'Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death' Full Cast List: Meet Alison Sweeney, Benjamin Ayres and rest of the stars from Hallmark's murder mystery
'Chronicle Mysteries' star Alison Sweeney created the series with the help of her police officer husband
‘Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death’ follows duo Alex McPherson, a true-crime podcast host, and Drew Godfrey, the editor of a local newspaper, as they investigate a self-help retreat and the scandal-ridden life coach who runs it. 'Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death' is the latest installment in Hallmark’s ‘Chronicle Mysteries’ series.
Alison Sweeney, who doesn't just star in the show but is also the co-creator and executive producer, says that she develops material for 'Chronicle Mysteries' from scratch. Sweeny's knowledge about true crime came from listening to podcasts intently as well as gleaning relevant insights from professionals.
The rest of her takeaways come from her husband, a police officer. Let's now learn more about Alison Sweeney and the rest of the cast of 'Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death'.
Alison Sweeney as Alex Macpherson
Alison Sweeney plays true-crime podcaster Alex McPherson. McPherson enters the world of podcasting to help someone find their missing child. After that, the various installments of 'Chronicle Mysteries' follows McPherson and the local newspaper editor Drew as they try to dig up more information on cases that happen around them.
Other than her most popular role as Sami Brady on 'Days of Our Lives', Alison Sweeney is also well-known for having hosted 13 seasons of NBC’s inspirational series 'The Biggest Loser'.
Besides putting her writing skills to good use on 'Chronicle Mysteries', Sweeney has also penned several novels based on her Hollywood insider perspective such as 'Opportunity Knocks' and 'Scared Scriptless'. In addition to her fiction writing, Sweeney previously released two non-fiction books, the first of which was 'All the Days of My Life (So Far)' in 2004. In 2010, she released 'The Mommy Diet', where she revealed the “diet” of nutrition, fitness and self-care that women can follow to look and feel fantastic.
Benjamin Ayres as Drew Godfrey
Benjamin Ayres plays Andrew 'Drew' Godfrey, the editor-in-chief at ‘Harrington Chronicle’, who is always by Alex's side when it comes to digging up information. Benjamin Ayres, who plays Drew, is perhaps best known for his role as Dr Zachary Miller in the medical drama 'Saving Hope'.
Ayres is also widely known for his role as 'Cancer Cowboy' in the critically acclaimed cult hit CBC series 'jPod' which garnered him a Leo nomination in 2008. Besides 'Chronicle Mysteries' Ayres is something of a Hallmark regular and has also appeared in the Hallmark Channel original movie 'Love by Chance'.
Ayres has appeared in more than 40 television series and made-for-television movies, including SyFy’s 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Bitten' and 'Lost Girl'.
Lochlyn Munro as Billy Garrett
Lochlyn Munro plays the controversial self help guru in 'Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death'. Munro is a Canadian actor who is best known for films such as 'A Night at the Roxbury', 'Scary Movie', 'Freddy vs Jason' and 'White Chicks'. Television audiences will recognize Munro from his roles in 'Charmed' and 'Riverdale'.
Who are the other stars?
Other cast members include Jayce Barreiro as Kurt Hardy, Ian Collins as Zack Warren, Richard Keats as Jack Carpenter, Rebecca Staab as Eileen Bruce and Alison Wandzura as Marianne Carpenter.
The film is directed by Jason Bourque and produced by Kevin Lesley. Sweeney also serves as executive producer of the show, in which she also stars in and co-created.
Catch the trailer of 'Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death' below:
The fifth installment of the 'Chronicle Mysteries' franchise will air on Sunday, February 21, 8 pm / 7c, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.