Full detailed profile on Chad Peterson Woods DiMera (Past) Played by Casey Deidrick on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
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Chad Peterson Woods DiMera (Past)
Actor: Casey Deidrick
Who played Chad Peterson Woods DiMera (Past) over the years
Casey Deidrick (June 19 2009- Wednesday October 30, 2013)
Useful information on Chad Peterson Woods DiMera (Past)
* Mia's ex-boyfriend.
Past: Cheatin' Heart and DiMera Industries.
Past: Works at Java Cafe, Student
Chad showed up at Java Cafe, where Mia was working. She was shocked to see him. Chad doesn't know Mia had his baby. Neither of them know that the child is not Sydney, like Mia thinks, but little Grace, who passed away from bacterial meningitis. As his portrayer has stated, "Chad Peterson has trouble written all over him, yet I believe he means well. There's a part of him that you hate, and love at the same time. He's a very confident, edgy, mysterious person. He's the type of person that can persuade you by his words. It's tough to break him, it seems like he's seen and been through a lot in the past...maybe a rough history with his parents, or abandonment issues. He will definitely bring out a side of Mia (Taylor Spreitler) that no one has ever seen before. The love triangle between Will/Mia/Chad is getting intense."
Chad has been marking his territory around Mia and is at odds with Will, who is close with Mia. Chad has found out that Mia went to rehab while he was away, but knowing her as he does, he doesn't believe it and wonders what she's hiding. When he tried to find the truth out, Nicole beat him to it and threatened him and his family. Chad eventually learned that Grace was his child but it wasn't until after she died.
When Will learned Chad's mother was a prostitute, he told Chad about it and Chad confronted his mother at the pier. She was trying to discuss it with him when he shook her hand off of him. She promptly fell down the stairs and died. Lexi discovered she would have died anyway because her death stemmed from an aneurysm not the fall. Chad's father blamed his son anyway and left town for work. Chad's in Salem alone now and Kate has learned from Madeline that Chad's father is really not the DA but Stefano DiMera. Kate's trying to get him a job at DiMera industries as an intern but he turned it down. Recently, Kate sent him his birth certificate so he could decide what to do with this knowledge that Stefano's his dad. Chad received the certificate and went to Stefano with the news. A DNA test confirmed that they're father and son and while Stefano wants his son to move into the manse and accept money to pay for school, Chad has turned his back on the family. It took him a while to come to grips with this news and when he did he eventually moved into the mansion, where he now resides and has grown to love Stefano.
Chad began dating Abigail Deveraux and enrolled in Salem University where he also worked on an online business venture with Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis. During Halloween, Chad accidentally kissed Melanie Jonas as she was dressed in the same Halloween costume as Abby. Abby caught them kissing, but they both insisted it was an innocent mistake. Later, hackers got hold of Chad and Will’s site so they shut it down. The hackers ended up kidnapping Melanie and Chad, who had developed feelings for each other but stayed quiet because of Abby. While they were held captive, Melanie and Chad admitted their feelings and shared another steamy kiss, thinking that they weren’t going to make it. They were eventually saved but kept their feelings a secret. Chad and Abby later decided to break up because things didn’t feel right anymore. Meanwhile, Abby actually broke up with Chad because she had feelings for Austin Reed. Chad and Melanie ended up kissing again and Abby caught them. Though she was angry about it, she eventually forgave both of them and gave them her blessing to start a relationship. Chad continued to pursue Melanie. They wound up dating and were happy for a time until Gabi faked having a stalker in order to get Chad's attention. Gabi did what she could to try breaking Chad and Mel up but finally succeeded when she learned that the guy she hired to be her stalker, Andrew, had kidnapped Melanie, unknowingly. Gabi didn't like it and tried to save Melanie but Andrew blackmailed her into silence. Chad learned the truth when Melanie was found and kept quiet for Gabi's sake since she and Melanie were friends. When Melanie learned the truth, she left Chad and moved to Europe to be with her mother Carly and Chad moved on. He and Sonny opened a cafe, and he beat up Nick Fallon when he got out of prison - over how he loathed Gabi for what she did. When Chad beat him over his bitterness toward Gabi for allowing Melanie to be kidnapped by Andrew, each was in danger of going to jail. They decided to keep it quiet with the help of Justin, who drew up documents stating if either mentioned it, Nick could go back to prison because he was still a parolee and Chad could wind up in jail for battery. Chad learned that Gabi was pregnant with someone other than Nick's child and outed her at their wedding. He ruined his chances at a possible reunion with Abigail and harmed his friendship with Will and Sonny when it was learned that Will was the baby daddy and hiding the truth. Chad felt awful and apologized, Will forgave him but he and Abby were through. He sought support from EJ and Kristen, his siblings. They helped him get through and he moved into the DiMera mansion but during Sami and EJ's wedding engagement, he was shot and wound up in the hospital. He was taken to Chicago for rehab and decided to stay there.
Stefano DiMera (biological father)
Bill Peterson (father) (Lawyer)
Madison Peterson (biological mother) (Lawyer)
Grace (deceased child with Mia)
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Abigail walks into Chad's hospital room just as Cameron tells Chad that Abby wouldn't have gotten into bed with him if he hadn't backed off. Cameron's flustered. Abby feels like a piece of meat and takes out a coin. Sarcastically, she says, "Heads I'm Cameron's and tails I'm Chad's." Chad says they were competing for her, "Because you set it up that way." She sniffs that she chose Cameron. In the waiting room, Arianna's dressed as a pumpkin for the children's party. Sonny wanted to dress her as Margaret Thatcher. Ciara strolls in with Hope. She grumps that she's going as the kid who hates Hallowe'en parties. Hope gives Karin a hand with the punch. She's angry with herself for gossiping about Theresa. She didn't know she did drugs.
Will arrives at the hospital Hallowe'en party. Everyone grins when Ciara flirts with another kid. She goes off with the kid and his mother to trick-or-treat at the nurses' stations. Back in Chad's room, Abby tells the guys it doesn't matter that she chose Cameron. She kicks Cam out and dumps Chad. He's not the person for her for now. She needs to work on herself. They hold hands and he tears up. She wishes him well and goes away, crying. Back at the Hallowe'en party, Hope and Gabi toss popcorn in their mouths and Ciara returns without candy. She traded it all with Tommy for his leather jacket. It reminds her of her dad. She misses him more and more. Hope gives her a hug. Sonny and Will take Ari to see Chad. He tells them about the break-up and blames himself. He holds Arianna. Gabi arrives to the hub and greets Cameron. He wants to see photos of Ari but when he sees Abby, he suddenly has to go. Gabi questions Abby, who tells her about the break-up but ensures she knows nothing's going on with Cameron. EJ strolls into Chad's room. He says karma really is a bitch. EJ assumes Abby ditched him. Chad thinks he had it coming. They laugh and EJ receives the 8th text from Stefano, wondering where they are. At least he won't be alone. EJ says he'll never walk alone. Chad tears up and Karin arrives with a wheelchair. A helicopter landed on the hospital for him. She goes and EJ helps Chad into the chair. Chad will miss the kids. They make plans to Skype a lot. EJ calls him a hero. He'll be forever grateful. They hug. Outside, Abby says she'll fill Gabi in on the debatable later. She plans on taking time away from dating. Some don't know how to be alone and that desperation leads to bad decisions...
Cameron checks on Chad while making his rounds. Chad asks how things went with Abby. He says Abby's furious with him and thinks he was handing her over on a silver platter. They argue and he goes when Kristen visits. Chad orders his sister not to postpone her wedding and they talk about Abigail and his lies. Kristen hopes he can work things out. Brady arrives and Chad asks him to take good care of his sister. "She's one of a kind." They leave and Kristen admits she almost postponed the wedding without his knowledge. She's sorry. He's not concerned. They kiss. Back inside Chad's room, Cameron returns. His surgeon is up to speed.
Back at the hospital, Chad asks Cam not to take advantage of Abigail while he's away. Cameron's astounded. He's not calling the shots. Abigail walks in as Cameron says Abigail wouldn't have even chosen him if Chad hadn't have lied about the tumor.