Zachary Michael "Zach" Gilford (born January 14, 1982) is an American actor best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC sports drama Friday Night Lights.
In 2005, he appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2006, Gilford landed a regular role in Friday Night Lights, in which 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).
In 2009, he co-starred in Post Grad opposite Alexis Bledel and in Dare opposite Emmy Rossum.
In 2010, he joined the cast of ABC's medical drama Off The Map which premiered in January 2011 but was cancelled after 13 episodes.
In 2011, he appeared in Taylor Swift's music video for "Ours", in which he played her love interest.
In 2012, he was cast in another medical drama, The Mob Doctor, on Fox, opposite Jordana Spiro; however this was also cancelled after 13 episodes. In January 2013, he appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand.
He co-starred in the horror film Devil's Due(2014), set in New Orleans and the Dominican Republic, and released on January 17, 2014. He also co-starred in the film sequel The Purge: Anarchy, released on July 18, 2014.