Chad Michael Murray
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Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray
August 24, 1981
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Chad Murray|
|Occupation||Actor, model, spokesperson, writer|
Sophia Bush (m. 2005–2006)
|Partner(s)||Kenzie Dalton (2005–2013|
Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is well known for portraying Lucas Scott in The CW young adult drama series One Tree Hill, and for his roles in the films A Cinderella Story, Freaky Friday and House of Wax. Popular among teenagers and young adults, he has posed on the cover of numerous mainstream magazines, including Rolling Stone, People, Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly.
Murray was born in Buffalo, New York. He is the son of Rex Murray, an air traffic controller, and was abandoned by his mother at a young age. His abandonment issues were the main reasons he took the part of Lucas Scott. He has three brothers, one half-brother and one half-sister.
Murray attended Clarence High School in Clarence, New York. He became a fan of literature, and was heavily involved in playing football. In his late teens, he broke his nose. This led to reports during his career that he had received a nose job. Murray 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!"
In 1999, Murray headed for Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci. Then he was cast as the role of rich brat, Tristan DuGrey on Gilmore Girls; which was one of the main characters in the first season of the series and then became a recurring character thereafter. He appeared in several guest starring television roles, including an episode of Undressed and an episode of Diagnosis: Murder. Murray portrayed the role Charlie Todd on the successful television series Dawson's Creek in 2001. In 2003, he appeared in television film, Aftermath: A Long Way Home. Murray then appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures feature film, Freaky Friday alongside Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film was a major box office success, garnering a total of $110,222,438 in the United States alone. Critics were mostly positive in their reviews of the film, and the film garnered a "B" grade on Yahoo! Movies and an 88% "Certified Fresh" approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Murray also appeared in the television film The Lone Ranger where he portrayed the role of Luke Hartman.
Later in the year of 2003, Murray won the main role of Lucas Scott in the successful WB television series One Tree Hill. The series quickly became the channel's biggest hit with over 4.50 million viewers on the first season's finale. The series was The WB's most successful and top rated television program when it first aired in 2003 and continued receiving top ratings for The CW. The series also earned Murray numerous awards, including two Teen Choice Awards, and spawned a book series which was successful among critics who praised the cast's performances and the original story lines. After Murray gained mainstream fame and media exposure, he also became a spokesperson for several high-profile deals. He and his One Tree Hill co-stars were the official endorsers for MasterCard and K-Mart. In addition, they endorsed the Cingular Wireless and Chevy Cobalt.
Following Murray's starring role on One Tree Hill, he appeared on the cover of several mainstream magazines such as Rolling Stone and People. That same year, he was voted as one of "TV's Sexiest Guys" in People magazine. In 2004, Murray starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff. Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film went on to become a moderate box office success, and critics were impressed by Duff's performance. A Cinderella Story earned $70.1 million worldwide. The film led to many 2005 Teen Choice Awards wins for many categories. Later that year, Murray was chosen to appear on the cover of Teen People magazine.
In 2005, Murray starred in House of Wax. The film grossed $12 million in its first day. Though most film critics gave the film negative reviews, House of Wax earned over $68,766,121 worldwide. The film led to Murray receiving the 2005 Teen Choice Awards win category for "Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller". Murray featured briefly in the Iraq War drama Home of the Brave alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Biel in 2006. In May 2009, The CW announced Murray would not be returning to One Tree Hill for its seventh season. A video of Murray was recorded in which he was telling fans that they did not want him back because they wanted to save money. However, Mark Schwann said in an interview that he had been offered "great things" to return to the show.
In 2010, Murray played Alicia Keys's love interest in her music video for "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)". Then he played Ethan McAllister in Lifetime's tv movie Lies in Plain Sight. Murray also co-starred in Christmas Cupid with Ashley Benson and Christina Milian. The film is an ABC Family Original Movie and is "more or about a comatose girl who visits her Christmas past, present, and future". Murray released a novel in September 2011, titled Everlast. In August 2011, it was announced by The CW that he will make a guest appearance as Lucas Scott in the upcoming and last season of One Tree Hill. The episode aired on February 22, 2012. In 2013, Murray appeared in Fruitvale Station, a film chronicling the last day of Oscar Grant, who was killed by a police officer at a BART station. The film won two major awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. On August 29, 2014 he has been cast in the role of Agent Jack Thompson for upcoming Marvel's new series Agent Carter.
Murray became engaged to his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush in May 2004, and they married on April 16, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. They announced their separation in September 2005, after five months of marriage. In February 2006, Bush filed papers seeking an annulment on the grounds of fraud. Bush's petition was denied, and she and Murray were instead granted a divorce in December 2006.
Following his separation from Bush, Murray began dating Kenzie Dalton, whom he met 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. Murray dated his Left Behind co-star Nicky Whelan from October 2013 to May 2014.
|2001||Megiddo: The Omega Code 2||David Alexander - Age 16|
|2004||A Cinderella Story||Austin Ames|
|2005||House of Wax||Nick Jones|
|2006||Home of the Brave||Jordan Owens|
|2012||Day One||Jamie Tworkowski|
|2012||First Kiss||Himself||Short; with Rachel Leigh Cook (for Funny or Die)|
|2013||The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia||Andy Wyrick|
|2013||Fruitvale Station||Officer Ingram|
|2013||A Madea Christmas||Tanner McCoy|
|2014||Left Behind||Cameron "Buck" Williams|
|2014||Other People's Children||P.K.||Post-Production|
|2014||The Captive||2011-2013 Officer|
|2000||Diagnosis: Murder||Ray Santucci||Season 8 Episode 6: The Cradle Will Rock|
|2000–2001||Gilmore Girls||Tristan DuGrey||Recurring (Seasons 1–2); 11 episodes|
|2001||Murphy's Dozen||Unaired pilot|
|2001–2002||Dawson's Creek||Charlie Todd||Recurring (Season 5); 12 episodes|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tom Haviland||Season 3 Episode 2: The Accused Is Entitled|
|2003||Aftermath: A Long Way Home||Sean||Credited as Chad Murray; TV movie|
|2003||The Lone Ranger||The Lone Ranger/Luke Hartman||TV movie|
|2003–2009, 2012||One Tree Hill||Lucas Scott||Lead role (Seasons 1–6) / guest star (Season 9, one episode); 131 episodes, writer (Season 6, episode 11), director (Season 6, episode 14)|
|2010||Lies in Plain Sight||Ethan McAllister||TV movie|
|2010||Christmas Cupid||Patrick Kerns||TV movie|
|2012||Scruples||Spider Elliott||Unaired pilot|
|2013||Southland||Dave Mendoza||Season 5: Episode 1(Hats and Bats) & Episode 2(Heat)|
|2013–2014||Chosen||Jacob Orr||11 episodes|
|2015||Texas Rising||Mirabeau Lamar||Miniseries|
|2015||Agent Carter (TV series)||Jack Thompson||8 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Movie Star - Male||Won||A Cinderella Story|
|2004||Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star - Male||Won||One Tree Hill|
|2004||Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama/Action/Adventure||Nominated||One Tree Hill|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller||Won||House of Wax|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Rumble (with Elisha Cuthbert and Brian Van Holt)||Nominated||House of Wax|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Chemistry (with Hilary Duff)||Nominated||A Cinderella Story|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Liplock (with Hilary Duff)||Nominated||A Cinderella Story|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Love Scene (with Hilary Duff)||Nominated||A Cinderella Story|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama||Nominated||One Tree Hill|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Chemistry (with James Lafferty)||Nominated||One Tree Hill|
|2006||Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama/Action/Adventure||Nominated||One Tree Hill|
|2006||Prism Award Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline||Nominated||One Tree Hill|
|2008||Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama||Won||One Tree Hill|
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