Washington, DC native Chad Eric Smith is an up and coming award-winning character actor, musician and writer. His film directorial debut, the short horror comedy “Dark Therapy,” will be premiering at the West End Cinema (2301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037) on October 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm as part of the 2014 Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE). The film is based on an eccentric vampire Erebus (also played by Smith) who seeks psychiatric treatment for a phobia that significantly impacts his way of life. Also, starring Devin Nikki Thomas, Niko Tarlay, and Honey St. Dennis. Click here for TICKETS!
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”.
Smith has also held leading, supporting, principal, and featured roles in several independent films, including “Squid Man” by director/writer Charlie Cline, and the upcoming films “The Suffering” by director/writer Rob Hamilton, “Last Night,” by director/writer Harold Jackson III, “Secret City Bluz” director/writer Ambessa Jir Berhe, and “Zombie Ted,” by director/writer Anne Welles.