Cody Kasch

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Cody Kasch
Born (1987-08-21) August 21, 1987 (age 27)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Cody Reed Kasch (born August 21, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for his role Zach Young in ABC's comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives.

Early life[edit]

Kasch was born in Santa Monica, California. He is of Scottish descent.[1] He was raised in Ojai, California on a working ranch until the age of 13, when he moved to Camarillo, California. Both of Kasch's parents were actively involved in the arts. His father was an actor and writer of locally premiering plays, and his mother was a director and photographer. As his older brother, actor Max Kasch, began to experience success, the brothers competed for jobs; their success caused the entire Kasch family to leave Ojai and move to the more favorably located Camarillo.[citation needed]


After numerous television guest appearances, Kasch got his big break when he was cast in a regular role on the sitcom Normal, Ohio, only for the series to be cancelled after a few episodes.[citation needed] Kasch portrayed a Texan high school student in the Australian teenage series Out There. He played Zach Young, the son of deceased Mary Alice Young, on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives. After a brief absence from the series, he returned in the third and seventh seasons as Gabrielle Solis' secret admirer. He is also the narrator for several audiobooks.[citation needed] He starred in the 2010 horror film Chain Letter.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Behind God's Back Buda's Boy Short film
2005 Homefront Jake Short film
2008 Asylum String
2009 The 2 Bobs Doofus
2010 Chain Letter Neil Conners
2011 The Encore of Tony Duran Michael Duran
2012 The First Five Jack


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Martial Law Kid 1 episode
2000 E.R. Jason Bender 1 episode
2000 The Others Wounded Boy 1 episode
2000 Nash Bridges 1 episode
2000 The Practice Scott Simpson Jr. 1 episode
2000 Any Day Now Brian 1 episode
2000 Normal, Ohio Robert "Robbie" Miller 7 episodes
2002 Boston Public Austin Cooper 1 episode
2002 NYPD Blue Josh Stover 1 episode
2003 Family Affair Devin 1 episode
2003 Boomtown Trevor "TJ" Jankowski, Jr. 1 episode
2004 Out There Tom Butler
2004 Phil of the Future Troy 1 episode
2004–2011 Desperate Housewives Zach Young 55 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kyle Ackerman 1 episode
2007 Side Order of Life Max Kalen 1 episode
2008 Criminal Minds Owen Savage 1 episode
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Thommy Baker 1 episode
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cheesefoot 1 episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives Won
2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor Desperate Housewives Nominated


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