Chad Coleman

Chad L. Coleman has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of "Dennis 'Cutty' Wise" on HBO’s Peabody Award-winning drama series, The Wire. He has starred in another critically acclaimed series, The Walking Dead, playing iconic character Tyreese from the ground breaking comic series by Robert Kirkman.

Chad made his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center’s 2009 revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. The show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Ensemble and received a standing ovation from The President of the United States and The First Lady. Additional Broadway and Off Broadway credits include the 1999 Wooster Group production of North Atlantic (with Willem Dafoe and Steve  Buscemi), Elle (with Alan Cumming) in 2000, and the world premieres of Force Continuum (Atlantic Theatre Company) and Living In The Wind (American Place Theatre). He also appeared in Watch of the Nightingales (Naked Angels), Man In The Polyester Suit (directed by Pam Berlin at Playwrights Horizons) and Miss Evers’ Boys (directed by Kent Gash).

Chad previously starred on the new FOX series I Hate My Teenage Daughter, produced by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. His other recent television credits include a recurring role on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX), guest starring roles on Lie To Me (FOX), The Good Wife (CBS), and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX), a starring role 2009 FOX TV movie, Boldly Going Nowhere, produced by Charlie Day, and a starred in the 2007 VH1/BET pilot, Wifey, directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Queen Latifah.

On the big screen, Chad was recently seen in New Line Cinema’s Horrible Bosses, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell, and Kevin Spacey, and played "Chili" opposite Christoph Waltz & Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet, directed by Michael Gondry. Other film credits include Brother to Brother with Anthony Mackie on HBO, and Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power with Jay Hernandez, and independent feature Confessions of a Call Girl also starring Lynn Whitfield and Bokeem Woodbine.

When Chad isn't working on TV features or theatre, he and his older brother Don, who is now a Pastor, visit schools and prisons with the hope to inspire and uplift young men and women. He has used his celebrity status to help with various causes, including Tim & Daphne Reids; Virginia Scholarship & Youth Development Foundation and the Special Olympics of Northern California.

Chad enjoys music, traveling, working out, billiards, tennis, and horseback riding. A father of two, he currently resides in New York and Los Angeles.