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Roerig at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
Zachary George Roerig|
February 22, 1985
Montpelier, Ohio, U.S.
Zachary George Roerig // (born February 22, 1985) is an American actor who is known for his roles as Casey Hughes on As the World Turns, Hunter Atwood on One Life to Live and Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries.
Roerig was born in Montpelier, Ohio, to Andrea and Dan Roerig. He has a younger sister, Emily, who was born in 1989. Roerig attended the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Cleveland and went on to participate in the International Model and Talent Association where he signed with his late talent manager. He graduated from Montpelier High School where he was both a football player and a wrestler. While he was growing up, Roerig worked for his father and grandfather at Fackler Monuments making gravestones.
Roerig played the role of Casey Hughes on As the World Turns from January 18, 2005 to May 2, 2007. Casey was the son of legacy couple Tom and Margo Hughes and, during his time, Casey was part of a popular couple with 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. Roerig then made a few appearances on Friday Night Lights as Cash the cowboy. Most recently, he portrayed Matt Donovan in The Vampire Diaries, ending on March 10, 2017. He has made appearances on The Originals as his character, Matt Donovan, on Marvel's The Gifted as Augustus/Pulse, and on the big screen as Carter in Rings. Zach can next be seen playing young Ray Mott in The Last Full Measure.
Roerig has a daughter who was born in January 2011. In June 2013, Roerig filed legal papers in Georgia, seeking full custody of his daughter after her mother, Roerig's ex-girlfriend, Alana Turner, was incarcerated in a federal prison. Roerig met actress Nathalie Kelley on the set of The Vampire Diaries in 2016. They were in a relationship from November 2016 until late 2017. Kelley confirmed on social media that the two have since broken up.
|2005||Flutter Kick||Jason Matthews||Short film|
|2007||Tie a Yellow Ribbon||Teenage Joe|
|2008||Assassination of a High School President||Matt Mullen|
|2008||Official Selection||The American Soldier||Short film|
|2014||Field of Lost Shoes||Jack Stanard|
|2016||2BR02b||Edward Wehling||Short film|
|2017||The Year of Spectacular Men|
|2017||The Outer Wild||Laird|
|2018||The Last Full Measure||Young Ray Mott|
|2004||Law & Order||Rollerblade Messenger||Episode: "All in the Family"|
|2005–2007||As the World Turns||Casey Hughes||Role held: January 18, 2005 – May 2, 2007|
|2006||Reba||Man at Wedding||Episode: "Two Weddings and a Funeral"|
|2006||Split Decision||Grady Love||Television film|
|2007||Guiding Light||Alex||Season 55, episode 154|
|2007||One Life to Live||Hunter Atwood||15 episodes|
|2008||The Prince||Taft||Television film|
|2008–2009||Friday Night Lights||Cash||6 episodes|
|2009–2017||The Vampire Diaries||Matt Donovan / Silas / Gregor / Ethan Maxwell||Main cast|
|2016||The Originals||Matt Donovan||Episode: "Behind the Black Horizon"|
|2017||The Gifted||Pulse/Gus||Episode: "eXit Strategy", "Threat of EXtinction"|
|2018||Legacies||Matt Donovan||Episode: "Pilot"|
- "Barbizon Modeling and Acting - Zach Roerig". Barbizon Modeling. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Schneider, Michael (March 25, 2009). "Somerhalder joins 'Vampire Diaries'". Variety. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- "'Vampire Diaries' Star: I Have a Kid! & My Baby Mama's In Jail". TMZ. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- Ravitz, Justin (July 8, 2013). "Zach Roerig Fighting With Convict Ex-Girlfriend Over Secret Daughter, 2". US Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- "Zach Roerig & Nathalie Kelley Dating: 'Vampire Diaries' Stars Confirm Romance — Pics". Hollywood Life. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
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