13 Reasons Why cast: Who plays Zach Dempsey? Meet the Disney star

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The final season of 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix on Friday, June 5 and fans have been binge-watching the teen drama ever since. One of the show’s standout characters is Zach Dempsey but who plays him? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Who plays Zach Dempsey in 13 Reasons Why?

Zach Dempsey in 13 Reasons Why is the brother of May Dempsey (played by Anna Zavelson) and the former boyfriend of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford).

In the first series, Zach was the subject of Hannah’s seventh tape.

Zach is portrayed by 30-year-old American actor Ross Butler.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Butler opened up about the final series.

He said: “The light moments can get really light, but also a lot of the dark moments can get really dark.

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“It is, again, a rollercoaster, but it feels a little bit more fun.

“This last season everybody came together with that feeling of levity and light. We were allowed to have a little bit more fun.”

Viewers may also recognise Butler for his role as Brett Willis on K.C Undercover.

In K.C Undercover, he starred alongside Zendaya, Trinitee Stokes, Tammy Townsend and Kadeem Hardison.

He is also well known for playing Trevor in Netflix’s To All the Boys: P.S I Still Love You.

Butler was born in Singapore and moved to the United States when he was four-years-old.

Butler studied chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio State University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

His first major acting role was in Disney’s K.C Undercover. He then went on to have small roles in the Disney Channel films Teen Beach 2 and Perfect High.

Before he was cast as Zach in 13 Reasons Why he landed the role of Reggie Mantle in Riverdale.

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He played the role of Reggie for six episodes of Riverdale in 2017.

Unfortunately, due to his 13 Reasons Why filming commitments, he left the cast of Riverdale and was replaced by Charles Melton.

Most recently, Butler starred in the superhero film Shazam! as Adult Eugene Choi.

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In Swimming with Sharks, he will star alongside Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star, Kiernan Shipka.

Butler’s film credits include Work It Out, Two Bedrooms, Rules of the Trade, Hacker’s Game and Flavours of Youth.

He has also made small appearances in Major Crimes, Happy Land, Chasing Life and Teen Wolf.

13 Reasons Why is streaming on Netflix now

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