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This article is about the actor. For other pages with the same name, see: Chad

Chad L. Coleman is an American actor who portrayed Tyreese Williams in AMC's The Walking Dead.


Chad Coleman was raised in a foster home in Richmond, Virginia. As a youth, he participated in track and field, but turned his attention to studying drama after a leg injury.

He attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a scholarship for his freshman year, before dropping out to serve in the United States Army. During his time in the army, from 1995 to 1999, he worked as a video cameraman.

Apart from acting, he has also performed a soundtrack and worked in the art department as well.

Other Works

  • New York Cop
  • Saturn
  • The Gilded Six Bits
  • Revolution #9
  • Monday Night Mayhem
  • Boldly Going Nowhere
  • The Green Hornet
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Law & Order
  • The Expanse
  • The Wire
  • Numb3rs
  • CSI: Miami
  • Lie to Me
  • The Good Wife
  • It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • Criminal Minds
  • Left 4 Dead 2


  • He is one of the three "The Wire" alumni to be added as the cast of the TV Series, followed by Lawrence Gilliard Jr., and Seth Gilliam.
  • He stated that his character was an ex-football player prior to the outbreak, an occupation his character on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" shared.
    • Additionally, he voices the character of Coach in Left 4 Dead 2, who was a football player and later high school football coach.

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