Chad Michael Murray

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NameChad Michael Murray
Age42 years
BirthdayAug 24, 1991
Net worth$4 Million – $15 Million
ProfessionAmerican Actor

Chad Michael Murray is an American actor born on Aug 24, 1991. He is known for his roles of Lucas Scott in the Series One Tree Hill(2003-2012), Austin Ames in the movie A Cinderella Story(2004),,Tristan Dugray in the series Gilmore Girls(2000-2007) and many more. He is also known for movies like Sullivan’s Crossing, Freaky Friday, House of wax, Mother of the Bride, Left Behind, Sand Dollar Cove, Colors of Love, Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, The Beach House, Write Before Christmas, Fortress, A Madea Christmas, Angel Falls Christmas, Love in Winter land, Survive the Night , Survive the Game , The carrier, Bad Men Must Bleed , Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 , Alicia Keys: Un-Thinkable , A Long Way Home and so on.

Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray has been in at least 31 movies till now. He gained worldwide recognition from his supporting roles in One Tree Hill  and Gilmore Girls. Chad Michael Murray has won Teen Choice Awards and has been nominated for prism awards for his amazing performance.

Net worth

Chad Michael Murray is a well known American actor, writer and model. His net worth is believed to be between $4 million to $15 million .But  Chad earned his net worth through modelling and acting in movies and drama and spokesperson and as well as investing in real estate and endorsement deals. 

Chad Michael Murray

Chad’s Earning and investments

At first ,Chad Michael Murray earned $22k per episode in the series One Tree Hill. However the popularity of the show increased as well as Chad’s Salary. In its fourth season, Chad earned $100k per episode for the rest of the series. Chad has an affection for cars. In an interview he mentions owning two mustang cars : a 67 Shelby and a 65. Murray also loves taking care of his cars and driving them. Chad is believed to have a luxurious house in north Carolina valued over $1.2 million. 

Early Life and Education

Chad Michael Murry was born in buffalo, western New York. He was raised by his single father Rex Murray. His mother Left him when he was only 10 years old. He has 5 siblings, one older sister, three younger full brothers and one younger half brother. He also has a step-sister and a step-brother. Chad attended Clarence High School in Clarence, New York. He was fond of literature and playing football. When Murray was a teenager he used to work in Dipson Theaters in Eastern Hills Mali. He broke his nose when he was in High School and was rumored to have a nose job which he clarified to be false. 

Chad Michael Murray



2001Megiddo: The Omega Code 2David Alexander – Age 16
2003Freaky FridayJake
2004A Cinderella StoryAustin Ames
2005House of WaxNick Jones
2006Home of the BraveJordan Owens
2012To Write Love on Her ArmsJamie Tworkowski
The CarrierThatcherShort film
First KissHimselfShort film
2013The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of GeorgiaAndy Wyrick
Fruitvale StationOfficer Ingram
A Madea ChristmasTanner McCoy
2014Left BehindCameron “Buck” Williams
2015Other People’s ChildrenP.K.
2016Outlaws and AngelsHenry
2018Camp Cold BrookJack
2019Max Winslow and the House of SecretsAtticus Virtue
2020Survive the NightRich
Too Close for ChristmasPaul Barnett
2021Colors of LoveJoel SheehanAKA: An Autumn RomanceA Winter Romance
Ted Bundy: American BoogeymanTed Bundy
Survive the GameEric
FortressFrederick Balzary
2022Fortress: Sniper’s EyeFrederick Balzary
2024Mother of the BrideLucas


2000UndressedDanEpisode “Scared Stiffy”
Diagnosis: MurderRay SantucciEpisode: “The Cradle Will Rock”
2000–01Gilmore GirlsTristin DuGrayRecurring role (season 1), guest role (season 2)
11 episodes
2001Murphy’s DozenUnaired television pilot (The WB)
2001–02Dawson’s CreekCharlie ToddRecurring role (season 5)
12 episodes
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTom HavilandEpisode: “The Accused Is Entitled”
2003A Long Way HomeSeanAKA: Aftermath
Television film (CBS)
The Lone RangerLuke Hartman / Lone RangerTelevision film (The WB)
Pilot for a reboot television series
One Tree HillLucas ScottMain role (seasons 1–6), guest role (season 9)
131 episodes
Director (1 episode), writer (1 episode)
2010Lies in Plain SightEthan McAllisterTelevision film (Lifetime Movie Network)
Christmas CupidPatrick KernsTelevision film (ABC Family)
2012ScruplesSpider ElliottUnaired television pilot
2013SouthlandDave MendozaGuest role (season 5); 2 episodes
2013–14ChosenJacob OrrMain role (seasons 2–3)
12 episodes
2015Texas RisingMirabeau LamarTelevision miniseries; 5 episodes
Scream QueensBrad RadwellGuest role; Episode: “Thanksgiving”
2015–16Agent CarterJack ThompsonMain role; 14 episodes
2017Sun RecordsSam PhillipsMain role; 8 episodes
2018The Beach HouseBrett BeauchampsTelevision film (Hallmark Channel)
2018–19StarXander McPhersonRecurring role (season 3); 8 episodes
2018Road to ChristmasDanny WiseTelevision film (Hallmark Channel)
2019RiverdaleEdgar EverneverRecurring role (season 3); 9 episodes
Write Before ChristmasLuke MillerTelevision films (Hallmark Channel)
2020Love in WinterlandBrett HollisterTelevision film (Hallmark Channel)
2021Sand Dollar CoveBrody BradshawTelevision film (Hallmark Channel)
Toying With the HolidaysKevin VaughnTelevision film (Lifetime)
Angel Falls ChristmasGabrielTelevision film (GAC Family)
2023Sullivan’s CrossingCal JonesMain role


2004Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – Breakout ActorOne Tree HillWon
Choice TV Actor – DramaNominated
Choice Movie – Breakout ActorA Cinderella StoryWon
2005Choice Movie Actor – Action/ThrillerHouse of WaxWon
Choice Movie – Rumble Nominated
Choice Movie – Chemistry A Cinderella StoryNominated
Choice Movie – Liplock Nominated
Choice Movie – Love Scene Nominated
Choice TV Actor – DramaOne Tree HillNominated
Choice TV: ChemistryNominated
2006Choice TV Actor – DramaNominated
Prism AwardBest Performance in a Drama Series StorylineNominated
2008Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor – DramaWon
2019Burbank International Film FestivalBest ActorMax Winslow and the House of SecretsNominated

Controversies and relationships

In 2023 Erin Foster, a TV personality and daughter of David Foster publicly accused Chad Michael Murray of cheating on her with his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush back in 2002. Despite the allegations neither Chad or Sophia has publicly confirmed these allegations to be true.

Chad Michael Murray

In 2005 Chad married his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush but just 5 months after they announced to split. In 2006 Bush filed for an annulment citing fraud but was denied and the couple were granted divorce. He also dated his co-star Nickey Whelan and married Kenzie Dalton. He and Dalton were married for 6 years then separated in 2014.Years later, Chad met his current-wife Sarah Roemer on the set of Chosen in 2013.In 2015 they announced they were wed and expecting the first baby. They have three children: a son born in 2015 and a daughter born in 2017 and another daughter born in 2023.

Most asked questions

Why did Chad Michael Murray quit?

Chad declined to return to the show One Tree Hill due to contract negotiations.

What does Chad Michael Murray do now?

Chad stars in the drama series Sullivan’s Crossing.

Does Chad Michael Murray have a wife?

Chad is married to his chosen co-star Sarah Roemer and they have three children.

What made Chad Michael Murray famous?

He was the protagonist of the series One Hill Town.

Why did Sophia and Chad divorce?

Sophia and Chad got married and divorced just 6 months after due to the rumours of Chad cheating on Bush with Paris Hilton.

What Season did Chad and Sophia Break up?

During the shooting of season 3 episode 9 they were 2 weeks separated but due to fraud allegations they divorced in season 4.

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BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, America

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