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  Chad Coleman
Portrays Tyreese
Occupation Actor
Born Richmond, Virginia, United States
Age Unknown
Years Active 1992-Present
Gender Male
Hair Black
Ethnicity African-American
Also Known For Coach in Left 4 Dead 2.
Dennis "Cutty" Wise in The Wire (2004 - 2008)
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Chad L. Coleman is an American actor who portrays Tyreese on AMC's The Walking Dead. He is most known for his recurring role in HBO's original series, "The Wire" as Dennis "Cutty" Wise.

He had a starring role on the HBO series The Wire as reformed criminal Dennis "Cutty" Wise. In 2002, Coleman starred as O.J. Simpson in TNT's television movie Monday Night Mayhem. Chad also had a role in the Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series on Fox. He also had a small role in Carlito's Way: Rise to Power. He has recently been involved in the development of Left 4 Dead 2 as voice actor for the character Coach. In 2009, Coleman appeared in a revival of August Wilson's play Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway and also had a starring role in the Norwegian TV series Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion?, based on the novel by Johan Harstad. The series aired in Europe in November 2011. Chad was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.

He guest starred in the In Plain Sight episode "Whistle Stop" as an ex-boxer/witness suffering from pugilistic dementia, and in the Lie to Me episode "The Canary's Song" as a coal miner. He was also a guest star in two episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2010. at the same year he was also voiced a character named; Coach, in a zombie-related video game; Left 4 Dead 2.

In 2011, he landed the role of Gary Miller, the ex-husband of Nikki Miller and father of manipulative daughter Mackenzie in the Fox television sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, which debuted in the fall of 2011.

On April 3rd, 2013, it was announced that Chad Coleman would be promoted to a series regular for Season Four. [1]


Chad has appeared in few films such as:

  • New York Cop as Iceman
  • Saturn as Orderly
  • The Gilded Six Bits
  • Revolution #9 as Night Nurse
  • Monday Night Mayhem as OJ Simpson
  • The End of the Bar as Dr. Scott Rosen
  • Brother to Brother as El
  • Carlito's Way: Rise to Power as Clyde
  • Wifey as Parnell
  • Boldly Going Nowhere as Cobolt
  • The Green Hornet as Chili
  • Horrible Bosses as Curtis
  • Shoedog as Isaac

Chad has appeared in many TV Series such as:

  • Here and Now as Roland
  • Law & Order as Henry/Weiner
  • New York Undercover as Kevin Gray / Shoop
  • Third Watch as Grissom / Lamar
  • Law & Oorder: Special Victims Unit as Prison Warden
  • Guiding Light as Moses
  • Hack as Lafonso
  • The Wire as Dennis "Cutty" Wise
  • Numb3rs as Williams
  • New Amsterdam as Lt. Bobby Graham
  • Life on Mars as Suede
  • CSI: Miami as Kevin Landau
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as Queeg
  • The Forgotten as Ray Perkins
  • In Plain Sight as Rick Dupree aka Dumont
  • Lie to Me as Darryl
  • The Good Wife as Carter Wright
  • It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as Z
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter as Gary
  • Electric City as Manny
  • Criminal Minds as Malcolm Ford
  • Burn Notice as Brady Pressman

Chad has voiced in a few video games such as:

  • Left 4 Dead 2 as Coach
  • Resident Evil 6 as Coach


  • Chad Coleman is one of the three 'The Wire' alumni to be added as the cast of the Walking Dead. He is the first one, followed by Lawrence Gilliard Jr., and Seth Gilliam.

External links


  1. Goldberg, Lesley. 'Walking Dead' Promotes Three to Series Regular for Season 4 The Hollywood Reporter (April 3, 2013)

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