Ry Chase is no stranger to being your punk-rock kid with unique blue-colored hair, and some pessimistic one-liners. They currently portray TIGA, in the second and final season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
VOICE-OVER WORK AND MORE.
Chase’s impressive resume includes not just The Walking Dead, but they are also an epically accomplished video game and animation voice-over artist.
Ever played Fallout 76? You’ve probably heard them. Their wit is very much in and out of character, along with an infectious smile, charm, and one hell of a sense of humor.
FOR THOSE LIVING UNDER A ROCK, WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
RY CHASE: I mean, that would be a recently placed rock. Ry Chase! I–Woosh. Questions! Interviews. Not my forte. I grew up all over the place. Bounced between Texas, California and was born in Kentucky. And then Virginia.
My mom was in the army. So, yeah–we bumped around. Cumulatively, the majority of my life was in Texas, and that was the last place I lived in before coming here.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH WORLD BEYOND?
RC: The traditional agent sent out an email that said, self-tape appointment. I’ve never heard of World Beyond. I didn’t have streaming services at the time, and I didn’t have cable. There was no way for me to actually get that knowledge.
RC: I didn’t get a chance to do a lot of research on it beforehand. I went with the character specs, which were not a deviation at all from just default me. That was pretty much it. Got the email. Went through and rehearsed. Did the audition. Had a reader help.
RC: Honestly, it was my reader’s delivery that brought out that performance that got me the booking.
RC: Yeah. I had an idea. But once she started reading, it was just the immediate response to it.
“This is what I like. I like this.” – Chase talks about their rapport with their reader for World Beyond’s audition side.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, MARINE.
RC: Much better than my idea! And there was no callback. It was just the audition I think there were a few people that were in the running. What my manager told me was the biggest selling point was: I was a marine. There is a lot of military history!
RC: That’s what I was informed. I obviously thought it was the hair. But he said that was a big consideration they had in the end. After deliberating over, I think a few people–they ended up choosing me.
IS IT TYGA’? TIGA?
“Tiga. I never had to say the name. So when we did a table read with all of the cast over Zoom, someone clarified when someone else addressed me. Yes! Now I know what it is.” – Tig, Tiga, not Tegan.