Who is Chad Duell?
Popular young actor Chad Duell was born on 14th September 1987, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He is probably best recognized for his portrayal of Michael Corinthos in the long-running popular US soap opera “General Hospital”; this role led to his nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, 2012 and 2014, as well as winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2015, which added considerably to his popularity.
Being a very private person, he talks only about his career in the show business industry, and that’s why there are almost no details available regarding Chad’s childhood. However, it is well known that from a very young age he was keen on sports and theater. He used to rush through his school obligations, including homework, in order to have more free time to play all sorts of sports with his neighbors on the street, and urge them to do “stage performances” after that.
It was obvious to everyone that he has had a unique talent since he was just a child, when it comes to acting, singing and public performances in general.
He attended Mountainside Middle School, but later moved with his family to Scottsdale, Arizona where he matriculated from Desert Mountain High School. While in school, Chad continued to pursue his two greatest passions, playing American Football and attending drama classes with his fellow classmates.
Even though he was predominantly interested in the entertainment industry, he still achieved excellent academic grades, and then enrolled into the New York Film Academy; however, it still remains a mystery as to whether or not he graduate from it.
Chad eventually moved to Los Angeles, California, USA, and almost immediately started auditioning, and was cast in the recurring role of Holden in the popular Disney show “The Suite Life on Deck”. He then starred in another Disney show, “The Wizards of Waverly Place”, in another recurring role as Ronald Longcape JR alongside Selena Gomez.
His first major role came in March 2010, when he was cast in ‘’General Hospital’’ as Michael Corinthos, CEO of hospital ELQ and adopted son of mob boss Sonny Corinthos. However, he replaced Drew Garrett who was fired from the project, and both fans and the cast of the show reacted passionately, and so didn’t greet Chad very so positively. Steve Burton, who plays the role of Jason Morgan, expressed his dissatisfaction on Twitter with the status ‘’Sucks!Sucks!Sucks!’’. On the other hand, Maurice Benard who plays Sonny Corinthos was so upset with Chad that initially the two did not communicate off the set.
Fans were posting hashtags on social platforms Twitter and Instagram with the caption ‘’Keep Drew Garrett’’ which was even trending on Twitter. Chad eventually managed to prove himself, and become loved by both his crew and the audience, and soon earning up to $16,000 per episode.
His most recent work includes the Amazon Prime show entitled “The Bay”, in which he portrays the role of Adam Kenway, which earned him another nomination for an Emmy Award in 2018. Chad used to dream of becoming a movie actor, not just in soap operas, and his dream was finally starting to come true with the role of Jack in the Lifetime Thriller “A Friend’s Obsession” in 2018.
It is estimated by sources that Chad counts his net worth at over $1 million as of late-2019, accumulated through 10 years of his more than successful involvement in the entertainment industry.
Chad is very secretive about his private life, but his dating history is well-known to the public, as he’s mainly dated other stars, which is hard to hide from the paparazzi. It is known that he was married to Taylor Novack, whom he proposed to in Disney World in 2011 after nine months of dating.
A picture of Chad and his girlfriend Courtney in a photo shoot for #Dreamloud
The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in September 2012, but annulled their marriage by the end of the year. After the separation, Chad dated actress Kristen Alderson from 2013 until 2015.
Chad’s Current Relationship with Courtney Hope
In 2016, he started dating celebrity trainer, fitness model and actress Courtney Hope. They recently traveled to Finland and Japan, being big fans of exotic destinations. Chad and Courtney are frequently asked by the media if they have plans on getting married, however Chad is reluctant to give any specific answer except that they are in no hurry to wed.
He says that she is his biggest support and the best mom to their dogs. As per his words, Chad had a bad experience with his previous marriage, and would rather think carefully before he commits to someone again,
Chad Duell’s Body Measurements, Height and Weight
Chad is a very big fan of sports, and especially the martial arts which he practices daily; he is a member of UCB, a martial arts club. His height is 6ft (183cms) while he weighs 168lbs (76kgs). Chad has dark blond hair and green eyes.