Chad Quandt

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Born (1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Television writer
  • Producer
Years active2009 - present

Chad Quandt is an American television writer, producer, and showrunner. He has written for Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, Unikitty!, and Star Trek: Prodigy.



Having grown up in Indiana, Quandt first worked in the television industry as a camera operator for local PBS affiliate WTIU before becoming host of children's educational show The Friday Zone.[1]

After moving to Los Angeles, Quandt worked for Disney Digital Network#As Maker Studios|Disney's Maker Studios (formerly known as TheGameStation), hosting and writing shows such as The Daily Byte, Chad Chomp, The Holodeck[2], LORE in a Minute, and FriendZone.[3] He later returned to create the puppet series The Remember Hour.[4]

In 2012, he was hired to write an adaptation of The Brave Little Toaster[5] and a live-action feature based on the classic comic strip Heathcliff.

Quandt wrote on all three seasons of Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia for Netflix, produced by Dreamworks Animation. The team was nominated for multiple Emmys, including winning the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Writing For An Animated Program.

Along with writer Aaron Waltke, Quandt was co-head writer for Unikitty![6], a spin-off of The Lego Movie, for Warner Bros and Cartoon Network.

Quandt returned to co-showrun the third series in the Tales of Arcadia franchise, Wizards: Tales of Arcadia.[7][8] This series setup the final movie Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.

Having wrapped del Toro's award-winning fantasy trilogy, Quandt served as a producer and writer on Star Trek: Prodigy, an animated series for Paramount+ and Nickelodeon created by past collaborators The Hageman Brothers.[9]

Most recently, Quandt worked with Lauren Montgomery to develop the adaptation of Tony DiTerlizzi's three book young adult series The Search for WondLa. The show is in production at Skydance Animation for AppleTV.[10]

Other Projects

Since 2014 Quandt has produced and hosted the comedy podcast Goosebuds with co-hosts Paul Ritchey, Kevin Cole, and (formerly) Dominic Moschitti. The show covers 90s young adult books, including the works of R. L. Stine|R.L. Stine.

In 2022, Quandt released the first issue of the comic book Rite of Rumble: Wrestling With Demons. It was co-created with illustrator Kayla Cline.[11]



Year Series Credit Notes
2012 Game Program Attack Writer, Voice actor
2012 Suck Tower Creator, Writer, Voice Actor Pilot for Mondo Media, voiced Bardok.
2013-2014 The Holodeck Creator, Writer, Host
2016-2018 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia Writer Nominated - 2018 Annie Awards - Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[12]

WINNER - 2018 Daytime Emmys - Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program[13] Nominated - 2019 Daytime Emmys - Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program[14] WINNER - 2018 Kid Screen Awards - Best Writing[15]

2017 Teen Titans Go! Writer
2017-2019 Unikitty! Head Writer, Story Editor
2020 Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer Nominee - 2021 Daytime Emmys - Outstanding Children's Animated Series[16]

WINNER - Kid Screen Awards - Best New Series[17]

2021-Current Star Trek: Prodigy Writer, Producer
Upcoming The Search for WondLa Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer


  1. "The friday zone". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  2. The Holodeck (Comedy, Sci-Fi), Maker Studios, 2013-12-10, retrieved 2022-09-30
  3. FriendZone (Comedy, Talk-Show), Maker Studios, 2013-07-12, retrieved 2022-09-30
  4. The Remember Hour (Comedy), Maker Studios, 2016-02-25, retrieved 2022-09-30
  5. "Waterman Gives 'Brave Little Toaster' a New Lease of Life (Exclusive)". 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  6. "TALES OF ARCADIA Exclusive: Writers Waltke And Quandt On The Franchise And Hopes For An MCU POWER PACK Film". Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  7. Holloway, Daniel; Holloway, Daniel (2020-07-07). "'Wizards,' Final Chapter in Guillermo del Toro's 'Tales of Arcadia' Trilogy, Sets Premiere Date". Variety. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  8. "Tales of Arcadia: Guggenheim talks 'beautiful symmetry' of wrapping up Netflix franchise with 'Wizards'". SYFY Official Site. 2020-08-05. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  9. "Star Trek Animated Series Reveals Writing Team". Star Trek. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  10. Sneider, Jeff (2021-02-17). "Apple Makes Big Animation Commitment with New Skydance Animation Deal". Collider. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  11. The Rite of Rumble Issue #1 - Live on Indiegogo!, retrieved 2022-09-30
  12. Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (2017-12-04). "Annie Awards: Disney/Pixar's 'Coco' Tops Nominations". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  13. Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (2018-04-28). "Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Bold And The Beautiful', 'Sesame Street' Top Winners". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  14. Milligan, Mercedes (2019-03-20). "Daytime Emmy Nominees: 'Elena of Avalor,' 'Watership Down' Lead Animation". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  15. "And the 2018 Kidscreen Awards go to…". Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  16. Official Emmy Website (PDF)
  17. "Kidscreen Awards 2021 winners". Retrieved 2022-09-30.

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