Chad Michael Murray was born in Buffalo, New York. The 6-foot tall star who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina is more known to audiences of "One Tree Hill" (2003) where he plays the good son, Lucas Scott.
Growing up, his mother left his family at a young age and, since then, he had to help take care of his younger siblings, together with his dad and brother. While working his way through adolescence, he learned a lot about work ethic which eventually builds his character. Because he only grew up with a father, his biggest idol is his father. Chad once said in an interview that he could call his father anytime of the day whenever he needs help as his father is his rock.
The "One Tree Hill" (2003) star started his life as a paper boy where he would deliver newspapers around the neighborhood before working as a janitor at Donut World. Chad was only working there for a few days when he lost his job because he was shooting Skittles into the deep-fryer. Sure enough, one of the Skittles got caught in the machine and Chad got fired. Chad has also worked as a receptionist at a limousine company.
When he was 15, he had a resection of his small intestines. His intestines were so twisted they had to be cut out, but there were some complications causing him to not be able to eat for three months. Chad had also broken his nose when he was jumped at a Burger King outlet which then got him into the hospital. It was there where he met the person who inspired him, his nurse. His nurse was a model and she told Chad to start modeling, but Chad only wanted to act. Chad then took a chance and went to a convention in Buffalo and they wanted him to go to another convention in Biloxi, Mississipi. Chad then met a man named Eddie Winkler, who offered Chad a place to stay in Los Angeles to kick-start his career.
Not long afterward, Chad got a Tommy Hilfiger campaign which paid his bills and that was when he thought he could really focus on acting. He started out on "Dawson's Creek" (1998) with his two "One Tree Hill" (2003) co-stars, Hilarie Burton and Lee Norris. After that, he got a role as rich brat "Tristian DuGrey" on "Gilmore Girls" (2000) before turning into "Lucas Scott" as one half of the brothers in popular teen drama "One Tree Hill" (2003), where he met best friends James Lafferty and Taylor Hilton. Chad also starred in a B-grade horror flick called House of Wax (2005).
The blonde-haired, blue-eyed star finally decided to get married, when he was 23 years old, to his "One Tree Hill" (2003) co-star, Sophia Bush. Chad actually cried on his wedding day, the 16th of April, 2005. In less than a year of marriage, the couple signed for an annulment. Chad is engaged to Kenzie Dalton. The couple got engaged on April 4th, 2006. Despite their age gap, Chad is very protective of her and even mentioned in an interview that Kenzie is somewhat like a diamond. The couple has been seen attending red carpet events and going around Los Angeles together.
Chad played football growing up and the love of that sport was re-directed into a charity game where he would help underprivileged kids with the money he gains from the audience. A fan of philosophy himself, Chad's favorite book is "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. He enjoys listening to music from Incubus, Frank Sinatra, James Brown and watching shows like "The Simpsons" (1989) and "Fear Factor" (2001). As for movies, Chad has given credit to Gladiator (2000), Fight Club (1999), Varsity Blues (1999) & Any Given Sunday (1999) as his favorites. This model-turned-actor has serenaded Jamie Lee Curtis with Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" on Freaky Friday (2003), became Hilary Duff's "Prince Charming" and even watched Paris Hilton die in a violent on-screen death. With all these acting roles given to him, we're sure that this talented anti-drug star will be one of Hollywood's biggest stars.