Zachary Levi Pugh
(born September 29
, better known as Zachary Levi
), is an American television actor
best known for roles of Kipp Steadman in Less Than Perfect
and Chuck Bartowski
Levi was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
, the middle child between two sisters. Levi grew up all over the country before finally making his permanent home in Ventura, California
. He began acting in theater early, at the age of six, performing lead roles in such regional productions as Grease
, The Outsiders
, The Wizard of Oz
, and Big River
Levi had a supporting role in the FX
television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie.
He played Kipp Steadman on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect
. He also portrayed a potential boyfriend of Charisma Carpenter
's character, Jane, in the ABC Family television movie See Jane Date.
He landed the starring role in Chuck, a series that was given a 13-episode order for the NBC 2007 fall schedule and premiered on September 24, 2007, which was given a full season order a few months later.