Chad L. Coleman is an American actor who plays Klyden, second-in-command Bortus' mate on The Orville.

Background Edit

Chad L. Coleman grew up in Richmond, Virginia. After being in foster care for his teenage years, he enlisted in the US Army. After the Army, he moved to New York and performed in many plays including Broadway performances.

His most prominent roles are that of Dennis "Cutty" Wise on The Wire and Tyreese Williams on The Walking Dead. Other shows that he has appeared in include Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Electric City, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrow, and The Expanse.

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Trivia Edit

  • He won Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival for his work in "The Black Ghiandola" (2017).