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Zach GalifiankisZach Galifiankis has a great movie career going (The Hangover, Dinner with Schmucks, Due Date, etc.) but he has spent years doing stand-up and working in television, including starring opposite Eliza Dushku on FOX’s Tru Calling. He’s currently working on HBO’s Bored to Death.

It seems Galifiankis was inspired to become a performer in part by someone who worked on another series, The Andy Griffith Show. Here’s an excerpt from a recent Playboy interview…

PLAYBOY: You grew up in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, which has a population of just a few thousand. Was it like growing up in Mayberry?

GALIFIANAKIS: Well, the gentleman who whistled the theme to The Andy Griffith Show came to my grade school. He whistled for an hour. Just whistled away. He went to work with no tools, no briefcase, no uniform at all. He just needed his mouth. That’s how he made a living, by whistling. I remember being in awe of him. He really did affect me.

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Tru Calling

Tru Calling

Medical student Tru Davies (Eliza Dushku) takes a job as an attendant at the city morgue. On the anniversary of her mother's death, Tru is shocked when a corpse asks for her help and the day rewinds to a time before the person has died. Tru learns that she must prevent the person from dying or Tru will continue to repeat the day. Helping Tru are her irresponsible brother Harrison (Shawn Reaves) and the supervisor of the morgue Davis (Zach Galifianakis). Other characters include mysterious Jack Harper (Jason Priestly); Tru's drug-addicted sister Meredith (Jessica Collins); her father Richard (Cotter Smith); best friend Lindsay Walker (A. J. Cook); boyfriend Luc Johnston (Matthew Bomer); Davis' girlfriend Dr. Carrie Allen (Liz Vassey); and schoolmates Avery Bishop (Lizzy Caplan), Tyler Li (Parry Shen), and Jenson Ritchie (Eric Christian Olsen).
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