Zach Gilford Bio, Wiki
Zach Gilford ( Born Zachary Michael Gilford) is an American actor, most renowned for his portrayal of Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama series “Friday Night Lights.”
In 2021, he took on a starring role in the Netflix horror limited series “Midnight Mass,” and in 2022, he featured in the horror mystery-thriller series “The Midnight Club.”
Zach Gilford Age
Gilford ( born Zachary Michael Gilford) was born in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. on January 14, 1982. This means that as of 2023, he is 41 years old.
Zach Gilford Height
Gilford stands at a remarkable height of 1.73 meters.
Zach Gilford Family
Gilford was born in Evanston, Illinois, to parents Anne and Steve Gilford. His mother practices Lutheranism, while his father follows the Jewish faith.
Zach Gilford Wife & Children
In the spring of 2010, Gilford commenced a romantic relationship with actress Kiele Sanchez, whom he got to know while working together on the television pilot for the TV movie “Matadors.” Their relationship progressed, leading to an engagement announced in November 2011. They exchanged vows on December 29, 2012. The couple also shared the screen in “The Purge: Anarchy.”
In August 2015, Sanchez revealed that they were expecting a son in November. However, in October 2015, they sadly disclosed that Sanchez had experienced a late-term miscarriage. Despite this loss, the couple welcomed a daughter into their lives in November 2017 through surrogacy.
Zach Gilford Education
He completed his education at Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University. Following his studies, Gilford took on the role of a trip leader for Adventures Cross-Country, where he organized and led wilderness and adventure expeditions for teenagers in various locations, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. Additionally, he served as a staff member at YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan.
Zach Gilford Career
In 2005, Gilford made a guest appearance in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” The following year, he secured a regular role in “Friday Night Lights,” where he portrayed Matt Saracen as part of the main cast from Season 1 to Season 3. In 2009, his role transitioned to the recurring cast for Seasons 4 and 5. During this time, he also made his feature film debut in “The Last Winter” (2006) and had a cameo in “Rise: Blood Hunter.” Additionally, he guest-starred in an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
In 2009, Gilford co-starred as Adam Davies in the romantic comedy “Post Grad,” alongside Alexis Bledel. He also took on the role of Johnny Drake in the romantic drama “Dare,” opposite Emmy Rossum. The year 2010 saw him starring as Gus in the indie drama film “The River Why,” alongside Amber Heard, and he made a cameo appearance in the movie “Super.”
In 2010, Gilford joined the cast of ABC’s medical drama “Off The Map,” which premiered in January 2011 but was later canceled after 13 episodes. During 2011, he played the love interest in Taylor Swift’s music video for “Ours” and portrayed Evan in the drama film “Answers to Nothing.” In 2012, he starred as Seth in the indie drama film “In Our Nature,” alongside Jena Malone.
Gilford continued his television career in 2012 by joining the medical drama series “The Mob Doctor” on Fox, opposite Jordana Spiro, although the show was also canceled after 13 episodes. In January 2013, he appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Last Stand” and played the role of Matthew Iris in the film “Crazy Kind of Love.”
He co-starred with Allison Miller in the horror film “Devil’s Due” (2014), which was set in New Orleans and the Dominican Republic and released on January 17, 2014. He also appeared in the film sequel “The Purge: Anarchy,” released on July 18, 2014. Gilford made guest appearances on shows like “Drunk History,” “Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories,” and “Kingdom.”
In 2016, he starred as Danny Warren in the ABC drama series “The Family,” and in 2017, he played Conner Hooks in the YouTube Red futuristic web series “Lifeline.”
Since 2018, Gilford has had a recurring role as Gregg in the NBC series “Good Girls.” In 2019, he was cast as Ben Walker in the Bad Boys spinoff drama “L.A.’s Finest.” Notably, Gilford held a leading role in “Midnight Mass,” released in 2021.
In 2022, Gilford was cast in a recurring role as Elias Voit, a series recurring unsub, in “Criminal Minds: Evolution.” Interestingly, his real-life spouse, Kiele Sanchez, also joined the series as his on-screen wife, Sydney Voit.
The Fall of the House of Usher
“The Fall of the House of Usher” is an upcoming gothic horror drama miniseries developed by Mike Flanagan. Drawing inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same title and his other works, this series is scheduled to debut on Netflix on October 12, 2023. Gilford will be starring in the series as young Roderick Usher alongside the ‘old’ Roderick Usher who’s Greenwood and Carla Gugino acting as Verna.
Zach Gilford Films
- 2003 – Handbook to Casual Stalking
- 2006 – The Last Winter
- 2007 – Rise: Blood Hunter
- 2009 – Dare
– Post Grad
- 2010 – The River Why
- 2011 – Answers to Nothing
- 2012 – In Our Nature
- 2013 – The Last Stand
– Crazy Kind of Love
- 2014 – Devil’s Due
– The Purge: Anarchy
- 2019 – Emmett
- 2023 – There’s Something Wrong with the Children
- 2005 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2006–2011 – Friday Night Lights
- 2009 – Grey’s Anatomy
- 2011 – Off the Map
- 2012–2013 – The Mob Doctor
- 2014–2019 – Drunk History
- 2015 – Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories
- 2016 – The Family
- 2017 – Kingdom
- 2018–2019 – This Close
- 2018–2021 – Good Girls
- 2019–2020 – L.A.’s Finest
- 2019 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2021 – Midnight Mass
- 2022 – The Midnight Club
– Criminal Minds: Evolution
- 2023 – The Fall of the House of Usher †
Zach Gilford Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $6 Million which she has earned through her career as an actor.