Zach McGowan

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Zach McGowan
Zach McGowan 2013.jpg
Born Zachary Brendan McGowan
(1981-05-05) May 5, 1981 (age 35)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Emily Johnson (m. 2008)

Zachary Brendan "Zach" McGowan (born May 5, 1981)[1] is an American film and television actor and voice-over artist.[2] He is known for his roles as Jody in the television series Shameless and Charles Vane in the television series Black Sails and Roan in the television series "The 100".[3] Other highlights include parts in the films Terminator Salvation,[4] The Hunt for Eagle One,[5] and the sequel The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point. He guest-starred in the television series Numb3rs, CSI: Miami, and Cold Case,[6] with voice-over work[7] 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. Currently featured in the CW tv series The 100.

Early life[edit]

McGowan was born in New York City, to Vincent and Brenda McGowan. His older brothers are Doug and Matt McGowan.[8] Although they lived in New York City most of their lives, the McGowans traveled extensively due to Brenda's employment at United Airlines. Before attending Carleton College, 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.[9]


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).[10] 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".[11]

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.

Personal life[edit]

McGowan married Emily Johnson on September 27, 2008 in the Santa Barbara mountains.[12]


Year Title Role Note
2006 The Hunt for Eagle One Jackson
2007 Two Dudes Catering[13] himself TV reality show
2008 CSI: Miami Kurt Greenfield Episode: "Wrecking Crew"
Numb3rs Keith Jackson Episode: "High Exposure"
Good Luck Charlie Happy Horse Episode: "Butt Dialing Duncans"
2009 Scream Awards Live Announcer and narration
Terminator Salvation Soldier on Osprey
Boom Blox Cowboy Beaver Video Game
Iron Man Marc Scarlotti / Whiplash / Stark Engineer (voice) Video Game
Scream Awards Live Announcer and narration
Cold Case Corporal Clerk Episode: "Libertyville"
Losing Control Terry
Conception Joel
Scream Awards Live Announcer and narration
2011 Man Eating Super Snake[14] Voice Discovery Channel, TV Movie
Body of Proof Vincent Stone Episode 3: "Helping Hand"
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Ghost (voice) Video Game
Scream Awards Live Announcer and narration
2012 Anarchy Reigns Nikolai Dmitri Bulygin Video Game
Cockroaches[15] Johnny Slim
Snapshot[16] Thomas Grady
Dating Rules from My Future Self[17] Jagger Episodes: "What Is Love?" and "Change YR World"
Shameless Jody Season 2 & 3
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Voice Video Game
2014–2016 Black Sails Charles Vane Main Cast
2014 Dracula Untold Shkelgim
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Anton Season 17, Episode 6 - 10.21 "Maternal Instincts"
2016-present The 100[18] King Roan Season 4 (main), Season 3 (recurring)
2016 UnREAL Brock Episode: "Casualty"
2017 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Anton Ivanov "The Superior" 4 episodes


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