|Portrayed by||Ethan Cohn|
|Date of death||October 2006|
|Home||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Residence||Zane Taylor's home|
After missing a call from Mohinder Suresh, Zane returns the call, sounding distressed. He is later visited by Sylar whom Taylor mistakes for Mohinder. When Zane invites Sylar into his home, Zane shows his guest his ability. Later, when Mohinder actually arrives, Sylar answers the door, wearing Zane's clothes; he demonstrates Zane's ability, at certain points even mimicking Zane's comments and manner of speaking. When Mohinder asks for a DNA sample, Sylar slips into the kitchen — ostensibly to take a teakettle off the stove — and swabs the mouth of Zane's corpse instead.
- According to the episode commentary for Run!, Zane Taylor is named for Adam Armus's nephew.
- According to his obituary, Zane had been a member of up to seven bands at various times, most notably a death metal group named "Godsend". The band released three albums in one year: Godsend: We are Godsend, a live album Godsend: We are Godsend Live, and a compilation Godsend: We are the Best of Godsend featuring tracks from the first two albums. (Parasite)
- Also according to his obituary, the title of "Godsend"'s "fan favorite ballad" is "Kala-Azar", which is the Indian name for a parasitic disease called visceral leishmaniasis. (Parasite)
- Zane Taylor's "Ramones" T-shirt was written into the script and is a nod to executive producer Allan Arkush, who directed Rock and Roll High School (1979), which features the "Ramones".
- For other uses of Zane, see Zane (disambig).