Chandler Massey, two-time Daytime Emmy award-winning actor and former star on the soap opera “Days of our Lives” will be narrating the 15th film from the World War II Foundation titled “War Journal: The Incredible WWII Escape of Major Damon “Rocky” Gause.”
The one-hour HD documentary film chronicles the story of Georgia native Gause’s incredible escape from the Japanese in WWII, a trip of 52 days and 3,200 miles aboard a leaking 22-foot Japanese fishing boat. Gause and fellow American officer William Lloyd Osborne escaped from the Philippines to Australia after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor.
Chandler Massey was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, with his two younger siblings. He is the son of Lewis (former Secretary of State of Georgia) and Amy Massey. Chandler graduated from Norcross High School in May, 2009. While there, he was active in the Drama Club and took part in many of the school productions including playing a lead roles in Little Shop of Horrors, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA and pursue his dream of acting. In December 2009, after completing his first quarter at UCLA, Chandler auditioned for the role of “Will Horton” on NBC’s top-rated daytime drama, Days of Our Lives and won the role.
Chandler was nominated for a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. This was Massey’s fourth consecutive Emmy nomination.
He has won the Daytime Emmy the last three years in a row, thus becoming the first gay character on daytime TV to even win such an honor.
Previously, he has appeared in episodes of One Tree Hill, Eastbound & Down and Army Wives. In 2010, Chandler landed a starring a role in his first feature film entitled 16-Love.
Chandler also has a co-starring role in the upcoming feature film Angels in Stardust.
Chandler currently resides in Los Angeles.