Zachariah "Zach" Selwyn (born on
April 23, 1975), also known as simply Zachariah, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and writer.
Is one of three hosts pioneering the American version of the world famous "
Caiga Quien Caiga" along with Dominic Monaghanand Greg Giraldo.
Following the release of his country-rock CD "Ghost Signs" in 2003, Selwyn beat out a potential crowd of over 20,000 and appeared on the first season of the
ESPN's reality show " Dream Job". Selwyn debuted on the show in its second episode on February 29, 2004.
Early career and "Dream Job"
While he was reading a "
SportsCenter" "Top Ten" highlights segment on the show, all eyes were on Selwyn's shaggy hair, beard and his 70s Outlaw country western leisure suit. ESPN Vice-President of Talent, Al Jaffe, one of the show's judges, told him he wasn't credible because of his looks. Selwyn cleaned up his look (meaning he cut his beard into a goatee) in time for episode three. He went on to finish in third place on the show. Aaron Levine finished second to the eventual winner, Mike Hall. Tony Kornheiserlater apologized for not picking Selwyn on his popular show " Pardon the Interruption" and admitted he had made a mistake.
Selwyn appeared as the backwoods country-rap singing gas station attendant Randall Keith Randall in the film "
Dead and Breakfast" released in early 2005.
Selwyn recorded three songs with pop singer and
Black Eyed Peasmember Fergie from 2001 - 2002. Two of those songs, "Will The Ink Fade" and "No Place at All (Baby I'm a Drifter)" appear on Zachariah's first cd " Ghost Signs." The other song, " Other Side" is on the " C.I.L.F." ep from 2006.
Post-"Dream Job" career
June 15, 2004, Selwyn debuted as a color commentatoron the Game Show Networkseries " Extreme Dodgeball". He also returned to ESPN, guest-hosting " Around the Horn" a week before "Extreme Dodgeball" debuted, with a somewhat love him or hate him reception. Ultimately, his sarcastic take on sports was deemed a little too off-color for the show's ultimate fans. Selwyn did shoot an un-aired ESPN 2pilot called "Holla Back" in September 2005 with former BET host Free that was not picked up by the network.
April 17, 2006, Selwyn became the newest correspondent on G4's " Attack of the Show!". He has written and starred in numerous comedic sketches for their network. He also did a pilot for Bravo called "This Evening With These People"
Selwyn has a Los Angeles based band called Zachariah and the Lobos Riders, who, after "Dead and Breakfast", performed their song "I Ain't Gonna Do (Walk Away)" on
Attack of the Show!on July 13 2006. Selwyn has written and performed jingles for commercials for Coors beer. He also made guest appearances on " Chicago Hope", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" "" and " That 70's Show".
Selwyn released his first EP in 2006 titled "Cartoons I'd Like to F***" and it features a new single with Fergie called "Other Side" in 2006.
His song "I'm in Edukashun" was specifically written and composed for the 2008 film "
The video for "Cartoons I'd Like to F***" made waves upon its release on
youtube.comin late November 2006.
Named one of the "Heeb 100" by Heeb Magazine in September 2007 spotlighting the 100 coolest and most influential Jewish people in entertainment.
He once appeared on the TV
game show, " Beat the Geeks" where he defeated the music geek, Andy Zaxin the final challenge.
His band's new record "Alcoholiday" was recently released.
He was on G4 TV's appearance at the AEE (Adult Entertainment Expo), as he performed as "Reggie Cupid" in the "Cupid University of Movie Making" sketch.
In May 2007 he appeared as a guest host for the internet video game show Epileptic Gaming.
In July 2007 Selwyn served as floor reporter for G4's coverage of the three-day event
E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Performed his song "I Wanna be a Lawnmower (Cause They're Always on Grass)" on "
Attack of the Show!" on September 10 2007
Once ate nine hotdogs in a bathtub.
*"Honky Tonk Freestyle" (2001) - Currently unavailable
*"Ghost Signs" (2003) - 11 song LP
*"Dead and Breakfast Soundtrack" (2005) - 10 song LP
*"Alcoholiday" (2007) - 14 song LP
*"Cartoons I'd Like to F***" (2006) 5 song CD
*Blue Meridian "Minerva" (2003) - Guest artist on "Spreading Clever"
*Smooth-E "Kosher Kuts - Hungry for More" (2006) - Guest artist "Bar Mitzvah DJ's"
*Executive Producer of Bobby Joyner and the Sundowners CD "Skies of Blue, Fields of Green" (2005)
* [http://www.zachariahmusic.com/ Zachariah's webpage]
* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0783645/ Zach Selwyn] at
* [http://myspace.com/zselwyn Selwyn's myspace]
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