Zach Gilford is an American actor best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama Friday Night Lights. In 2016, he starred as Danny Warren in the ABC drama series The Family. In 2017, Gilford starred as Conner Hooks in the YouTube Red futuristic web series Lifeline. In 2019, Gilford was cast as Ben Walker in the Bad Boys spinoff drama L.A.’s Finest.

Birth Name

Zachary Michael Gilford







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Zach Gilford was born on the 14th of January 1982, in Evanston, Illinois, United States.


He’s currently 38 years old.

Sun Sign




He is of half Swedish and half Russian Jewish descent.




Zach attended Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. He later attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and majored in theatre.

Family Details

  • Father – Steve Gilford
  • Mother – Anne Gilford
  • Siblings – He’s the only child to her parents.

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Zach Gilford has dated –

  • Kiele Sanchez (2010-Present) – In 2010, Gilford began dating actress Kiele Sanchez, whom he met on the set of the television pilot for The Matadors. The couple became engaged in November 2011 and married on December 29, 2012. In October 2015, the couple announced that Sanchez had suffered a late-term miscarriage. The couple have a daughter, Zeppelin Adele Gilford, born in 2017.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 74 kg
  • In Pounds – 163 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 38–12–32
  • Chest – 38 in or 96.50 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Reddish Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Zach became known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama Friday Night Lights (2006-2011).

Film Debut

In 2006, Zach made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Maxwell McKinder in the thriller film, The Last Winter directed by Larry Fessenden.

Television Debut

In 2005, Zach made his acting debut in a episode of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Zach Gilford Favorites

Zach Gilford Net worth

Zach Gilford has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zach Gilford

  • Gilford enjoyed and led wilderness trips and other outdoor adventures in high school and college.
  • During his college days, he appeared in stage productions of Equus and The Laramie Project.
  • In 2009, Zach co-starred as Adam Davies in the romantic comedy Post Grad opposite Alexis Bledel.
  • In 2010, Gilford starred as Gus in the indie drama film The River Why alongside Amber Heard.
  • In 2011, Zach appeared in Taylor Swift’s music video for Ours in which he played her love interest.
  • In 2012, Gilford was cast in another medical drama, The Mob Doctor on Fox opposite Jordana Spiro; however this was also cancelled after 13 episodes.
  • In 2012, Zach starred as Seth in the indie drama film, In Our Nature alongside Jena Malone.
  • In January 2013, Gilford appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand.
  • In 2016, Zach starred as Danny Warren in the ABC drama series, The Family.
  • In 2017, Gilford starred as Conner Hooks in the YouTube Red futuristic web series,  Lifeline.
  • In 2018, Gilford has had a recurring role as Gregg in the NBC series, Good Girls.
  • In 2019, Gilford was cast as Ben Walker in the Bad Boys spinoff drama, L.A.’s Finest.


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