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Who Plays Edgar In The Afterparty? Meet Zach Woods

Edgar, a diverse and prosperous individual in the tech industry, is known for his peculiar habit of carrying a lizard on his shoulder throughout The Afterparty. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes after the wedding to his beloved Grace (played by Poppy Liu) as Edgar is discovered dead from poisoning. Each guest at the wedding afterparty becomes a potential suspect in his untimely murder. Zach Woods plays the character. Check out some facts about the actor below!

Zach Woods As Edgar In The Afterparty

Zach Woods As Edgar
Source: The Afterparty, Apple TV+

Zach Woods, an esteemed American actor and comedian, was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He comes from a Jewish background with a father who specializes in clinical therapy as a psychiatrist and a mother who is a nurse practitioner. Being the middle child with an older brother and younger sister, he developed his passion for performing early on.


In 1997 and 1998, Zach attended summer camp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts before growing up in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He eventually graduated from Pennsbury High School in 2003 and pursued higher education at New York University. 

Zach delved into improvisational theatre at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre during his teenage years. This early exposure paved the way for his successful career today, where improvisation remains integral. Notably, He was part of an improv sketch group called “The Stepfathers.” 


Zach seems to be single now, but he’s not gay, per some rumors. Previously, Zach reportedly dated Karley Sciortino, an American writer.

Career, Movies, And TV Shows

In 2004, Zach made his acting debut as a Drugstore Cashier in Terrorists and continued appearing on television shows like “My Wife the Ghost” in 2005.  However, Zach gained widespread recognition for portraying Awkward Boy in The Most Awkward Boy in the World YouTube video series. Furthermore, Audiences may remember him as a zombie featured prominently in a Starburst candy commercial in 2010. 

From then on, Zach’s career took off as he landed notable roles such as Gabe Lewis in NBC’s comedy series The Office starting in 2010. He also joined HBO’s Silicon Valley in 2014 as a series regular playing the character Jared.  Zach likewise had the opportunity to appear on Veep in 2016 as Ed Webster. Due to his exceptional talent and contribution, Zach was promoted to a series regular for Season 7 of Silicon Valley, solidifying his crucial role in both shows’ ensembles.

In January 2020, he played the character of Matt Spencer, who serves as the Chief of Customer Relations on “Avenue 5.” This sci-fi comedy show, crafted by Armando Iannucci, debuted on HBO in the US. Additionally, Zach had a role in Apple TV+’s show “The Afterparty.” However, his stint was short-lived, as his character met his end in the second season’s opening episode.

What Is His Net Worth?

As of now, Zach Woods’ net worth is estimated at $5 million.