Party of Five
Canadian/American actor Chad Todhunter is maybe most known to television viewers for playing Claudia Salinger's boyfriend, Cody, on Fox's “Party of Five” (1999) and Trevor in HBO's “True Blood” (2011). He has guest starred in a number of television series, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Practice,” “Nash Bridges,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Judging Amy,” “NYPD Blue,” “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “Dexter,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Criminal Minds.” Todhunter's film credits include “Never Been Kissed” (1999), “Brokedown Palace” (1999), “What's Cooking?” (2000), “Penny Dreadful” (2006) and “The Hitman” (2008).
Childhood and Family:
Chad Todhunter was born on September 22, 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On April 21, 2000, Chad married Clementine Ford , the daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd. The couple later divorced on April 1, 2004. Chad then married Emilee Momeny on May 17, 2008. Their first child, daughter Rylee Leah Todhunter, was born on January 19, 2010.
Mr. Todhunter became an American citizen on January 31, 2004.
Chad Todhunter got into acting by joining the Vancouver Youth Theatre. His first screen role arrived when he was cast as Adam Monroe in the CBS made for television film “A Killer Among Friends” (1992), opposite Patty Duke. He then appeared in an episode of the ABC police procedural series “The Commish” named “Dead Cadet's Society” (1993) before landing the recurring role of Thorin the Canadian series “The Odyssey” (4 episodes, 1994). In 1996, he played the role of Warner Jr. in the TV film “Robin of Locksley,” starring Devon Sawa, Sarah Chalke and Billy O'Sullivan.
From 1997 to 1999, Todhunter appeared in episodes of television series such as “Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation” (1997), “Millennium” (1998), “Sliders” (1998), “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1998), “The Sentinel” (1999) and “Family Law” (1999). He played Marcus in two episodes of the Canadian horror series “Poltergeist: The Legacy” (1998), starring Derek de Lint, Helen Shaver, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong and Alexandra Purvis. However, the actor did not gain popularity until he was cast as Cody, Claudia Salinger's love interest, in the critically acclaimed teen drama “Party of Five,” which ran on Fox from September 1994 to May 2000. He appeared in a total of 10 episodes between January and October 1999.
Still in 1999, Todhunter made his feature debut with a bit part in the popular hit comedy “Never Been Kissed,” starring Drew Barrymore and David Arquette, and quickly followed it up with a small but memorable turn as Ferg in “Brokedown Palace,” a drama directed by Jonathan Kaplan and starring Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale. In 2000, he played the role of Luke in the British/American comedy/drama film “What's Cooking?,” which was directed by Gurinder Chadha and starred Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, and Dennis Haysbert. He also co-starred with Fred Dryer, Blake Adams and Greg Crooks in the action/crime movie “Highway 395” (2000), which was directed by Fred Dryer and written by Derek Chase. Two years later, he worked with Katharine Towne, Renato Biribin Jr. and Katherine Boecher in Lori Fontanes' “Scream at the Sound of the Beep.”
In the early 2000s, Todhunter continued to land guest spots in various television shows. He appeared as Eddie Chesler in the ABC legal drama “The Practice” episode titled “Checkmates” (2000), as Scott Hall in the episode “Relic of Evil” (2000) of the USA Network/Sci Fi Channel/ science fiction series “Good vs Evil” and as Spencer Forrest in the episode “Blood Bots” (2001) of the CBS police procedural series “Nash Bridges,” starring Don Johnson. In 2003, he guest starred in the NBC crime/drama series “Crossing Jordan” and the CBS drama series “Judging Amy,” where he played Ryan Jeter and Henry Genovese, respectively. Todhunter played the recurring role of Mystery Man in the NBC short lived drama series “LAX” (2004), starring Heather Locklear, Blair Underwood, Paul Leyden and Frank John Hughes.
Following guest appearances in ABC's “NYPD Blue” (2005, as Serge Gottlieb) and “Bones” (2006, as Don Morgan), Todhunter was cast as Alvin in the independent film “Penny Dreadful” (2006), opposite Rachel Miner, Mimi Rogers, Mickey Jones and Michael Berryman. Directed, co-written and produced by Richard Brandes, the film debuted as one of the “8 Films To Die For” in the first nationwide After Dark Horrorfest in 2006, and was released theatrically on November 18, 2006. 2007 to 2009 saw guest roles in many television series like “Shark” (2007, as Jeffrey Wharton), “K-Ville” (2007, as Tim Dunlevy), “Cane” (2007, as Dunston), “The Mentalist” (2008, as Jason O'Toole), “Without a Trace” ( 2008, as Anton Becker/Bill Kowalski), “NCIS” (2009, as Pete Lewis), “Mental” (2009, as Leo Martin), “Dexter” (2009, as Kyle Butler #1) and “Nip/Tuck” (2009, as Jay). Meanwhile, on the big screen, the actor co-starred with John M. Adrian, Kelli Clevenger and Paul Darrigo in the thriller movie “The Hitman” (2008). In 2010, he appeared in episodes of “Saving Grace” and “CSI: NY.”
Recently, in 2011, Todhunter guest starred as Greg Phinney in the episode “The Stranger” of the CBS series “Criminal Minds,” starring Mandy Patinkin and Thomas Gibson. In August, he joined the cast of the HBO series “True Blood” in the recurring role of Trevor. Todhunter will portray Patient 003 on the upcoming horror film “Mentryville (2012), by Jason Dudek. The film will star Vinnie Jones, Danny Glover and Beverley Mitchell.