Zach Shallcross’ TV connections go well beyond his time on «The Bachelorette.» Actor Patrick Warburton, best known for starring as Puddy on «Seinfeld» and Joe Swanson on «Family Guy,» is Zach’s mother’s brother — in other words, his uncle (via The Wrap). When former Bachelorette Rachel Recchia ventured to Anaheim Hills, California during Season 19’s hometown episode, she met Shallcross’s mother, father, and (of course) the «Seinfeld» fan favorite. Asked why he was set to make a cameo on «The Bachelorette,» Patrick Warburton jokingly tweeted: «It’s my favorite show? I’m addicted..? I have a crush on that Zach Shallcross fellow? Or … all of the above? Or … Zach is my nephew? Or … all of the above?»
In 2019, Zach graduated from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) with a degree in business administration, going on to work as a Senior Cloud Technology Sales Executive according to Today (and as originally sourced on the reality star’s LinkedIn). His uncle might be a TV star, but Zach’s time in the spotlight was limited exclusively to college football before winning hearts on «The Bachelorette.» Though he loves his «mama, his dogs and football,» the new Bachelor has «more love to go around,» according to his ABC bio. «I’m most excited about really getting that chance to find my person and have the ability to be on the other end of things,» Zach told Bachelor Nation in an exclusive interview.