Chace Crawford

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Chace Crawford
Crawford in 2012
Christopher Chace Crawford

(1985-07-18) July 18, 1985 (age 38)
Years active2006–present
RelativesTony Romo (brother in law)

Christopher Chace Crawford[1] (born July 18, 1985[2]) is an American actor. He is known for his television portrayals of Nate Archibald on the series Gossip Girl (2007–2012),[3] and of The Deep in the series The Boys (2019–present). 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). In 2015, he portrayed Billy LeFever in the short-lived series Blood & Oil.

Early life and education[edit]

Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas.[4][5] His father, Chris, is a dermatologist, and his mother, Dana, is a teacher.[6][7] He has a younger sister, former Miss Missouri USA winner and Miss USA contestant Candice Crawford.[8] Crawford was raised a Southern Baptist.[9] While his father was a medical student, Chace lived in Bloomington, Minnesota, for four years, attending Ridgeview Elementary School.[10] When his father completed his training, the family moved back to Texas and settled in Plano, a suburb of Dallas.[10][11]

During high school, he worked in an Abercrombie & Fitch store and modeled for Hollister.[12] He graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas, in 2003.[13] Following graduation, Crawford attended Pepperdine University, studying broadcast journalism and marketing,[12] but dropped out after a few semesters to focus on his acting career. He temporarily worked as a car valet to make ends meet.[14]


2006–12: Beginnings and Gossip Girl[edit]

Crawford at Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii launch party, April 2008

Crawford made his film debut in the 2006 supernatural horror-thriller The Covenant, as Tyler Simms. Long Lost Son (2006 film), 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.[15] 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.[16] That same year, Crawford was named "Summer's Hottest Bachelor" by People.[17]

Crawford has also done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21][22] 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.[23]

2013–present: Film roles and The Boys[edit]

Crawford at The CW's upfront presentation, May 2009

In January 2014, Crawford signed on to guest star on the 100th episode of the Fox comedy-drama series Glee as Biff McIntosh, Quinn Fabray's (Dianna Agron) new boyfriend, which aired on March 18, 2014.[24] In March 2014, Crawford landed the lead role of Cooper Pollard 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.[25][26]

In April 2014, it was reported 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.[27] 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 cancelled after a short run of 10 episodes.[28]

In 2016, Crawford played the role 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.[29][30] Also that year, he had a minor role in the film Rules Don't Apply, written and directed by Warren Beatty.[31]

In April 2016, it was announced that Crawford had landed the role of Egon in the comedy film I Do...Until I Don't opposite Amber Heard and Ed Helms.[32] The film was written and directed by Lake Bell.[33] In the same month, it was reported by TheWrap that he would perform in a live-reading of the Black List script College Republicans, portraying the role of John F. Kinney. The reading took place at the Montalban Theater on April 23, 2016.[34] In March 2017, it was announced that Crawford had joined the cast of the comedy show Casual in the recurring role of Byron.[35] The same year, he signed on to star in the crime movie Riptide as Landen and comedy film All About Nina as Joe.[36]

In January 2018, it was announced that Crawford has been cast as Kevin Moskowitz/The Deep in The Boys, the Amazon Studios adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book of the same name. As of 2022, the show has been renewed for a fourth season.[37][38] In February, he was cast in the Charles Manson biopic drama-thriller film Charlie Says as murderer Tex Watson, which released later that year.[39] In March 2019, Crawford was announced to join Lily Collins in Vaughn Stein's thriller Inheritance. It was released in May 2020.[40] In the same year, he starred in thriller Nighthawks.[41]

In August 2021, Crawford was announced to star alongside Nina Dobrev in ensemble comedy Reunion from director Chris Nelson.[42] On October 9, Crawford did an uncredited cameo on a Saturday Night Live episode in a The Bachelorette parody skit.[43] In December, Crawford was announced to voice act in the English-language version of Mamoru Hosoda's 2021 sci-fi anime, Belle. It was released the following month alongside the Japanese-language version on January 14, 2022.[44] In February 2022, it was announced that Crawford would develop a football drama at Showtime, alongside former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who is also Crawford's brother-in-law, and Yellowjackets executive producer Drew Comins.[45] In March, Crawford reprised the role of his The Boys character, Kevin Moskowitz/The Deep, in the fifth episode of its adult animated anthology spin-off, The Boys Presents: Diabolical.[46]

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.[47][48] In 2010, Crawford was arrested in Plano, Texas, for possession of marijuana.[49] Because it did not involve a drug dealer or bag of weed, he cut a deal to pay for his marijuana possession arrest with probation and community service in 2011.[50] Crawford's brother in-law is former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.[51] He practices Transcendental Meditation, which he says is like "a natural Xanax".[52]



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 Pollard
2015 Cry of Fear Mike
2016 Undrafted Arthur Barone
2016 Rules Don't Apply Young Actor
2016 Eloise Jacob Martin
2017 I Do... Until I Don't Egon
2018 All About Nina Joe
2018 Charlie Says Tex Watson
2019 Nighthawks Stan
2020 Inheritance William Monroe
2021 Belle Justin Voice role (English dub)
2021 Riptide Landen
2024 Reunion TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Long Lost Son Matthew Williams / Mark Halloran Television film
2007–2012 Gossip Girl Nate Archibald Main role
2008–2010 Family Guy Various Voice role; 4 episodes
2009 Robot Chicken John Connor Voice role; episode: "Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry"
2014 Glee Biff McIntosh Episode: "100"
2015 Blood & Oil Billy LeFever Main role
2017 Casual Byron 2 episodes
2019–present The Boys Kevin Moskowitz / The Deep Main role
2021 Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: "Kim Kardashian West / Halsey" (uncredited cameo[citation needed])
2022 The Boys Presents: Diabolical Kevin Moskowitz / The Deep Voice role; episode: "BFFs"
2023 Gen V Kevin Moskowitz / The Deep Episode: "#ThinkBrink"

Web series[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Breakout Star Male Gossip Girl Won [53]
Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Nominated
2009 Teen Choice Award Choice Male Hottie Himself Nominated [54]
Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Won [55]
2010 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Won [56]
2011 People's Choice Award Favorite TV Drama Actor Gossip Girl Nominated [57]
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Won [58]
2012 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer What to Expect When You're Expecting Nominated [59]
2016 People's Choice Award Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Blood & Oil Nominated [60]


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