Zach McCoy

NYC Based Actor

Zach McCoy is a New York actor and co-founder of ArtEffects Theatre Company.  He comes from a small town in Indiana and graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis as a Theatre Performance major.  While in Indianapolis, he branched out from the college theatre scene and was cast in several voice-overs and regional commercials before making the big move to New York City in the spring of 2003.  Zach has since worked on many plays in the city, including Richard Sheinmel’s Jitter, a small, independently produced revival of Tea and Sympathy, and several one-acts.  He was most recently seen by audiences in an off-Broadway revival of Brad Frasier's Love and Human Remains at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons.  Zach also was featured in the New York premiere of Aaron Kozak’s critically acclaimed war drama The Birthday Boys at the Access Theatre.  In the summer of 2007, he was cast as Stanley in Run for Your Wife at Millbrook Playhouse in Pennsylvania.  He then returned to Millbrook in 2008 as the Reverend David Lee in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner and again in the summer of 2013 as Bernard in Boeing-Boeing.  On film, Zach has been cast in several commercials, internet shorts, and student films.  He is extremely proud of his short City of Sadness (written and directed by Robert Ronny) and the ArtEffects-produced Kidnapping Carl, which is currently playing the festival circuit.  Zach has been affiliated with Abingdon Theatre Company, Manhattan Playwrights, and The Drama League (as an assistant to the Audience Project and a nominator).  His recent venture, ArtEffects, is a theatre company dedicated to preserving the art and process of live theatre and film through a passionate and positive community of artists.