Who is Zachary Gordon?
Zachary Adam Gordon was born in Oak Park, California USA, on 15 February 1998 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a film director, who has already managed to appear in close to 60 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Greg Heffley, the lead character in the 2010 comedy drama movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. It was written by five people, directed by Thor Freudenthal, and also starred Robert Capron and Rachael Harris. The film follows the life of a 12-year-old boy, who has just enrolled at middle school, and it won five of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.
Zachary reprised his role in the sequels “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”, in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
— Jacob Johnston (@jake_squared) September 16, 2020
Early life and education
Zachary was raised in Oak Park alongside his two older brothers, by their parents Kenneth and Linda Gordon, who prefer to be left out of the spotlight. Zachary respects his family’s privacy, and thus hasn’t shared any details concerning them.
He launched his acting career while still attending an elementary school, with his portrayal of Little Arthur, in the 2007 romantic comedy film “Because I Said So”. The same year saw him appear in six other movies and TV series, including the comedy film “Georgia Rule”, the comedy series “All of Us”, and the fantasy comedy movie “Sex and Death 101”. Zachary then continued acting throughout his entire education.
He matriculated from a public high school in 2016, and then chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on acting. Zachary eventually changed his mind, and is today attending Chapman University.
Roles in TV series
In 2007, Zachary played Little Robin Hood, in the episode “Now You Know” of the mystery comedy drama “Desperate Housewives”. The following years saw him make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the short comedy “The Mighty B!”, the reality comedy “MADtv”, and the action crime drama “24”.
He gained recognition in 2008, when cast to voice San San, Larger Mouse and several other characters, in the animated family fantasy “Ni Hao, Kai-Lan”. The series starred Jade-Lianna Peters, Clem Cheung and Khamani Griffin, and follows the six-year-old girl Kai-lan, as she’s spending time with her American and Chinese friends. Zachary was then invited to voice characters in several other animated series, including “Special Agent Oso”, “Robot Chicken” and “Family Guy”.
From 2011 to 2014, he voiced Gil in the animated family comedy “Bubble Guppies”. It was created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, starred Brianna Gentilella, Cynthia de Graaff and Tino Insana, and follows six children who have fish tails.
A couple of Zachary’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2018 animated action adventure “Star Wars Rebels” (voice role), the 2020 romantic comedy drama “Good Trouble”, and the 2020 drama “The Resident”.
Roles in movies
In 2007, Zachary was cast to play Lincoln Conspiracy Kid, in the critically acclaimed action mystery adventure “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”. It starred Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger, and follows Benjamin Gates, who’s trying to prove that his ancestors didn’t have anything to do with the murder of Abraham Lincoln. It won one of the six awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Zachary’s following notable performances were in the 2008 action adventure comedy “The Brothers Bloom”, the 2008 animated adventure comedy “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (voice role), and the 2009 animated action adventure “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” (voice role). In 2012, he voiced Gil in the animated family drama “Bubble Puppy’s Fin-tastic Fairytale Adventure”, and the same year saw him star in the short comedy “Young Paul Ryan”, and in the comedy “The Unprofessional”. In 2013, Zachary portrayed the supporting character Bully, in the comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, starring Steve Carell, Luke Vanek and Steve Buscemi, and which follows a magician who has lost his job after working in Las Vegas for many year – the movie won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
Zachary’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2020 comedy “American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules”, the 2021 mystery horror thriller “Dreamcatcher” and later that year in the drama “Violet”. He’s currently recording (voice role) for the upcoming biographical historical documentary film “The Gettysburg Address”.
Zachary has a single directing credit: in 2016, he worked on the family movie “Pals”.
He has been featured in several documentary series, including in “Teens Wanna Know” in 2014, and “From the Mouths of Babes” in 2019.
Zachary has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Bonnie Hunt Show”, “Piper’s Picks TV” and “Live with Kelly and Ryan”.
Awards and nominations
He has been nominated for seven Young Artist Awards, winning three: one in 2008 for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor – Comedy or Musical, for the comedy movie “Georgia Rule”, a second in 2011 for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast, for the movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (shared with colleagues), and the third in 2013, for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast, for the movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (shared with colleagues).
He has also been nominated for four other Young Artist Awards, a 2010 Sierra Award, and a 2013 Kids’ Choice Blimp Award.
Love life and girlfriend
Zachary’s quite secretive when it comes to his love life, and there’s only one girl whom he has dated that the public knows about. Back in 2013, he began seeing the American actress, singer and producer, Bailee Madison.
The two met on the set of a movie, and dated for over half a year. They kept the relationship a secret at first, however, after their fans saw them spending time together on various occasions, the two admitted that they were romantically linked.
Since their split in late 2013, Zachary hasn’t mentioned any girls whom he has perhaps been with, which is why there are today rumors circulating the internet, claiming that he’s perhaps gay, however, these haven’t been confirmed, nor has Zachary commented on this.
As of June 2021, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Zachary’s passionate about travelling, and has already been to various US states, while his dream travel destination is Australia, stating that he would like to go to there mostly because of kangaroos, which are his favorite animals.
He’s a huge fan of the actor Zach Galifianakis, and has had an opportunity to meet him, when they were shooting for the pilot episode of a TV series. Zachary also likes to watch movies starring Will Smith and Jim Carrey, and a few of his favorite films are “The Hangover”, “The Campaign” and “Due Date”.
He’s physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, however, Zachary prefers to play outdoor sports rather than to be at the gym, and a couple of his favorites are soccer, football and basketball.
Summer is his favorite season, as he loves to sun tan at the beach, and play beach sports.
Age, height and net worth
Zachary’s age is 33. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 161lbs (73kgs).
As of June 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.