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Chad Allen


Chad Allen
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Chad Allen, whose birth name is Chad Allen Lazzari, was born on June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California. Chad has a twin sister and is the youngest of four boys. Chad currently resides in New York and Los Angeles.

Chad Comes Out
Chad Allen publicly came out on the October 2001 issue of The Advocate, when he also acknowledged his drug and alcohol addiction.

Chad Allen's Start
Chad Allen's first television appearance was at age four in a McDonalds commercial. At age six, he landed his first dramatic role in a pilot for a television series that never went into production. By the age of eight, Chad captured the hearts of the viewing public as the autistic Tommy Westphall on the cast of "St. Elsewhere."

Chad Allen on TV
Chad has guest starred in several television series, such as "Webster," "Our House," "My Two Dads," "Airwolf," "Hunter," "The Wonder Years," "Star Trek The Next Generation," "In the Heat of the Night," "Highway to Heaven," "Simon and Simon." Chad made his transition into an adult actor as Matthew Cooper on "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman," "NYPD Blue," and "Charmed."

On Stage
In 1995, Chad co-founded The Creative Outlet theater company. He considers theater to be his "first love, without a doubt." Allen has appeared in the stage productions of "Change at Babylon" (Los Angeles), "Temporary Help" (Seattle, Westport, Connecticut), and "Sons of Lincoln" (Los Angeles).

On Screen
Chad won the best supporting actor award for his work in the short film, "Getting Out" (New York Independent Film Festival). He has also starred in "Paris" (Tribeca Film Festival). Other movie credits include "The End of the Spear" and "Third Man Out," one of a six-picture deal for here! Television Network.
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