My first Zachary love is Zach Quinto, who plays Sylar on Heroes. I'm an uber fan of this show, even though they have experienced a sophomoric slump this season along with the writer's strike. The character of Sylar is the super villian of the show, stealing people's powers by - brace yourself - slicing their heads open to extract the workings of the power from their brain. There is debate on exactly what he does once the brain is open, but let's just stop that visual right there. I was so enamoured by his ultimate powers that when I got a new computer on our company's network, I asked them to name it Sylar - the all-powerful computer.
You may wonder why I would love such a horrible character/actor. Maybe it's my assasination lineage. But, the real reason I fell in love was when I began to see interviews with Zach, the actor, not the character. He is the most humble actor I've seen interviewed in a long time and a quiet, serene sort. Given his humility and the fact that he's not anything like his character, proves his great gift of acting. Anyone that can pull off that character so well and effortlessly, and convinces me, gets high marks in my book. And, during one of the online cast commentaries, he brought his dog. I like his style. I'm excited that he's been given his due by landing the role of Young Spock in the upcoming Star Trek movie. I'm not even a Trekkie and I'm psyched about seeing the movie.
Then there is Zachary Levi. My second Zachary. When the show, Chuck, premiered I was intrigued by the premise of the story line. Computer geek turns secret agent after downloading the CIA intersect file into his brain. There is something very Jim Halpert-ish about Chuck Bartowski. And who doesn't love Jim? Then, the clincher came when my friend, Alisa, alerted me during her entertainment stalking that he professes to be a Christian. Now, what that looks like in Hollyweird is probably much different than we think, but it's a step in the right direction in my mind. Chuck is just fun TV and I'm happy to see the unassuming Zachary Levi benefitting from its success. I'm a sucker for a geek. Maybe it's because I've been in the technology industry for way too long, but there is something rather appealing about a guy who can reset my password.
Given that Chuck is shown right before Heroes on Monday nights, I'm in a literal Zachary heaven. If you know any single guys named Zachary, send them my way. Maybe I'll try the fan letter approach like Katrina....