|Zach Gilford Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 14, 1982|
Zach Gilford is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of Matt Saracen in Friday Night Lights. On the other hand, his well-known credits also include Riley Flynn in Midnight Mass and Mark in The Midnight Club.
Zachary Michael Gilford
Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Zach studied at Evanston Township High School. From there, he went on to graduate from Northwestern University with a major in theatre.
- Father – Steve Gilford
- Mother – Anne Gilford
- Others – Ronald M. Gilford (Paternal Grandfather), Esther Adele Miller (Paternal Grandmother), Karl Richard Johnson (Maternal Grandfather), Evelyn Jo Hilander (Maternal Grandmother)
Zach is represented by The Gersh Agency and Untitled Entertainment.
Zach Gilford’s net worth was $1.5 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Zach has dated –
- Aimee Teegarden – Actress and model Aimee Teegarden and Zach were RUMORed to be dating in the past.
- Kiele Sanchez (2010-Present) – Fellow actress Kiele Sanchez and Zach began dating in the spring of 2010. The couple met on the set of the pilot of The Matadors. They got engaged in November 2011 and eventually tied the knot on December 29, 2012. Together, Zach and Kiele were also cast in The Purge: Anarchy in 2014. Zach announced that Kiele was pregnant with a son in August 2015 but in October 2015, she suffered a late-term miscarriage. In November 2017, they had a daughter named Zeppelin Adele Gilford through surrogacy.
Race / Ethnicity
Zach has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on his father’s side and Swedish ancestry on his mother’s side.
- He sports a messy hairstyle and a scraggly beard.
- Lean physical appearance
Zach Gilford Facts
- Originally, Zach is from Evanston, Illinois.
- In the past, Zach had worked as a trip leader for Adventures Cross-Country. He had even led wilderness and adventure trips for teenagers across Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. Later, Zach went on to be employed as a member of staff for the YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan.
- In 2004, Zach auditioned for Philip Greeley Goes Hollywood but did not get the part.
- He made his debut TV show appearance as Kevin Wilcox in Law & Order: SVU in 2005. The following year, Zach was cast in his first feature film The Last Winter as Maxwell McKinder.
- In December 2011, Zach was featured in Taylor Swift‘s music video of Ours.
- Some of his film and television credits include Devil’s Due, The Last Stand, Rise: Blood Hunter, This Close, Good Girls, Friday Night Lights, Criminal Minds: Evolution, and The Midnight Club.
- In 2022, he was cast in Netflix’s The Midnight Club alongside the likes of actors Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, William Chris Sumpter, Adia (Actress), Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, and Heather Langenkamp.
Featured Image By Zach Gilford / Instagram