Zane was born and raised in New York City and at the age of 8 he began to work on CBS's Dave's World. During the 4 years of filming, he lived bi-coastally between Manhattan and Los Angeles and when the show ended its run in 1997 the whole family decided to stay in Los Angeles. During this time, Zane continued to pursue a career as an actor while also showing an interest in the guitar. As his desire to act waned, he began to put more effort and time into the jazz bands at school, and eventually decided to stop acting altogether to pursue this new dream. During this time, he would go out almost every Monday to sit it at the local blues jam sessions in LA (Smokin' Johnnies, Cozy's, B.B. King's) and found that by the age of 16 he was starting to make a bit of a name for himself as a player in that circuit. By the time Zane turned 18 he had already won first place at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Hamilton High School "A" Jazz Band, Toured Japan with the world-renowned Monter Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band, performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the LA Spotlight Awards Competition, and been offered the guitar chair on Michael Buble's 2003 tour (which he ended up not doing.) Thanks to these accomplishments, Zane was allowed into the prestigious Studio/Jazz Guitar program at USC's Thornton School of Music. He studied there for 3 semesters while continuing to play locally, and he eventually left school to tour with Renee Olstead and Jesse McCartney. Nowadays, Zane can be found playing guitar with the house band on Last Call with Carson Daly whenever he is not on tour.