Zach Gilford Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Albums

Zach Gilford Biography

Zach Michael Gilford is known as an American actor. In addition, he is best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights. Later in 2021, he starred in the Netflix horror limited series Midnight Mass.

How old is Zach Gilford? – Age

Gilford is 42 years old as of 2024. He was born on 14 January 1982, in Evanston, Illinois, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Zach Gilford? – Height

The Actor stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Zach Gilford Mother, Father – Family

Gilford was born the son of Anne and Steve Gilford. Besides, his mother is Lutheran, and his father is Jewish.

Zach Gilford Education

He went to and graduated from Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University. Mreover, he served as a trip leader for Adventures Cross-Country and has led wilderness and also adventure trips for teenagers to Alaska, California, Hawaii, British Columbia, and the South Pacific. Gilford as well served as a staff member for YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan.

Is Zach Gilford Married? – Wife

Gilford started dating actress Kiele Sanchez in the spring of 2010, whom he as well met on the set of the television pilot for the TV movie Matadors. The couple got engaged in November 2011, and later married on December 29, 2012. Likewise, the couple co-starred in The Purge: Anarchy.

Later in August 2015, Sanchez announced that she and also Gilford were expecting a son in November. However in October 2015, they announced that Sanchez had suffered a late-term miscarriage. In addition, they have one daughter, born in November 2017 through surrogacy.

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Zach Gilford Career

He appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2005. Later in 2006, he landed a regular role in Friday Night Lights, in which he as well played the role of Matt Saracen in the main cast, from Season 1 to Season 3. Likewise in 2009, Gilford became switched to the recurring cast in Seasons 4 and 5. The same year, he as well made his feature film debut, co-starring in The Last Winter (2006).

Additionally in 2009, he co-starred as Adam Davies in the romantic comedy Post Grad opposite Alexis Bledel. He besides starred as Johnny Drake in the romantic drama Dare opposite Emmy Rossum. Later in 2010, he starred as Gus in the indie drama film The River Why together with Amber Heard. Again he had a cameo in the movie Super.

Besides in 2010, he joined the cast of ABC’s medical drama Off The Map which aired in January 2011 but was cancelled after 13 episodes. Likewise, he appeared in Taylor Swift’s music video for “Ours”, in which he as well played her love interest. He also played the role of Evan in the drama film Answers to Nothing. Again in 2012, he starred as Seth in the indie drama film In Our Nature together with Jena Malone.

In 2012, he became cast in another medical drama, The Mob Doctor, on Fox, opposite Jordana Spiro; nevertheless this was also cancelled after 13 episodes. He appeared along with Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand in January 2013. Besides, he played the role of Matthew Iris in the film Crazy Kind of Love.

Zach Gilford Net Worth

The American Actor has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars.


  • Handbook to Casual Stalking
  • The Last Winter
  • Rise: Blood Hunter
  • Dare
  • Post Grad
  • The River Why
  • Super
  • Answers to Nothing
  • In Our Nature
  • The Last Stand
  • Crazy Kind of Love
  • Devil’s Due
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • Emmett
  • There’s Something Wrong with the Children


You can find and follow Gilford on Twitter using the account name: @zachgilford

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