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Profile of Chandler Massey

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Actor Chandler Massey accepts the award for Outstanding Younger Actor at the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012
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Just the Facts:

Birth Name:
Chandler Massey
Date of Birth:
September 10, 1990
Birth Place:
Atlanta, Georgia
Astrological Sign:
Virgo

Portrays:
Will Horton (2010 to present)

Acting Roles:

Farrell, 16-Love (2011)
Ben, Army Wives (2009)
Pitcher, Eastbound & Down (2009)
Lucas, One Tree Hill (2009)

Personal:

Mother, Amy; Father, Lewis; Sister, Cameryn; Brother, Christian

Trivia:

• Massey majored in Mandarin Chinese at UCLA.
• He was on the university’s Ultimate Frisbee team.
• He’s a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons.
• A self-professed health nut, he whips up nutritious treats in his Vitamix blender.
• Massey has a “respectable” collection of board games, including Risk, his favorite.
• Among his top TV shows, he lists The Office, 30 Rock, Community and Tosh.0 on Comedy Central.

Biography:

The eldest of three children, Massey was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in a political family. His father, Lewis Massey, was once Secretary of State of Georgia; while his grandfather, Abit Massey, was a well-known lobbyist.

Massey, however, never had political aspirations. He was bitten by the acting bug at a young age, when he appeared in his fifth grade school play, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

He continued to pursue acting at Norcross High School, joining the Drama Club. “My first play there was How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” recounts Massey. “I played J. Pierpont Finch. I idolized Robert Morse, who played Finch on Broadway and in the movie.” Massey also appeared in a number of other school productions, including Little Shop of Horrors, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Guys and Dolls.

Upon graduating high school in May 2009, Massey headed to Los Angeles to attend UCLA and pursue his career dream. He quickly landed guest spots on One Tree Hill, Army Wives, and Eastbound & Down. Then, in December, he auditioned for the role of Will Horton on Days of Our Lives and won the job.

When he’s not hard at work on the Days set, Massey enjoys reading, playing video games and board games, and tinkering on the piano. “I have a keyboard at home and will spend hours in the evening playing or composing,” he says. As for sports and exercise, he loves playing ultimate frisbee and doing “anything cross fit. It’s all about functional fitness, like old school flipping tires over and stuff like that.

Massey currently resides in Los Angeles.

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