Birth Date: August 24, 1981 / Age: 33
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA
Also Credited as: Chad Murray
Biography: Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor and model. He was born in Buffalo, New York.
After having an athletic and performing childhood where he was raised by his father, he was told to pursue a modeling career by a nurse during a stay in the hospital for a football injury. Murray earned a scholarship from Wright Model and Talent, a local modeling agency, to compete in Orlando where he was noticed by a Los Angeles agent. In L.A., he modelled for Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sketchers.
During his stay in Los Angeles, he pursued an acting career and gained a small role in Diagnosis Murder. From here, his television career blossomed. Murray accepted a larger part in Gilmore Girls, a show on the WB, as Tristan DuGrey, the heartthrob competitor of the feminine main character. Dawson's Creek was his next job where he was the love interest of the two female leading characters.
After television, Murray jumped into movies performing in a 2003 remake of the movie Freaky Friday alongside of Lindsay Lohan. This sparked the interest of the WB again, landing him a leading role in their teen show, One Tree Hill. While working on One Tree Hill, he filmed the movie A Cinderella Story, starring as Hilary Duff's prince charming. In June of 2004, Murray garnered success outside of acting in his love life, asking his One Tree Hill co-star, Sophia Bush, to marry him after dating for two years. Overcoming his many struggles, Murray has obtained a thriving career along with an enjoyable lifestyle.
On November of 2004, he debuted on the covers of teenage magazines, when he was featured on Tiger Beat's cover.
On Saturday, April 16, 2005 Chad Michael Murray wed Sophia Bush in Santa Monica.