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Overview (3)

Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameFrank William Chase
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Will Chase is a Tony-Nominated, critically acclaimed actor, singer, director and producer. He most recently completed work on his debut short film DAGGER, which he wrote and directed. His other recent credits include YouTube Premium/Amazon Prime's IMPULSE, Netflix's STRANGER THINGS, HBO's SHARP OBJECTS, FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE, and HBO's THE DEUCE, and he starred in the ABC drama TIME AFTER TIME.

Best known as country star "Luke Wheeler" on ABC's NASHVILLE, his other television appearances include recurring roles on MADAM SECRETARY, QUANTICO, CBS's THE GOOD WIFE, FX's RESCUE ME, and as Michael Swift on NBC's Broadway-inspired SMASH, as well as appearances on BLUE BOODS, WHITE COLLAR, PAN AM, ROYAL PAINS, and LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. Film credits include the upcoming AFTER THE WEDDING, BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER (BEST ACTOR-Chain NYC Film Festival), FOUR SINGLE FATHERS, and SHAFT.

Known as one of Broadway's "most versatile leading men", he received the 2013 Tony Award Nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL for his portrayal of John Jasper in the Broadway revival of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. His other Broadway credits include KISS ME KATE, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BILLY ELLIOT, AIDA, LENNON, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, HIGH FIDELITY, THE FULL MONTY, MISS SAIGON, and Roger in RENT, which was captured on the big screen in RENT: FILMED LIVE ON BROADWAY.

Will can be heard on several Original Broadway Cast Recordings as well as three seasons of cast albums for the show NASHVILLE. He has performed all over the world and has sung with the renowned New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Colorado Symphony. Having studied conducting with Atlanta Symphony's Robert Spano, Will has premiered countless compositions, and has worked and performed with some of the most important composers and musical luminaries in the world.

Born and raised in rural Kentucky, Chase trained as a percussionist, conductor, and actor, and received his degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. He has two daughters, Daisy and Gracie, and calls Brooklyn, New York, home.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J.R. Stevens

Spouse (2)

Stephanie Gibson (15 November 2009 - 14 May 2012) ( divorced)
Lori Chase (8 July 1996 - 10 October 2008) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (3)

He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
He has two daughters - Daisy, born in 1999, and Gracie, August 2, 2001.
Son of Jerald L. Chase and Betty J. Chase of Frankfort, Kentucky.

Personal Quotes (1)

In acting, you have to know that you are worth something. I knew I had some talent somewhere. Right now I am on a roll. I have other people telling me I'm worth something. When that wears off, you have to remember that you got the first gig somehow.

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