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Wes Chatham

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John Wesley Chatham

1978-10-11

Georgia, USA

Male

Biography

Wes Chatham was born October 11, 1978 and grew up in North Georgia. Wes's parents divorced when he was two and he spent most of his childhood with his Mom, sister and brother. On a whim, Wes's mother took his sister to a audition for a Tide commercial in Savannah, Georgia and brought Wes along. While waiting for his sister in the lobby, the casting director discovered Wes and at the age of five, he was offered a national campaign for Tide. At the age of thirteen, Wes moved in with his father and without a lot of supervision and as a restless and rebellious teen, he was kicked out of high school and sent to the Gift Center in Lawrencville, GA to finish school. The Gift Center was a second chance school for troubled youth, offering very small classes and a higher standard of education than public school. While attending classes, a professional theater company out of Atlanta started a mentoring program with the school and Wes was chosen to write a play that was later performed by his classmates. It was from this experience that Wes found his passion for the arts. After graduating high school, Wes joined the military. He worked as an aviation firefighter on the flight deck of the USS Essex, working in crash and salvage for four years. Wes' break into acting came just three months before his tour was finished when Denzel Washington chose his ship to shoot the movie Antwone Fisher. While searching for some authentic military guys for the movie, Wes was discovered by casting director Robi Reed and given his first movie making experience. That's when he decided he wanted to pursue his life long dream of acting. Following Antwone Fisher, Robi convinced Wes to make the move to Hollywood and shortly thereafter cast him in his first series regular role on Showtime's Barbershop. Wes really started to get attention when Paul Haggis cast him along side Tommy Lee Jones as Corporal Steve Penning in In the Valley of Elah. Tommy Lee Jones was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role. In 2009, Wes would go on to work with Oliver Stone in W. as Frank Benedict, George W's Fraternity brother. The following year, Wes landed another series regular role on CBS' hit TV show The Unit as new Unit team member Staff Sergeant Sam McBride aka Whiplash, working with David Mamet and Shawn Ryan. Wes also starred as Brian Danielson in Brett Simmons' Husk. In 2011, Wes's was a part of the SAG Award Winning Ensemble Cast in DreamWork's The Help starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Mike Vogel and Sissy Spacek. Cast in the role of Carleton Phelan, Wes played Emma Stone's brother in the film. In February 2012, the film received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Chastain and a win for Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer. In 2012, Wes landed his first title role in Joel Silver's The Philly Kid. A fan of mixed martial arts, Wes really dived into the character of Dillion McGwire, performing all of his own stunts. The film debuted in theaters May of 2012. Following The Philly Kid, Wes starred in This Thing With Sarah, which was recently accepted to the San Diego Film Festival. In 2013 Wes wrapped two studio films, Broken Horses and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Both are due in theaters late 2013 early 2014.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
In the Valley of Elah

In the Valley of Elah

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

2007-08-31
Escape Plan 2: Hades

Escape Plan 2: Hades

A sequel to the 2013 film about prison security expert Ray Breslin, who uses his skills to test out the reliability of maximum security prisons.

2018-06-29
Husk

Husk

A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.

2011-01-28
The Philly Kid

The Philly Kid

A former NCAA champion wrestler is paroled after 10 years in prison. Now, to save a friend's life, in a series of cage fights he must agree to do the impossible - lose.

2012-05-11
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

2014-11-21
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

2015-11-18
This Thing with Sarah

This Thing with Sarah

A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.

2013-06-01
The Town that Dreaded Sundown

The Town that Dreaded Sundown

A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.

2014-10-16
Broken Horses

Broken Horses

The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.

2015-04-10
All I See Is You

All I See Is You

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

2017-10-27
The Help

The Help

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

2011-08-10