Zack Ward was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of actress Pam Hyatt. He is known for his character Dave Scovil (Titus’s stoner half-brother) on the FOX show Titus and as the bully Scut Farkus in the 1983 perennial Christmas movie A Christmas Story. He also has guest roles on popular television series such as NCIS, Lost, and Crossing Jordan. Ward has had roles in film such as Almost Famous, Transformers and Anne of Green Gables.
He has appeared in the horror films Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Freddy vs. Jason. Ward also has leading roles in BloodRayne II: Deliverance and Postal. Ward can also be seenin Alone in the Dark II and The Devil’s Tomb.In 2014 Ward co-founded the film production company Grit Film Works with James Cullen Bressack. The first two films which he co-produced with Grit Film Works were the thriller Bethany and the horror film Restoration.
Elmo Shropshire — a.k.a DR. ELMO — is best-known for his recording of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” the Christmas classic which has sold more than 11 million copies since it was first broadcast by a San Francisco radio station in 1979. In December of 2012 “Grandma” was once again #1 on Billboard’s Chart. Consistently the most requested holiday song of the past three decades, “Grandma” has secured its place in American pop culture and made Dr. Elmo the king of comedy carols.
Each December, radio stations throughout the country call Dr. Elmo for his Christmas commentary and live on-air renditions of “that Grandma song.” With the quirky sing-a-long as centerpiece, a radio visit from Dr. Elmo has become part of the nation’s holiday tradition.