Have you ever heard the idiom – a man of parts – and wonder what caliber of person is capable of fitting such an illusory description? It’s simple, Chad Michael Murray is your man. The two-meter tall Hollywood actor is indeed a household name in the United States and around the world. Like most high-profile celebrities in the world today, he started out from humble beginnings. Most people are unaware of the fact that his first attempt to become famous was not in the form of acting, but as a model.
The truth is that he never had a dream or the intention to become an actor until after he was hired for a Tommy Hilfiger campaign, which gave him the idea of delving into acting. Since then, he has starred in several films including Dawson’s Creek, A Long Way From Home, and Gilmore Girls, in which he played the role of Tristan DuGray. However, he is best known for his role in the American television drama series One Tree Hill by WB, in which he played the character of Lucas Scott – a character with whom he could identify on a personal level due to his childhood.
Chad Michael Murray’s Bio
He was born on August 24, 1981, in Buffalo, New York, the son of Rex Murray, an air traffic controller. Little is known about his mother except that she left him at a very young age for reasons still largely unknown. However, he was raised by his father, whom he admires very much and often describes as a pillar on which his life is built. Chad Michael Murray attended Clarence High School in Clarence, New York, where he developed an interest in literature and a hobby of playing football. Was he a good, average, or bad player? We can only speculate about that.
Since his childhood, Chad Michael Murray has always been a very hardworking, determined, and purposeful person. From a very young age, he worked as a paperboy and delivered newspapers in the neighborhood where he lived. Later he worked as a janitor for a few days before he was fired. Chad took this setback as motivation to work as a receptionist for a limousine company.
Chad’s rise to stardom began when he broke his nose while in hospital receiving advice from a nurse to become a model. He took the risk and attended a number of conventions before meeting a man named Eddie Winkler who offered him a place to stay in Los Angeles. His entry into the world of acting came after he was hired for a Tom Hilfiger campaign. Since then he has gone all the way and has starred in many films and television series. His most popular role was in the TV drama series One Tree Hill, where he played the role of Lucas Scott – the good son.
The net value of this multi-talented actor and model currently stands at around $12 million, most of which he earned as an actor in films, television series, and as a model for multi-billion dollar brands. When it comes to keeping the cash flow going, Chad Michael Murray is a man to look up to.
Wife, Ex-Wife – Sophia Bush, And Kids
Like every good-looking and sexy Hollywood actor, Chad Michael Murray has had his own fair share of gorgeous women. In May 2004 Chad was engaged to Hollywood actress Sophia Bush, his co-star in the successful television drama series One Tree Hill. On April 16, 2005, they got married in Santa Monica, California. However, the marriage was only short-lived. Five months later, Sophia filed an action for annulment on the grounds of fraud. Although the petition was initially rejected, the estranged couple completed the divorce in 2006.
A few months after their divorce, Chad fell in love again, this time with beauty queen Kenzie Dalton, and got engaged in April 2006. This engagement lasted much longer than his marriage, but after seven years it was dissolved in August 2013.
Less than a year after breaking off his engagement, the handsome actor began dating the very talented Hollywood actress Sarah Roemer. In January 2015 the couple took a step forward and officially became man and wife. A few months later, on May 31, 2015, Chad Michael Murray and his beautiful wife Sarah announced the birth of their son. In March 2017 the beautiful couple gave birth to their second child, a daughter.