Date of Birth: October 1st 1969
Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. He was raised Greek Orthodox, but now says he "isn't sure" on the subject of religion. He attended North Carolina State University, pursuing a degree in Communication and Film. He failed a course by one point before graduation and left for New York City in 1992.
Galifianakis's cousin Nicholas Galifianakis is a newspaper cartoonist, and his uncle Nick Galifianakis is a former Democratic U.S. Congressman who lost a race for an open Senate seat in 1972 against Jesse Helms, launching Helms's career in the Senate.