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Shad Gaspard: Biography, Careers, Achievements and More

Who is Shad Gaspard?

Shad Gaspard was a professional wrestler of WWE and Hollywood and television actor. He died on May 17, 2020, after drowning in Venice Beach, L.A, USA. Shad Javier Chittick Gaspard was a famous American wrestler and actor. He was popularly known as Shad Gaspard. He wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ohio Valley Wrestling. He and JTG, a WWE wrestler, formed the Cryme Tyme, which twice became OVW Southern Tag Team Champion.  Gaspard is a known face in television. He appeared in TV shows like The Game, The Exes, Big Time Rush, The Haunted Hathaways, Key & Peele, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, In the Cut, and The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time. Shad has also appeared in video games such as Batman: The Enemy Within, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and God of War. His film appearances include Petunia, Think Like a Man Too, Get Hard, Brothers, My First Miracle, Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling, Officer Downe, Welcome to Willits, Sandy Wexler, Bolden, Birds of Prey, etc. Shad Gaspard disappeared and died after drowning at Venice Beach.

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Quick Bio

Birth NameShad Javier Chittick Gaspard
Birth DateJanuary 13, 1981 (Aged 39)
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Birth SignCapricorn
Other NamesShad Gaspard, Da Beast
Parent(s)Ben Gaspard and Ingrid Chittick
Death Date17 May 2020
Death PlaceVenice Beach, Los Angeles, USA
Death ReasonDrowning
High SchoolN/A
CollegeGeorgia Perimeter College, Atlanta
ProfessionWrestler, Actor, TV personality
Active Years2003- 2020
Height6 feet 7 inches
Weight129 kg
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack 
Sexual OrientationStraight
RelationshipMarried before death
Spouse(s)Siliana Gaspard
ChildrenAryeh Gaspard
Social Media HandlesFacebook



Net worth$7 million


Why was Shad Gaspard famous?

  • Shad Gaspard was a prominent American wrestler and actor. He earned immense popularity but could not enjoy life for long as he died in a tragic incident. He got his first boxing training from his father at the age of five. Since then, he has dedicated himself to boxing and wrestling and training in multiple forms, including judo. Because of his aggressive temperament in boxing, Gaspard was known as the beast. He started his professional boxing career at 16 and left a mark with his aggressive nature. 
  • Shad participated in Mixed Martial Arts, where he won almost all the matches. In 2002, Shad appeared in a wrestling TV reality show, Tough Enough 2, and gained the attention of WWE professionals.
  • Consequently, he joined WWE and OVW with the ring name Da Beast. In 2006, he and JTG formed the wrestling tag team Cryme Tyme. The duo was able to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship two times. In 2007, their WWE contract ended. But they rejoined it in 2008 and defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch in their very first game. After multiple matches of win and loss, Gaspard’s WWE contract ended in 2010. He then joined the Inoki Genome Federation in Japan in 2011. He appeared in many TV shows that comprise The Game, The Exes in 2012, Big Time Rush in 2013, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series in 2016, The Last Sharknado: It was About Time in 2018. Shad has also appeared in films including Petunia in 2012, Brothers, and Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling in 2015, Birds of Prey in 2020. 

Personal Information

Did Shad have any tattoos?

  • Shad Gaspard had many tattoos on his body. He was 6.7 feet tall and weighed around 129 kg. He had black eyes and hair. He was born on January 13, 1981, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He attended Georgia Perimeter College. Ben Gaspard and Ingrid Chittick were his parents.

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Who was Shad Gaspard’s wife?

  • Shad Gaspard’s wife’s name was Siliana Gaspard. They married in 2009 and were married till Shad’s death. The couple has a son named Aryeh Gaspard.


How did Shad Gaspard die?

  • Shad Gaspard faced a tragic death. He was drowning with his son in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. He asked for help from the lifeguards to save his son first. Shad’s son was saved, but he went missing. After a few days, his dead body was found at Venice Beach. He drowned and died at the age of 39 on 17 May 2020. 

Net worth

What was Gaspard’s net worth?

  • Shad Gaspard’s net worth was approximately 7 million dollars before his death.


  • Shad Gaspard’s ring name was Da Beast.
  • He died on 17th May 2020.
  • His wife’s name was Siliana Gaspard.
  • He was 6.7 feet tall.


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