Welcome to Zach McGowan Web, your online resource dedicated to the actor Zach McGowan. You may know Zach from his roles in "Black Sails", "The 100", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D", and more. It is our aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, information and much more on Zach’s career. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Press/Photos/Videos: The Italian Rêve Interview

Press/Photos/Videos: The Italian Rêve Interview

Zach recently sat down with The Italian Rêve for an interview. You can also check out their behind the scenes video below & the gorgeous photos in the gallery.

I’ve spoken with a lot of fellow “Black Sails” fans, throughout the years, and they all have one thing in common: Charles Vane is a hero.

In a show where the lines between bad and good guys are blurred, it’s hard to tell who is the knight in (well) shining warship and who’s just straight up bad, and the Ranger’s captain went from declared enemy to ally to friend, ending up being one of the best, and most loved, characters of the show.
Quite the same goes for the Grounder Prince Roan, one of the major characters in the third and fourth seasons of The CW show “The 100,” although we first see him antagonizing the protagonist, Clarke Griffin. Then, he’ll get closer and closer to many other characters, from his guard Echo to the Sky People.

Now, powerful characters need powerful actors to play them, and Zach McGowan certainly knows how to take a character and turn him into something as close as possible to a relatable, three-dimensional, real human being. 


From “Shameless” to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and the movie “Dracula Untold,” alongside Luke Evans, Zach has shown the audience how deep characterization, fascinating acting and breath-taking action can go side by side. Be it on a post-nuclear-bombing North America or in the New Providence island, where rivers of Grog meet oceans of Blue, or as the legendary Scorpion King, Zach managed to create characters we loved and cried for. We had the pleasure to meet him in Los Angeles, to discuss with him his past works and his many upcoming projects, plus the things he would like to do in the future. 

So, whether you’re still waiting for Jody Silverman to be back on “Shameless,” if your cheered for Charles until the last moment (we sure did) or if you’re waiting for the upcoming release of “The Scorpion King- Book of Souls,” here’s the interview you definitely can’t miss.


Let’s start with an easy one; what made you want to become an actor?
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When I was a kid, I started acting pretty early on, doing plays at school and so on. I think it was always a part of the things that I enjoyed. Basically, in school, I really liked gym and the acting class. There were some other things that I enjoyed, but those two were what I really looked forward to. I always wanted to be either an actor, a professional athlete or even a professional soldier – there was a time I wanted to do that. I always wanted to do acting. What made me want to do it? I guess my love for it.

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Talking about “Shameless,” in your opinion, Jody’s “happy family” with Karen will ever be back from Arizona?
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I think that Zach, the actor, will always love to reprise that role. So, in my opinion, there are a lot of ways of coming back from Arizona with the happy family, why not?! I share everyone’s desire to do that.
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So, you are still following the show then, and who’s your favorite character?
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Yes, I still watch it!
I watch it, just the same, whether I’m in or off. Carl has always been a really interesting character. I mean, I watched Ethan [Cutkosky] growing up on the show. And also the kids: the younger ones are the most interesting, and I would say, Debbie. I’ve just had the chance to do a movie again with Emma [Kenney], and there is something cool about just watching their arks in the show and also watching their arks in real life.

“So, in my opinion, there are a lot of ways
of coming back from Arizona
with the happy family,
why not?!”

Head to The Italian Rêve for the full interview.

Photos: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 902 Screencaps & Stills

Photos: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 902 Screencaps & Stills

I’ve added screencaps & stills from The Walking Dead episode 9×02 ‘The Bridge’ to the gallery.

Photos: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 902 HQ Stills

Photos: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 902 HQ Stills

I’ve added HQ stills from The Walking Dead episode 9×02 ‘The Bridge’ to the gallery. The episode airs tonight at 9PM on AMC. Anyone else a little worried for the fate of Zach’s character Justin?

Photos: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 901 Screencaps & Stills

Photos: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 901 Screencaps & Stills

I’ve added screencaps & a still from the season 9 premiere of The Walking Dead to the gallery. What did you guys think of the premiere? I’m excited for more Zach on my tv screen. I hope he sticks around for a bit.

Photos: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Opening Night Celebration

Photos: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Opening Night Celebration

Zach recently attended the opening night celebration of Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. I’ve added photos from the event to the gallery.

Press/Video/Photos: ‘Walking Dead’ Unveils Season 9 Trailer, Premiere Date at Comic-Con

Press/Video/Photos: ‘Walking Dead’ Unveils Season 9 Trailer, Premiere Date at Comic-Con

AMC just released the first full season 9 trailer for The Walking Dead. All I can say is things look like they are about to get intense, and it looks like Zach’s character Justin is really taking a beating. You can check out the video with accompanying article from Variety below. I also added a few screencaps to the gallery. Unfortunately, the scenes with Zach are quick, and you can’t see him very clearly.

The long-running AMC zombie series showed off the first official trailer for its upcoming ninth season on Friday.

The trailer debuted at “The Walking Dead’s” Comic-Con panel following the “Fear the Walking Dead” presentation, which featured its own trailer for the upcoming season. AMC also announced the new season’s premiere date: Oct. 7 at 9 p.m.

Season 9 picks up after the conclusion of the all-out war the survivors waged against Negan and his Saviors, focusing on Andrew Lincoln’s character, Rick Grimes, picking up the pieces and putting together the utopian society for a post-apocalyptic world. The footage featured Grimes and the rest of the survivors assembling infrastructure in their new society, as well as conversations with an imprisoned Negan. The trailer also showed tensions running high as supposedly reformed saviors clash with other survivors in disputes about how their new civilization should function and treat one another.

The walkers still remain an ever-present threat, as the trailer also contained cuts of Grimes and company fighting off the undead onslaught.

Lincoln also confirmed at the panel that he will leave the show this next season after leading it since its start in 2010.

The series also stars Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Source: Variety