Star Focus – Chad L Coleman


Chad L Coleman

Number of Roles: 51

Biggest Role: The Walking Dead

Debut Role: Television – Here and Now (1992)

Film – New York Cop

1992-1999 Career: After getting his first chance in television show ‘Here and Now’  he went on to star in a mix of television shows as well as small roles in films. These include Law & Order, Saturn, and New York Undercover.

Television Roles:

  • Here and Now (1992)
  • Law & Order (1994, 1995)
  • New York Undercover (1994, 1996)
  • Third Watch (1999, 2001)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003)
  • Guiding Light (2003)
  • Hack (2003) 2 Episodes
  • Numb3rs (2005)
  • Independent Lens (2005)
  • The Wire (2004 -2008) 26 Episodes
  • New Amsterdam (2008)
  • Life on Mars (2008)
  • CSI Miami (2009)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2009) 2 Episodes
  • The Forgotten (2009)
  • In Plain Sight (2010)
  • Lie to Me (2010)
  • The Good Wife (2010)
  • Criminal Minds (2012)
  • Burn Notice (2012)
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter (2011-2013) 13 Episodes
  • Cult (2013)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2010-2013) 3 Episodes
  • Family Guy (2013)
  • The Walking Dead (2012-2015) 37 Episodes

2001 – 2009: Through this decade Chad did television show after television show starring in some of the biggest around including The Wire, CSI Miami and Numb3rs. Along with this Chad also starred in a few films but again only in supporting roles. Chad also provided voice to some of the biggest and best video games out in this decade ‘The Warriors’ ‘Grand Theft Auto 4’ and ‘Left 4 Dead 2’.

Break Out Role: The Walking Dead – after being ignored for nearly two decades where he got cast in television shows he finally got a stable role in The Walking Dead playing one of the most popular characters in the comic books.

2010 Onwards: Entering into a few more films but still only supporting roles ‘The Green Hornet’ ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Life, Love, Soul’. Alongside this Chad did make a couple more television shows before getting his chance to shine in ‘The Walking Dead’

Next Big Role: Shoe Dog

My Favourite Role: Tyreese Williams – The Walking Dead even though we have only seen glimpses of the power he holds he are happy to wait for the small moments where he goes full blown monster on us. He has outlasted his character in the comic books and also joins with a different group of people. He has become the protector of Judith while the others get their hands dirty even though he is the biggest and strongest member of the group.


  1. leightontravels – Beijing, China. – Freelance travel blogger from London. Former music & film journalist, interviewer of the stars. Passionate about travel, film, music, football, Indian food.
    leightonliterature says:

    For me he’ll always be Cutty in The Wire. A very good actor. A shame I never got to interview him.

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