Gil Zabarsky


Gil Zabarsky is an actor, writer, and film editor based in New York City. He’s a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Studio” Award. There, he studied at both the Atlantic Acting School and Stonestreet Studios, where he now teaches Legit Screen Audition. “Strangers No More,” a documentary short which Gil worked on as a Hebrew translator for Simon and Goodman Picture Company, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 2011.

Gil starred as Azdak in “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” at Theater for the New City, for which he received some pretty kick-ass reviews, and alongside “Saturday Night Live” alum Rachel Dratch in “Teacher of The Year,” a short film he co-wrote with Chris Modoono, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Gil and Chris recently had the chance to shoot “Teacher of The Year” (now called “Tenured”) as a feature length film with Fox Digital Studio, and Gil was able to star in it again, this time alongside Kate Flannery, of “The Office” fame. It premiered at Tribeca last year, and is now available to watch on Netflix.

He is currently working on two scripts with Chris Modoono. One is a second feature commissioned by Fox Digital, and the other is about a young man who gets an internship working for the devil, called “Tuesdays with Satan.” Over the summer, he co-wrote and starred in a pilot titled “It’s a Hit!” which was produced by distribution/production company The Orchard in Los Angeles. The pilot also stars Abby Elliot, Tim Matheson, and Tyler Hilton. You would be reading literally none of this if not for his incredible mom and sister.