Chase grew up on the skirts of NYC, in small town nicknamed "The Athens of New Jersey". Leonia’s hometown heroes include the likes of Anthony Bourdain & Alan Alda. Raised by his mother Annette DiMino Levy, a third generation Sicilian-American New Yorker and Bronx school teacher, and George Levy, a second-generation NYC cab driver and third-generation Bronx Native. Chase developed his charisma & grit as soon as he was able to walk & talk, and just as soon after that he began his career on the stage and screen. He now has 25+ years of experience & training, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1996. He was last seen playing Nick, a wayward hippie musician, in the premier season of American Soul (2019) on BET, the story of Don Cornelius & Soul Train.