Chad Willett

Chad Willett (born October 10, 1971 in British Columbia) is a Canadian actor and producer who has worked for over 20 years as a professional in film, television and theatre. His films include Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg,[1] and Monster Trucks directed by Chris Wedge.[2]

Willett produced and starred in the film Becoming Redwood in 2011.[1] The film won the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival Most Popular Canadian Film Award.[3] In 2010, Willett received a Leo Award for his portrayal of the small town redneck antagonist in the film Cole, directed by Carl Bessai.[4][5]

Alive, directed by Frank Marshall and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, was his first Hollywood movie. In the CBS miniseries, Joan of Arc, Willett starred alongside Leelee Sobieski, Peter O’Toole, and Shirley MacLaine. In the CBS event movie, The Locket, he worked with Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, as a young man caring for an aging lady in a nursing home.[6]

Other notable television credits include series regular roles on The Chronicle, Jack & Jill, Charmed, Madison, and guest appearances on House M.D., Bones, NCIS, Human Target, The Secret Circle, Supernatural.[1][7]

Willett's theatre credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof, at the Cleveland Play House and As Bees in Honey Drown, at the Pasadena Playhouse, the California state theatre.[8][9][10]

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  1. ^ a b c Reid, Michael (2 May 2013). "Big Picture: Victoria-raised Chad Willett plays hippie dad in offbeat memoir". Times Colonist. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ Smith, Brandon (6 May 2015). "Paramount Animation's 'Monster Trucks' Pushed to 2016". Rotoscopers. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ Britannica Book of the Year 2013. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. March 2013. p. 313. ISBN 978-1625131034.
  4. ^ "On the Town June 07". 24 Hours. June 6, 2010. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Ludwig, Robyn (6 June 2010). "Leo Awards honour B.C.'s top film and TV talent". Vancouver Observer. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. ^ Reid, Michael (12 May 2017). "Big Picture: Teenage ambition pays off for Reynolds grad". Times Colonist. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Supernatural - Season 4, Episode 13: After School Special". Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  8. ^ Staff, Backstage (19 February 2003). "Connecticut Sees Plethora of Personnel Changes... New Laurents One-Act at New Jersey's George St.... St. Louis Black Rep Kicks Off 'Blue Season'..." Backstage. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  9. ^ Hisrchhorn, Joel (25 August 2003). "As Bees in Honey Drown". Variety. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  10. ^ Howey, Christine (15 January 2003). "It All Adds Up". Cleveland Scene. Retrieved 29 June 2020.

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