Chad Danforth is one of the main characters from High School Musical. He is portrayed by Corbin Bleu.
Chad is one of the members of the basketball team and also best friend to captain Troy Bolton which also makes him popular. His girlfriend is Taylor McKessie.
High School Musical
In the first film, Chad is one of the people that tries to sabotage Troy's relationship with Gabriella so that he will play in the championship game rather than go to the musical audition. During this time, he plots with Taylor, the brainy girl, with whom he starts a relationship with. After realising that he has made Troy miserable he helps him make both the game and the call-backs, which had been scheduled on the same afternoon.
High School Musical 2
In the second film, Troy manages to get all his friends, including Chad a job at a local country club, Lava Springs, owned by Sharpay Evan's parents. Chad starts to get annoyed with the special treatment Troy is getting and ends up having an argument with him, causing them to fall out. At one point he plays a game of baseball with Ryan Evans and begins to realise he isn't as bad as he once thought. Towards the end of the film, Chad helps Troy trick Sharpay at the talent show so that he can perform his duet with Gabriella Montez.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
In the third film, Chad tries to convince Troy, along with Troy's father, to agree to going to the University of Albuquerque like they had always planned. Chad ends up going to the university alone to study basketball but is happy for Troy to be going to University of California as he might get to play against him in a game. It is unclear what happens between him and Taylor after school.