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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 31 December 1991Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Chasen Schneider was born in Los Angeles. He lived in San Antonio, Texas with his family for three years as a toddler before moving back to the Los Angeles area. They settled in Agoura Hills, where he grew up and participated in school theater. At the age of eleven, Chasen attended The Columbia Gorge School of Theater in Washington state. It was there that he first learned the Meisner technique, as taught by Jesse Merz, as well as singing, dance, film acting, movement an other theater arts. He went back every summer up to 2009 or a total of seven summers.

He received his first professional experience at the age of sixteen playing the featured role of Joe Hampton on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.He would go one to reprise the role for a total of twelve episodes during the run of the show.

At the age of eighteen Chasen decided that he needed more experience before taking on the professional world full time. He applied to several British drama schools including RADA, Guildford, Royal Scottish Academy and LAMDA. Chasen ended up taking LAMDA's 3 Year BA Acting course. He lived in London and received full training in classical, modern theatrical and film acting, as well as movement, stage combat, dance, voice, singing, theatrical clown, voice acting and various other disciplines. His teachers included veteran actors and directors of Shakespeare's Globe, the RSC, the BBC, the National Theater and countless other theatrical and film productions. He performed for the public in his third year, including shows at Riverside Studios and Trafalgar Studios. He joined the British agency Shepperd Fox in his third year. He graduated 2013, performed two showcases in New York City and Los Angeles and eventually settled in New York in 2014.

Chasen lives in Brooklyn, New York. Since graduation he has appeared in three upcoming feature films, two plays, two staged readings and a short film. He is slated to appear in an upcoming pilot by Luck Films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chasen Schneider

Trivia (4)

Was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in his early childhood. His actor-father John Schneider says their family was fortunate to get an early diagnosis; John credits his son with inspiring him to form the organization Actors For Autism.
In 2009, performed in his high school production of "West Side Story" as leading man Tony.

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