Chaske Spencer is an American actor who is well-known for the role as Billy Raven in the American television series Banshee. He is also best known for the film series Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Apart from that, while talking about his personal life he has seen many ups and downs in his life. CHASKE has spent $2million dollars buying booze and drugs that plunged him into a suicidal nightmare.
Chaske’s Short Wiki-Bio
Chaske was born on 9 March 1975 in Tahlequah, OK and currently, is of 43 years of age. He is not the single child in his family, but he grew up along with two younger sisters.
Chaske, who stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches tall, lived through his childhood in Montana, Kooskia, Idaho, Lapwai and Lewiston Idaho. His mom is a teacher at a local Alternative High School, and his father is a Counselor at another High School. He graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.
At the young age, he dreamed of being a photographer, but later he found himself in front of the camera pursuing an acting career.
He struggled a lot in his life by doing odd jobs and took acting lessons from coaches like David Gideon and Ed Kovens. After that, he got a role in the 2002 film Skins, which then lead to Dreamkeeper, and Into the West.
Chaske Spencer and Emily Wegner attend the 'Child Of God' premiere at Tribeca Grand Hotel on 30 July 2014 in New York City. (Photo: zimbio.com)
In the year 2009, Spencer played werewolf Sam Uley in New Moon. In the year 2015, he was cast in the recurring role of Billy Raven in Banshee after making his debut one year prior in the web series Banshee Origins.
Chaske’s net worth is, however, growing fast day by day with loyal fans showering all the love and support. However, his salary is not known at the moment as well, and he is the one who does not want to show off anything regardless of the status he has secured and earned in his life.
Chaske, Opens Up About Heroine Battle!
Chaske, who plays wolf pack leader Sam Ulrey in Twilight Saga, revealed he became hooked on heroin in his 20s and blew millions on and was about to die.
In an interview with People magazine, he told that he had tasted his first drink at the age of 15. Later, when his parents were separated, he thought if he stayed with them then he would get thrown into jail for being drunk or knocks a girl up.
So, he moved to New York and started studying acting at the age of 21 where he was first exposed to cocaine. After that, his girlfriend with whom he was dating introduced him to heroin. He started smoking it then snorting it for almost three months every day.
Because of that, he could not memorize his lines and could not function to audition. His work ethic went out the door.
He tried to stop drinking but was scared to quit because he knew that withdrawals would kick in. However, one night he was arrested by two under cops as he had bought marijuana. After getting out of jail, he sought help at a rehab center in Washington State that specialized in treating Native Americans.
They asked him to work out how much he’d spent on drugs, and he had blown $2million. After staying clean for one year, Chaske landed his role in New Moon.
Chaske’s On-Screen Relationship; Dating Anyone Off-Screen?
In the film series Twilight Saga, Chaske portrayed the character of a Sam Uley who is the son of Joshua Uley and Allison Uley. Sam was Leah Clearwater's ex-boyfriend. They dated all throughout high school and cared for each other very much, even though Sam could not tell the truth about phasing into a wolf.
Their relationship ended when Leah brought her cousin Emily for a visit, and Sam imprinted on her, and at some point before New Moon Sam and Emily became engaged.
Emily was furious at first, but she was meant to be with Sam, and eventually fell in love with him. When Sam first asked Emily for out, she first refused, knowing it would hurt Leah.
To ignore Sam, Emily used his father's mistakes as a weapon to drive Sam away; he lost control and unintentionally hurt Emily. Despite that, Sam loves her unconditionally but has never forgiven himself for hurting her.
Though he did get involved in a relationship on the screen, Chaske seems to single at present. Till date, he has not opened up about his plans to getting married and remains reserved when it comes to opening up about his possible wife as well.
Some More Fun Facts About Chaske Spencer
- Chaske is a Native American Indian or First Nation descendant of Lakota (Sioux) Nation.
- He went to college at Lewis Clark State College for a year before dropping out to pursue his acting career.
- Chaske shares a house in a Brooklyn, N.Y. neighborhood with Five O'Clock Heroes bass player Adam Morse. His heritage includes Nez Perce, Sioux, Cherokee, French, Creek, and Dutch.
- He has also performed at The Public Theatre in New York City and The Roundabout.
- He is passionate about making a difference with all people in the area of reducing poverty and creating sustainable communities.
- Partnered with his manager Josselyne Herman and veteran producer Ted Kurdyla, his production company, Urban Dream, is in development on a feature-length documentary as well as a feature film.
- Apart from his profession, Chaske enjoys new music, film, skydiving, Native American culture, politics, world issues, travel, books, and people.