Zach Gilford Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Career, Taylor Swift, Good Girls, There is Something Wrong With the Children

Zach Gilford Biography

Zach Gilford is an American actor. He is also a producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Last Winter (2006) and Dare (2009). His birth name is Zachary Michael “Zach” Gilford. His famous for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama Friday Night Lights.

Zach played the role of Ben in the horror film ‘There is Something Wrong with The Children’, released on January 17, 2023.

Zach Gilford Age | Family

Gilford was born in Evanston, Illinois on January 14, 1982. He is 41 years old as of 2023. Zach is the son of Anne and Steve Gilford. Zach is of half Swedish and half Russian Jewish descent.

Wife | Children

Gilford started dating actress Kele Sanchez. They met on the set of the television pilot for The Matadors. The couple got engaged in November 2011 and married on December 29, 2012.

The couple also co-starred in The Purge: Anarchy. In August 2015, Sanchez announced that she and Gilford were expecting a son in November. In October 2015, the pair announced that Sanchez had suffered a late-term miscarriage. The couple is blessed with a daughter born in 2017.

Zach Gilford Education | Career

Zach attended Evanston Township High School. He also graduated from Northwestern University.

He served as a Trip Leader for Adventures Cross-Country and has led wilderness and adventure trips for teenagers to Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. Gilford also worked as a staff member for YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan.

In 2005 he appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2006 Gilford landed a regular role in Friday Night Lights. He played the role of Matt Saracen in the main cast, from Season 1 to Season 3.

In 2009, Gilford was switched to the recurring cast in Seasons 4 and 5. That year, he also made his feature film debut, co-starring in The Last Winter (2006).[8] He had a cameo in the film Rise: Blood Hunter and guest starred in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

He co-starred in the horror film Devil’s Due (2014).   He also co-starred in the film sequel The Purge: Anarchy, released on July 18, 2014.

He guest starred in shows such as Drunk HistoryTim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and KingdomIn 2016, he starred as Danny Warren in the ABC drama series The Family.

In 2017, Gilford starred as Conner Hooks in the YouTube Redfuturistic web series Lifeline.

Since 2018, Gilford has had a recurring role as Gregg in the NBC series Good Girls.

Movies | Tv Shows






2003 Handbook to Casual Stalking Jimmy Short
2006 The Last Winter Maxwell McKinder Nominated—Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Sailor
2009 Post Grad Adam Davies
Dare Johnny Drake
2010 Super Jerry
2011 The River Why Gus Oviston
Answers to Nothing Evan
2012 In Our Nature Seth
2013 Crazy Kind of Love Matthew
The Last Stand Jerry Bailey
2014 Devil’s Due Zach McCall
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Shane Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance






2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kevin Wilcox 1 episode (“Contagious”)
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Matt Saracen Series regular, 62 episodes
Main cast (Seasons 1-3)
Recurring cast (Seasons 4-5)
2009 Grey’s Anatomy Charlie Lowell 1 episode (“Here’s to Future Days”)
2010 The Matadors Alex Galloway TV movie
2011 Off the Map Dr. Tommy Fuller Series regular, 13 episodes
2012–2013 The Mob Doctor Dr. Brett Robinson Series regular, 13 episodes
2014–2015 Drunk History Jim Abbott/Roger Sharpe 2 episodes
2016 The Family Daniel “Danny” Warren Series regular, 12 episodes
2017 Kingdom Tim Season 3
2017 Lifeline (web series) Conner Hooks Series regular, 8 episodes
2018 Good Girls Gregg
TBA L.A.’s Finest Ben Walker Main cast; filming

Net Worth

Zach has an estimated net worth of  $6 million dollars as of 2023.

Zach Gilford Wedding

Friday Night Lights

Good Girls

Since 2018, Gilford has had a recurring role as Gregg in the NBC series Good Girls.

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Zach Gilford starred as Matt Saracen in the hit TV series Friday Night Lights. He also has been on the big screen in movies like The Purge: Anarchy.

Zach Gilford Height

Zach Height of 5′ 8″ (1.73 m).

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