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Zach Gilford

Zachary Michael "Zach" Gilford is 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.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Midnight Club (2022)
Starring as TBA
Midnight Mass (2021)
Starring as Riley Flynn (6 episodes)
L.A.'s Finest (2019)
Starring as Ben Walker (26 episodes)
Good Girls (2018)
Guest starring as Greg (16 episodes)
This Close (2018)
Guest starring as Danny (2 episodes)
Lifeline (2017)
Starring as Conner Hooks (8 episodes)
The Family (2016)
Starring as Danny Warren (12 episodes)
Kingdom (2014)
Guest starring as Tim (2 episodes)
Drunk History (2013)
Guest starring as Roger Sharpe
  • Episode 3x06: Games (Oct 6, 2015)
Guest starring as Jim Abbott
The Mob Doctor (2012)
Starring as Dr. Brett Robinson (13 episodes)
Off the Map (2011)
Starring as Thomas "Tommy" Fuller (13 episodes)
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Starring as Matt Saracen (50 episodes)
Guest starring as Matt Saracen (12 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Charlie Lowell
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Kevin Wilcox
Guest starring as James Miller
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