Cody Kasch

Cody Kasch
Born Cody Reed Kasch
(1987-08-21) August 21, 1987
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Cody Reed Kasch (born August 21, 1987) is an American actor. He is known for his role Zach Young on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives.

Early life

Kasch was born in Santa Monica, California. He is of Scottish descent.[1] He was raised in Ojai, California on a working ranch until the age of 13, when he moved to Camarillo, California. Both of Kasch's parents were actively involved in the arts. His father was an actor and writer of locally premiering plays, and his mother was a director and photographer. As his older brother, actor Max Kasch, began to experience success, the brothers competed for jobs; their success caused the entire Kasch family to leave Ojai and move to the more favorably located Camarillo.


After numerous television guest appearances, Kasch got his big break when he was cast in a regular role on the sitcom Normal, Ohio, only for the series to be cancelled after a few episodes. Kasch portrayed a Texan high school student in the Australian teen comedy-drama series Out There. He played Zach Young, the son of deceased Mary Alice Young, on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives. After a brief absence from the series, he returned in the third and seventh seasons as Gabrielle Solis' secret admirer. He is also the narrator for several audiobooks. He starred in the 2010 horror film Chain Letter.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Behind God's Back Buda's boy Short film
2005 Homefront Jake Short film
2008 Asylum String
2009 2 Bobs, TheThe 2 Bobs Doofus
2010 Chain Letter Neil Conners
2011 Encore of Tony Duran, TheThe Encore of Tony Duran Michael Duran
2012 First Five, TheThe First Five Jack
2014 420 Movie: Mary & Jane, TheThe 420 Movie: Mary & Jane Curt In post-production
2014 The Last Rescue Pvt. James Lewis In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Martial Law Kid Episode: "Sammo Claus"
2000 E.R. Jason Bender Episode: "Family Matters"
2000 Others, TheThe Others Wounded boy Episode: "Luciferous"
2000 Nash Bridges N/A Episode: "Heist"
2000 Practice, TheThe Practice Scott Simpson Jr. Episode: "Death Penalties"
2000 Any Day Now Brian Episode: "Love Is Love"
2000 Normal, Ohio Robert "Robbie" Miller 7 episodes
2002 Boston Public Austin Cooper Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"
2002 NYPD Blue Josh Stover Episode: "Better Laid Than Never (Part I)"
2003 Family Affair Devin Episode: "Miss Turnstiles"
2003 Boomtown Trevor "TJ" Jankowski, Jr. Episode: "Haystack"
2004 Out There Tom Butler
2004 Phil of the Future Troy Episode: "Future Jock"
2004–11 Desperate Housewives Zach Young 37 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kyle Ackerman Episode: "Raw"
2007 Side Order of Life Max Kalen Episode: "Early Bird Catches the Word"
2008 Criminal Minds Owen Savage Episode: "Elephant's Memory"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Thommy Baker Episode: "Death and the Maiden"
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cheesefoot Episode: "The Gang Reignites the Rivalry"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives Won
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actor Desperate Housewives Nominated


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