Iowa native in Netflix hit


Zach Villa, Donna Reed Scholar

Zach Villa joins cast of Archive 81.

Zach Villa, originally from Clinton, Iowa, appears in Netflix's Archive 81 which premiered in January 2022 and quickly climbed to the top of their ratings.


The series involves an archivist hired to restore a collection of tapes who finds himself reconstructing the work of a filmmaker and her investigation into a dangerous cult.


Villa was a 2005 Iowa Donna Reed scholarship recipient in musical theatre. He is most recognizable for his role in the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story 1984, where he played notorious Los Angeles serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the Night Stalker.