Chad James Connell is a Canadian actor. Connell is a graduate of Ryerson University's theatre program in Toronto. He began acting in local productions in Ottawa at the age of 11. His first starring role was the role of Oliver in the musical of the same name. He played the role of Zakhar in the premiere Jason Sherman's adaptation of Gorky's Enemies while at university. Connell has appeared in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Wild Roses, Prom Wars and Hallmark Channel's Taking a Chance on Love, as well as Lifetime's Double Wedding with Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. He appeared as the demon Lambert in the 2013 release of The Mortal Instruments, as well as the vampire Quinn on the television series adaptation, Shadowhunters. In 2018, Connell recurred on Mike Clattenburg's CBC Comedy series Crawford, as the boyfriend to Jill Hennessy's character.Connell will star alongside Tiya Sircar in the May 2019 Netflix Original movie Good Sam, based on the book by Dete Meserve.