Zayne Emory was born in McMinnville, Oregon in 1998, born into a racing family. He spent an early part of his childhood racing Quarter Midget Go-Karts, frequently winning. After years of racing, he realized that his true passion was for singing and actingThis was eventually recognized by an award for best child actor, including a 2007 Gallery Theater award for "Outstanding Youth Debut" and a 2008 Oregon State Double Grand Championship earned at a Youth Focus Talent show. Thus he began his career as a child actor, making his screen debut in 2009 in Criminal Minds. He's went on to land episodic appearances in other series, as well as recurring roles.