Zach Villa stars as "Richard Ramirez" in the ninth installment of American Horror Story.
Villa has earned considerable acclaim as an actor, musician, vocalist, dancer and songwriter. A jack of all trades, Villa appeared on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall before relocating to the West Coast, where he performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of Frank Zappa's “200 Motels.”
Villa has appeared onscreen alongside Nicole Kidman in Karyn Kusama's Destroyer, a three-episode arc on Showtime's Shameless and as a guest star on Syfy’s The Expanse.
Rebel and a Basketcase, his musical collaboration with Evan Rachel Wood, performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has garnered critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard and NYLON. Villa’s latest group is Sorry Kyle and he also has solo music in the works.
Villa’s additional credits include voice acting for FOX's Bordertown, the lead role in the award-winning film Honeyglue, Cardboard Boxer also starring Terrence Howard and Thomas Haden Church, NCIS:LA, War Horse at Lincoln Center on Broadway and Twelfth Night with Anne Hathaway for Shakespeare in the Park.
He has worked closely with record producer Rob Fusari, who has in turn worked with performers including Lady Gaga and Beyonce; collaborated with David Byrne and Alex Timbers on their production of “Here Lies Love” and choreographed for Diane Paulus and the Big Apple Circus. He is a multi-instrumentalist proficient on guitar, bass, violin, drums and piano.
Villa is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Interlochen Arts Academy.