Chad Michael Collins: Once Upon a Chad

Chad Michael Collins


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A self-proclaimed “accidental” actor, Collins made his way west to Hollywood in pursuit of a public relations career after majoring in Journalism at Ithaca College. He was a few years in with an entertainment PR firm when a successful talent manager and producer they shared a client with convinced him to take an acting class. Instantly hooked, acting was simply a hobby for Collins at first as he continued to work in personal publicity and build his freelance writing career. But successive projects with bigger roles – and budgets – soon followed, and it became clear to him that he had found his calling: playing pretend for a living.

Collins grew up in Canajoharie, NY, a small town west of state capital Albany. Collins is a weekend warrior who enjoys playing league basketball and boxing. He is an avid reader of Bernard Cornwell’s historical fiction and all things fantasy, a lover of anything comic book-related, is a certified rock ‘n’ roll-o’phile, a member of Raider Nation, and could watch the NFL, NBA or NHL on a loop.  He also enjoys getting his game on with World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, retro 8-and-16-bit throwbacks, or Magic: The Gathering.

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