Hi. Is Chic home?
— Dwayne asking Alice for Chic moments before his death[src]

The Shady Man, later identified as Dwayne, was a minor character on The CW's Riverdale. He was portrayed by Christian Sloan.

Early Life

Not much was known about Dwayne's past, other than he was notably a drug dealer and had no known family, often doing crimes and being up to no good to get money.

Throughout Riverdale

Season 2

The "Shady Man" arrived at the Cooper house asking for Chic, as he had given him his address and were in touch with one another. For reasons unknown, he went to attack Alice Cooper, only to be stopped and killed by a blow to the head with an object. Betty Cooper walked in on the bloody scene to see Alice cleaning up the blood.[1]

Betty assisted Alice in the clean-up and attempted to cover up the murder by wrapping him in a rug and hiding his body in an abandoned sewer. His body was later buried by FP Jones in Fox Forest in a bid to cover it up more successfully. His car and mobile phone were thrown into a swamp by Betty and Jughead along with his car. His car, rather the car that he stole from Darla, however, was later recovered.[2]

Physical Appearance

Dwayne was a tall man in his late 20s or 30s with platinum blonde hair that was combed back, and a brown beard.


Nothing is known about Dwanye's personality.


Season 2

Season 3

Season 4




See also: Category:Images of Dwayne


  1. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Talalay, Rachel (director) (January 31, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 12. The CW.
  2. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Plec, Julie (director) (February 7, 2018). "Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 13. The CW.
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