CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY
Date of Birth: August 24, 1981
A former athlete who competed in football, hockey, soccer and volleyball at the high school level, Chad Michael Murray landed in the hospital when he was 15 after getting injured in a football game. While there, a nurse encouraged him to pursue modeling as a career, and by the time he was 17, he'd won a scholarship to attend a modeling convention in Florida, where a Los Angeles agent spotted him and convinced him to move from Buffalo to California. He continued to model while auditioning for acting roles, and a guest-starring role on an episode of the CBS crime series Diagnosis Murder in 2000 launched Murray's acting career. A year-long stint as Tristan on Gilmore Girls soon followed. He made his feature film debut with a small role in the thriller Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001) starring Michael York, then in October 2001, he joined the cast of the WB long-running teen series Dawson's Creek in the role of Charlie Todd.
Playing the title role in the TNT TV movie The Lone Ranger helped to establish Murray as a leading player, and he next landed a major role in the big budget Disney feature Freaky Friday (2003), starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, immediately followed by a lead role in The Cinderella Story (2004) opposite Hilary Duff. He starred on WB's popular new series One Tree Hill, as tormented teen Luke. More recently, he starred in The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia(2013) and Left Behind (2014).
In his spare time, he continues to enjoy all sports, including rollerblading, and is involved with anti-drug childrens' and teens' charities.
Left Behind (2014)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia(2013)
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)
One Tree Hill: Seasons 1 to 8 (2011)
House of Wax (2005)
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001)