• Zach Roerig is an American actor, born in 1985 and raised in Montpelier, Ohio.
• He is best known for his roles in the soap operas "As the World Turns" and "One Life to Live" and his role as Matt Donovan in "The Vampire Diaries".
• He has a daughter, Fiona, from a previous relationship with Alana Turner.
• He is a fan of the film industry and likes to stay active by going to the gym, running and travelling.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million dollars
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1985
MarkDeep husky voice
FactGood friends with Amanda Seyfried.

Who is Zach Roerig? Wiki Bio

Zachary George Roerig was born in Montpelier, Ohio USA, on 22 February 1985 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, probably best known for portraying Casey Hughes in the “As the World Turns” and Hunter Atwood in the “One Life to Live”, both TV soap operas.

Early life and education

Zach was raised in Montpelier by his mother Andrea who was born in 1963, and his father Daniel Roerig who was born in 1961. and who died in 2007 from a heart attack. Zach has one younger sister named Emily, born in 1989.

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After finishing elementary school, Zach enrolled at the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School located in Cleveland, and his participation at the International Modeling and Talent Association led to him signing his first contract with his late talent manager. He went on to attend Montpelier High School where he was physically very active, playing football and wrestling, and at the same time working at Fackler Monuments owned by his father and grandfather, where he helped them make gravestones.

Career as an actor

Zach made his debut film appearance playing Jason Matthews in the “Flutter Kick” short film in 2005, and in 2007 portrayed Teenage Joe in the “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” award winning film. The year 2008 saw him play Matt Mullen in “Assassination of a High School President”, Adam in “Dear Me”, and The American Soldier in “Official Selection”.

He then took a break from movies for six years, before winning the role of Jack Stanard in the “Field of Lost Shoes” war drama film in 2014, and in 2016 appearing as Edward Wehling in the “2BR02b” short film.

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He went on to portray Carter in “Rings” and “Mikey” in “The Year of Spectacular Men” in 2017 while his two latest roles in movies have been in “The Outer Wild” in 2018, and “The Last Full Measure” which is set to be released in 2020. Zach is better known for the roles he has had in TV series – he made his debut appearance playing Rollerblade Messenger in the “All in the Family” episode of “Law & Order” in 2004. In 2005, he began portraying Casey Hughes in “As the World Turns” which is the role that made him famous and which he held through to 2 May 2007.

In 2006 he portrayed Grady Love in “Split Decision”, and 2007 saw him appear in two TV series, entitled “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Life” in 15 episodes portraying Hunter Atwood. He could have been seen playing Taft in “The Prince” in 2008 as well as Cash in “Friday Night Lights” appearing in six episodes in 2008 and 2009. Zach won the role of Matt Donovan (as well as of Silas, Gregor, Ethan Maxwell, and Klaus Mikealson) in “The Vampire Diaries” supernatural teen drama TV series, appearing in numerous episodes from 2009 to 2017 which made him popular all around the world, as the series turned out to be a major hit.

He was dedicated to the shooting of these series and did not appear in any other until 2016, when he reprised his role as Matt Donovan in a single episode of “The Originals”. His most recent appearances in TV series have been in two episodes of “The Gifted” in 2017, two episodes of “Legacies” in 2018, and over ten episodes of “Dare Me” in 2019 playing the lead role as Sarge Will Mosley.

Love life, friends, and relationships

Zach began dating Alana Turner in 2007 after the two met at a local bar in Los Angeles, they dated for three years before Alana was left pregnant, and gave birth to their daughter Fiona in January 2011.

The two never married, and shortly after Fiona was born the two split, with Alana having full custody over the girl. In the summer of 2013, Alana was incarcerated in a federal prison and Zach used this occasion to file legal papers in Georgia and seek full custody of his daughter. Zach is very close to actress Amanda Seyfried who is his best friend, and is best known for her roles in movies such as “Mamma Mia!”, “Mean Girls”, and “Les Miserables”.

Hobbies and other interests

Zach is a huge fan of the film industry, with his favorite actresses and actors being Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp, while some of his favorite movies are “Into the Wild”, “Bruce Almighty”, and “Dear John” – TV shows he enjoys watching the most are “Entourage”, “That 70’s Show”, and “Seinfeld”.

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He is paying extra attention to his appearance and his body, and goes to the gym several times per week, while he enjoys going running when the weather is nice. He is a philanthropist who has donated money to several charity organizations over the course of years, such as The Red Cross. He likes to travel and has been all around the US to shoot for movies and TV series’.

Zach is suffering from astigmatism, which is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.

Appearance and net worth

Zach is 24 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 156lbs (71kgs). His net worth as of early 2020 is estimated at over $3 million.

General Info

Full NameZach Roerig
Net Worth$4 million dollars
Salary82,500 USD
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1985
Height1.8 m, 1.85 m
Weight86 kg
ProfessionActor, Ice hockey player
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsAndrea Roerig, Daniel Roerig
SiblingsEmily Roerig


AwardsWhiting Awards
MoviesField of Lost Shoes, Rings, Tie a Yellow Ribbon
TV ShowsAs the World Turns, The Vampire Diaries

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep husky voice
2Bright blue eyes


1He is of German, Polish, English, and Irish descent.
2Used to work for his father and grandfather making gravestones.
3Was a Football player and Wrestler in High school.
4Wears glasses when not on camera.
5Has a daughter born in January 2011. In June 2013, he filed legal papers in Georgia seeking full custody of his daughter after her mother, ex-girlfriend Alanna Turner, was incarcerated in a federal prison.
6Good friends with Amanda Seyfried.
7His favorite shows are Entourage, That 70's Show and Seinfeld.
8Zach Roerig has astigmatism.
9Was featured on MTV'S True Life: I'm getting my big break in a small segment for Alexandra Chando's piece.




The Year of Spectacular Men2017post-production
The Vampire Diaries2009-2017TV SeriesMatt Donovan / Ethan Maxwell
2BR02b2016ShortEdward Wehling
The Originals2016TV SeriesMatt Donovan
Field of Lost Shoes2015Jack Stanard
When Vampires Don't Suck2010Video short
Friday Night Lights2008-2009TV SeriesCash
Official Selection2008ShortThe American Soldier
Dear Me2008Adam
Assassination of a High School President2008Matt Mullen
The Prince2008TV MovieTaft
One Life to Live2007TV SeriesHunter / Hunter Atwood
As the World Turns2005-2007TV SeriesCasey Hughes
Tie a Yellow Ribbon2007Teenage Joe
Guiding Light2007TV SeriesAlex
Split Decision2006TV MovieGrady Love
Reba2006TV SeriesMan at wedding
Flutter Kick2005ShortJason Matthews (as Zachary Roerig)
Law & Order2004TV SeriesRollerblade Messenger


Revelation2013/IShort co-producer


The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV Special special thanks


The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV SpecialHimself / Archival
BloodyCon 20122012Video documentaryHimself
The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches2011Video shortHimself
Martha2005TV SeriesHimself
Party Planner with David Tutera2005TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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