January 14, 1982 |
Evanston, Illinois, United States
|Spouse(s)||Kiele Sanchez (m. 2012)|
Gilford graduated from Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School. He serves as a Trip Leader for Adventures Cross-Country. He has led wilderness and adventure trips for teenagers to California, Hawaii, Alaska, the South Pacific, and British Columbia. Gilford worked as a staff member for YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan.. In 2005, he appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2006, he landed a regular role in Friday Night Lights in which he played the role of Matt Saracen for nearly five seasons until the show ended in 2011. He made his feature film debut starring in The Last Winter. In 2009, he starred in Post Grad alongside Alexis Bledel and Michael Keaton and in Dare alongside Emmy Rossum.
In 2010, he joined the cast of ABC's new medical drama Off The Map which premiered in January 2011 but was cancelled after thirteen episodes. In 2011, he appeared in Taylor Swift's music video for "Ours", in which he played her love interest.
In 2012, he was cast in another medical drama, "The Mob Doctor," on Fox, opposite Jordana Spiro, however this was also cancelled after just thirteen episodes. In January 2013, he appeared with Arnold Schwartzenegger in "The Last Stand."
Personal life 
Gilford was born in Evanston, Illinois. In the spring of 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.
|2006||The Last Winter||Maxwell McKinder||Nominated - Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Sailor|
|2009||Post Grad||Adam Davies|
|2011||The River Why||Gus Oviston|
|Answers to Nothing||Evan|
|2012||In Our Nature||Seth|
|2013||Crazy Kind of Love||Matthew||filming|
|The Last Stand||Jerry Bailey|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kevin Wilcox||1 episode ("Contagious")|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||Charlie Lowell||1 episode ("Here's to the Future")|
|2006–2011||Friday Night Lights||Matt Saracen||Series regular
Main cast (Seasons 1-3)
Recurring cast (Seasons 4-5)
|2011||Off The Map||Tommy Fuller||Series regular|
|2012||The Mob Doctor||Doctor Brett Robinson||Series regular|
- TV Tattler Interview: Zach Gilford of 'Friday Night Lights' on NBC - AOL Television
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- Griffin, Christine (August 21, 2009). "Post Grad Movie - Interview with Alexis Bledel and Zach Gilford". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- "Emmy Rossum, Sandra Bernhard, Zach Gilford and more at the DARE Premiere". Sundance Channel. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- Ausiello, Michael (August 8, 2011). "Scoop: 'FNL' MVP Zach Gilford scores role in Shonda Rhimes' 'Off the Map'". Entertainment Weekly. Ew.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- Warner, Kara (December 2, 2011). "Taylor Swift Cozies Up To Zach Gilford In 'Ours' Video". MTV. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- "IMDB filmography". imdb.com. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Luoma, Sarah (March 4, 2013). "'Friday Night Lights' actor Zach Gilford joins horror 'Devil's Due'". digitalspy.com. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- MacKenzie, Carina Adly (November 30, 2011). "Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford engaged to Kiele Sanchez". zap2it. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- Messer, Lesley (December 1, 2011). "Friday Night Lights Star Zach Gilford Engaged". People. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "Huffingtonpost : Zach Gilford Married: 'Friday Night Lights' Star Weds Kiele Sanchez". Huffingtonpost.com. December 30, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
- "Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez Tie the Knot!". E Online. December 29, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
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