plays Matt Saracen on NBC's critically acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights
. He made his feature-film debut starring in Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter
. His other credits include the feature Rise: Blood Hunter
(opposite Lucy Liu
) and NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Gilford graduated from Northwestern University where he starred in productions of Equus and The Laramie Project. A Chicago native, Gilford spends his free time leading backpacking, ice climbing and diving expeditions in Alaska, New Zealand and Australia. His birthday is January 14.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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