Following graduation from Brandon University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology and Drama, Chelsey moved to China. He researched and participated in Mandarin popular culture (2000-2018). He earned 10,000 hours in front of the camera as a singer, TV host and international actor.
Chelsey won the lead role of Felix in a Chinese version of The Odd Couple at The National Centre for the Performing Arts(2012) in Beijing. After studying with famous Chinese theatre director Guwei on The Odd Couple, the project paved the way for him to embark on his acting career: Harbin Story (2013), Chasing Love (2015), The War of 1945 (2015), Army of Descendants (2016), The Tutor (2016) and Hometown on the Cloud (2017) followed in the years after his theatre role.
In 2018, he returned home to Manitoba roots perfecting his acting craft while dedicating his time to training, grant/script writing and filming future projects. Relocating to Canada brought big rewards, with Chelsey becoming an Actra member while filming Stand! (2018) and Fatal Friend Request (2018). He finished off the year in China filming the feature film Variant (2018) as the Lead Villain. 2019 was very gracious to Chelsey booking roles on Amazon Prime’s Tales from the Loop (2019), CBC’s Burden of Truth (2019), APTN’s Tribal (2019) and feature film The First Encounter (2019). One of the major highlights was receiving one on one direction from Academy award winning director Jodie Foster while filming Tales from the Loop.
Continuing his actor craft Chelsey rounded out 2020 with roles on Cheerleader Abduction (2020), Snow Kissed (2020) and a Covid-19 PSA for the province of Manitoba. Chelsey is currently based in Winnipeg Manitoba.