Zachary Adam Gordon (born February 15, 1998) is an American film and television teen actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eight, Gordon is a three-time Young Artist Award Best Leading Young Actor nominee, best known for portraying Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films, which are based on Jeff Kinney's #1 New York Times best seller, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Gordon was born in Oak Park, California, to Linda and Ken Gordon. He has two siblings, Josh and Kyle, and was raised in Southern California. He is from an observant Jewish family, and attends a public high school in Oak Park.