Zach Gilford (born January 14, 1982) is an American actor best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC television drama series Friday Night Lights. Gilford starred alongside Terrell Owens in the 2008 NBA Celebrity All-Star game. Gilford graduated from Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School. He serves as a Trip Leader for Adventures Cross-Country. He has led wilderness and adventure trips for teenagers to California, Hawaii, Alaska, the South Pacific, and British Columbia. Gilford 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, he landed a regular role in Friday Night Lights in which he played the role of Matt Saracen for nearly five seasons until the show ended in 2011. He made his feature film debut starring in The Last Winter. In 2009, he starred in Post Grad alongside Alexis Bledel and Michael Keaton and in Dare alongside Emmy Rossum.
Contributions by 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and Logical Fuzz.