Zack has English, German, Italian and Navajo ancestry.
In 1997, Zack guest starred on Steven Spielberg's High Incident. Ward says the two hung out for a short time while he was on the set and talked about high school. Later that day he got up enough courage to pitch a script change to Spielberg, which the legendary producer/director thought was good enough to use.
Zack jokingly says it is destiny that he appears in 2007's Transformers, because his ex-step-uncle was one of the original designers of the Transformer toys for Hasbro.
In BloodRayne II: Deliverance, Zack plays the legendary "Billy the Kid." Ward says he did a great deal of research on Billy to help him make the character more real, but in the end none of the research helped since the real Billy the Kid wasn't a vampire.
Zack co-wrote the short film Everyday Joe, which was released in October 2007.
Zack is skilled in fencing, Tae Kwon Doe, boxing, and Jeet Kwon Do.
For his role in Transformers, Zack trained with real Navy SEALs to learn how to hold and use weapons. He says the experience was great and called it "kinda like camping with guns and giant robots."
At the 2004 Monaco International Film Festival, Zack won an Angel Award in the category of "Best Actor" for his work in the Independent Film L.A. Twister.
Zack is 5'10" with red hair and blue eyes.
Zack is represented professionally by Arlene Thornton Agency in California.
Zack is the son of Pamela Hyatt, an actress best known for her voice work.
Zack: (on "BloodRayne II: Deliverance") I liked my death scene except for the fact that all the blood ran down my neck, into my wetsuit, down my back, between my butt cheeks and into my boots. Of course the blood was NOT heated as it's an Uwe Boll film, even though we shot at 4am in minus 12 degree weather with 80 mph winds whipping around. My favorite part of that was when it ENDED!
Zack: If you want to ensure that your existence offends no one, teaches nothing, affects no one, then you're a sofa cushion and I have no use for someone that wants to waste the fleeting moments of his or her life being tepid bathwater.
Zack: I'm what they call 'famous lite.' People look at me with a confused look on their face. They think I dated their sister or knew them in high school. I'm just a huge movie star you never heard of.
Zack: (about the movie "Transformers") This will be the next Star Wars, remembered for decades, geeked on by a new generation of nerds and now I am one with their nerdiness. I love doing stuff like this. It's like being a kid and playing super hero, only the guns, helicopters, F-117 Stealth bombers, F-22 Raptors, and tanks are real.
Zack: The double standard is that we can have Americans act like inbred idiots on Jerry Springer or amoral whores on Howard Stern, but the minute we have an opinion, a thought out formulated and structured opinion, that differs from the Enron status quo of our Christian "moral" majority, we're "bad" people!