Desmond Chiam is an Australian-American actor having Chinese-Singaporean descent. He first gained his main role as General Riga in the American fantasy series ‘The Shannara Chronicles’. However, he became widely popular when he portrayed the role of Wyatt Cole in the 2019 summer crime series ‘Reef Break’. In the series, he starred opposite to the actress Poppy Montgomery as Cat Chambers.
Furthermore, he appeared as Xerxes in 2020 American comedy family movie ‘Magic Camp’. Recently, he has seen working in the recurring role with the cast of Disney+ Marvel series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’. Wanna know more about his personal as well as professional life? then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The Australian-American actor, Desmond Chiam
Desmond Chiam: Bio, Family, Career
The actor was born on 30 July 1987 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born as the son to the Chinese Singaporean descent parents whose information not available in the media. Also, he has not revealed information on his siblings or much of his early life. When he was young, his parents moved to Australia, and spent his third of the year in Singapore.
After completing his schooling, he enrolled at the University of Southern California. From where he obtained his master’s degree in screenwriting. Before that, he received his law degree from the University of Melbourne and practiced as a lawyer after graduation. But the job didn’t satisfy him so he went on to make a career in the entertainment industry after three months. Additionally, he amassed the title of Singapore’s Bachelor of the Year in 2011 by CLEO, Singapore magazine.
Desmond Chiam: Career & Life Achievements
As mentioned above, he practiced laws for three months but didn’t get along with it. After three months, he decided to try out his hands-on break dancing and acting. After that, he started his career as an actor in the entertainment industry. He then began to appear in Australian dramas and series like ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Better Man’. Later he flew to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting.
After landing, he gained roles in several American series and dramas including ‘Bones’, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Con Man’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’, ‘We Were Tomorrow’, and ‘Empty by Design’, amongst other. However, he gained his first main role as General Riga in the second season of fantasy TV drama ‘The Shannara Chronicles’. But he gained recognition from his lead role Wyatt Cole in the French-American crime series ‘Reef Break’.
Desmond Chiam: Personal Life & Wife
Chiam has tried to avoid his personal life to be the center of attention. He has successfully had hidden his private life away from the media but he can’t hide for a long time. Therefore, if you are wondering about his relationship at the moment then he is a happily married man.
He married his wife Sami Jayne who is also a famous social media personality. They met during the MTV Drama series and fell for each other. In 2014, they engaged and tied a knot on 26 June 2015. The couple had not produced any kids yet but maybe planning to have some time in the future. Further, he is currently focusing on his career-build.
Caption: Desmond Chiam and Sami Jayne
Desmond Chiam: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has a net worth estimated at around $1 million from his career. He mostly generated incomes from his acting career: in TV Drama series and dramas. According to sources, he earned by working in crime TV series gaining per episode $38k. Also, he accumulates profitable amounts from sources like Social Networking Websites YouTube, eBay, and Amazon. Additionally, he has bought a house in Australia consisting of 2,000 acres with four bedrooms and a swimming pool.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Facebook, he has an unverified account under her name with 486 followers. He has a Twitter handle @deschiam with more than 2k followers. Also, he has an Instagram account @deschiam with 13.5k followers.
Desmond Chiam: Body Measurements
The good-looking and handsome actor, Chiam stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters. His perfect body build weighs around 75 kg with unknown body measurements. He has black hair with black eyes and fair skin.