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Zach Roerig at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Born||Zachary George Roerig |
February 22, 1985
Montpelier, Ohio, U.S.
Zachary George "Zach" Roerig // (born February 22, 1985) is an American actor who is best known for roles of Casey Hughes on As the World Turns, Hunter Atwood on One Life to Live and Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries.
Zach was born in Montpelier, Ohio, to Andrea and Daniel Roerig. Zach also has a younger sister named Emily who was born in 1989. Zach attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in Cleveland and went on to participate in the International Model and Talent Association where he signed with his late talent manager. He graduated Montpelier High School where he was both a football player and a wrestler. While he was growing up, Zach worked for his father and grandfather at Fackler Monuments making gravestones.
Zach played the role of Casey Hughes on As the World Turns from January 18, 2005 to May 2, 2007. Casey was the son of legacy couple Tom and Margo Hughes, and during Zach's time, Casey was part of a popular couple, the female half portrayed by Alexandra Chando. After his departure, Roerig accepted a role on the soap One Life to Live, as Hunter Atwood. He departed again later that year. He then made a few appearances on the popular show Friday Night Lights as Cash the cowboy. Most recently, he portrays Matt Donovan in The Vampire Diaries.
Roerig has a daughter, born in January 2011. In June 2013, Roerig filed legal papers in Georgia seeking full custody of his daughter after her mother, Roerig's ex-girlfriend Alanna Turner, was incarcerated in a federal prison.
|2005||Flutter Kick||Jason Matthews|
|2006||The Prince||Taft||Television film|
|Split Decision||Grady Love||Television film|
|2007||Tie a Yellow Ribbon||Teenage Joe|
|Assassination of a High School President||Matt Mullen|
|Official Selection||The American Soldier|
|2009||Strawberry Wine||Jason Gabel|
|2013||Field of Lost Shoes||Filming|
|2004||Law & Order||Rollerblade Messenger||Episode: "All in the Family"|
|2006||Reba||Man at wedding||Episode: "Two Weddings and a Funeral"|
|2007||One Life to Live||Hunter Atwood||13 episodes|
|Guiding Light||Alex||Episode: "#1.15105"|
|2005–2007||As the World Turns||Casey Hughes||274 episodes|
|2007–2008||Friday Night Lights||Cash||6 episodes|
|2009–present||The Vampire Diaries||Matt Donovan||Main Cast|
- Zach Roerig, 274 episodes, 2005-2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast
- Schneider, Michael (March 25, 2009). "Somerhalder joins 'Vampire Diaries'". Variety. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- "'Vampire Diaries' Star: I Have a Kid! & My Baby Mama's In Jail". TMZ. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- Ravitz, Justin (July 8, 2013). "Zach Roerig Fighting With Convict Ex-Girlfriend Over Secret Daughter, 2". US Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
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