Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Chad Rook left the prairie life and headed to Vancouver straight out of High School to pursue his acting career and make a name for himself in the film scene. Shortly after the move however, he was selected as a “New Face” Model and immediately landed various modeling campaigns for such companies as Ibiza Hippie, Jean Paul Gaultier, Escada, Gucci and Swiss Army. Although the modeling world continued to offer multiple opportunities for Chad to venture down, acting was what he really wanted and soon relocated back to Western Canada.
Still new to Vancouver, Chad entered the “Faces West” Model and Talent Convention where he was given the chance to showcase his talents to major film studio heads and fashion designers alike. After 3 days of competition, Chad won awards for 7 of the 8 events including Dramatic Monologue, Comedic Sitcom, Commercial, Swimsuit, Runway, Cold Reading and Singing. Little did he know that this would lead him to his first lead role in the independent feature film “Sleepover Nightmare” just one month after the convention, but that was just the beginning.
Throughout the years, with ongoing training and continued dedication, Chad has now built himself up quite the resume including a guest star role opposite Amanda Tapping on the SYFY series “Sanctuary“, and has appeared on several TV series, including “Supernatural“, “Alcatraz“, “The Flash” as the original weather wizard, “iZombie,” and “Bates Motel“. He most recently appeared as a recurring character in the series “Timeless”.
Alongside his ongoing acting career, Chad started his very own independent production company, Rook Entertainment back in 2009. Not a believer in “waiting” for things to happen, Chad wrote and directed the music video “Guilty” for international artist Chloe Morgan and put together his own online sketch comedy series “FineLine” in which he directed and also starred in.
Since then, Chad has teamed up with his fellow “FineLine” cast member, Nathan Witte in late 2011 and developed a new Production Company, CheckMate Films. Since the start of the new company, Chad has written, directed and produced the independent films “She Walks at Night” and “The Doors”