Zack Heart

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Zack Heart
Outback Zack.jpg
Outback Zack on KUSI News, 2009.
Born
Nicholas Zackary Heart

12 October
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationTelevision presenter / producer
Years active1993 – present
AgentUnited Talent Agency
Websiteoutbackzack.com

Nicholas Zackary Heart is an Australian television and film personality. Heart is recognised as a television host, Wildlife Expert, conservationist, and actor.[1] As of late 2016, Heart currently has a wildlife show broadcasting on BidChat.com called The Outback Zack Show.

Early life[edit]

Heart studying Zoology and Conservation Biology at NMIT with further studies in ethology and wildlife management. He played baseball with the Fitzroy Lions from an early age up until 17, whilst also becoming a talented golfer achieving a handicap of 4. Heart's main interest was animals and spent his childhood working in the field with his father up until his father was killed in a vehicle accident.[2]

Heart moved into the television and film world at age 17, becoming a professional stunt man with the New Generation Stunts Agency. Heart was trained under the Sanford Meisner acting technique by veteran Australian actress Vikki Blanche, and continued under Australian icon John Orcsik at The Australian Film and Television Academy.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Outback Zack with Giraffe, 2010.

Heart began his career as a stuntman, actor and model at age 17 and debuted on Australian television portraying the criminal "Mackay" in the Seven Network Australian Television series Blue Heelers, which aired for 13 seasons. Heart followed this with the role of the locally well known Pizza Delivery Boy witness on the Seven Network Australia's Most Wanted and went on with recurring stunt actor roles on the Network Ten soap opera Neighbours, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation hit series Mercury with Geoffrey Rush.

In 1995 Heart made his film debut on the American action film Silver Strand, with Gil Bellows, Nicollette Sheridan, and director George Miller. He followed this film in the role of 'Skinny' the skinhead in the Australian feature film comedy Crackers. Heart performed his own stunts as the character.

In 2009 he received public recognition for Channel 31 Australia C31,broadcasts of Outback Zack's Australian Animal Fire Victims Appeal.[3] Heart wrote, produced, and hosted the one-hour television special which raised up to $500,000.00 for the non-profit animal rescue organisation Wildlife Victoria with broadcasts in Australia and the United States.[4] Heart co-host The Daily Buzz show.

In 2010 Heart relocated from Australia to Hollywood, and became known by audiences as the regular host on Planet X Television appearing in 12 episodes with his "Outback Zack" persona, and starring in American vehicle commercials.[5]

Filmography[edit]

List of credits
Year Title Role Production Company
2013 Planet X Television (TV series) Outback Zack The Man from Downunder Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Adventure With Whales Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Extremity Games Himself – Host Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Teva Games Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Bali Surf Himself – Host Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Boarder 1 Himself – Host Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Horse Jumping Special Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Boarder 2 Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Best of Oz Winter 1 Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Best of Oz Winter 2 Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Icer X 1 Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Board Up Himself – Host Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) Icer X 2 Outback Zack Planet X Television
2010 Planet X Television (TV series) PX rail 1 Himself – Host Planet X Television
2009 KUSI-TV (TV series) Outback Zack KUSI News
2008 The Daily Buzz (TV series) Himself – Host ACME Communications
2008 Outback Zack's Australian Animal fire Victims Appeal (Talk Show) Outback Zack Outback Zack Productions
1998 Crackers (Feature Film) Skinny The Australian Film Commission
1997 Australia's Most Wanted (TV series) Johnny the murder witness Grundy Television Australia
1996 Neighbours (TV series) Max Grundy Television Australia
1996 Mercury (TV series) Stunt Actor – (as Simmons Nick) Australian Broadcast Commission
1995 Silver Strand (Feature Film) Sergeant Oneil MGM
1995 Correlli (TV series) Morris Moore Australian Broadcast Commission
1995 Neighbours (TV series) Stunt Actor Grundy Television Australia
1995 Janus (TV series) Nick Australian Broadcast Commission
1995 Blue Heelers (TV series) Mackay Southern Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bears and Coyotes and Birds...Oh, My!". Mountain News. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Zack Heart aka Outback Zack". Crazy Wolf Entertainment. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Rattled by wildlife in Fawnskin". Big Bear Grizzly. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ "OUTBACK ZACK Has Heart in Right Place". Westlake Magazine. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ Shmerling, Saran. "Providing Protection". Malibu Times Magazine. Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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