Chad Allen (born 5 June 1974) is a retired American actor.
Beginning his career at the age of seven, Allen is a three-time Young Artist Award winner and GLAAD Media Award honoree. He was a teen idol during the late 1980s as David Witherspoon on the NBC family drama Our House and as Zach Nichols on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads before transitioning to an adult career as Matthew Cooper on the CBS western drama Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman
He announced his retirement from acting in April 2015. Allen plans to become a clinical psychologist. In June 2015, Allen graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
In 1996, at age 21, Allen was outed as gay when the U.S. tabloid The Globe published photos of him kissing another man in a hot tub at a party. Allen has since become an activist for the LGBT community.