Zen Gesner

Biography: Serving as his actress mother's legacy, Zen Gesner began gracing the big screen with his chiseled good looks in 1994, when he had small roles in Dumb & Dumber (starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) and Victim. He was born to Nan Martin on June 23, 1970, in Van Nuys, CA, and began crafting his skill as an actor immediately following high school. After studying fencing and stage combat at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he returned to the U.S. West Coast. There he had two sons, Finn and Rory, borne of wife Cynthia Farrelly Gesner. As brother-in-law of producers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, handsome Gesner has appeared in several major motion pictures since breaking into the biz. Following along the comedy route of Dumb & Dumber, Gesner had parts in 1996's Kingpin starring Woody Harrelson, as well as the hilarious There's Something About Mary -- starring Ben Stiller -- in 1998. His television appearances include the Adventures of Sinbad series beginning inServing as his actress mother's legacy, Zen Gesner began gracing the big screen with his chiseled good looks in 1994, when he had small roles in Dumb & Dumber (starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) and Victim. He was born to Nan Martin on June 23, 1970, in Van Nuys, CA, and began crafting his skill as an actor immediately following high school. After studying fencing and stage combat at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he returned to the U.S. West Coast. There he had two sons, Finn and Rory, borne of wife Cynthia Farrelly Gesner. As brother-in-law of producers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, handsome Gesner has appeared in several major motion pictures since breaking into the biz. Following along the comedy route of Dumb & Dumber, Gesner had parts in 1996's Kingpin starring Woody Harrelson, as well as the hilarious There's Something About Mary -- starring Ben Stiller -- in 1998. His television appearances include the Adventures of Sinbad series beginning in 1996, along with several other cameos including an episode of Friends and All My Children. He also appeared in the Farrelly brothers' 2001 feature Shallow Hal, a romantic comedy starring Jack Black of Tenacious D, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Expand

Zen Gesner's Scores

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Average career score: 40
Highest Metascore: 48 Shallow Hal
Lowest Metascore: 18 Boat Trip
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
45 Hall Pass Feb 25, 2011 Passenger Cop Andersen 5.5
46 The Ringer Dec 23, 2005 David Patrick / David Patrick 6.2
18 Boat Trip Mar 21, 2003 Ron 3.3
48 Shallow Hal Nov 9, 2001 Ralph 5.3
43 Kingpin Apr 26, 1996 Thomas 8.5