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Zach Gilford Biography

Birth Place:
Evanston, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Turned to acting after he broke his leg playing football in high school
  • While attending Chicago's Northwestern University, appeared in stage productions of Equus and The Laramie Project
  • Made his TV debut in a 2005 episode of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; roles in indie feature The Last Winter (2006) and TV football drama Friday Night Lights followed
  • Has led ice-climbing, backpacking and diving expeditions in New Zealand, Australia and Alaska
  • Played in the 2008 NBA Celebrity All-Star game with former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens