J.D. / Zach Braff

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John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) is a fresh-faced medical resident who, along with friends and fellow interns Turk and Elliot, works and learns at Sacred Heart, a hospital full of unpredictable patients and staffers.

When he isn't watching reruns of old sitcoms with Turk, trying to get a hug from his mentor and idol Dr. Perry Cox, carrying on with Elliot, or being tormented by the janitor, J.D. can be found caring for his patients, giving his all to return them to health.

A self-described "sensy," J.D. gives his patients his undivided attention and caters to their sensitive side. J.D. may not work well under pressure, but his instincts and diagnostic ability are extraordinary. He has the uncanny ability to tie hospital stories up into neat little lessons--especially when The Fray is playing softly in the background.


Zach Braff has received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and two Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of J.D.

Braff has distinguished himself from his peers - not only as an actor, but as a writer and director. With his feature writing and directorial debut "Garden State," Braff reveals himself in all three capacities. Braff plays the lead role of "Andrew Largeman" among a cast which includes Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Method Man. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it was sold to both Fox Searchlight and Miramax.

The film has also garnered numerous awards including a coveted WGA nomination for "Best Original Screenplay" and an Independent Spirit Award for "Best First Feature." In addition, Braff was awarded "Best Directorial Debut" by the National Board of Review Breakthrough Director" by the Hollywood Film Festival and "Most Promising Filmmaker" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. Braff also won a Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, TV or Other Visual Media." The hand-picked album has sold over a million copies.

His acting filmography includes roles in "The Broken Hearts Club," "Getting to Know You" and " Manhattan Murder Mystery." Braff's stage experience includes New York City's Public Theater productions of "Twelfth Night" and "Macbeth." He recently appeared as the voice of the title character in Disney's 3-D animated film "Chicken Little,"

A native of New Jersey and graduate of Northwestern University's film program, Braff studied theater acting while writing and directing his own short films.

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