Childhood & Early Life
Chad Tyler Lindberg was born on November 1, 1976, in Mount Vernon, Washington, US, to Luwana and Pete Lindberg. He has a sister named Brandi Lindberg. He is of English, Scottish, German, Irish, and Swedish descent.
He attended the ‘Puyallup High School’ and then studied at the ‘Mount Vernon High School.’ The latter is noted for its remarkable choral program.
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Lindberg was seen in the bit role of ‘Burger Boss’ in the 1995-released American family comedy film ‘Born to be Wild.’ A couple of years later, he earned the starring role of ‘Rory’ in the Matthew Carnahan-directed thriller ‘Black Circle Boys.’ The film premiered at the ‘Sundance Film Festival’ on January 1, 1997.
In February 1997, he guest-featured as ‘Jadd Houston’ in two episodes of the George Clooney-starrer popular American medical-drama series ‘ER.’ The same year, he guest-starred in an episode of the American supernatural drama series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ titled ‘I, Robot...You, Jane.’
He featured in two blockbuster hit films in 1998, namely, the political action thriller ‘Mercury Rising’ (starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin) and the romantic fantasy ‘City of Angels’ (starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan). That year, he also appeared in the American dramatic comedy ‘The Velocity of Gary.’ He was also seen as ‘Bobby Rich’ in an episode of the popular American science-fiction drama series ‘The X-Files,’ titled ‘Schizogeny.’
He played the role of ‘Sherman O'Dell’ in the critically and commercially successful American biographical drama film ‘October Sky,’ which released in the US on February 19, 1999.
His next notable film was the 2001-released commercially successful crime action-adventure movie ‘The Fast and the Furious.’ The film, directed by Rob Cohen, saw Lindberg playing a stuttering mechanic named ‘Jesse,’ starring alongside Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.
The Tom Cruise-starrer critically acclaimed and ‘Academy Award’-nominated 2003 American period action–drama film ‘The Last Samurai’ featured Lindberg in a minor role. The movie earned a whopping $456.8 million at the box office.
He played the recurring role of ‘Chad Willingham’ in the ‘CBS’ police-procedural series ‘CSI: NY’ in 2005. During 2006–2007, he portrayed the recurring role of the mullet-wearing computer expert ‘Ash’ in the second season of the Eric Kripke-created dark fantasy series ‘Supernatural’. He also guest-starred in the fifth season of the series, in 2010.
Meanwhile, he starred as ‘Rusty Miller’ in the A. D. Calvo-directed independent fantasy film ‘The Other Side of the Tracks.’ The world premiere of the film took place at the ‘Kent Film Festival’ on March 28, 2008.
He was part of the Tony Zierra-directed documentary film ‘My Big Break.’ The film followed the initial careers of Lindberg, Greg Fawcett, and Wes Bentley. It was screened at the ‘Raindance Film Festival’ in September 2009 and had a limited release in the US on September 19 that year. The official version of the documentary was released in the US on July 25, 2011.
He appeared as a meth dealer in an episode of the popular American crime-tragedy series ‘Sons of Anarchy.’ The following year, he garnered attention with his portrayal of ‘Matthew,’ starring along with Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Jeff Branson, Rodney Eastman, and Daniel Franzese, in the American rape-and-revenge horror film ‘I Spit on Your Grave.’ The film was a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film of the same name.
He guest-starred as a professional sniper assassin named ‘Hicks’ in an episode of the ‘NBC’ superhero drama series ‘The Cape,’ titled ‘Goggles and Hicks.’ The same year, he appeared in single-episode roles in the series ‘NCIS’ and ‘Criminal Minds.’
He played the lead role of ‘Kyle’ in the American zombie horror film ‘Rise of the Zombies.’ The film was originally aired on ‘Syfy’ on October 27, 2012, also had Mariel Hemingway, Heather Hemmens, and LeVar Burton in starring roles. That year, he also appeared in the hit series ‘Castle,’ ‘Weeds,’ and ‘Ghost Adventures.’
The American paranormal series ‘Ghost Stalkers’ featured him as one of its two paranormal investigators. The show aired for a season on ‘Destination America,’ from October 19 to November 20, 2014. He also remained part of the unfinished American biographical drama film ‘Midnight Rider.’
He played ‘Dwight Frye’ in an episode of the popular American TV series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ titled ‘Devils You Know.’
He portrayed the character of ‘Terry Melcher’ in the crime drama ‘Manson's Lost Girls.’ The film originally aired on February 6, 2016.
He starred with Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley, and Gabriella Wright in the Alain Desrochers-directed American action thriller ‘Security.’ The film released on March 4, 2017. It was made available for instant streaming on ‘Netflix’ in various countries, on October 3 that year.
He worked as a producer for the 2015 TV movie ‘Party Monsters’ and as a camera operator for the 2014 miniseries ‘Ghost Stalkers.’