Though home to actor BAILEY CHASE is Hollywood, it may just as well be on the range since his more memorable roles to date feature him on the western front. Chase currently stars on A & E’s critically lauded contemporary crime thriller LONGMIRE based on the best-selling series of novels by author Craig Johnson. He portrays Big Sky country Deputy Branch Connally; a go-getter with blind confidence whose political aspirations often trump his motivation to solve crimes.
Though Chase most recently starred on DAMAGES with Rose Byrne, he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of swaggering Detective Butch Ada on TNT’s acclaimed SAVING GRACE. Chase has since completed the thriller SUMMONED, thereby adding Cuba Gooding, Jr. to his already impressive list of Oscar-winning co-stars inclusive of Holly Hunter and Glenn Close. Next on the horizon is the lead role in the big screen adaptation of the Pulitzer prize-nominated novel TAO OF SURFING.
Born in Chicago, but raised in Florida, Chase went to a boarding school where he excelled in athletics and was offered a scholarship to Duke University. After graduation, Chase moved to Hollywood but was unsatisfied and took a leave to hone his craft at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where Shakespeare took center stage. Upon his return, he made his film debut in Adam Shankman’s COSMO’S TALE which screened at both Sundance and Cannes.
After a few years in NYC, Chase now calls Los Angeles home with his wife, Amy, and their Golden Retriever, Blue.