McGowan at the 2018 WonderCon
Zachary Brendan McGowan (born May 5, 1981) is an American film and television actor and voice-over artist. He is known for his roles in television series Shameless as Jody, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Anton Ivanov/The Superior, Black Sails as Charles Vane, and The 100 as Roan. Other highlights include parts in the films Terminator Salvation, The Hunt for Eagle One, and the sequel The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point. He guest-starred in the television series Numbers, CSI: Miami, and Cold Case, with voice-over work for the Scream Awards, Animal Planet and the video games Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and Iron Man.
McGowan was born in New York City to Brenda and Vincent McGowan. His older brothers are Doug and Matt McGowan. Although they lived in New York City most of their lives, the McGowans traveled extensively due to Brenda's employment at United Airlines. McGowan attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School from kindergarten through senior year in high school, where he was the captain of the football and ice hockey teams and a member of the drama and theater societies. He then attended Carleton College.
In mid-2011, McGowan joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Jody, first as a guest star (Season 2) and then as a series regular (Season 3). Season two premiered January 8, 2012. He said that modeling for art students helped him for the role but now "nudity is just part of the job".
In January 2014, McGowan joined the cast of the Starz dramatic adventure TV series Black Sails, playing a fictionalized version of the real-life 18th-century English pirate Charles Vane. The role called for an English actor, so McGowan, an American, affected an accent. Casting directors found out later that McGowan was faking but were impressed with his performance and chose him for the role.
McGowan was briefly part of a "whitewashing" controversy when he was cast as Hawaiian soldier Benehakaka "Ben" Kanahele in the film Enemy Within (originally known as Niihau), based on the Niihau incident during World War II. When the casting was announced in May 2017, some criticized it, since Kanahele was native Hawaiian. The part was eventually recast with Joe Naufahu, and the film was released in 2019.
McGowan married Emily Johnson on September 27, 2008, in the Santa Barbara mountains.
|2006||The Hunt for Eagle One||Jackson||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Terminator Salvation||Soldier on Osprey|
|2018||The Brawler||Chuck Wepner|
|Death Race: Beyond Anarchy||Connor Gibson||Direct-to-DVD|
|The Scorpion King: Book of Souls||Mathayus|
|2019||Robert the Bruce||Brandubh||Post-production|
|2020||Crabs in a Bucket||Dougal||Post-production|
|2007||Two Dudes Catering||Himself||TV reality show|||
|2008||CSI: Miami||Kurt Greenfield||Episode: "Wrecking Crew"|
|Numbers||Keith Jackson||Episode: "High Exposure"|
|Cold Case||Corporal Clerk||Episode: "Libertyville"|
|2010||Good Luck Charlie||Happy Horse||Episode: "Butt Dialing Duncans"|
|2011||Man Eating Super Snake||Voice||TV Movie|||
|Body of Proof||Vincent Stone||Episode: "Helping Hand"|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Jagger||2 episodes|||
|2012–2013||Shameless||Jody Silverman||24 episodes
Recurring role (Season 2)
Main role (Season 3)
|2014–2016||Black Sails||Charles Vane||28 episodes
Main Cast (Seasons 1-3)
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Anton||Episode: "Maternal Instincts"|
|The 100||Roan||17 episodes
Recurring role (Season 3)
Main cast (Season 4)
Guest star (Season 7)
|2017||Lethal Weapon||Cody Lewis||Episode: Birdwatching|
|2017–2018||Damnation||Tennyson Duvall||2 episodes|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D||Anton Ivanov / The Superior||8 episodes
Recurring role (Season 4)
Guest star (Season 5)
|2018||The Walking Dead||Justin||3 episodes
Recurring role (Season 9)
|2019||L.A.'s Finest||Ray Sherman||2 episodes|
|2008||Boom Blox||Cowboy Beaver|
|Iron Man||Mark Scarlotti / Whiplash / Stark Engineer|
|2012||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||Ghost|
|Anarchy Reigns||Nikolai Dmitri Bulygin|
|Resident Evil 6||Tall Oaks civilians|
- Zach McGowan nytimes
- Gelman, Vlada (2011-07-06). "Exclusive: Zach McGowan Joins Shameless as New Bad Boy -- and [Spoiler Alert]?". TVLine. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
- "Trailer: Cockroaches - The Movie Blog". themovieblog.com.
- "More Sausage, Please! Shameless Promotes Zach McGowan to Series Regular". 15 February 2012.
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- "Matt McGowan (@matt_mcgowan) - Twitter". www.twitter.com.
- http://www.starpulse.com/news/Brittany_Frederick/2012/03/03/qa_get_to_know_shameless_star_zach_mcg Starpulse
- 'Shameless' Promotes Zach McGowan to Series Regular, Hollywood Reporter, February 15, 2012
- Naughty But Nice Rob (April 24, 2012). "Zach McGowan, 'Shameless' Star, On Preparing For Full-Frontal Scenes". Huffington Post.
- Dracula Casts A 'Shameless' Gypsy, Bloody Disgusting, July 11, 2013
- Topel, Fred (February 21, 2014). "Exclusive Interview: Zach McGowan on 'Black Sails' and Dracula Untold". CraveOnline.
- 'The 100’ Promotes Zach McGowan to Series Regular for Season 4, The Wrap, July 22, 2016
- Listing 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD', The Futon Critic, January 31, 2017
- Nyren, Erin (May 9, 2017). "'Whitewashing' Accusations Fly as Zach McGowan Cast as Hawaiian WWII Hero". Variety.
- Zach McGowan Joins NBC's 'Bad Boys' Spinoff (Exclusive), March 26, 2018
- "Zach McGowan (Wiki, Age, Married, Wife, Net Worth)". unapix.com.
- "Cockroaches". 5 January 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
- "Snapshot". 1 June 2014 – via www.imdb.com.
- "2 Dudes Catering" – via www.imdb.com.
- "Man Eating Super Snake". 5 June 2011 – via www.imdb.com.
- "Dating Rules from My Future Self" – via www.imdb.com.
- "CW's 'The 100' Casts 'Black Sails' Star Zach McGowan in Recurring Role (Exclusive)". 24 July 2015.
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