Zach Roerig

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Zach Roerig
Zach Roerig by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Zach Roerig at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born Zachary George Roerig
(1985-02-22) February 22, 1985 (age 29)
Montpelier, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Children 1

Zachary George "Zach" Roerig /rɔːrɪɡ/ (born February 22, 1985) is an American actor who is best known for roles of Casey Hughes on As the World Turns, Hunter Atwood on One Life to Live and Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries.

Also he portrayed Noah Porter in @imaginator1d 's book trilogy of After.

Early life[edit]

Zach was born in Montpelier, Ohio, to Andrea Roerig and Afonso Schimit Roerig. Zach also has a younger sister named Emily who was born in 1989. Zach attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in Cleveland and went on to participate in the International Model and Talent Association where he signed with his late talent manager. He graduated Montpelier High School where he was both a football player and a wrestler. While he was growing up, Zach worked for his father and grandfather at Fackler Monuments making gravestones.


Zach played the role of Casey Hughes on As the World Turns from January 18, 2005 to May 2, 2007.[1] Casey was the son of legacy couple Tom and Margo Hughes, and during Zach's time, Casey was part of a popular couple, the female half portrayed by Alexandra Chando. After his departure, Roerig accepted a role on the soap One Life to Live, as Hunter Atwood. He departed again later that year. He then made a few appearances on the popular show Friday Night Lights as Cash the cowboy. Most recently, he portrays Matt Donovan in The Vampire Diaries.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Roerig has a daughter, born in January 2011.[3] In June 2013, Roerig filed legal papers in Georgia seeking full custody of his daughter after her mother, Roerig's ex-girlfriend Alanna Turner, was incarcerated in a federal prison.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Flutter Kick Jason Matthews
2006 The Prince Taft Television film
Split Decision Grady Love Television film
2007 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Teenage Joe
2008 Dear Me Adam
Assassination of a High School President Matt Mullen
Official Selection The American Soldier
2009 Strawberry Wine Jason Gabel
2014 Field of Lost Shoes Jack Stanard Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Law & Order Rollerblade Messenger Episode: "All in the Family"
2006 Reba Man at wedding Episode: "Two Weddings and a Funeral"
2007 One Life to Live Hunter Atwood 13 episodes
Guiding Light Alex Episode: "#1.15105"
2005–2007 As the World Turns Casey Hughes 274 episodes
2007–2008 Friday Night Lights Cash 6 episodes
2009–present The Vampire Diaries Matt Donovan Main Cast


  1. ^ Zach Roerig, 274 episodes, 2005-2007.
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (March 25, 2009). "Somerhalder joins 'Vampire Diaries'". Variety. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Vampire Diaries' Star: I Have a Kid! & My Baby Mama's In Jail". TMZ. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ravitz, Justin (July 8, 2013). "Zach Roerig Fighting With Convict Ex-Girlfriend Over Secret Daughter, 2". US Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 

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