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  • Discovered acting as a high-school freshman.
  • Received VCU's prestigious Excellence in Theatre award and was also recognized with the Irene Ryan Scholarship.
  • Worked as a waiter and a bartender while pursuing an acting career in New York after college. 
  • Is a fan of horror films.
  • Hobbies include surfing, sailing, spending time with his dogs, and working on his 1959 Chevy pickup truck.


  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (BFA in Theatre, 2000)

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  • Birth Name: Zachary Andrew Knighton
  • Birth Place: Alexandria, VA
  • Profession: Actor

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