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Jim Chad

Jim was born in Toronto, Ontario. His first interest in the entertainment industry was spawned from a film he wrote and directed at the age of 12 called The Generous Family during a grade school competition. In 1978 he began his professional career as an extra in numerous C.B.C productions and his first feature film debut as an extra occurred in a... See full bio »
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Flash of Genius
Flash of Genius Patron in Diner
End of Paradise
End of Paradise Old Man
Murdoch Mysteries
Murdoch Mysteries Brothel Patron
SCTV Channel
SCTV Channel Reporter


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 2014 Suits (TV Series) (production assistant - 1 episode)
- This Is Rome (2014) ... (production assistant)
 1995 Senior Trip (production assistant: second unit)
 1993 M. Butterfly (production assistant - uncredited)
 1990 The Freshman (stand-in - uncredited)
 1988-1990 My Secret Identity (TV Series) (stand-in - 46 episodes)
- More Than Meets the Eye (1990) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Best Friends (1990) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Off the Record (1990) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- White Lies (1990) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Misfire (1990) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
 1987-1989 Diamonds (TV Series) (stand-in - 31 episodes)
- Death Kiss (1989) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Dinosaur (1989) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Back in Fashion (1989) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Le Cheval: Part 2 (1989) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
- Separate Ways (1988) ... (stand-in - uncredited)
 1989 Glory! Glory! (TV Movie) (stand-in - uncredited)
 1986 Courage (TV Movie) (stand-in - uncredited)
 1985 Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie) (stand-in - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Doctor Fautus / Wagner,Gluttony,Duke of Anholdt ...dir Skip Shand George Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto , Canada See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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In Life, it's not how many breaths You take. But rather, how many moments take your breath away. See more »


Appeared on the game show "Definition" as a contestant. He won three matches and won a set of 1980 edition World Book Encyclopedias, a Brother Sewing Machine, 6 Pails of Ruff-it Wall Stucco, 6 cans of sealer and bonus cash in the sum of just over 500 dollars. The game show was hosted by Jim Perry from '74 to the early '90s. Jim Perry encouraged Chad, on the air, to pursue his acting career at the... See more »

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