Fast Facts

  • First project as director was the straight-to-video documentary/short film Michael Jordan's Playground, a mixture of the basketball legend's career highlights and scripted scenes based on his early life.
  • Won a Clio Award in 1997 for his Jeep "Frisbee" commercial.
  • Made his feature-film directorial debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, which had a budget of less than $30 million but took in more than $100 million worldwide.
  • His 2003 Subaru WRX commercial can be seen on a TV in one of Dawn's scenes.
  • Made his animation directing debut with the 2010 family film Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.


  • Deborah Johnson — Wife
  • Denise Snyder — Ex-wife


  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (Film, 1989)


  • Birth Name: Zachary Edward Snyder
  • Birth Place: Green Bay, WI
  • Birthday: March 1, 1966, Pisces
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
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