Zachary Ford was born and raised in Harbor Springs (pop. 1550), an unfairly beautiful resort town on Little Traverse Bay at the top of the Michigan’s lower peninsula, referred to by Hemingway as “the great up north.”
At school, Zachary was an All-State athlete in Soccer and Alpine Ski Racing, the school triathlon record holder, and a representative for the school in mathematics competitions. But to his very supportive parents’ dismay, he changed from an auspicious civil engineering career track to that of a singin’ and dancin’ man, receiving his BFA from the Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Zachary went on to perform with many of the top theatres in the wonderful Chicago theatre community before moving to Los Angeles, CA, where he can be found glacially fixing up his “midcentury” home in Valley Village with his very patient, very foxy wife Bobbie and their daughter Fiona.
Zachary has worked with amazing talent, some highlights being John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), Adam Pascal (RENT), 9 time Emmy Award winning Director/Writer/Producer David Lee, Oscar winner Shirley Jones, Tony winners Frank Galati and Stephen Flaherty, and English Shakespeare Company founder Michael Bogdanov. He’s also recorded original new music by Al Kasha, Bill Conti, David Shire, Doug Katsaros, Don Pippin, and Stephen Flaherty.
He can be heard on The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s recording of WEST SIDE STORY, the original cast recording of Galati/Flaherty’s LOVING REPEATING, and the Cole Porter Archive’s recording of SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS.
Zachary studies in Los Angeles with Steppenwolf Classes West, Tim Phillips, and UCB.