Ned Van Zandt is an actor and writer originally from Texas. His great grandfather was one of the founders of the city of Fort Worth. His second cousin was singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. He has appeared in films, television, and on Broadway ("The Iceman Cometh" with Kevin Spacey). His first job in Hollywood was playing a teenage alcoholic on "The Young in the Restless." His first film role was playing a soldier in a scene with Gregory Peck in "MacArthur." (He also played a soldier in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home" with Jane Fonda). Recent work includes the film"The Iron Orchard" and guest star appearances on HBO'S "The Plot Against America," Marvel's "Daredevil 3" "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Power," "The Blacklist," HBO's "All The Way," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Hawaii Five 0," "Person of Interest," "Nurse Jackie" and "Lost." He appears as himself in two documentaries- "Sad Vacation" and "Who Killed Nancy?" about his life at the Chelsea Hotel with Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungeon. His first play "Del Valle" is about that time and much more.
Actor Chris Bauer:
"Ned Van Zandt is one of those 'been everywhere, done everything types' that have jammed several lives into one. Joyfully humbled by the extraordinary life he's led, and with startling, hilarious authenticity, he brings us from the Texas prairie, to 1970's Hollywood, to the Chelsea Hotel, and to the Del Valle Correctional Facility in a redemption story as American as they come. And I'll be damned if it ain't all true."