Chad Michael Murray is an actor and a former fashion model based in the United States. Murray is also a spokesperson and a writer.
Chad Murray is very well known for his portrayal of Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill a drama series. His role as Lucas Scott is among his best works as an actor.
He is also known for his role in Marvel/ABC as SSR Agent Jack Thompson. He is played the star roles in 2003’s Freaky Friday, 2005’s House of Wax, etc.
In the 2000’s, he was very popular among teenagers. Murray has been featured many magazines like People, Vanity Fair, etc. as the cover.
Chad Michael Murray was born on 24th August of 1981, in New York, the United States of America. He was born to father Rex Murray whereas his mother abandoned him at a young age of 10. His father is an air traffic controller.
Murray has three brothers, one sister and one half-brother.
Chad attended his high school at Clarence High School. The school is in Clarence, New York.
During his high school days, Murray started to love literature, and he was also actively involved in football.
As a child, Chad was teased for his clothing as his father was a single father and has to take care of 5 children. So, by the age of 10, Chad delivered newspapers, and he even worked as a janitor by the age of 14.
Chad Michael Murray began his career as a model. He started modeling for clients like Gucci, Skechers, etc.
Career as an actor
He made a debut in television through ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul.’ In an episode, he made an appearance as himself. Later he appeared in the first season of sitcom Gilmore Girls in which he played the role of Tristan DuGrey. He also appeared in certain episodes of Undressed and Diagnosis: Murder.
In 2001, he played the role of Charlie Todd in series Dawson’s Creek. He also made an appearance in ‘ film, Aftermath: A Long Way Home’ in 2003.
In the same year, he also appeared in Walt Disney’s movie ‘Freaky Friday.’
However, he made a breakthrough when he landed the role of Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill. The WB series is very successful. Within the finale of the season 1, the series became the most popular on the channel and even has 4.50 million viewers.
Through the series, Murray gained attention and exposure. Murray’s portrayal of Lucas Scott has earned him many awards.
Then Murray also became a spokesman.
He also starred in ‘ A Cinderella Story‘ in 2004 alongside Hillary Duff. The movie received many negative reviews, yet it managed to earn more than $70 million worldwide.
In 2005, Murray also starred in film House of Wax which is also a very successful movie. In 2006, he was featured in drama Home of the Brave.
It was announced in May of 2009, that Murray was not returning for the 7th season of ‘One Tree Hill’ which created a lot of issues. But in 2012, he did make an appearance for the show’s final season.
In 2010, he also starred in Alicia Key’s music video ‘Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready).’
Career as a writer
In September of 2011, Chad Michael Murray released his very first novel ‘Everlast.’
In the recent 2016, Murray also revealed that his new book ‘American Drifter’ would be released in 2017.
Nominations and Awards
Chad Michael Murray won 2 Teen Choice Awards in 2004. One was for his role in ‘A Cinderella Stor, y, .” and other was for his role in ‘One Tree Hi.’
In 2004, Murray won another Teen Choice Award for his role in ‘House of Wax’.
In 2008, he again won a Teen Choice Awards for his role in ‘One Tree Hill.’
Murray has a very athletic build. He has a height of 6 feet, and he weighs 83 kg. The distinctive feature about Murray is his dimpled smile.
Chad Michael Murray has his nose broken at the 18 which resulted in him getting an accidental nose job. He also got an injury while playing football. That, unfortunately, resulted in him undergoing a surgery of his small intestine.
Relationships and marriage
In May on 2004, Murray got engaged to Sophia Bush who is his co-star in ‘One Tree Hill’. They got married on 16th April of 2005 in California, but soon they announced their separation in September on 2005.
In the same year, he started dating Kenzie Dalton. In April of 2006, the pair got engaged but the engagement ended after 7 years in 2013.
From October ob 2013 to May of 2014, Murray also dated actress Nicky Whelan.
After breaking up with Nicky, he started dating Sarah Roemer. The duo got married in January of 2015 and Sarah also gave birth to their first child in 31st May of 2015.
They also announced that a second child is on the way on 2016, November.
The estimated net worth of actor cum writer Chad Michael Murray is $12 million. He earned the sum through his career as an actor, writer, and spokesperson.