Chad Brannon

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Chad Brannon
Born (1979-08-31) August 31, 1979 (age 39)
Other namesChad Brandon

Chad Allen Brannon (born August 31, 1979 in Tomball, Texas) is an American actor. Brannon is known for his role as Zander Smith on General Hospital.

Early life[edit]

Chad attended Tomball High School in Texas. He was a football and baseball jock in high school and was planning on studying law but things took a great turn after one of his friends dared him to try out for the highschool's comedy "The Nerd" and became the lead. After that he spent most of his time studying theater and went to Sam Houston State University on scholarship. After a year and a half at Sam Houston, he moved to Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Chad is married to his wife Carly. They have three sons: Hudson (born December 18, 2007), Ford (born January 6, 2010), and Tucker (born June 6, 2011).


In 2000 started playing Zander Smith on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. He played the character from 2000–2004, until he was killed off, and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2004. He has also guest starred on Friday Night Lights, Cold Case, and Deadwood. Another of his roles includes Tolten from the Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey. In 2008, FOX brought on Chad as one of the main network announcers covering many of their hit shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Glee, Sons of Tucson, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show.

On December 22, 2009, Brannon returned to General Hospital, in a cameo as a character known only as Aaron. He appeared alongside Natalia Livingston, who was playing the twin of her previous character.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Killing the Badge CIA Agent #3
2007 Lost Odyssey Tolten as Chad Brandon
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Chris 1 episode
2000 General Hospital Zander Smith
256 episodes, 2000-2004
1 episode, 2009
Malcolm in the Middle Cadet 1 episode
Undressed Stan 3 episodes
JAG Young Hoskins 1 episode
Days of Our Lives Boy #1 3 episodes
2006 Deadwood unknown 1 episode
Cold Case Skiz 1 episode
What It Takes unknown 25 episodes, 2006–2007
Friday Night Lights Lucas Mize 2 episodes, 2006–2007


  1. ^ Retrieved 2009-12-25. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]

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