PROFILE
Name:
Chad Faust
Birth Date:
July 14, 1980
Birth Place:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality:
Canadian
BIOGRAPHY
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The 4400

Background:

Canadian actor Chad Faust is perhaps best known for playing Kyle Baldwin on the series “The 4440” (USA Network, 2004-2007). He has also guest starred in the popular television series “Smallville,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “Heroes” and “Cold Case” and appeared in the movies “Hope Springs” (2003), “Saved,” (2004), “Nearing Grace” (2005) and “Descent” (2007). His more recent credits include portraying Harrison in five episodes of “Lone Star” and appearing in an episode of “Miami Medical” (both 2010). 2011 has him lined up with a starring role in “Red and Blue Marbles,” portraying Jake in Larry Moss’ “Relative Insanity” and Tex Watson in the upcoming drama “Manson Girls.”


British Columbia

Childhood and Family:

Chad Faust was born on July 14, 1980, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He began acting at age 16 while in high school. Chad was once engaged age 19. In order to deal with the breakup, he began writing scripts.


Descent

Career:

Chad Faust made his television acting debut in a Canadian series titled “So...?” (2000). The next year, he appeared in an episode of the NBC teen drama “Sk8.” He was then cast as Alex Lumberman in “Bang Bang You're Dead,” a film adaptation of the play of the same name by William Mastrosimone. Directed by Guy Ferland and starring Tom Cavanagh and Ben Foster, the movie premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival before being shown on Showtime on October 13, 2002. The film won four Daytime Emmys, a Directors Guild of America Award, a Peabody Award, and an Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2002 Nantucket Film Festival. Later that same year, Faust was featured in the film “Try Seventeen,” which starred Elijah Wood, Franka Potente and Mandy Moore. He also costarred with Nolan Gerard Funk, Gillian Hutchison and Matthew Smalley in the Canadian short “Moon in the Afternoon” (2002) by Simon Davidson, and had an unaccredited role in the first episode of the Steven Spielberg TV miniseries “Taken” (Sci-Fi Channel, 2002). “Taken” won a 2003 Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

After starring in Douglas O'Keeffe's short “The Edge” (2003), Faust landed a supporting role in the big screen adaptation of Charles Webb's novel “New Cardiff” titled “Hope Springs” (2003). Directed by Mark Herman and starring Colin Firth, the film received primarily negative reviews from critics and was not a success at the box office. On the small screen, Faust guest starred in the Russel Wong short lived series “Black Sash” (2003, episode “Lake a Virgin”) and “Smallville” (2003, episode “Visitor”). He also played the role of Joe Hipps in Fox's “Still Life” (2003-2004), opposite Jensen Ackles, Morena Baccarin and David Keith.

Faust got his first major film role in 2004 when he was hired to portray Dean in Brian Dannelly's “Saved,” opposite Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Eva Amurri and Patrick Fugit. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2004, the film was well received by critics and grossed over $10 million worldwide at the box office against a budget of $5 million. 2004 also saw the actor work with Jennifer Aspen, Jessica Collins and Samantha Ferris in the TV film “The Ranch” (Showtime), for director Susan Seidelman. He then guest starred in the Canadian series “Cold Squad” (episode “Cock of the Walk”).

However, Faust did not experience a big breakthrough until he was cast as Kyle Baldwin in the USA Network series “The 4400” (July 2004 - September 2007), which was created by René Echevarria and Scott Peters and starred Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie. In 2005, he also portrayed Jesse in the horror film “Tamara,” which was released in the U.S. on February 3, 2006. He then portrayed Lance in “Nearing Grace,” an independent drama starring Gregory Smith, David Morse and Jordana Brewster that was directed by Rick Rosenthal. “Nearing Grace” premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 18, 2005, and received a limited theatrical release on October 13, 2006. Faust next offered a notable appearance as Mike Doyle in two episodes of “CSI: Miami” (both 2006).

In 2007, Faust starred as Jared in the Talia Lugacy directed thriller “Descent,” with Rosario Dawson and Marcus Patrick. About the film, he stated, “The reason I was so drawn to it was I immediately understood the character and that frightened me. It frightened me how much I understood his motivations and it wasn't that I have the inclination to be a serial rapist or anything of that nature, but I understood his need to get his power this way. He felt completely disempowered by everyone in his life and I just understood that this was how he dealt with it. He was not even aware of it himself that that's what he was doing or why he was doing it. But I immediately understood it and so I felt like that was a story I had to be a part of.”

After “The 4400” came to an end, Faust appeared as James Sutton in a 2008 episode of “CSI: Miami” called “The Cost of Living” and as Scott in two episodes of the hit science fiction series “Heroes.” The next year, he costarred with Sam Littlefield and Samantha Sloyan in the short “Plus One” and played Raleigh in two episodes of “Trauma” called “That Fragile Hour” and “Foul Lines.” He also portrayed Frank in an episode of “Cold Case” called “WASP.” In 2010, Faust played Harrison in the Fox short lived drama “Lone Star.” He then appeared as Todd in “Calle Cubana” (also 2010), an episode of “Miami Medical.”

Faust will star in the upcoming science fiction movie “Red & Blue Marbles” (2011) with William Sadler and Lin Shaye. He is also set to costar with Maggie Grace, Helen Hunt, Joan Chen, John Robinson and Michelle Krusiec in “Relative Insanity” (2011) for director Larry Moss, and with Thora Birch, Eric Balfour, Monica Keena, Laura Harring, Heather Matarazzo, Estella Warren, Tania Raymonde, Bill Moseley, Stella Maeve, Patti D'Arbanville and Brit Morgan in the drama “Manson Girls” (2011) for director/writer Susanna Lo.

In addition to acting, Faust has worked as a screenwriter, director and producer. In addition to several short films, he worked on “We Ran Naked,” which premiered in 1999. Also a solo recording artist, Faust released two CDs under the independent label Zotzman Music.


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