Chad Lail also known as Gunner, was born June 6, 1982 in Hickory, North Carolina to mother Robyn Baker and Father Rick Lail. Following high school, Chad served 4 years in the United States Marine Corp from 2002 to 2006. Soon after leaving the Marine Corp Chad followed his childhood dream into the wrestling world debuting as Phill Shatter with the NWA affiliation. Traveling the world he made a name for himself until signing with Impact Wrestling in 2009 and taking the Name Gunner. Becoming World television champion in 2012 and World Tag Team champion in 2013. Chad followed yet another dream in 2013 and started acting, landing a role in Navy Seals vs Zombies as lead role Carl in 2015.