Born and raised in upstate New York, actor Chad Michael Collins began his entertainment career in Los Angeles as a Hollywood publicist before gravitating towards acting. He has since amassed several dozen major television, film, video game and voice-over credits.
Collins is best known for his franchise-starring role in the internationally renowned ongoing Sony Pictures SNIPER film series. Collins first appeared as 'Brandon Beckett' in SNIPER: RELOADED, playing the son of Tom Berenger's original legendary Marine sniper. He reprised his role in SNIPER: LEGACY, SNIPER: GHOST SHOOTER, SNIPER: ULTIMATE KILL, SNIPER: ASSASSIN'S END, and most recently SNIPER: ROGUE MISSION, now available on Netflix USA where it enjoyed a 9-day run in the Top 10 Most Watched Movies list in December 2022.
Collins has shared the screen with both original SNIPER stars Billy Zane and Berenger, as well as Dennis Haysbert in the six films he has starred in, which continue to consistently rank in the "Top 10 Most-Watched" films on Netflix in the US and around the world. Filming on SNIPER 10 was recently completed, with an anticipated Summer 2023 release.
Gamers around the world continue to enjoy playing as Collins' 'Alex/Echo 3-1' character from the global smash hit CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE. Collins starred as the lead in the massively commercially and critically successful first-person shooter, the best-selling video game of 2019 and 2020, and its wildly popular battle-royal counterpart CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE (100 million players). Smartphone gamers are also playing as 'Alex' in CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE (500 million players), with Collins' popular operator highlighting the Seasons 2 and 3 release of the first-person mobile device shooter. Activision recently teased the return of 'Alex' in the newly released WARZONE 2.0 RAID Season 1 and ongoing DLC content, and continues to be a fan-favorite character in COD: MOBILE.
In 2022, Collins appeared as a lead in several released films: SNIPER: ROGUE MISSION; the Redbox Original ASSAILANT, a gripping psychological thriller-actioner starring Collins, Casper Van Dien and Poppy Delevingne; and the military action-horror film DEAD ZONE (with Michael Jai White). 202 will also see the release of the several Collins-led starring vehicles: the rom-com ONE YEAR OFF (with Jeff Fahey, via Lionsgate Feb 7th), and the sci-fi/horror feature THE BUNKER (with Tony Todd and Tobin Bell), TBD.
In addition to lending his voice to his 'Alex' character in CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE, Collins has also narrated the audiobook THE POWER OF THE DOG for Hachette Audio, a modern classic western, recently adapted into the Oscar-nominated Netflix film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiersten Dunst from Oscar-winning Director Jane Campion. His additional voice-over work includes the Podium Audio book METAL FURY: WAR'S EDGE as well as several commercial spots and promos.
Collins other recent credits include a lead in season one of AMC Shudder's hit horror anthology series "Creepshow"; starring as a charming fighter pilot in "MacGyver" (CBS); the starring lead role in the action-horror-western film HIGH MOON, co-starring Sean Patrick Flanery; and a lead roles in holiday rom-coms "Christmas Cupid's Arrow" (Ion) and "The Christmas Cabin" (Amazon).
Collins is known to sci-fi/fantasy fans for his work playing 'Frankenstein's Monster/Gerhart' in ABC's hit show "Once Upon a Time" as the lead in the series "Extinct" (BYUtv), as well as lead roles for the SyFy Channel/Sony film LAKE PLACID 2 and SyFy's ROCK MONSTER. His other recent TV guest-starring and recurring credits include "Shooter" (USA), "Freakish" (Hulu), "NCIS: New Orleans" (CBS), "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "Major Crimes" (TNT), "2 Broke Girls" (CBS), "Castle" (ABC), "Bones" (FOX), and a recurring role in "Last Resort" (ABC). Additional TV work includes "CSI: NY" (CBS), "CSI: Miami" (CBS), "NCIS" (CBS), "90210" (The CW), "Enlightened" (HBO), and "Ringer" (The CW). Collins also starred as the lead for Sony's WWII action film COMPANY OF HEROES (2013), co-starring Tom Sizemore, Neal McDonough, and Vinnie Jones, which was based on the popular THQ video game franchise, as well as in the indie mockumentary ROCK BARNES: THE EMPEROR IN YOU. Collins was also recently seen starring in the Lifetime Movie Network's "Deadly Inn" and "Dangerous Best Friend".
A self-proclaimed "accidental" actor, Collins made his way west to Hollywood in pursuit of a public relations career after majoring in Journalism at Ithaca College. He eventually discovered acting while continuing to work as a publicist in the entertainment industry, ultimately transitioning into his new career: playing pretend for a living.
Collins grew up in upstate New York near the state capital of Albany. An avid gamer, Collins enjoys playing his CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE game with fans around the world via Twitch, as well as playing Dungeons & Dragons. He enjoys reading comic books and fantasy novels, staying active with basketball and other sports while maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Websites and Social Media Links:
Official Website: www.ChadMichaelCollins.com
Official Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ChadMichaelCollins
Official Twitter: @CollinsChadM
Official Instagram: @CollinsChadM
Official Twitch: Twitch.tv/ChadMichaelCollins
Official YouTube: Youtube.com/c/ChadCollins
Official TikTok: @collinschadm