Date of Birth: Jan 14, 1982
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zach Gilford (born January 14, 1982) is an American actor best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC television drama series Friday Night Lights. Gilford starred alongside Terrell Owens in the 2008 NBA Celebrity All-Star game. Gilford graduated from Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School. He serves as a Trip Leader for Adventures Cross-Country.