Chace Crawford

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Chace Crawford
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At the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
Born Christopher Chace Crawford
(1985-07-18) July 18, 1985 (age 30)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Candice Crawford (sister)

Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985), known professionally as Chace Crawford, is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12).[1] He is also known for starring in the films The Covenant (2006), The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008), Twelve (2010), and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). He currently portrays Billy LeFever in ABC's primetime soap opera Blood & Oil.

Early life and education[edit]

Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas.[2][3] His father, Chris, is a dermatologist, and his mother, Dana, is a teacher.[4][5] He has a younger sister, former beauty queen Candice Crawford.[6] Crawford was raised a Southern Baptist.[7] While his father was at med school, Crawford lived in Bloomington, Minnesota for four years, attending Ridgeview Elementary School.[8] When his father completed his training, the family moved back to Texas and settled in Plano, a suburb of Dallas.[8][9]

Crawford was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child.[7] During high school, he worked in an Abercrombie & Fitch store and modeled for Hollister.[10] He graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas in 2003.[11] Following his graduation, Crawford attended Pepperdine University, studying broadcast journalism and marketing,[10] but dropped out after a few semesters to focus on his acting career. He temporarily worked as a car valet to make ends meet.[12]

Career[edit]

2006–12: Beginnings and Gossip Girl[edit]

At Nintendo's Mario Kart launch party, April 2008

Crawford made his film debut in the 2006 supernatural horror-thriller The Covenant, as Tyler Simms. In March 2007, he landed the role of main character Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl, making his television debut.[13] In 2008, Crawford co-starred in the crime-thriller Loaded, and portrayed the lead role in the supernatural horror film The Haunting of Molly Hartley. The following year, he played English singer-songwriter Leona Lewis' boyfriend in the video for her single "I Will Be", which was released in January 2009.[14] That same year, Crawford was named "Summer's Hottest Bachelor" by People.[15]

Crawford has also done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign.[16] He then portrayed the lead role, a drug dealer named White Mike, in the film Twelve, directed by Joel Schumacher. Based on Nick McDonell's novel of the same name, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2010.[17] He was tapped to play the lead in the remake of Footloose, even beginning rehearsals for the role, before dropping out after a number of weeks.[18] Kenny Wormald was eventually cast for the role.

In 2011, Crawford starred in the film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding alongside Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener. He portrayed a war-protesting butcher named Cole, a love interest of one of the main characters.[19][20] In 2012, Crawford starred alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You're Expecting, directed by Kirk Jones. It is a film adaptation of the book of the same name by Heidi Murkoff. Crawford played Marco in one of the film's interlocking stories. His character reunited with an old flame after a turf war between their food trucks, and they embarked on a journey together in the wake of a surprise pregnancy.[21]

2013–present: Film roles and Blood & Oil[edit]

At The CW's Upfront, May 2009

In January 2014, Crawford signed on to guest star as Biff McIntosh, Quinn Fabray's (Dianna Agron) new boyfriend, on the 100th episode of the Fox comedy-drama series Glee, which aired on March 18, 2014.[22] In March 2014, Crawford landed the lead role of Cooper in the independent comedy Mountain Men. The film follows two brothers who do not get along as they take a trip to the mountain to look for their missing father, however they get stuck there and have no other choice but to work together to get back home. The film co-stars Tyler Labine.[23][24]

Deadline.com reported on April 25, 2014 that Crawford had landed the lead role of Jacob Martin in the psychological thriller film Eloise, directed by Robert Legato and written by Chris Borrelli. The film is about four friends who break into an asylum so Jacob could get an inheritance of the death certificate. Once inside the asylum, they discover the truth about their tragic past. It also stars Eliza Dushku, Brandon T. Jackson, and PJ Byrne.[25] On March 11, 2015, it was reported that Crawford had been cast in ABC's primetime soap opera Blood & Oil, portraying the lead role of Billy LeFever. The series was created by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne.[26]

Crawford landed the role of Arthur Barone in the independent sports comedy-drama film Undrafted, written and directed by Joe Mazzello. Based on the true story of a promising young baseball player, the project was filmed at Dunsmore Park in La Crescenta, California.[27][28] He is also part of the all-star ensemble cast of the as-yet-untitled romantic-drama film, written and directed by Warren Beatty.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Crawford shared an apartment with his Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick in Chelsea, Manhattan at the beginning of the series in 2007 until July 2009, when Crawford moved out to rent an apartment in the Wall Street area.[30][31]

On June 4, 2010, Crawford was arrested and charged in Plano, Texas for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.[32] Police said Crawford was in a parked car when he was arrested for having two ounces of marijuana.[33][34] In 2011, it was reported that the charges would be dismissed and his record expunged if he met certain conditions, including performing 24 hours of community service and reporting to a probation officer once a month for 12 months.[35]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Covenant Tyler Simms
2008 Loaded Hayden Price
2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Joseph Young
2010 Twelve White Mike
2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Cole
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Marco
2014 Mountain Men Cooper
2015 Cry of Fear Mike
2015 Eloise Jacob Martin
2016 Undrafted Arthur Barone In post-production; also producer
2016 Untitled Warren Beatty project Completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Long Lost Son Matthew Williams / Mark Halloran Television film
2007–12 Gossip Girl Nate Archibald 115 episodes
2008–10 Family Guy Various characters (voice) 4 episodes
2009 Robot Chicken John Connor / Son (voice) Episode: "Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry"
2014 Glee Biff McIntosh Episode: "100"
2015 Blood & Oil Billy LeFever 10 episodes

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Record Store Clerk (voice) Episode: "Things You Never Hear"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Nominated[36]
Choice TV: Breakout Star Male Won[36]
2009 Choice TV Actor: Drama Won[37]
Choice Male Hottie Himself Nominated[38]
2010 Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Won[39]
2011 People's Choice Award Favorite TV Drama Actor Nominated[40]
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Drama Won[41]
2012 Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer What to Expect When You're Expecting Nominated[42]
2016 People's Choice Award Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Blood & Oil Nominated[43]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Eiserer, Tanya (June 7, 2010). "'Gossip Girl' star Chace Crawford arrested in Plano for marijuana possession". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chace Crawford". People. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bawden, Jim (September 18, 2007). "Chace Crawford next teen sensation". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chace Crawford believes in his genes". Blockbuster. September 19, 2009. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Raubolt, Jordan N. (November 16, 2007). "Crowning achievement". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Eyre, Hermione (August 5, 2010). "Chace Crawford is hot gossip". London Evening Standard. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Tracy, Kathleen (February 20, 2013). Superstars of the 21st Century: Pop Favorites of America's Teens. ABC-CLIO, Incorporated. p. 167. ISBN 0-3133-7736-7. 
  9. ^ Harris, Mark (November 2008). "Boys of Gossip Girl". Details. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Williams, Andrew (June 25, 2008). "Chace Crawford on gay rumours". Metro. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
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  12. ^ Axelrod, Nick (December 11, 2009). "Chace Crawford Interview: Finishing School". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Development Update: Friday, March 9". The Futon Critic. March 9, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (December 20, 2008). "Chace Crawford Pairs Up with Leona Lewis". People. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Chace Crawford Tops PEOPLE's Hottest Bachelors List". People. June 17, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  16. ^ Donahue, Emily (February 13, 2009). "The Five Hottest Heartthrobs Without A Date For Valentine's Day". MTV News. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  17. ^ Carson, Angela (April 9, 2009). "Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick Gets Chunky, Chace Crawford Slims Down". The National Ledger. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Chace Crawford Drops Out Of Footloose". Us Weekly. April 13, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  20. ^ Kit, Borys (June 16, 2010). "Chace Crawford joins 'Peace' pic". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  21. ^ Chitwood, Adam (July 12, 2011). "Chace Crawford Joins What to Expect When You're Expecting". Collider.com. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ Malkin, Marc (January 10, 2014). "Glee Scoop! Chace Crawford Signs on for 100th Episode—Find Out Who He's Playing!". E! Online. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  23. ^ Rooney, David F. (March 17, 2014). "Lights! Camera! Action! Revelstoke to star in a new film". The Revelstoke Current. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  24. ^ Kay, Jeremy (April 2, 2014). "Mountain Men to kick off in BC". ScreenDaily. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  25. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (April 25, 2014). "Hot Cannes Sales Title: Chace Crawford Stars In Psychological Thriller 'Eloise'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  26. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 11, 2015). "Chace Crawford To Topline ABC Pilot 'Boom'". Deadline.com. 
  27. ^ "'Undrafted', starring Tyler Hoechlin and Chace Crawford, filming in La Crescenta, CA". On Location Vacations. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Photo Flash: Aaron Tveit, Chace Crawford & More Shoot UNDRAFTED". BroadwayWorld.com. September 22, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  29. ^ Goude, Rosie (April 1, 2014). "Chace Crawford has a new love and movie, "Undrafted"". Fan Share. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  30. ^ Leonard, Elizabeth; Garcia, Jennifer (June 29, 2009). "Chace Crawford Bachelor No. 1". People. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
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  43. ^ Roberts, Katie (November 3, 2015). "The 2016 People's Choice Awards Nominations Are Here". Moviefone. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 

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