Chad James Buchanan
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Chad James Buchanan grew up in the Columbus suburb of New Albany, Ohio. He is the son of Melissa (Bradley), a former Miss Ohio and First Runner-Up to Miss America, and Tod Buchanan, an accomplished illusionist. Primarily raised by his mother after his parents' divorce in 2004, Chad and his siblings Chase and Chloe, led childhoods dominated by sports activities. Chad held numerous state swimming and wrestling records, quarterbacked middle school and high school football teams, and captained the lacrosse team. Read more... years, Chad won a state doubles championship and two state team championships in tennis. On a whim, after his fellow teammates had nicknamed him "GQ Chad", he decided to give modeling a try. Within months, Chad landed the international campaign for Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch, appearing on the brands' shopping bags, billboards, store posters, and web campaigns. He moved to New York City for his senior year in high school, modeling for brands such as Calvin Klein and Versace. Chad's first movie role brought him back to the Midwest, when he was cast in a small part in a film.. Shortly after, a modeling stint in Miami landed him a Guest Star on the Fox series "The Glades" and his fascination with acting was born. He moved to Los Angeles, enrolled in a drama conservatory and soon after began landing consistent roles in both film and television.