Tray Chaney






Birth Name

Samuel Chaney III




Tray Chaney, the highly celebrated up and coming actor, is best known for his role on the HBO's Original hit series "The Wire". The strikingly handsome young man of many talents began his career as a performer at the early age of four years old.

With a promising career in dance under his belt, Tray stepped into acting with the breakout role of "Poot" on the Peabody-winning HBO drama series THE WIRE. Tray's acting career includes the highly acclaimed New York's Apollo Theatre, "Head of State" with Chris Rock and Bernie Mac, "The District" (CBS Television), "America's Most Wanted" (Fox Television), Lil Bow Wow "My Baby" Video featuring Jagged Edge, and Beauty Shop featuring Vivica A. Fox.

Tray's acting techniques have cultivated with experience. Through the 1990's, he spent most of his time crafting his technique as a seasoned performer at dozens of venues across the United States. In addition to being an excellent performer, Tray choreographs all of his dance routines. In 2000, Tray spent a week in the studio with recording artist Kenny Lattimore and musical icon Stevie Wonder.

After graduating from high school, Tray caught the acting bug and auditioned for and landed the role of "Poot" on HOB's "The Wire"; which aired its first episode in June 2002. In 2003, Tray made his movie appearance in "Head of State" with Chris Rock and Bernie Mac.