ZACH GILFORD (Zach) is best known for his starring role as Matt Saracen on the
popular NBC series, Friday Night Lights. Since the series wrapped in its fifth
season, he has gone on to star in a wide array of film and television projects.
In film, Gilford last starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Lionsgate's The
Last Stand. He also starred in the indie drama In Our Nature, with John
Slattery, Gabrielle Union and Jena Malone, which premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film
Festival. Additionally, he starred in the indie drama Crazy Kind of Love, with
Virginia Madsen and Sam Tramell. Other film credits include the Roadside
Attractions release Answers to Nothing with Dane Cook, the indie Dare opposite
Emmy Rossum, Super, opposite Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson, and Fox Searchlight's
Post Grad, opposite Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett.
Gilford made his feature film debut starring in Larry Fessenden's The Last
Winter and was nominated for a 2008 Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Other
TV credits include ABC's Off the Ramp, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU and the
feature film Rise: Blood Hunter opposite Lucy Liu.
Gilford graduated from Northwestern University where he starred in productions
of Equus and The Laramie Project. A Chicago native, Gilford spends his free time
leading backpacking, ice climbing and diving expeditions in Alaska, New Zealand
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