Actor

Zach grew up surrounded by theatricality, cementing itself into a career path when he almost (literally) broke a leg, falling off the stage whilst performing Peter Rabbit in grade 4. While his passion for the performing arts intensified, his spatial awareness has, more or less, remained the same.

Growing up, his parents ran a dinner theatre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. When he was eight, he saw his father play “Rick” in their homage to Casablanca. He was hooked. He would go on to work for their company, first sweeping stages and mopping up stage blood, then performing and eventually directing their productions.

Zach studied Theatre Arts at Algonquin College.  In addition to acting and directing, he also opted to study technical production. Given his background, he supplemented the early stages of his career by designing special effects for theatre and film, which eventually opened the doors to magic.

Like so many others, Zach received a magic kit when he was young…and promptly ignored it, once he discovered the kit contained no actual occult tomes or mystical artifacts granting him instant arcane abilities. He preferred his imagination to the countless hours of discipline required to grasp sleight of hand. He would revisit magic many years later, and fall in love with it.

Several years into his career, he would discover a similar love for musical theatre and dance, and has been working professionally on stage and on camera since 2006.

 

GALLERY

 
The Game of Love & Chance

The Game of Love & Chance

Odyssey Theatre. Directed by Andy Massingham

One by One by One

One by One by One

Ordinary Days The Musical at GCTC, Ottawa. Directed by Eric Coates. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

Magic Foot

Magic Foot

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon, SK. Directed by Julia Jamison.

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The Gladstone Theatre. Directed by John P. Kelly

Romeo vs Tybalt

Romeo vs Tybalt

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet at GCTC. Directed by Ann Hodges.

Put your Game Face on

Put your Game Face on

World Premiere - Prom Queen - The Musical at The Segal Center, Montreal. Directed by Marcia Kash.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Davey & Donnie do dismemberment. The Gladstone Theatre. Directed by John P. Kelly

My Favorite Year - The Musical

My Favorite Year - The Musical

Benjy Stone. Confidential Musical Theatre Project. Directors: Nicole Milne & Wendy Berkelaar

Stones in his pockets

Stones in his pockets

The Gladstone Theatre. Directed by John P. Kelly. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

This dance is for you

This dance is for you

Prom Queen - The Musical Finale. Directed by Marcia Kash.

Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy

BatBoy - The Musical. Black Sheep Theatre. Directed by Dave Dawson.

Romeo, Juliet...and Constance?...

Romeo, Juliet...and Constance?...

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet at GCTC. Directed by Ann Hodges. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

Time to bleed

Time to bleed

She bleeds on your grave. Short Horror Film. Directed by Kristian Lariviere

Brighella & Pantalone

Brighella & Pantalone

The Servant of Two Master. Odyssey Theatre. Directed by Andy Massingham.

Bottom's Dream

Bottom's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Citadel Theatre, Toronto. Directed by Richard Sheridan Willis.

"Honest, my lord?"

"Honest, my lord?"

Othello & Iago. Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet. GCTC. Directed by Ann Hodges

Snake Oil

Snake Oil

Black Sheep Theatre. Winnipeg. Directed by Dave Dawson.

Home for you

Home for you

BatBoy - The Musical. Directed by Dave Dawson.

Mario in The Game of Love & Chance

Mario in The Game of Love & Chance

Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa

The sperm and the egg

The sperm and the egg

"If my sperm had ever hit an egg, I would've let the kid have its black room and gotten it over with." - Wild Abandon by Daniel MacIvor

There's an awful lot of instability

There's an awful lot of instability

Screenshot from the short film "True Writ." Directed by Brennan Richardson

"Fly, fly, fly, look at them fly"

"Fly, fly, fly, look at them fly"

Ordinary Days the musical. GCTC. Directed by Eric Coates.

Alas, poor Yorkshire cheese...

Alas, poor Yorkshire cheese...

I ate him, Horatio.

Wild Abandon by Daniel MacIvor

Wild Abandon by Daniel MacIvor

Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg. Directed by Dave Dawson

The Mechanicals

The Mechanicals

A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Citadel Theatre, Toronto. Directed by Richard Sheridan Willis.

The Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters

Odyssey Theatre. Directed by Andy Massingham.

 

VIDEO

Dymon Storage Commercial

True writ

Goodnight Desdemona good morning juliet

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Comfort & Joy

BatBoy - The Musical. Black Sheep Theatre. Directed by Dave Dawson.