CHASE R. COLEMAN
Actor / Musician
Chase Coleman was born on March 20,1985 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Monroe,
Louisiana. As both a talented actor and musician, he is best known for his roles as Billy Winslow
in the HBO TV series, Boardwalk Empire, and more recently, portraying the werewolf, Oliver, in
the CW hit spin-off series, The Originals.
Before he became an actor, Coleman attended Grace Episcopal School for elementary and Junior
High school education. He graduated from St. Frederick Catholic High School. However, during
his second year of high school, Coleman became the lead singer in a rock band called, Crawl
Space, until he graduated. Later, while attending college at the University of Louisiana at
Monroe, Coleman became interested in acting. He performed with local theatre groups and in his
junior year, signed with the Baton Rouge Agency, Stage 2000. During that time, Coleman
traveled to Dallas to compete at the Mike Beaty Model and Talent Expo, winning several awards
while there. He then met Suzanne Schachter of Suzelle Enterprises and was invited to travel to
New York City for the summer.
Coleman’s first acting gig was portraying the character, Garrett, on the popular daytime show,
One Life to Live. From there, more impressive guest star roles have continued to add to his
resume,including: The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Kings, as
well asmany other starring and supporting roles in independent films like New York City
Serenade, Catahoula, and God Don’t Make the Laws. He also played the lead of Andrew in the
off-Broadway play My Big Gay Italian Wedding.
In 2010, Coleman won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an
Ensemble in a Drama Series,” for his role on Boardwalk Empire. In 2011, he was nominated for
an Indie Soap Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama,” for his portrayal of Dr. Dane
Sullivan on the show, In Between Men.
Coleman founded the production company Bloodstone Productions and wrote the short film Into
the Rose Garden which he also directed and starred in. More recent acting gigs include guest
starring as Robert in the pilot of the TV series, The Americans, in the summer of 2012, as well as
filming Season Two of In Between Men.
In 2014, Coleman was cast as Oliver, a werewolf of the Crescent Wolf Clan, on The Originals,
the popular spin-off show of The Vampire Diaries. Oliver’s run spanned twelve episodes
between Season One and Season Two.
Most recently, you can catch Chase attending several fan conventions developed for The
Vampire Diaries and The Originals, both as a guest star and musician. It is evident as soon as
you meet this young man, how much he cares for and adores his fans. During every appearance
at these conventions, Chase not only displays his talented skills as a musician, but he also
interacts with the fans as much as possible, leaving them with lifelong memories and many awesome selfies.
Fans could describe Chase as “the life of the party,” full of boundless energy, and absolutely one of the best,
most genuine celebrities to be around. Whether it’s rocking out at a karaoke party or having fun during a Q&A panel,
it’s always safe to say that if Chase is around, everyone is going to have a great time!
With all the accomplishments Chase Coleman has achieved so far, both in his professional acting
career and as a musician, there is no doubt that he will go on to accomplish bigger and better
things in his lifetime. We, as fans, can only stand back and watch his star burn brighter.