Chad Michael Murray Biography
Chad Michael Murray is an American actor and writer. He is best known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–09, 2012) and a recurring role as Tristin DuGray in The WB/CW series (2000–01).
Chad Michael Murray Age
Murray is 41 years old as of 2023. He was born on August 24, 1981, in Buffalo, New York, United States. Murray celebrates his birthday on the 24th of August every year.
Chad Michael Murray Height
Murray stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Chad Michael Murray Family/ Siblings
Murray was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He was raised by his father Rex Murray, an air traffic controller. His mother left the family when Murray was 10 years old. He was brought up along with his three brothers, one sister, one half-brother, one step-sister, and one step-brother. Murray is of Scottish, English, German, Swiss-German, and Polish descent.
Chad Michael Murray’s Wife/Spouse
Murray is married to his better half Sarah Roemer, his Chosen co-star. He met his wife Sarah on the set of the 2014 film Chosen. Within a year the two were married. In January 2015, it was announced that he and Roemer had married and were expecting their first child.
Chad Michael Murray and Kenzie Dalton
Before marrying Sarah Roemer, Murray was in a relationship with Kenzie Dalton. Murray began dating her after meeting in 2005 when Dalton, a first runner-up in the 2005 Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant, was an extra on One Tree Hill. They became engaged in April 2006, but in August 2013, they called off their seven-year engagement.
Chad Michael Murray’s Girlfriends
Murray had two other girlfriends before marrying Sarah, Camilla Belle in 2013 and Nicky Whelan from 2013 to 2014.
Chad Michael Murray Children/ Kids
Murray and Sarah welcomed their son in 2015 and a daughter in 2017. They are proud parents of their two kids.
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
Previously, Murray was married to Sophia Bush, his One Tree Hill co-star. They tied the knot on April 16, 2005, in Santa Monica, California after their engagement in May 2004. In September 2005, the two announced their separation. Sophia filed papers for an annulment, citing fraud in February 2006. Her petition was denied, and she and Murray were instead granted a divorce in December 2006.
Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton
Murray and Hilarie left One Tree Hill film at the same time. It was rumored Murray was the reason she left. Burton set the record straight regarding why she left One Tree Hill. “I’m not sure where your info is coming from, but Chad had nothing to do with my leaving,” she tweeted. “We were both treated badly, and he defended me. I so appreciate your support, but I just wanted to clarify that Chad was my teammate. My bosses were the s—-.”
Chad Michael Murray’s Net Worth
Murray has an estimated net worth ranging between $10 Million – $15 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an actor and writer.
Chad Michael Murray Education
Murray attended Clarence High School in Clarence, New York where he earned his High School Diploma in General Education. While there, he became a fan of literature and played football. Murray was planning on playing football in college but he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting instead. Big break: “I was always an entertainer,” says Chad, but his career got a jump-start when he won a scholarship to attend a modeling convention in Orlando.
Chad Michael Murray Career
Murray won a scholarship to attend a modeling convention in Orlando, Florida, where he met an agent who encouraged him to go to Los Angeles for a week and see what happens. He subsequently got a manager and moved to Hollywood in 1999. He started modeling for such brands as Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci. From there, he was cast in the role of rich kid Tristin DuGray in Gilmore Girls; he was a recurring character in the first season of the series and appeared in one episode of the second season.
Murray is best known for performing Lucas Scott in the drama series One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012. He also played a recurring role as Tristan Dugray on the drama series Gilmore Girls from 2000 to 2001 and acted as Charlie Todd in the fifth season of the series Dawson’s Creek from 2001 to 2002. In addition to that, he played caring roles in the films such as Nick Jones in House of Wax (2005), Austin Ames in A Cinderella Story (2004), Jake in Freaky Friday (2003), and more. From 2015 to 2016, he performed another supporting role in the series Agent Carter and a reoccurring role as Edgar Evernever on Riverdale in 2019.
Chad Michael Murray’s Nose
Murray broke his nose in his late teens. This led to reports during his career that he had received a nose job. He clarified in a 2004 interview, “I got jumped in a Burger King when I was 18 and had my nose put on the other side of my face. It was three guys – what the hell was I supposed to do? The doctors didn’t even bother running X-rays. They just reset it. But it wasn’t a nose job – I hate the fact that people say it was a nose job!”
Chad Michael Murray’s Awards
He has received several awards throughout his career over the years. These awards include Teen Choice Awards and Prism Awards among others.
Chad Michael Murray One Tree Hill
Murray appeared in the television film, One Tree Hill. The film premiered on 23 September 2003 on The WB. Murray co-starred alongside Bethany Joy Lenz as Haley James Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Hilarie Burton as Peyton Sawyer, Lee Norris as Mouth McFadden, and Antwon Tanner as Skills Taylor among others.
Did Chad Michael Murray leave One Tree Hill?
Murray did leave One Tree Hill. The film continued for three more seasons after Murray’s departure. Murray’s absence was due to “contract negotiations.” In May 2009, The CW announced Murray would not be returning to One Tree Hill for its seventh season.
Chad Michael Murray’s Writing
In addition to his acting career, he is also a writer. In September 2011, he released a novel, Everlast. He also published American Drifter: An Exhilarating Tale of Love and Murder in 2017. He co-authored it with the novelist Heather Graham. The romantic thriller was inspired by a dream.
Chad Michael Murray Movies and Tv Shows
The following are movies he has appeared in;
- The Omega Code 2 (2001)
- Freaky Friday (2003)
- A Cinderella Story (2004)
- House of Wax (2005)
- Home of the Brave (2006)
- The Carrier (2011)
- First Kiss (2012)
- Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
- Fruitvale Station (2013)
- Cavemen (2013)
- A Madea Christmas (2013)
- Left Behind (2014)
- To Write Love on Her Arms (2015)
- Outlaws & Angels (2016)
- Camp Cold Brook (2018)
The following are Murray’s TV Shows
- Undressed as Dan
- Gilmore Girls as Tristin DuGray
- Aftermath: A Long Way Home as Sean
- One Tree Hill as Lucas Scott
- Christmas Cupid as Patrick Kerns
- Chosen as Jacob Orr
- Agent Carter as Jack Thompson
- Love in Winterland as Brett
- A Winter Romance as Joel