Nickname: "Ambitious Danny"
Occupation: Soccer Coach
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles, CA
Vocal: 10 years.
Dance: 15 years of jazz.
Acting: 20 years. Went to Orange County High School of Performing Arts.
FUN FACTS: He is a Scorpio. The voice of "Crackle" in Rice Krispies ads!
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|Chad's first job (at the age of 6) was opposite dream girl Kelly LeBrock and Danny Elfman's Oingo-Boingo for the music video of the title track of the movie Weird Science (1985). He was also in the audience when Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. Chad realized at an early age that he wanted to become famous; after singing the lead in a church solo; he skipped a verse but the congregation continued to follow his lead...he enjoyed the sense of power.
A proud Southern California native, Chad began his career early with the help of producer aunt, Patricia Friedman. Son of Kentucky born contractor Stephan Doreck and Chicago born homemaker Catherine Doreck, Chad's has a brother and sister. He graduated from the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts, where he majored in Musical Theatre and briefly attended USC. He studies acting at The Gloria Gifford Conservatory for the Arts and singing with Evelyn Halus. Aside from pursuing a career in acting, Chad is also working on a career as a singer, having written, produced and sung on his first funk music CD in 2005. Chad has modelled for Sketchers, Italian Vogue and Nordstrom. He also has a successful career as a voice over artist for Crackle: Kellogg's Rice Krispies, the voice of Mazda and E! Entertainment's countdown voice.
Chad exudes a quiet confidence; he gets along with every member of the final six Danny potentials, but definitely has an opinion of each. He also has had some success in his various ventures, so he definitely has an appreciation of and expectation of having the finer things in life…the latest gadget, expensive hair products and good chocolate. He has little patience for the ridiculous. The other potential Danny's all name him as one of their toughest competitors.
Of his experience with the show Grease, thus far, he has said, "It has been inspiring, engaging, competitive, educational and fun…"
What genre of movies do you enjoy? Adventure (Indiana Jones), film noir, low-brow comedies
Favorite TV show: Deadwood
Favorite Actor: Cary Grant
Favorite Actress: Ava Gardner
Favorite Singer: Chaka Khan and Prince
Favorite Group: Jackson 5
Favorite Foods: Ribs, sushi, pomegranates, chocolate
Favorite Musical: West Side Story
Favorite Color: Orange