Zay Harding Biography
Zay Harding (Zavan Kerr Harding) is an American television personality and actor born on 1st November 1974 in Lihue, Hawaii. He is best known for his role as Jeff Northcutt on the MTV television serial, Spyder Games. He hosts ‘Tough Trains’, a travel series from the producers of Globe Trekker on Travel Channel.
Zay Harding Age
Zay was born on 1st November 1974 in Lihue, Hawaii. He is 48 years as of 2022.
How Tall is Zay Harding | Zay Harding Height
The Globe Trekker host is 1.91 m tall.
Zay Harding Family
His parents are Ken and Kitty Harding. He has a sister by the name Sarah Harding-Traverso who is a gymnast. She is a nationally certified Pilates instructor, choreographer, and health consultant offering her professional services through Sarah Harding Fitness, Inc.™. In 2016, she was inducted into the Punahou, Athletic Hall of Fame.
Hey, Everyone, my younger sister Sarah Harding-Traverso, just got inducted into the #Punahou #AthleticHallOfFame !!! https://t.co/fU3Bl8HFUq
— Zay Harding (@ZayHarding1) March 19, 2016
Zay Harding Wife | Zay Harding Married
Harding is married to Laura Salem, an costume designer and actress known for films like A Man Apart (2003) and Miracle in Alki: Inspired by a True Story. The couple have been married since 28th July 2001. On 14th August 2017, he posted a photo on Instagram celebrating his marriage after his cousin got married on the same church he did.
Zay Harding Daughter
From his Instagram posts, Harding and his wife have a daughter who was born on October 27, 2016. Her name is Scarlet Olivia.
Zay Harding Son
On 26th November 2008, Zay’s wife, Laura, gave birth to their son Oliver Salem Harding but he unfortunately died on 13th February 2012 due to flu.
Zay Harding Education
Harding went to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and in 1997, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.
Zay Harding Tough Trains
In September 2014, Tough Trains began airing on Travel Channel with Zay Harding as the host. He sets out to ride with those who operate in conditions from desert furnaces to frozen wastelands. Amongst of the toughest trains are Siberia’s Ice Trains. Zay attempts the tortuous and often fractured journey to the Pacific Coast. With the final leg requiring a 4,000 m decent to sea level, which requires the driver to hit a dead man’s button every few seconds to prove he’s still conscious and forces Zay to the floor with an oxygen mask. This is tough every step of the way. The Tough Trains mantra is – keep the line open and keep the train moving.
Globe Trekker Zay Harding
Harding got himself a chance to host Globe Trekker gigs that no one else what to do due to his daring and outgoing personality. Although he is afraid of heights, he is not one to shy away from trying new things.
His first adventure travel was Treks in a Wild World, another Pilot Productions show. During the shooting, Zay got to hike in Mexico’s Copper Canyon with Tarahumara Indian guides on steep, slippery trails, climbed Seattle’s snow-capped Mount Whitley; lived with the Korowai ‘Tree People’ in the extremely remote West Papuan region of Irian Jaya; and visited the Dani and Lani tribes in Indonesia’s Wamena Valley.
This led to another pilot show called Tribal Challenge. During Tribal Challenge, Zay and his fellow co-host lived with Ethiopia’s Surma tribe for ten days. They got to share huts with livestock and drank cow blood between sessions of herding, fishing, farming, and stick fighting.
He became a host for Globe Trekker and since then he has been to Vietnam, to the hidden underground caves of Laos, gone snow-trekking and bungee jumping in Switzerland, kayaked and skied in Austria, tried biking down ski-slopes, sailing, canoeing, rafting, and riding with cowboys in Canada and retraced the communist Red Trail in Southeast China. You could call being a Globe Trekker host a dream job for Harding.
Zay Harding Net Worth
Harding has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million which he earned from his career as a television personality and actor.
Zay Harding Movies
|1999||Fashionably L.A.||Flirtatious Male Model|
|2000||Down to You||Lovestruck Man|
|2001||Spyder Games (TV Series)||Jeff Northcut|
|Thrills (TV Series)||Peter|
|Hollywood Sex Fantasy||Zak Harding|
|2002||7 Lives Xposed (TV Series)||Robert|
|Hotel Erotica (TV Series)||Vecenzo|
|2007||Appalachian Man (Short video)||Bucky|
|2011||Being Bin Laden||Party Guest|
|Globe Trekker (TV Series)|
|2012||Adventures of JAB (TV Series)||The Real Bartender|
|2013||Chihuahua Too!||Chuck Fastener|
|2014||Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)||Matt Haley|
|Tough Trains (TV Mini-Series)|
|2015||Into the Hood (Short)||Wife|
|Appalachian Man: Where Are They Now (Short)||Bucky|
|Mercy: Her Journey Through Madness (Short)||Doctor|
|2016||In Embryo||as Zack (uncredited)|
|Before I Got Famous (TV Series)||Director|
|2017||72 Hours: A Love Story (Short)||Derek|
|American Horror Story (TV Series)||Holes|
|The Capture||Captain McGregor|
|2019||Back to Zero (completed)||Charlie (post production)|
|Midnight Tales||Pilot (post Production)|
|Till Death Do Us Part||Marcus (post production)|