Zach Slater is a fictional character from the American drama, All My Children. He was portrayed by actor Thorsten Kaye from May 20, 2004 to November 19, 2010; Thorsten returned to the role on August 5, 2011 to September 23, 2011. In 2006, the character was reported by newspaper Chicago Sun-Times as one of the male television character romantically desired by their female readers, and is considered one of television's anti-heroes. On April 30, 2013, Kaye reprised the role of Zach for the continuation of All My Children. In October 2013, Kaye announced he would not be returning for the second season of the series, instead taking on the role of Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.