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Son of Clayton official makes it big as actor
by Bill Baldowski
bbaldowski@neighbornewspapers.com
April 19, 2012 03:49 PM | 1355 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Chase Wainscott, who has become quite familiar with the film industry mainstay he is holding, known as a "clapper," is racking up television, commercial and feature-length movie appearances.
Special photo Chase Wainscott, who has become quite familiar with the film industry mainstay he is holding, known as a "clapper," is racking up television, commercial and feature-length movie appearances.
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One of the most recognized Georgia Pre-K television commercials now on the air has a local youngster as its main character.

The familiar scene opens with a group of five children, all around the age of 7 and dressed in business attire, who walk into a conference room and sit down at a table opposite five somewhat bewildered business persons.

Dressed in a suit and tie and looking the epitome of a veteran businessman, the youngster leading the children slams his hand on the conference table.

“We are open for a merger, but we need control, 70 percent,” he said, after which the adults begrudgingly agree.

The youngster in that starring role is 7-year-old Chase Wainscott, son of Clayton County Economic Development Director Grant Wainscott, a hometown kid who is fast becoming one of the youngest stars in the state’s burgeoning film industry.

Chase, who lives with his family just across the county line in Henry County, began his acting and modeling career at the tender age of 5 when he was discovered by an Atlanta acting agency.

According to his father, his career actually started just two years ago when he was selected to appear in a series of modeling shots for several department store catalogues.

Shortly thereafter, the elder Wainscott said, Chase auditioned for, and landed, his first feature role as young “Rob” in the 2011 awarding winning independent film, “A Box for Rob.”

“It was after that film things began to take off for Chase,” Wainscott said as Chase has since appeared in a pair of music videos, three television pilot shows, five feature films, two film shorts and no less than seven commercials. He has even appeared on the “Dinner and a Movie” series on the Turner Broadcasting System.

“Chase has just finished shooting an industrial project for Chick-fil-A,” his father said.

Asked what he most enjoys about being an actor, Chase had a simple answer.

“It is a lot of fun,” he said. “I get to pretend I am somebody else and get to go to a lot of fun places and meet a lot of nice people.”

As to his favorite role thus far, Chase said it came when he was selected to play the role of “Aaron” for the NBC Family Night Movie, “Field of Vision.”

In that role, he appeared opposite Faith Ford, who starred in “Murphy Brown” and Phillip Casnoff, who had a staring role in the film, “We Are Marshall.”

Last Saturday, Chase walked the red carpet for the second time in just a year as part of an independent Christian film, “The Solomon Bunch.”

As to his career, Chase, who attends Georgia Cyber Academy, a state charter virtual academy, said he loves acting and hopes to get more roles.

“As long as he truly enjoys it,” his father said, “our family wants to be supportive.”

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