Zach Gilford Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Wife, Baby, Height, Parents, TV Shows, Movies, Friday Night Lights

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Zach Gilford Biography and Wiki

Zach Gilford is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama Friday Night Lights. He appeared in the Netflix horror limited series Midnight Mass in 2021. In 2022, he will also appear in the horror series The Midnight Club.

Zach Gilford Education

He graduated from Evanston Township High School and thereafter earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Zach Gilford Age

How old is Zach? He is 40 years old as of 2022. Zach was born Zachary Michael Gilford on January 14, 1982, in Evanston, Illinois, United States of America.

Zach Gilford Height

How tall is he? Zach stands at a height of 5′ 8″ (1.73 m), however, details about his other body measurements are currently under review. ALSO READ: Alex Curry

Zach Gilford Nationality and Ethnicity

He belongs to the Swedish (mother) and half Russian Jewish (father) descent thus a mixed ethnicity/heritage. He was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, the United States, and holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.

Zach Gilford Family and Parents

Gilford is the son of Anne and Steve Gilford and was born in Evanston, Illinois. His father is Jewish, and his mother is Lutheran. Apparently, it’s unknown whether he has siblings. This section, however, will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

Zach Gilford Married| Wife

Gilford began dating actress Kiele Sanchez in 2010, whom he met on the set of The Matadors, a television pilot. The couple announced their engagement in November 2011 and married on December 29, 2012.

Zach Gilford Children| Baby

Sanchez had a son miscarriage in November after announcing in August 2015 that she and Gilford were expecting a son.  They have a daughter, born through surrogacy in November 2017.

Zach Gilford Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights is an American sports drama television series where he starred Matt Saracen playing the role of the sole caretaker for his grandmother Lorraine Saracen (Louanne Stephens). The series follows a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, a small, close-knit community in rural West Texas.

Zach Gilford Midnight Mass

Zach starred in Midnight Mass an American supernatural horror playing the role of Riley Flynn, a former venture capitalist who returns to his hometown of Crockett Island after spending four years in prison for killing a teenage girl in a drunk driving accident. The plot centers on an isolated island community that experiences supernatural events after the arrival of a mysterious priest.

Zach Gilford The Midnight Club.

The Midnight Club is an upcoming American horror mystery-thriller where he is set to appear in. It follows eight hospice patients who meet up each midnight to tell sinister stories.

Zach Gilford Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005. He features in as Charlie Lowell. The series follows the life of Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), the daughter of the famous general surgeon Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), starting from her acceptance into the surgical residency program at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital (later named Seattle Grace Mercy West and finally, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital).

Zach Gilford Career

He began his career by leading his team on wilderness and adventure trips for teenagers in Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, and the South Pacific as a trip leader for Adventures Cross-Country. Gilford also worked at the YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan.

Gilford is currently an American actor. He made an appearance on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Gilford landed a regular role in Friday Night Lights in 2006, playing Matt Saracen in the main cast from Season 1 to Season 3. Gilford was added to the recurring cast in Seasons 4 and 5 in 2009. That same year, he made his feature film debut as a co-star in The Last Winter. He made a cameo in the film Rise: Blood Hunter and appeared on Grey’s Anatomy. Zach was cast in another Fox medical drama, The Mob Doctor, opposite Jordana Spiro, but it was canceled after 13 episodes. In January 2013, he co-starred in The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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He also co-starred in Devil’s Due (2014), a horror film set in New Orleans and the Dominican Republic that was released on January 17, 2014. He also appeared in The Purge: Anarchy, which was released on July 18, 2014. He appeared as a guest star on Drunk History, Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and Kingdom. He played Danny Warren in the ABC drama series The Family in 2016. Gilford appeared as Conner Hooks in the YouTube Red futuristic web series Lifeline in 2017. Gilford has had a recurring role as Gregg in the NBC series Good Girls since 2018. Gilford was cast as Ben Walker in the Bad Boys spinoff drama L.A.’s Finest in 2019.

Zach Gilford’s Net Worth

Zach the Midnight Club star has an estimated net worth of between 1 to 6 million dollars.

Zach Gilford TV Shows and Movies


  • 2022 There’s Something Wrong With The Children
  • 2019 Emmett
  • 2014 Devil’s Due
  • 2014 The Purge: Anarchy
  • 2013 The Last Stand
  • 2013 Crazy Kind of Love
  • 2012 In Our Nature
  • 2011 Answers to Nothing
  • 2010 The River Why
  • 2010 Super
  • 2009 Dare
  • 2009 Post Grad
  • 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter
  • 2006 The Last Winter Maxwell McKinder
  • 2003 Handbook to Casual Stalking


  • TBA The Fall of the House of Usher
  • 2022 The Midnight Club
  • 2021 Midnight Mass
  • 2019–2020 L.A.’s Finest
  • 2019 Law & Order: SVU
  • 2018–present This Close
  • 2018–2021 Good Girls
  • 2017 Kingdom
  • 2017 Lifeline
  • 2016 The Family
  • 2015 Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories
  • 2014–2019 Drunk History
  • 2012–2013 The Mob Doctor
  • 2011 Off the Map
  • 2009 Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2006–2011 Friday Night Lights
  • 2005 Law & Order: S