Since Colorado has been producing many celebrities, here is a list of some notable individuals who were born &/or have lived in Lakewood, CO.
Hayden Byerly is an American actor. He got his start in the industry when he was a child in 2007, and is now best known for playing Jude Adams Foster on Freeform’s “The Fosters”.
Byerly was born on 10/11/2000 in Lakewood, Colorado. He grew up in Littleton before being able to move with his family to LA when he was 10 years old to pursue an acting career.
He started getting into acting by copying his favorite films and TV characters. He has one younger brother.
In 2013, Byerly became one of the lead actors on ABC Family drama series The Fosters.
On the show, Byerly portrays Jude Adams-Foster, an abused and sensitive 12-year-old foster child who is subsequently adopted into a large blended family where he begins questioning his sexuality and the nature of his feelings for his best friend.
Hollywood.com picked Byerley’s “heartwarming” performance of the character Jude to the list of LGBTQ’s favorite TV characters.
ABC Family did something really special on the show The Fosters and did a scene with MacIntosh and Byerly’s characters kissing. It was also the youngest LGBT kiss in television history.
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Gregg Lee Henry is a professional actor that has been acting for over 40 years. He has built up a considerable resume that includes working on stage, in movies & TV, and also with music.
He is known for playing Dennis Rader and other “heavies” in films like Payback (1999) and Body Double (1984).
He played alongside Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver in the FX series “The Riches” and he acted in the USA series “White Collar”. He also played Hollis Doyle in the ABC serie “Scandal”.
He played the role of detective Carl Reddick in “The Killing” from 2013. For his small part in Guardians of the Galaxy, he was Peter Quill’s grandfather.
He’s been in a few different shows and also starred in the title role in Julius Caesar at New York City 2017.
Chris Broderick is an American musician who was a guitarist for the heavy metal band, Megadeth. His success with the band led to him becoming one of the most widely known guitarists in metal. In 2002, he left Megadeth and joined country-metal fusion band Blue Highway.
He also used to be in Jag Panzer, playing the guitar and keyboard. He appeared on four of their albums before leaving, including The Age of Mastery, Thane to the Throne (a concept album about Shakespeare’s Macbeth), Mechanized Warfare and Casting the Stones.
Tucker is an amazing guitarist. He was in Jag Panzer and Megadeth, but also made brief appearances with Nevermore. Now he’s in Act of Defiance, which he formed with some other ex-Megadeth fellows.