Hollywood has produced its fair share of teen heartthrobs and Chad Michael Murray ranks amongst the biggest of them all. The ridiculously-handsome actor first stole the hearts of young girls all over the world when he played the role of the broody Lucas Scott on the popular CW drama, One Tree Hill. Since then, Murray has shrugged off the toga of teen heartthrob and has reinvented himself in several diverse roles; both on the big screen and on the small screens.
Chad Michael Murray’s Bio (Age)
Chad Michael Murray was born on the 24th of August 1981 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in New York and attended Clarence High School. As a high schooler, the actor was not into drama or theatre but rather loved football. He played both quarterback and wide receiver positions and led his school to a state appearance during his senior year. Murray, therefore, aspired to play college football but his life story took a dramatic turn when he won a scholarship to attend a modelling convention in Orlando. During the convention, he met an agent who convinced him that he had the looks and talents to make it in Hollywood. The young man subsequently returned home and after graduation, packed his bags and set off for Los Angeles. In the city of angels, Chad Michael Murray supported himself by modelling professionally.
He later landed his first very role on the TV series, Gilmore Girls, in 1999. After Gilmore Girls, the New York native appeared in a string of projects and also continued modelling. All of Murray’s hard work paid off in the year 2003 when he landed his career-defining role on One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill revolved around two half-brothers, Lucas and Nathan, who are initially arch-rivals in every aspect of life but later became close. Murray played the role of Lucas and appeared in 131 episodes of One Tree Hill, between 2003 and 2009. The show fetched him several awards and also landed him on the cover of magazines such as People Magazine and Rolling Stone. Since his breakout on One Tree Hill, Chad Michael Murray has gone on to appear in other TV series such as Agent Carter, Sun Records Star, Riverdale, Southland, Dawson’s Creek and CSI.
Wife and Kids
Chad Michael Murray is married to model/actress, Sarah Roemer. Roemer has modelled for the likes of GQ, Cosmopolitan, Maxim and Esquire. She has also featured in several movies and TV series including Disturbia, Asylum, Fired Up!, Waking Madison, The Con Artist, The Event, and Chosen. Murray first met his wife in 2014 on the set of the TV series, Chosen. They thereafter commenced a relationship and tied the knot in a secret ceremony in January 2015.
The couple now has two children together; a son, Rex, who was born in May 2015 and a daughter who was born in March 2017. It must be noted that this is not Murray’s first rodeo, as far as marriage is concerned. The actor was previously married to his One Tree Hill co-star, Sophia Bush. They tied the knot in April 2005 and split up in September of that same year. The union was annulled in 2006. Bush has since disclosed that she felt somewhat pressured into marrying Murray. The actor has however denied this, saying that he would never marry for any reason other than love.
Chad Michael Murray’s Family
The One Tree Hill star hails from a relatively large family. His father’s name is Rex Murray while his mother’s name is unknown. He also has three brothers; Rex, Brandon and Nick, a sister named Shannon and a half-brother named Tyler. Murray has disclosed that his mom abandoned the family when he was just 10 years and that this made him develop abandonment issues. The actor has also revealed that he idolizes his father because he was always there for them. According to him, his dad took very good care of him and his siblings and never took out his hurt or anger on them.
Height and Weight
Chad Michael Murray is 6 feet tall (1.8m) and his weight is given as 83 kg. His hair colour is blonde while his eye colour is hazel. The actor is naturally gorgeous and this fact helped to kick start his Hollywood career. Murray still retains much of his natural good looks and in 2004, People Magazine named him amongst TV’s sexiest men. The One Tree Hill star also received similar honours from TV Guide in 2005.
Chad Michael Murray has a net worth of $12 million and this fortune stems from his career earnings over the years. Apart from TV series, the New York native has also enjoyed a respectable career on the big screens. He has featured in several movies including A Cinderella Story, House of Wax, Home of the Brave, The Carrier, First Kiss, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Fruitvale Station, Cavemen, A Madea Christmas, Outlaws and Angels, and Freaky Friday. Additionally, Murray has also scored endorsement deals with companies such as K-Mart, Master card, Cingular Wireless, Chevy Cobalt, Ciroc Vodka, Street Machine, and Met’s Corporation.