Chad DiMera is a fictional character from the original NBC Daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. The role was originated by Casey Deidrick on June 19, . On June 20, , Deidrick confirmed his departure from the series through Twitter . Mansi revealed that Stefano and Kate would also interfere in the romance. Casey Deidrick and Kate Mansi as Chad DiMera and Abigail Deveraux . Deidrick's last air date was October 30, Michael Fairman revealed that Deidrick. Kate Mansi's biography filled with the details of her personal and professional career. In , philanthropist Kate Mansi launched a campaign to raise $20, for Charity: She is not dating anyone publicly. She was once rumored to be in a relationship with her Days of Our Lives co-star Casey Deidrick.
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Michael Fairman revealed that Deidrick made the decision to leave the series earlier that year and also hinted at the possibility of the role being recast. However, the actor also said he was open to return to the series for future guest stints. Of his departure, Deidrick said, "I basically wanted to pursue other opportunities.
Flynn was cast in the role of Chad and his first airdate was September 12, In MayFlynn announced he would remain on the soap for the foreseeable future. A few months ago, Flynn did re-sign his contract. He announced online he was staying put in the role he's been playing since Mansi's last Instagram post from the "Days" set, a photo of the Deveraux family, was on August 21, so look for her and Billy to air until at least the end of February Deidrick said he immediately connected to Mansi during her screen test.
The writers teased the pairing throughout the spring of as Chad struggles to accept his new identity as a DiMera. According to Deidrick, Abigail is immediately turned off until she realizes that Chad is different from the rest of his family.
Deidrick admitted that it was easy for him to work with Mansi due to the closeness in age. Mansi revealed that Stefano and Kate would also interfere in the romance forcing Chad and Abigail to "fight for their relationship," which makes them stronger.
Deidrick said challenges were inevitable due to the relationship evolving so quickly. Mansi revealed in an interview that Chad "turns to her out of frustration from feeling the push and pull of wanting to be a part of the DiMera family but also not wanting to be apart of something that he feels is immoral.
Jack's disapproval of Chad's heritage also drives a wedge between Abigail and her father as she continues to defend Chad. The onscreen pairing of Chad and Abigail became very popular among fans and garnered the squish name, "Chabby". Jamey Giddens enjoyed Abigail and Chad's new dynamic displayed in their snooping around Cameron. She is of the Horton family. He is of the DiMera family. Even after finding out that he is a DiMera, she continues to fall for him and eventually the two of them start dating despite their families disapproval.
Sadly they got divorced more than a year later in June 27, They became engaged again in August 21, and they finally got married at St. Lukes on October 4. However, once again Abigail divorced Chad in order to marry his older half-brother Stefan DiMeraso he would not commit her into a hospital as she was being framed by her former best friend turned hateful enemy, Gabi Hernandez. Together they have two children while Chad had one daughter: Chad's first born daughter with Mia McCormickGrace DiMeraalthough Chad never knew she was his daughter till months after she passed away because of Bacterial Meningitis and he never even met her.
Grace was born in January 26, and died in June 9, If she was alive she would have been Abigail's stepdaughter. Chad and Abigail are soulmates, the love of each other's lives. When Chad decided to move into the DiMera mansion, he asked for her help to move in. With excitment she accepted. Abigail and Chad's families; the Hortons and the DiMeras were very disapproved with the romantic relation between them. After that, Chad had decided to not have anything to do with his new found family which helped Chad and Abigail's Romance develop even more.
In September, Jack DeverauxAbigail's father returned.
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Abigail was furious with her father for leaving them without saying anything, being out of touch for a year, and then suddenly reappearing. It turns out that Jack had gone to Afghanistan to investigate a story about a drug ring without telling his family where he was going. While he was there, he was kidnapped, tortured, and held hostage. Abigail felt bad for the suffering that her father endured, but still had a hard time forgiving him for leaving without telling anyone.
Abigail is reunited with her father Jack Chad was there for Abigail through Jack's return and the two grew even closer, both personally and professionally. Abigail contributed articles to Chad's website, SalemSportsFan. Things went well until Chad started noticing that he had more in common with Abigail's best friend, Melanie Jonas after they share a kiss at the town's Halloween party.
However, they are forced to shut it down when criminals begin using it for illegal gambling. The criminals then kidnap Chad and Melanie and believing they are about to die, the two confess their feelings. Abigail realised that she was starting to have feelings for the much older, Austin. A few days later, Abigail caught Chad and Melanie looking very close and realised that the two of them had feelings for each other.
Abigail was furious at both of them, especially Melanie. Despite Melanie's offer to give up Chad, Abigail could not forgive Melanie.
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In time she gave them both her blessings. Later intragedy was spreading, Melanie was unintentionally kidnapped because of Gabi 's obsession towards Chad, while Abigail's father Jack Deveraux became a martyr after sacrificing himself to save his daughter from death in an elevator.
Chad and Melanie's relationship did not last, Melanie left him after she found out he was keeping the identity of the person who had her kidnapped a secret.
Despite them being engaged and with Chad's own reasons for his actions, Melanie left town so she can forget the trauma she had faced in Salem. They briefly reunite and exacts revenge on Gabi when he reveals at her wedding to Nick that Will is the father of her unborn child. Chad and Abigail eventually patch things up when they learn Cameron has been moonlighting as a stripper. She agrees to a date, but later backs out. Abigail and Chad break up in the hospital Chad is mistakenly led to believe he has a brain tumor, and lies to Cameron about his diagnosis to keep him away from Abigail.
Though he survives, Abigail dumps him after she discovers his lie about the tumor. On October 30,Stefano accompanies Chad to Boston for a surgery to repair damage from the bullet. A few days later Cameron got a job offer from Doctors Without Boarders. He accepted the position and left Salem.
After Chad's surgery, he called EJ to tell him that the surgery was a success, but to let Abigail know that he wouldn't be coming back to Salem. But soon the affair was exposed in the early summer, and Sami was determined to make EJ and Abigail suffer. Chad reconnected with his friends "T", Will Guy WilsonSonny Kiriakisand Abigail whose feelings for him have resurfaced once more.
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He tried to get Ben fired from his club by accusing him of stealing but Sonny disagrees with Chad. Chad charmed Abigail and soon became interested in Ben's sister, Jordan Ridgeway.
Chad and Jordan began dating, despite his interest towards her After she's gone, Chad went back into pursuing Abigail, but, his life got changed once more when he discover his adoptive sister Kristen was killed, and now knows he was the last child in the family. In late April Chad confesses his undying love to Abigail, and reveals that he was just using Jordan to get revenge on her for what happened with EJ. Abigail's feelings and lust for Chad kept growing till in June 3,she cheats on Ben and sleeps with Chad in the DiMera garden and in his room.
However, Chad tells Abigail that he was just using her to get revenge on what happened with EJ, but the truth is he is still very much in love with her and wants to protect her from his father since he has a mysterious interest in the two of them getting together.
Abigail reveals to Chad that she's pregnant Soon after Abigail finds out she's pregnant and the father is revealed to be Ben after Ben's father, Clyde Westonthreatened the doctor facilitating the paternity test. Chad is disowned by Stefano and, depressed, goes to a bar where he meets Serena Mason.
Serena rejects his advances and Chad drunkenly goes after her. He wakes up the next morning without any memory of anything that happened after he left the bar and soon finds out he's the prime suspect after Serena is found strangled by the "Necktie Killer" in the park.
Abigail sticks by him even though she's still with Ben. Even after the murder of Paige Larson and when Dr. Marlena Evans is attacked when she failed to help Chad remember what happened the nights Serena and Paige were murdered, she still stood by him believing he was innocent.
He confronted him and they got into a fight that ended with Chad entering into a coma. Abigail still continues to believe in him, despite Ben claiming Chad attacked him. Chad was taken into custody after he woke up and continues to be convicted of the murders. She soon finds pictures of Chad on his phone, many pictures of him and she realizes that he was stalking him. When Abigail suggested to give this to the cops to clear Chad's innocence, Ben admits to being the Necktie Killer and to framing Chad.
Abigail tries to get him to get help from Marlena but he refuses. Then when Abigail tries to get away he goes barking mad and knocks her out and takes her to an abandoned cabin in Mammoth Falls and handcuffed her to a chair so she couldn't escape.
Abigail tried to escape a few times but failed. Abigail, who Ben is keeping hostage in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, is forced to call Chad and tell him that she's done with him, luckily Chad is able to sense that she is in danger and she is able to communicate with Chad that she's in trouble without Ben knowing.
Despite Madeline's death being the result of a brain aneurism, Chad can't help but believe Charles's words and blames himself. Stefano welcomes Chad with open arms, but he initially rejects his new father. Chad later strikes up a romance with Abigail Deveraux despite his new family's disapproval.
Chad briefly moves into the mansion until he is shot in August and moves out for his own good. Chad then falls for Abigail's best friend Melanie Jonas after they share a kiss at the town's Halloween party.
However, they are forced to shut it down when criminals begin using it for illegal gambling. The criminals then kidnap Chad and Melanie and believing they are about to die, the two confess their feelings. Fortunately, they are rescued; however, Chad and Abigail break up. Abigail is initially upset about Chad and Melanie's romance, but she later gives them her blessing. Meanwhile, Chad and Gabi Camila Banus are forced to work together when they are both hired as models for Countess Wilhelmina.
Melanie is uncomfortable with the attention Chad and Gabi are getting for their modeling campaign and their chemistry, but Chad assures her that he only has eyes for her. In the meantime, Gabi goes so far as to plant her earring in Chad's bed which interrupts Chad and Melanie's first attempt at making love. Gabi assures Melanie that her earring in Chad's bed was an accident and nothing more.
Chad is furious to learn that Will is a suspect and after Melanie tries to defend Will, they have a huge fight, and she presumably skips town. Chad mourns Lexie's passing all alone.Days Of Our Lives Dating
It is revealed that Melanie had been kidnapped; the couple is reunited underground as the tunnels beneath Salem collapse. Chad attacks Melanie's captor, Andrew Caleb Hunt but he manages to escape before the collapse. However, he agrees to keep the secret to protect Melanie and warns Gabi to stay away from Melanie. Chad also kicks Gabi out of his apartment and backs out of their modeling gig. Chad attacks Nick when he mistakenly believes Nick hurt Melanie again. Unable to forgive Chad for his angry outburst, Melanie calls off the engagement and skips town.
Chad briefly reunites with Abigail and exacts revenge on Gabi when he reveals at her wedding to Nick that Will is the father of her unborn child. Chad and Abigail eventually patch things up when they learn Cameron has been moonlighting as a stripper. She agrees to a date, but later backs out. Chad is touched when Will and Gabi name their baby Arianna after Grace.
Chad is mistakenly led to believe he has a brain tumor, and lies to Cameron about his diagnosis to keep him away from Abigail. Though he survives, Abigail dumps him after she discovers his lie about the tumor. On October 30,Stefano accompanies Chad to Boston for a surgery to repair damage from the bullet. He tries to get Ben fired from his club by accusing him of stealing but Sonny disagrees with Chad.
Chad and Jordan begin dating, but they soon break up. Jordan soon after leaves Salem after receiving a new job opportunity. After Jordan leaves Salem, Chad goes back to pursuing Abigail, but, his life got changed when he discover his half-brother EJ and adoptive sister Kristen were killed, and know now that he was the last child in the family. In JuneAbigail cheats on Ben and sleeps with Chad. Chad tells Abigail that he was just using her to get revenge on what happened with EJ, but the truth is he is still in love with her and wants to protect her from his father.
Abigail becomes pregnant and the father is revealed to be Ben after Ben's father Clyde Weston James Read threatens the doctors facilitating the paternity test.
Chad is disowned by Stefano and, depressed, goes to a bar where he meets Serena Mason Melissa Archer. Serena rejects his advances and Chad drunkenly goes after her, waking up the next morning without any memory of anything that happened after he left the bar and soon finds out he's the prime suspect after Serena is found strangled by the "Necktie Killer" in the park. After the murder of Paige Larson and when Dr.
Marlena Evans is attacked when she's unable to help Chad remember what happened the nights Serena and Paige were murdered, he is taken into custody and continues to be convicted of murder after Will is killed.
Abigail, who Ben is keeping hostage in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, is forced to call Chad and tell her that she's over with him, but while on the phone, is able to communicate with Chad that she's in trouble without Ben knowing. Chad arrives at the cabin, but Ben knocks him out and ties him and Abigail to the bed, setting it on fire and leaving with Abigail's premature son.
Chad is eventually able to get himself and Abigail free and he carries her to safety. They are found by the police and Chad and Abigail return to Salem. Stricken over the disappearance of her son, Chad and Abigail's brother JJ Deveraux Casey Moss go back to Mammoth Falls, where Abigail was being held hostage and find her son at a motel and then reunite them at the hospital in Salem.
She renames her son Thomas Jack Deveraux. Afterwards, Chad and Abigail start to plan a future together. Chad is later hypnotized by Marlena but is brainwashed by Andre, after he hijacks the session, to do the family bidding and get close to Belle after Sami stole the DiMera fortune.
He is also forced to break up with Abigail. After Thomas gets sick it's revealed that Chad is his father, not Ben.
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Chad was later shocked that his father has been murdered. Casting[ edit ] The casting and character was announced in late May Casey Deidrick had joined the cast as Chad. Despite very positive feedback, Brendan Coughlin was cast in the role of Tad. Deidrick's audition caught the attention of casting director, Marnie Saitta and he was soon called back to audition for the newly created role of Chad.
At the time, Deidrick's screen time had declined dramatically and he had also booked several guest appearances in prime time. Deidrick's last air date was October 30, However, the actor also said he was open to return to the series for future guest stints.
He is also very persuasive and he is not easy to break. It is obvious that he has been through a lot. Deidrick hinted that Chad may suffer from abandonment issues. Chad has a different way of thinking which sets him apart from the average person, similar to rock stars Deidrick revealed in an interview. Chad puts on a hard exterior and acts as if he does not care what others think of him. However, Chad has another layer to him; he is "very sensitive" and all about romance which makes him all the more intriguing.
He refuses to let Mia "whose been lying to him this whole time get in his way. When asked about a future love interest, Deidrick mentioned Gabriela Rodriguez who had recently been introduced to the canvas as Gabi Hernandez Gabriela Rodriguez but didn't believe a romantic pairing would work due to the age difference. Woods was revealed to be his father.