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Hallmark Actor: Chad Michael Murray

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Chad Michael Murray was born on August 24, 1981, in Buffalo, New York. When he was only 10 years old, his mother abandoned his family, She left Chad's father to raise him and his three brothers, Rex, Nick, and Brandon.

The actor stated that his abandonment issue was the main reason he took the part of Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill even though he was offered another role.

While attending Clarence High School in Clarence, New York, Chad was passionate about literature. He played football in real life, but he played a basketball star One Tree Hill

When Chad was 18 years old, his nose was broken when he was jumped by three men in a Burger King. People thought he had a nose job, but he explained the situation in a 2004 interview.

Acting Career

Chad was a fashion model. His acting career started in 1997 when he was only 16 years old. However, it was much later before he began getting bigger roles.

  • His breakout role was playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2009 and 2012.
  • Chad was in the recurring role as Tristan Dugray on The WB/CW series Gilmore Girls from 2000 to 2001
  • He was in the role of Charlie Todd in the fifth season of The WB series Dawson’s Creek from 2001 to 2002.
  • Murray had supporting roles in other movies from 2003 to 2019.

Chad Michael Murray's Hallmark Movies

Movie/Premiere DateCo-StarBrief Synopsis

The Beach House, April 28, 2018

Minka Kelly and Andie MacDowell

Cara returns home to fix the family's beach house. During a terrible storm, Cara and her mother save hundreds of sea turtles and learn a lot during that experience.

Road to Christmas, November 4, 2018

Jessy Schram

A woman is producing a Christmas Special for the 5th year. This time, she is given the host's son to assist her. She first rejects the idea, but learns that Christmas brings the best out of people.

Write Before Christmas, November 17, 2019

Torrey DeVitto

After Jessica gets dumped before Christmas, she sends Christmas cards to 5 people, including her single, photographer son

Love in Winterland, January 11, 2020

Italia Ricci and Jack Turner

Ally is a final contestant on a dating show. She must interact with her high school sweetheart when she is chosen for the hometown date..

Sand Dollar Cove, June 26, 2021

Aly Michalka

Real estate development project manager Elli is sent to acquire beachfront property for a new resort. Brody, a charming local wants to make sure the pier remains the same.

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Chad Michael Murray's last Hallmark movie

Chad Michael Murray's last Hallmark movie

Murray Moved Over to GAC Family

Murray is no longer performing on the Hallmark Channel. In 2021, he moved over to the GAC Family Channel and has had roles in two movies.

  1. An Autumn Romance, 2021
  2. Angel Falls Christmas, 2021

Personal Life

Murray became engaged to his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush in May 2004. They married the next year on April 16, 2005, in Santa Monica, California. They announced their separation later that same year in September 2005. Then in February 2006, Bush filed papers for an annulment, citing fraud. Her petition was denied, but the couple was granted a divorce in December 2006.

Murray began dating Kenzie Dalton, an extra on One Tree Hill. They became engaged in April 2006 months before Murray's divorce from Bush was finalized. Murray and Dalton called off their seven-year engagement in August 2013.

Sarah Roemer with husband Chad Michael Murray

Sarah Roemer with husband Chad Michael Murray

Murray began dating his Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer in 2014. It was announced in January 2015 that the couple had married, and they were expecting their first child together. They have a son, born in May 2015, and a daughter, born in March 2017.

Chad Michael Murray with 4-year-old daughter

Chad Michael Murray with 4-year-old daughter

Chad and Sarah are very private and have never disclosed the names of their two children or shown photos of their faces on social media.

Other Interesting Things About Chad Michael Murray

  • Chad got his first job when he was 10 years old delivering newspapers. When he was 14, he began working as a janitor at a doughnut shop.
  • In 2010, Chad played Alicia Keys' love interest in her music video for Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready).
  • In September 2011, the actor released his graphic novel titled Everlast.
  • In 2017 Chad released his second novel American Drifter: An Exhilarating Tale of Love and Murder which he co-authored with Heather Graham.
  • The actor's Instagram is full of photos of him with his pets because he is very fond of animals and supports organizations against animal cruelty.

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