OLTL alum Chase Coleman joins the cast of The Young and the Restless. Get the details here--->>
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The Young and the Restless has hired Chase Coleman for a new role according to Soap Opera Digest. Coleman will debut on January 3, 2020, as Tanner Watts, a popular recording artist with a connection to someone in Genoa City. He told SOD, “I’ve been having an absolute blast. I didn’t know I was going to have this much fun."
Coleman played Garrett on One Life to Live. His IMDB biography states:
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 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 began performing 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, he landed multiple guest star roles including The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Kings, as well as many 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. Then, in the summer of 2012, he guest-starred as Robert in the pilot of the TV series, The Americans, as well as filming Season Two of In Between Men.
In 2014, Coleman was cast as Oliver on The Originals, the popular spin-off show of The Vampire Diaries. Oliver's run spanned twelve episodes between Season One and Season Two of the series. Later in 2016, he guest-starred on the NBC series, Aquarius as Terry Melcher, a character that spanned three episodes.
Currently, Coleman is appearing at several fan conventions developed for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, both as a guest star and musician. Additionally, he also has several other acting projects in production as well as touring with his band, Mercy Mode.