Zane Holtz Biography

Zane Holtz is a Canadian actor and model famous for his role in El ray network series Dusk till Dawn in the role of Richie Gecko. He is currently playing the role of K.O Kelly on two shows Katy Keene and Riverdale.

Early life

Zane was born on 18th Jan 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is currently 34 years old. His mother’s name is Laura May Clarke but his father’s name is unknown. He belongs to a Christian family. In 1999, he moved to California with his mother and three younger brothers named Beau Holtz, Harrison Holtz, and Mackenzie Holtz. Zane is the eldest of his four siblings.

Zane has not shared much about his education and background but he is believed to have completed much of his elementary school education in Vancouver till 1999 and later in California, he completed his high school education. To pursue his career in acting, he joined Lee Strasberg theatre and film institute in Los Angeles. Much about his year of graduation or other qualifications have not been shared.

Zane Holtz Career

Zane started his career as a child model when he was five years old. He worked for five years till his 10th birthday when he appeared in a commercial for the first time. As an adult, his acting career started when he was cast in the procedural series CSI: Crime scene investigation as a guest actor in 2001. The next year he appeared in the role of Jimmy sector in an episode of the series Judging Amy. In 2003, he appeared in the movie Holes. His career went on and he continued appearing on brief roles in various Tv shows and movies over the years like Smoke (2007), Crash (2009), Cold Case (2009), CSI Miami (2010).

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He finally got a permanent role as a side character Austin tucker in the series “Make it or break it” in 2010. The same year he appeared in “Percy Jackson and the lightning thief” and “vampire sucks”. In 2012 he appeared in the role of Chris in “The perk of being a wallflower”. His performance in the movie was well appreciated and he started to get recognized as an actor. The breakthrough in his career came as he was cast in the El Rey Network horror television series “Dusk till dawn” playing the supporting role of Richie Gecko in 2014. His popularity grew and he appeared in several movies and TV shows like 7minutes (2015), Girl in the box (2016), action thriller Hunter Killer (2018), and many more. He also appeared in the music video of Demi Lovato’s song, “Confident”.

More recently in 2020, Zane appeared in the main role of K.O.Kelly in the series Katy and Keene which was a spinoff of the television series, Riverdale. Although the show was short-run and ended after one season, Zane was still the talk of the town due to his appearance in Riverdale as the same character he played in the previous show. He appeared on the climax episode of the series and instantly gained attention from all types of media.

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Zane has recently been in the light of paparazzi after being rumored to be on a lunch date with his fellow actor and co-star Lucy Hale at The Lotte Palace Hotel in Manhattan. The two were an on-screen couple and shared great chemistry on the show, Katy and Keene.

Social media

Zane has a wide presence on social media platforms and is highly active. On his Instagram account, he has a following of 107k followers. He regularly posts and updates about his life experiences, casting roles and promotions for TV shows and movies show appreciation for the TV show Friends and love to share memories with his youngest son Rocky.

Zane Holtz Biography

Real Name Zane-Ray Brodie Holtz
Birth Date 18 January 1987
Age 34 Years
Birth Place Vancouver, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimetres – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Bicepss Size 16 inches
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Athletic


Father Not Known
Mother Laura Mary Clarke
Sister None
Brother Mackenzie Holtz, Beau Holtz, Harrison Holtz


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife? Chelsea Thea Pagnini
Children One (London-Yves Pagnini)
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Personal life

Zane is married to his long-time girlfriend, Chelsea Thea Panini. Chelsea is a Canadian make-up artist. They both were in a decade-long relationship until they finally got married on 1st June 2014. The couple is blessed with four children. They had their first child, daughter London-Yves Panini in 2007 she is currently 13 years old. Their youngest son Rocky recently turned 6years old. The names of his other two children are unknown. Zane currently lives in Austin, Texas with his family.

Zane Holtz Net worth

He has been highly active in acting and modeling over the years. His successful and notable portrayals have gained him popularity and wealth. His estimated net worth is around $3 million. He spends a luxurious lifestyle and travels with his family. His profession as an actor became a major source of his income. His wife also supports him while she works as a make-up artist. They lead a comfortable and healthy life with four children.


  • Zane won the SDFCS awards for best ensemble performance for his role of Chris in the movie The perks of being a wallflower.
  • He is close friends with fellow actor Khleo Thomas and they both starred in the movie “Holes” together.
  • Zane is a huge fan of the American sit-com show Friends.
  • He won a Fangoria Chainsaw Awards nomination for Best TV Supporting Actor in 2015 for his performance in “Dusk till dawn”.

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