Chaz Shepherd, a devout Christian, credits God with making several amazing changes in his life. Growing up in Philadelphia he was faced with his share of temptations, and those temptations only grew stronger when Shepherd made the move to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. However, he managed to use his faith to stave off temptation and stayed on the straight and narrow. Chaz Shepherd's faith and his discipline now appears to be paying off in spades.
Shepherd has found consistent work in Hollywood as an actor, and has done well enough for himself to move to the heady heights of Beverly Hills. Now, with an R&B music career that is looking like it will take the world by storm, Chaz Lamar Shepherd has established himself as an icon and a positive role model for those who would be led astray by temptation.
In 1993 Chaz Shepherd won a $100,000 as a contestant on Star Search, and he is proving that the selection was no fluke. Not only has Shepherd achieved success on the small screen and in music, he also has some stage performances to his credit as well. Chaz Lamar Shepherd starred as Harpo in Oprah's smash hit Broadway musical, The Color Purple, adapted from the movie of the same title. Shepherd had time during the musical's 3 year run to really perfect his vocals, and the practice has clearly paid off.