Although you may not immediately recognize the name Zach McGowan, the actor has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade. The handsome actor has had several appearances in numerous television series and films, but his groundbreaking role came on the set of the comedy-drama television series Shameless, where he played the character – Jody. As a dubbing actor, he has lent his voice to many commercials, video games, and several anime projects in the past.
Biography (Age, Ethnicity)
Zachary Brendan McGowan was born on May 5, 1980, in New York City. His mother Brenda McGowan is of Russian Jewish descent, his father Vincent McGowan is of Irish descent, while his pedigree is rooted in Ireland. His mother worked as an employee of United States Airlines, which meant that the McGowan family was constantly on the move. Zach grew up with his two older brothers Matt and Doug McGowan.
He attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School from his kindergarten days until his final year of high school. During his years in high school, Zach served as captain of his school’s soccer team and the hockey team. He was also active as part of the school’s drama and drama company. Later he went to Carlton College for further studies.
Zach McGowan found himself on the New York City stage in 2003, where he appeared in several Broadway productions and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film.
Zach McGowan became part of the cast of the Showtime drama “Shameless” in mid-2011. He portrayed Jody Silverman, a tattoo artist and recovering sex addict. His character was upgraded from a recurring character to a regular in the 3rd season of the show.
In 2013 he played the role of Shkelgim, a mysterious Romani in the movie Dracula Untold, a feature film from Universal Pictures. In 2104, he joined the cast of Black Sails, an adventure television series on Starz Channel, in which he played a fictional version of Charles Vane – a famous 18th-century pirate. Although the role was intended for an actor of English descent, Zach improvised an English accent during his audition, which helped him get the part. His performance impressed casting directors greatly when it later turned out that Zach was actually faking the English accent.
He then joined the cast of the CW science fiction television series “The 100” in which he played King Roan of the Ice Nation. Zach also played the villain “The Superior” in the ABC television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Zach is currently part of the television series “LA’s Finest”, which is based on the Bad Boys’ film franchise.
All evidence suggests that the actor has appeared primarily on television shows with a limited but growing presence in movies. He recently appeared in Death Race: Beyond Anarchy and Scorpion King: Book of Souls, where he played the title role.
It is blatantly obvious that an entertainer is a one-woman man. On September 27, 2008, he married Emily Johnson, whom he met during his years at a private liberal art school in Northfield, Minnesota. Their wedding took place in the Santa Barbara Mountains. The couple has had more than a decade of marital bliss and has no plans to ever separate.
They have two beautiful daughters who are often photographed together on social media. So far, no news of separation or impending divorce has plagued their relationship.
Zach McGowan’s Height & Weight
Zach McGowan’s height is reported as 6 feet (183 cm), while his body weight is reported as 75 kg, which is 165 lbs. Zach’s other body measurements are given as 40 inches for the chest, 32 inches for the waist, and 15 inches for the biceps.
The actor and voice artist is a well-known fitness enthusiast who has maintained his perfect physique through consistent rigorous and long training. He has even incorporated his love of exercise into his acting career – on the set of Blacksail you could see him exercising regularly, which is completely understandable; to look as great as he does, he has to work out consistently.