Chad L. Coleman
Known For: The Walking Dead, The Wire, The Orville, Superman & Lois, Three Women, Girls5eva, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster, Roots, I Hate My Teenage Daughter
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Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor Chad L. Coleman is best known for his role as fan-favorite ‘Tyreese’ in one of the most popular cable series of all time, the Golden Globe® nominated series The Walking Dead and as the reformed criminal “Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise” in Emmy® award nominated HBO drama series The Wire. Chad can currently be seen in the newest season of The CW’s Superman & Lois playing the infamous DC villain Bruno Mannheim. He finished three seasons in Seth MacFarlane’s comedy-drama series The Orville playing the role of ‘Klyden’. Chad will next appear in the upcoming sci-fi horror film The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster which held its world premiere at SXSW; and will recur in the upcoming Starz series Three Women, opposite Shailene Woodley, and return in the Netflix musical comedy Girls5Eva.
Nothing has slowed down for The Walking Dead star since his inevitable and shocking departure from the hit series. He recently starred in the leading role in TV One’s holiday film A Christmas Prayer and in the Open Road and STX action thriller feature CopShop opposite Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo, Paramount +'s Interrogation, a recurring role for several seasons as ‘Colonel Frederick Lucius Johnson” in Syfy’s space drama The Expanse, as ‘Corey James’ in CW’s hit All American, and appeared as the villainous ‘Tobias Church’ in season 5 of CW’s Arrow. Coleman is also widely recognized for his comedic turn as ‘Gary Miller,’ the ex-husband of ‘Nikki Miller’ and father of manipulative daughter ‘Mackenzie’ (Aisha Dee) in the FOX television comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter and for his recurring roles as ‘Z’ in long time running comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Additional TV and film projects include the History Channel reboot of the poignant 1977 miniseries Roots, The Good Wife, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the Hulu comedy series Freakish, The Green Hornet and Horrible Bosses, to name a few.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Coleman was placed in the foster care system with his two older brothers and two older sisters when he was only 11 months old but eventually returned to living with his grandmother at the age of 14. Coleman’s passion for acting was inspired after joining an after-school program where he acted in their production of “Wonderful Town.” Coleman spent 4 years serving in the Army as a video cameraman stationed at the Pentagon in DC. After gaining much experience working on and off camera, Coleman made his way to New York where he starred in a number of Broadway projects including the critically acclaimed August Wilson production “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”
Growing up in the foster care system, Coleman devotes time to working with children in similar circumstances and underprivileged communities. As a devoted father of two beautiful children, Coleman is the national celebrity spokesperson for Date with Dad, an annual dads-and-daughters event aimed at fostering the all-important father-daughter relationship, hosted by Camp Diva, a Richmond-based program of Girls for a Change, a non-profit providing opportunities for teen girls to prepare themselves for their passage into womanhood.
Twitter & Instagram: @ChadLColeman