Jacob Zachar

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Jacob Zachar
Born (1986-05-16) May 16, 1986 (age 30)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2006–present

Jacob Zachar (born May 16, 1986) is an American actor whose roles include Russell "Rusty" Cartwright on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.

Early years and education[edit]

Zachar was born in Chicago, Illinois (his Greek character, Rusty Cartwright, is also from Chicago). He attended St. Francis Borgia grammar school. He also attended St. Patrick High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Chicago.[1][2]


Zachar booked his first starring role in Greek after living in Los Angeles for only two months. He played the part of Ernest in the film Little Big Top[3] and then appeared as a cashier in the movie Bodega, also in 2006. He has also done commercials for Carl's Jr. and Dunkin' Donuts. He has performed in various theater roles such as On Golden Pond, Prairie Lights, Big: The Musical, Les Misérables and Guys and Dolls.[4]

Zachar provided voices for the movie Surf's Up and an episode of the animated television series King of the Hill where he was a cashier.[5] In 2005, Zachar completed the film Drunkboat in which he stars along with Dana Delany, John Malkovich and John Goodman.

Personal life[edit]

While living in Chicago, he was in a metal band called Megaband.[6] Zachar also sang in a punk/ska group Not Too Good. He now plays in a blues and funk band part-time.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Little Big Top Ernest
Bodega Cashier Short Film
2007 Surf's Up Additional Voices
2007–2011 Greek Rusty Cartwright Main Cast
2010 Drunkboat Abe
2011 Marcy Jacob Episode: Marcy Does a Pool Party
2012 Detention of the Dead Eddie
2012 House Guest Star "Holding On"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chad Episode: "Dead Air"
2013 Project S.E.R.A. Adam Webseries
2014 Those Who Wander Sam Post-production


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