successful, and added to his wealth. After reprising the role of Billy, Zach then appeared with Nicholas Cage, Erika Anderson and Judge Reinhold in the romantic thriller “Zandalee” (1991), and then portrayed Mark in the “Waxwork” sequel “Waxwork II: Lost in Time” (1992). Since then, his career has been in constant decline, though he has stayed active as an actor until present, and quite a few of his appearance can be regarded as notable ones. These include appearances in the horror films “Nightbeasts” (2010), “Hatchet III” in 2013, and “Kampout” in 2017. Also, he will appear in the horror film “Slay Utterly”, which is scheduled for release later this year, so his net worth continues to rise.

Regarding his personal life, Zach was married to Ling Ingerick from 2005 to 2010 when the couple divorced. Apparently he is currently single.

Full NameZach Galligan
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthFebruary 14, 1964
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Height1.77 m
EducationColumbia University
SpouseLing Ingerick (m. 2005–2010)
ParentsCarol Jean, Arthur John Galligan
SiblingsJessica Galligan
MoviesGremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Waxwork, Hatchet III, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Nothing Lasts Forever, Warlock: The Armageddon, Cyborg 3: The Recycler, All Tied Up, Surviving: A Family in Crisis, Legion of the Dead, Let Them Chirp Awhile, Prince Valiant, Mortal Passions, Raw Nerve, Arthur's Que...
1Every time I think about Waxwork I think about shooting the ending because it was just total chaos. It was good fun and it was kinda silly. I think we shot the ending, closer towards the end of the filming so it was very fitting. I would say that was super fun.
2[on Waxwork] I am still surprised by the amount of fans I've come across in life, but in some ways it's more popular now than it was back in the day. So that I find kinda surprising, some of the things that I thought would handicap it. Like the cheesiness of the 80's ended up being sorta a good thing.
3[on recasting Deborah Foreman in Waxwork II] Well you know it was strange, it was completely expected because Tony dated Deborah Foreman, had a relationship and dated her for like two years. Then the relationship fell apart about six months to a year before they decided to do Waxwork II. So I knew he wasn't going to work with her again because things between them weren't going well. So I knew they had to find a new actress. I was very surprised with the person that he chose because she's so totally and completely opposite 180 degrees different than Deborah. In terms of looks and style and everything. There wasn't even the tiniest attempt to have any kind of continuity from one to the next. So that was a little strange. Also she had no acting experience of any kind so she was very nervous the first couple of days, then eventually she calmed down. I acutely thought she did kinda a nice sweet job in the movie. They cut around some of her awkward moments and she's fine.
4[on Waxwork III] It wasn't that I had a problem with a Waxwork III per say, I felt I should kinda stop doing horror movies in general. I feel I was starting to get pigeonholed. And you know what it's like when your young, you feel like "I wanna establish myself as a serious actor!" which I am, and I feel I did do. I just didn't want to keep going back to doing special effects stuff. I wanted to do a few movies where I'm sitting on a couch talking to people about things and relationships.
5[on Waxwork II: Lost In Time] I'm also particularly proud of all of the stunts I did. I did all of the stunts. If you notice, my character takes a beating in 'Waxwork II.' He gets the shit beat out of him!
6(On Gremlins 2) There are two reasons why the second movie didn't do as well as the first movie. The first primary reason is the scheduling. It should have come out in May. Instead, they got cocky, they got amazing test scores, and they tried to get it out opposite Dick Tracy. And we got slaughtered because we could not compete with the Warren Beatty/Madonna thing. If he hadn't been dating Madonna, I think we would have probably won. In the 1990s, she was like a supernova we just couldn't get past. But the other reason that I think is a problem with Gremlins 2 is that I don't think the humans and the Gremlins interact enough. You have a human section, and then you have an all-Gremlin section, and then you have human, then Gremlin. So there are sections of Gremlins 2 where after four or five minutes you're, like, I'm in a Muppet movie. And I think that's a problem. I think if you look at the first Gremlins, the Gremlins and the humans interaction is never lost, they're seamlessly woven together at all times, with maybe a slight exception being the bar scene.
7(On landing Gremlins) Well the thing that's so weird about Gremlins was that people would think that there was some massive competition for the role. And maybe there was behind the scenes, but as far as I experienced it, I went in and met the casting director Susan Arnold. We had a chat for ten minutes, came back the next day, met the producer Mike Finnell, he apologized and said Joe Dante was sick and couldn't make it, but he really liked my reading. So he wanted to see my reading and then he asked me afterwords if I would come in a couple of days later and screen test. And I said sure. So I came back in and there was Phoebe Cates, and we got paired together. And they put us both on tape and we did it once. And they said thank you very much and left it. I went off for Spring Break, and I was gone a day and a half when I got a call saying you've got to come right back because you've got the part. It was one of the easiest parts I've ever gotten. It just doesn't make any sense.
8"There are a lot of tough things to do with the business, I'm completely numb now to rejection. I get rejected for 98 out of 100 things I try for." - On landing acting roles.
1Had the opportunity to audition for Back to the Future, but his family urged him to stay in school.
2He is of three quarters Irish descent. The rest of his ancestry is Austrian Jewish (from a maternal great-grandfather) and English.
3Actor, acting teacher, and screenwriter living in New York City. [2006]
4Auditioned for parts in both "Taps" and "Tempest," but didn't get hired for either film.
5He's the second of four children.
6Coincidentally, he and his character Eric Rhodes from Cupid (1997) had February 14 (Valentine's Day) as their birthday.
7Parents divorced when Zach was 3 years old. Father is a lawyer.


Slay Utterly2017announcedWalter Byrne
The Possession of Emily Chatterfield2016announcedJonathan Chatterfield (rumored)
Kampout: Director's Cut2016Detective Benson
The Chair2016Riley
End It All Now2016TV MovieMalcolm Knox
Kampout2016Detective Benson
Dispatch2014TV ShortJeff
Hatchet III2013Sheriff Fowler
Thank God for Jaundice2013TV SeriesMr. Cohn
The Pack2011/IIAnson
Jack Falls2011American Guy
12 Floors Up2010ShortSpencer Hawkins
Nightbeasts2010Charles Thomas
Jewslim2008Yoseph Caldwell
Let Them Chirp Awhile2007Hart Carlton
Dreamweaver2006TV MovieBoogeyman
Legion of the Dead2005VideoDr. Swatek
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003TV SeriesEddie Malloy
Momentum2003TV MovieDirector Hammond
The Tomorrow Man2002VideoSpence
7th Heaven2001TV SeriesDr. Kent
What They Wanted, What They Got2001ShortPete Drake
Little Insects2000King Foptop (voice)
G-Men from Hell2000Dalton
Point Doom2000Spider
The Storytellers1999Greer Sandler
Raw Nerve1999Ethan Lang
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV SeriesYoung Man
Arthur's Quest1999TV MovieKing Pendragon
The Net1998TV SeriesAaron Mitchelson
Star Trek: Voyager1998TV SeriesEns. David Gentry
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesBill Chase
Storm Trooper1998VideoKreigal
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997TV SeriesChester Barnes
The First to Go1997Adam Curtis
Prince Valiant1997Sir Kay
Cupid1997Eric Rhodes
Pacific Blue1996TV SeriesRon Jeffries
Extreme1995TV SeriesDan
Ice1994Rick Corbit
Cyborg 3: The Recycler1994VideoEvans
Caroline at Midnight1994Jerry Hiatt
For Love and Glory1993TV MovieThomas Doyle
All Tied Up1993VideoBrian Hartley
Warlock: The Armageddon1993Douglas
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth1992Boiler Room Patron Getting Stabbed with Pool Stick (uncredited)
Round Trip to Heaven1992Steve
Tales from the Crypt1992TV SeriesDavid
Melrose Place1992TV SeriesRick Danworth
Waxwork II: Lost in Time1992Mark Loftmore
The Psychic1991Patrick Costello
The Hitchhiker1990TV SeriesRaskin
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Billy Peltzer
Mortal Passions1989Todd
Rising Storm1989Artie Gage
American Playhouse1987TV SeriesWilliam 'Hickey' Hicks
The Lawrenceville Stories1986-1987TV Mini-SeriesHickey
Crossings1986TV Mini-SeriesRobert DeVilliers
Surviving1985TV MovieRick Brogan
Nothing Lasts Forever1984Adam Beckett
Gremlins1984Billy Peltzer
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number1983TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1982TV SeriesGreg Pscharapolus


The 47th Floor2012TV Series 4 episodes


To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The Indie Lounge2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Adam Green's Scary Sleepover2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Gremlins: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins2014Video shortHimself
Gremlins: From Gizmo to Gremlins - Creating the Creatures2014Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest 80s Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / Billy
That Guy Dick Miller2014DocumentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hatchet III: Behind the Scenes2013Documentary shortHimself
Hatchet III: Raising Kane2013Documentary shortHimself
Hatchet III: Swamp Fun2013Documentary shortHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legion of the Dead: Behind the Scenes2005Video shortHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself

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Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesBilly Peltzer
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself

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