Chaney's birthdate is August 20, 1972, making him a loveable Leo!

Born in Manassas, Virginia, near a military base where his father was stationed, Chaney soon moved with his family to Denver, Colorado, where he grew up. After high school, Chaney enrolled at the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in theater. He then moved to Chicago, where he perfected his craft by working in various stage productions, including a starring role in the Chicago Dramatists production The Angels of Lemnos, for which he won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role for his portrayal of Nathan Spandrel.

Not long after, Chaney decided to make the move to Los Angeles, where he quickly began to land guest roles in television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His feature film debut came with the hit film Legally Blonde (2001), in which he played the role of Brandon (a part that unfortunately never made it into the movie). Chaney landed the starring role in his biggest flick, the science-fiction thriller Darkness Falls (2003), followed by another lead role in The Skin Horse (2003), co-starring Swimfan's Shiri Appleby. Recently, Chaney has starred in a short horror film Stephen King's Gotham Cafe, showing now in select film festivals. He also has a role in Jimmy and Judy staring Edward Furlong and Rachael Bella, and One Way to Valhalla with Gabriel Macht.

He's most recently finished a film called "Mr. Blue Sky", a love story about a man who falls in love with a girl who has Down Syndrome. He also has a recurring role as Asher on the FX channel's original series "The Shield".


Chaney passed away from complications caused by sleep apnea on July 23, 2007. God bless those that knew and love him.