Chase Coleman

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Chase Coleman
Coleman as Dr Dane.jpg
Coleman posing as Dr Dane Sullivan for a party launching Season 1 of In Between Men
Born (1985-03-20) 20 March 1985 (age 30)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Occupation Actor, director, and musician
Years active 2005 – present

Chase Coleman (born March 20, 1985) is an American actor, director and musician. Coleman is best known for portraying the character Billy Winslow[1][2][3][4][5] in the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire.[4][6][5]

Life and work[edit]

Early life[edit]

Chase Coleman was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Monroe, Louisiana.[7] He attended Grace Episcopal School for elementary and junior high education[8] and graduated from St. Frederick Catholic High School. While in his second year of high school, he began singing and playing music in his first rock band.

Throughout high school, he played in the local Monroe rock band Crawl Space until graduation. He attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe majoring in Business Marketing. Throughout college he played in the local band Fallstaff.

In his second year of college, he began to gain interest in acting. He performed with the Straus Community Theatre and the Theatre of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and during his junior year of college he signed with the Baton Rouge agency, Stage 2000 recruited by Ron Randell.[9][dead link]


Coleman was invited to Dallas to compete at the Mike Beaty Model and Talent Expo. It was there that Chase won several awards including best monologue and overall fitness model.[10][11] He was discovered by talent manager Suzanne Schachter and invited to go to New York to test the market for the summer. He was offered the role of Garrett on One Life to Live.[12][13][14] He received many offers of professional acting work and he stayed in New York City, shifting to online courses in order to finish his Business Marketing degree. In 2006, he signed with the company Suzelle Eenterprises and Abrams Artists Agency through Paul Reisman. During his time in New York, he studied at the HB Studio with Lorraine Serabien, with Susan Batson at Black Nexxus, and with Jennifer Gelfer at the Haymarket Annex Master Class.

Coleman is most recognized for his role as Billy Winslow in Season One of Boardwalk Empire,[2][3][4][5] as well as guest starring on The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Kings.[6][12] He has had many starring and supporting roles in independent films such as 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.[15][16]

He founded the production company Bloodstone Productions and created the short film Into the Rose Garden that he wrote, directed, and starred in. Coleman guest starred 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 autumn 2012.

He is currently working on the hit TV show The Originals as the werewolf character Oliver.



Year Title Role
2006 Scarlett Party-goer
2006 One Life to Live Garret[12][13][14]
2007 False Hope Code Blue Responder 1
2007 New York City Serenade Jock 1
2007 Gossip Girl Jack Altman[6][12]
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Brad Barrett[6][12]
2008 Catahoula Jason Dunn
2009 Kings Daniel Shepherd[6][12]
2009 The Good Wife Brian Keller[6][12]
2010 One Night Stand Date Rapist
2010 Halloween Season Bill
2010 Boardwalk Empire Billy Winslow[2][3][4][5]
2011 Grill Check Mickey
2011 God Don't Make the Laws Brett Armstrong[17]
2011 The Halls of Montezuma Victor
2011 In Between Men Dr. Dane Sullivan[18]
2011 Warehouse Rumble Blade Strongood
2011 Mama Joe[19]
2011 8:46 Kyle Foster
2012 Roses Teenager
2012 Cloak and Dagger Adam Larkin
2012 The J Packages Todd
2012 Into the Rose Garden Joseph[20]
2013 Love Hunter Tom
2013 The Americans Robert
2014 The Originals Oliver (6 episodes)


Year Title Role
2012 Into the Rose Garden Joseph[20]


Year Title Role
2012 Into the Rose Garden Joseph[20]


Year Title Role
2011 My Big Gay Italian Wedding Andrew[15][16]
2012 Four Dogs and a Bone Victor[21][22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series[23] Boardwalk Empire Won
2011 Indie Soap Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama[24] In Between Men Nominated


  1. ^ "Chase Coleman Biography". Chase Coleman official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Boardwalk Empire Guest Stars". HBO. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Federico, Joseph. "Boardwalk Empire Actor Chase Coleman Talks 1920s and Season 3". Debonair. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Dawidziak, Mark. "Boardwalk Empire digs deep into Nucky's painful childhood". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d Dawidziak, Mark. "Boardwalk Empire puts heavy strain on relationships in first season's penultimate episode". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Chase Coleman". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Biography". Chase Coleman official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Grace Episcopal Publications" (PDF). Grace Episcopal School and Church. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chase Coleman talent". Stage 2000 official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Randell, Ron. "Discoveries". Stage 2000 official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "MB Expo Success stories". MB Expo. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Federico, Joseph. "Debonair Like Me: Chase Coleman". Debonair. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Helping the cause". Love Out Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "One Life to Live group". Daytime Stars and Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "My Big Gay Italian Wedding will close in August". Playbill. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Cast of My Big Gay Italian Wedding". Big Gay Italian Wedding official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Chase Coleman profile". Celebrity Net Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  18. ^ Morris, Quincy. "In Between Men Cast". In Between Men official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Hilton, Georgia. "Raw Psychological Drama Reveals a Forbidden Secret of Sexual Abuse in MAMA". Hilton Media Management. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c "Into the Rose Garden movie poster". Chase Coleman official website. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Epstein, Brett. "Four Dogs and a Bone". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Four Dogs and a Bone". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations and Recipients". SAG Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards Nominees". Indie Soap Awards. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

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