He was in the movie Rock Star as Ghode, the guitarist of the band Steel Dragon.
He has been voted "Most Valuable Player" for three successive years in the Guitar World magazine polls.
Zakk was a close friend of the deceased Dimebag Darrell, he dedicates each live performance of the song In This River to Dimebag.
He was hired by Ozzy Osbourne after only one audition to replace Jake E. Lee.
He and his wife, Barbaranne, have three children and live just outside of Los Angeles.
In 2005, he was voted "Best Metal Guitarist."
His first band was called "Stone Henge".
He played the National Anthem on the guitar for a Los Angeles Kings game in October 2005.
He plays Gibson Les Paul Custom guitars.
He has a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame located at 7425 Sunset Blvd.
He started playing the guitar at the age of 15.
He is 6 feet, ¾ of an inch tall. (1.85 m)