Chad Allen is an actor who started to act in 1981 as a child. He continued to act until 2015 when he announced his retirement. After that, he has enrolled in doctoral studies at Antioch New England University, where he is studying to become a clinical psychologist.
Chad Allen Bio: Age, Siblings, Early Life, Education
Chad Allen Lazzari was born in Cerritos, California, USA on 5 June 1974. He has a twin sister, Charity Lazzari, and a brother, Steve Lazzari. He had a Roman Catholic upbringing and is highly spiritual. He studied at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, California.
Chad Allen Career Details
He started his adult acting career with Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman where he played the role of Matthew Cooper. While he was playing this role, he was outed by a US tabloid named The Globe. They published images of him kissing another man at a party without his consent. After this incident, he went into LGBTI activism as well as continuing with his acting career for another 2 decades.
Chad Allen started to act as a child actor. He was well known for his role as Tommy Westphall in St. Elsewhere and as David Witherspoon in Our House.
He has played Matthew Cooper in the TV series, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman for 6 years. During this time, he was outed by a tabloid. After this, he came out as openly gay and also become an LGBTI activist. He has been featured on the cover 3 times and has been featured several times in the Advocate, an LGBT magazine.
He had come on Larry King Live. Here, he had participated in a debate on same-sex marriage. In this show, Gavin Newsom, the then-mayor of San Francisco has also participated. Chand had thanked Gavin for his attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in San Francisco city.
He played the role of Donald “Don” Strachey, a gay private detective created by Richard Stevenson. He stared in Third Man Out in 2005, Shock to the System in 2006, On the Other Hand, Death in 2008, and Ice Blues in 2008.
In 2006, he played the role of Nate Saint, a Christian missionary, in the End of the Spear, a docudrama film based on the real-life person with the same name. There were protests by conservative Christians against the producers for taking an openly gay man for this role.
As a producer, he has produced and acted the films, Save Me in 2007 and Spork in 2010. He has also co-produced and appeared as himself in the Documentary named Hollywood to Dollywood in 2011.
In April 2015, he announced his decision to quit acting and pursue a career as a clinical psychologist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in the same year from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, he is enrolled at Antioch New England University as a doctoral student in Psychology.
During his acting career, he has won 5 awards and was also nominated 7 times for several others, particularly under the Young Artist Awards for his work in tv serials.
Chad Allen Net Worth
Chad Allen has a net worth of $ 6 million. He has earned this primarily through his acting career spanning 4 decades till he decided to retire in 2015. He started as a child actor and in the 1980s was considered as a teen idol. As an adult, he has been seen in many TV series and films throughout his career. He has also won several awards for his acting as well.
Chad Allen Dating History
He has dated Jeremy Glazer in the past. They broke up in 2015. At present. Chad is single
Chad Allen Boyfriend
He was in a relationship with Jeremy Glazer, an American actor. However, they broke up in 2015. As of now, he does not have any boyfriend
Chad Allen Husband
Chad Allen has never married. Currently, he is not in a relationship with anyone either.
Chad Allen Parents
Chad Allen is the son of Ed and Faith Lazzari. They have another son, Steve, and a daughter, Charity. Chad and Charity are twins. They practice Roman Catholicism. The family is primarily Italian though they also have some bit of German heritage as well.
Chad Allen Kids
He has no children as of now.
Chad Allen Body Measurements
1.7 meters or 5 feet 7 inches