Washington, DC native Chad Eric Smith is an up and coming award-winning character actor. TheN3xt.com, the web’s “premier resource for indie film professionals,” noted the talented actor’s versatility both on stage and in film. On stage, Chad has performed in over a dozen theatrical performances.
In 2010, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the African American Council on the Arts (AACTA) awarded Chad two Onyx Awards, one for ‘Best Leading Actor in a Musical’ for his role as Walter Lee Younger in the Kuntu Repertory Theatre‘s production of “Raisin” and the other for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Musical’ for his role as Wilson Pickett in the New Horizon Theater production of “I Gotcha! The Story of Joe Tex and the Soul Clan”. Since then, he’s been an extra in a few big budget Hollywood films and has had leading, supporting, principal, and featured roles in several independent films, including the upcoming films “The Suffering” by LA based filmmaker Rob Hamilton and “Secret City Bluz” by filmmaker Ambessa Jir Berhe (photo shown below).
Chad also features in the upcoming “Jericho Road” by filmmaker Harold Jackson III, and a brief cameo in the romantic drama “6 Hearts 1 Beat,” which premieres on December 14th at 6pm at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.
Additionally, the feature-length superhero comedy film “Squid Man,” in which he plays mild-mannered and slightly socially awkward reporter Pete Henderson, premiered in Washington, DC premiere on November 13th, 2013 at the West End Cinema. The independent film, written and directed by Charlie Cline and produced by Storynaut Productions, has been screened at film festivals all across the country.
For more info about the film, go to http://www.squidmanmovie.com/Home.html