Nick Zano

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Nick Zano

Nick Zano at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
BornNicholas Zano
(1978-03-08) March 8, 1978 (age 34)
Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2002–present
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Nick Zano

Nick Zano at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
BornNicholas Zano
(1978-03-08) March 8, 1978 (age 34)
Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2002–present

Nicholas "Nick" Zano (born March 8, 1978) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for having played Vince in The WB sitcom, What I Like About You. He got his big break on MTV, where he hosted that network's former infotainment program about the film industry, Movie House, and briefly worked as an MTV News correspondent before he began an acting career. His television appearances include roles in Melrose Place, Cougar Town as Josh, 90210, and 2 Broke Girls.


Early life and education

Zano was born in Nutley, New Jersey[1] of Italian/Sicilian and Irish descent. He lived in Florida as a child. While attending Wellington High School he was active in the drama and television departments. Throughout his junior and senior years, he and his fellow classmates produced a weekly off-beat skit comedy show that aired on the school's television station. While working on the show, Zano also wrote, starred in and directed student films that made their way to the JVC Universal Film Competition, a festival in which over 800 local high schools participate.


Shortly after graduating from high school, Zano moved to Los Angeles, California and landed a job developing films and television projects for a small production company. During that time, he also was the associate producer for Living Position, a World AIDS Day television special hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips. While selling shoes in a trendy Los Angeles boutique, a customer went back to her office and told her supervisors she'd just met a man who would be a wonderful on-air personality. The woman was an employee at MTV, which led to Zano's hosting job of MTV's Movie House. In 2003, he won the role of Vince in the The WB sitcom What I Like About You, starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth. Zano made his first appearance in the second season and remained until the fourth and final season that ended April 24, 2006. Afterwards, he went on to host and executive produce his MTV reality show Why Can't I Be You?.

The following year, Zano appeared alongside Haylie Duff and Frankie Muniz in the independent romantic comedy My Sexiest Year. The film, which received mixed reviews, had its world premiere at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival. In 2008 he appeared in a supporting role opposite Drake Bell in MGM's teen comedy film College. Zano also appeared in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead later that year. In 2009, Zano co-starred in The Final Destination, the fourth installment of the Final Destination film series. He also guest starred on the ABC sitcom Cougar Town, starring Courteney Cox. In 2010, he had a recurring role on The CW's Melrose Place.

In 2011 he started a recurring role on 2 Broke Girls as Johnny, a graffiti artist who regularly flirts with Max (Dennings). In 2011 he also co-starred in romantic comedy Scents and Sensibility as Brandon. In 2012, Zano scored a recurring role on a different show on The CW, 90210, in which he plays a billionaire who goes into business with Annie (Grimes). Beginning in November 2012, Zano will begin a recurring role in season three of the ABC comedy Happy Endings as "Pete", and is currently signed on to appear in at least six episodes.[2]

Personal life

Zano split with girlfriend of three years Haylie Duff in October 2011. In December 2011, Zano began dating 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings.[3]


2002Catch Me If You CanJamesUncredited
2003What I Like About YouVince54 episodes
2004Fat AlbertCamera Salesman
2005Everything You WantQuinn AndrewsTV movie
20077th HeavenDr. Jonathan Sanderson3 episodes
2007My Sexiest YearPierce
2008CollegeTony 'Teague' Garrison
2008Beverly Hills ChihuahuaBryan
2008Joy Ride 2: Dead AheadBobby
2009Operating InstructionsLuke Taylor
2009The Final DestinationHunt Wynorski
2009Cougar TownJosh5 episodes
2010Melrose PlaceDrew Pragin5 episodes
2010The Secret Life of the American TeenagerDr. MillerEpisodes: "Sweet and Sour" & "...Or Not To Be"
2011Drop Dead DivaTim KleinEpisode: "Hit and Run"
20112 Broke GirlsJohnny9 episodes
2011Desperately Seeking SantaDavid Morretti
2011Scents and SensibilityBrandon
201290210Preston Hillingsbrook6 episodes
2012Prairie DogsGuy
2012Happy EndingsPete6 episodes
2013Ass BackwardsStephen Lewis


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