Chance Perdomo

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Chance Perdomo
Publicity photo of Chance Perdomo
Born(1996-10-19)19 October 1996
Diedc. 29 March 2024(2024-03-29) (aged 27)
Nationality
  • British
  • American
OccupationActor
Years active2016–2024

Chance Perdomo (19 October 1996 – 29 or 30 March 2024) was an American and British actor. He earned a British Academy Television Award nomination for his performance in the BBC Three film Killed by My Debt (2018). He gained further prominence through his roles as Ambrose Spellman in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018–2020) and Andre Anderson in the first season of the Amazon Prime series Gen V (2023).

Early life and education

Perdomo was born in Los Angeles, California, on 19 October 1996. He moved to Southampton in the county of Hampshire, England, with his mother as a child and grew up there.[1] He held both British and American citizenship, and had Latino heritage on his mother's side.[2][3]

Perdomo attended the local Redbridge Community School, where he served as head boy and discovered theatre.[4][5] He then went to Peter Symonds College in Winchester,[6] where he was elected president of the sixth form's student union.[7] Perdomo intended to study law after graduating but decided to pursue acting instead, moving, with money he made working in a shoe shop and at a cinema, to London where he joined the National Youth Theatre and trained at Identity School of Acting.[8]

Career

Perdomo made his television debut with a recurring role as Henry Goodall in the third series of the CBBC adaptation of Hetty Feather, which aired in 2017.[9] This was followed by a lead role as Jerome in the 2018 BBC Three drama film Killed by My Debt.[10] For his performance, Perdomo was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.[11]

In February 2018, it was announced that Perdomo was cast in the series regular role of Ambrose Spellman on the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.[12][13] Reports revealed that Perdomo previously auditioned for the role of Jughead Jones on Riverdale, but the role was given to Cole Sprouse.[14] Perdomo, however, impressed series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with his audition so much that the latter wrote the role of Sabrina's Ambrose with the actor in mind.[15][16]

In 2019, Perdomo was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.[17][18]

Perdomo made his feature film debut as Landon Gibson in After We Fell (2021), the third installment of the After film series. He would reprise his role as Landon in the subsequent two films in the series, After Ever Happy (2022) and After Everything (2023).[19] He voiced Snork in the third season of Finnish television series Moominvalley.[20]

For his final television role, Perdomo starred as Andre Anderson in Gen V, a 2023 spinoff of the superhero series The Boys. After his death, production of the second season was delayed indefinitely.[1]

Death

Perdomo died in a motorcycle crash aged 27. Local authorities confirmed that Perdomo was the sole individual involved in the crash.[1][21] It is believed the crash occurred late on 29 March or early 30 March 2024 while Perdomo was travelling through Upstate New York enroute to Toronto to begin filming for season 2 of Gen V.[22]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Longfield Drive Rodell Short film[23]
2017 The Importance of Skin Ryan Short film[24]
2021 After We Fell Landon Gibson [19]
2022 After Ever Happy [19]
2023 After Everything [19]
TBA Bad Man Production finished[25]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Hetty Feather Henry Goodall Recurring role[26]
2018 Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators Hamish Kingly Episode: "The Chameleon's Dish"[27]
2018 Killed by My Debt Jerome Rogers Nominated for BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role[28][29]
2018 Midsomer Murders Leo Scott Episode: "Death of the Small Coppers"[30]
2018–2020 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Ambrose Spellman Main cast[1]
2022 Moominvalley Snork Third season[20]
2023 Gen V Andre Anderson Main cast; Season 1[1]

Radio

Year Title Role Notes
2020 The Cipher Benny Main cast[31]

References

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  2. ^ Delgado, Sara (27 April 2019). "Schön! 36 – chance perdomo". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved 30 March 2024.
  3. ^ Sen, Mallika (30 March 2024). "Chance Perdomo, star of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'Gen V,' dies in motorcycle crash at 27". AP News. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  4. ^ Liddell, Emily (10 May 2019). "Chance Perdomo, 22, nominated for Leading Actor at this year's Bafta TV awards". Daily Echo. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  5. ^ Reddin, Lorelai (23 August 2013). "Join the Usual Suspects at The Mayflower". Daily Echo. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  6. ^ "REVIEW: As You Like It, Company of Fools, Peter Symonds College, Winchester". Daily Echo. 19 December 2013. Archived from the original on 10 May 2023. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  7. ^ Peter Symonds College [@Symonds_College] (5 June 2018). "Watch Peter Symonds alumnus and former Student Union President Chance Perdomo's moving and important performance in the BBC's Killed By My Debt (photo BBC iplayer) https://t.co/QqP5G0WQ9N" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 January 2021 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Jube, Anna (16 November 2018). "Chance Perdomo asks himself tough questions". The Last Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 April 2023. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Rising Stars: Chance Perdomo". The Media Eye. 13 March 2024. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  10. ^ Jones, Rupert (26 May 2018). "Debt collectors held to account after traffic fines claim a life". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 June 2023. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  11. ^ Jamieson, Natalie; Ritman, Alex (12 May 2019). "'Killing Eve' and 'Patrick Melrose' Dominate at BAFTA TV Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (15 February 2018). "Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series Casts Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 December 2023. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (15 February 2018). "Michelle Gomez & Chance Perdomo Join Netflix's Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series". Deadline. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  14. ^ Nesvig, Kara (12 November 2018). "This "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Actor Almost Played Jughead on "Riverdale"". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on 28 September 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  15. ^ Dibdin, Emma (5 October 2018). "'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Creator Wants a 'Riverdale' Crossover". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  16. ^ Lewis Knight (30 August 2019). "Who is Chance Perdomo? Pansexual warlock in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina". Irish Mirror. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  17. ^ Dalton, Ben (8 July 2019). "Stars of Tomorrow 2019: Chance Perdomo (actor)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  18. ^ "Chance Perdomo – Actor". BAFTA. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  19. ^ a b c d Zee, Michaela (30 March 2024). "Chance Perdomo, 'Gen V' and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Star, Dies at 27". Variety.
  20. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (2 November 2020). "Gutsy Gets Greenlight for 'Moominvalley' S3 with New Cast Additions". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  21. ^ Cordero, Rosy (30 March 2024). "Chance Perdomo Dies: 'Gen V' Star Was 27 Years Old". Deadline. Archived from the original on 30 March 2024. Retrieved 30 March 2024.
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (30 March 2024). "'Gen V' Season 2 Production Delayed Following Star Chance Perdomo's Tragic Death". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 April 2024.
  23. ^ "Longfield Drive". bramones.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  24. ^ "The Importance of Skin – An Interview with Thea Gajic". Cinemisto. Archived from the original on 22 May 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  25. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (15 February 2024). "Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Chance Perdomo & Lovi Poe Among Cast For 'Bad Man', The Syndicate & UTA Independent Film Group Launching Sales For EFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 April 2024.
  26. ^ "Scott Marshall agency". scottmarshall.co.uk. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  27. ^ "BBC One – Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators, Series 1, The Chameleon's Dish". BBC. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
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  31. ^ "Anya Chalotra and Chance Perdomo star in new sci-fi podcast The Cipher". BBC Media Centre. 13 October 2020. Archived from the original on 26 December 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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