An Interview With ‘The Originals’ Actor Chase Coleman

October 20, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

I had the opportunity to ask actor-musician Chase Coleman a few quick questions, and of course I couldn’t pass that up. Some of you will recognize him from his reoccurring role as the renegade werewolf, Oliver, from the popular series ‘The Originals’. Chase also played the role of Billy on the show ‘Boardwalk Empire’, but then again Chase has had many roles. You should know, his world is not only about acting, he’s a musician as well and often holds concerts at the conventions he attends.

The Originals -- "Crescent City" -- Image Number: OR113b_0197.jpg -- Pictured: Chase Coleman as Oliver  -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

KM “How old were you when you decided you wanted to be an actor ?”

CC “Seventeen years old.”


KM “What was it like playing your first role in ‘Scarlett’ ?”

CC “Mind Blowing :P”


KM “In the hit show ‘The Originals’ you play the role of Oliver, a werewolf. Where did you draw your inspiration from?”

CC “Enjorlas from Les Miserables”


KM “What was your favorite part of being involved with ‘The Originals’?”

CC “Every day getting to work with amazingly talented and passionate people on set. I loved getting to affect the viewers and create the magic we see on our TV’s. 🙂 ”


KM “Can you tell us about your role as Billy on the series ‘Boardwalk Empire?”

CC “He was a young college kid who needed money bad to take care of his mother and sister. He got involved with the wrong crowd and pulled a couple of jobs that weren’t so smart. He was then being black mailed to testify against the mafia, and we all know how that goes…”

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KM “You have a new project, a role in the upcoming series ‘Gypsi’, please tell us a little about the show and your character?”

CC “I’m excited about this show and we will start filming the pilot episode soon. ‘Gypsi’ is set in the secluded and mystical town of Lisette, Louisiana. It is hidden away in the Louisiana bayous and for good reason, it’s a dark community enriched with voodoo priests, witches, and shape-shifters, Dracula (vampires) and fallen Angels. All who talk freely about it in this forgotten mystical place.

My character “Declan Desmond’ is the head of the Shifter family in Lisette. He is the leader of the Rougarou. It is believed that he had died years earlier protecting his loved ones and the town from the Dark Goddess who is hell bent on destroying Lisette and all who dwell there. But all isn’t as it appears.

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For a better feel of ‘Gypsi’ your readers should go to Gypsi.TV and check out the official Gypsi site and read the character bios for a better idea of what Gypsi is all about. Be sure to follow Gypsi on Twitter for updates on this show. As well as liking their Facebook page.”

CC”The Rougarou is actually an old Louisiana Folklore told to Cajun children to scare them into behaving. There is a write up about my character and the story of the Rougarou on my official website that you can check out.”


KM “What other projects are you working on?”

CC “I’m really not at liberty to discuss upcoming projects until they are officially announced but please be sure to follow me on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Tumblr.


KM “I hear you’re quite the musician. What instrument do you play and what type of music do you enjoy the most?”

CC “I play the guitar and rock music especially ’80’s Rock is my favorite music to listen to. Maynard from Tool is my greatest musical inspiration.”


KM “I have to ask, what’s it like to have so many female fans? Let’s face it, you look, well, how you look.”

CC “Life’s tough. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. #TheStruggleIsReal 😉 ”


Check out a sample of Chase Coleman’s roles with his official reel:



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