Fast Facts

  • Made his television debut on Sesame Street.
  • Was a sous chef after first moving to Los Angeles, and appeared on an episode of Iron Chef America.
  • Made his film debut in Roger Corman's Hunt for Eagle One.
  • Joined Shameless in season 2 as a recurring role, before being promoted to series regular in season 3.


  • Doug McGowan — Brother
  • Emily — Wife
  • Vince McGowan — Father
  • Matt McGowan — Brother
  • Brenda McGowan — Mother


  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, United States (2002)

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  • Birth Name: Zachary Brendan McGowan
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Birthday: September 26, 1981,
  • Profession: Actor

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