Zach McGowan is an American film, television and voice actor. 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 raised in New York. He 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.
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 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|
|2021||Last Call||Laurence "Dougal" McDougal Jr.|
|2021||Murder at Emigrant Gulch|
|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, additional voices|||
|Resident Evil 6||Tall Oaks civilians|
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- "'Shameless' Promotes Zach McGowan to Series Regular". The Hollywood Reporter. February 15, 2012.
- Naughty But Nice Rob (April 24, 2012). "Zach McGowan, 'Shameless' Star, On Preparing For Full-Frontal Scenes". Huffington Post.
- Dickson, Evan (July 11, 2013). "Dracula Casts A 'Shameless' Gypsy". Bloody Disgusting.
- Topel, Fred (February 21, 2014). "Exclusive Interview: Zach McGowan on 'Black Sails' and Dracula Untold". CraveOnline.
- Ge, Linda (July 22, 2016). "'The 100' Promotes Zach McGowan to Series Regular for Season 4". The Wrap.
- "Listing: 'Marvel's Agents of Shield'". The Futon Critic. January 31, 2017.
- Ritman, Alex (March 26, 2018). "Zach McGowan Joins NBC's 'Bad Boys' Spinoff". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Zach McGowan (Wiki, Age, Married, Wife, Net Worth)". unapix.com.
- "Cockroaches". IMDb.com. January 5, 2018.
- "Snapshot". IMDb.com. June 1, 2014.
- "2 Dudes Catering". IMDb.com.
- "Man Eating Super Snake". IMDb.com. June 5, 2011.
- "Dating Rules from My Future Self". IMDb.com.
- Ge, Linda (July 24, 2015). "CW's 'The 100' Casts 'Black Sails' Star Zach McGowan in Recurring Role". The Wrap.
- "Zach McGowan (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 6, 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
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