Zach Hanner
Zach Hanner
Portrays Sparky
Occupation Actor
Born June 17, 1969
Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA
Years Active Unknown-Present
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
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Zach Hanner is an American actor who portrays Sparky in Season 1 of CBS' Under the Dome.


Zach Hanner was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, in June of 1969 and spent his formative years growing up in nearby Pilot Mountain. After attending the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in High Point (which featured a young Terrance Mann as Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), he knew that the stage would be a lifelong passion. At the age of 10, he landed the lead role in the Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and, soon after, portrayed the role of Dill in "To Kill A Mockingbird," both shows staged at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, Griffith's hometown.

Hanner also developed a love for music, taking piano lessons, playing drums in the school band and studying voice for many years, eventually earning a spot in the esteemed choral ensemble at the North Carolina Governor's School in 1985. Having eschewed the stage for the basketball court throughout high school, he rediscovered his love for performing while attending the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He threw himself in to theater headlong, studying with amazing professors Paul Ferguson and Randall Hill in UNC's Performance Studies department, eventually receiving his Bachelor's degree.

Following graduation, Hanner moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, in lieu of his original desired destination, Los Angeles. Wilmington proved to be a fantastic training ground for a young actor and Hanner found many like-minded friends among the town's theater community, landing roles such as Chicklet in "Psycho Beach Party," The King of Siam in "The King and I," Guildenstern in "Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead," and dozens more. He became a founding member of The Comically Impaired, an improv comedy troupe that became a Wilmington stage staple.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Big Fish as Cashier
  • The Patriot as British Field Officer
  • Runaway Jury as Ted
  • Black Knight as Guard #3
  • Port City P.D. as Chief
  • Dog Nights as Spunk
  • Dead Heist as Rich
  • Clowns as Sgt. Pellegrino


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "The Fire" "Manhunt" "Outbreak" "Blue on Blue"
"The Endless Thirst" "Imperfect Circles" "Thicker Than Water" "The Fourth Hand" "Let the Games Begin"
"Speak of the Devil" "Exigent Circumstances" "Curtains"

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