Ever heard the idiom – a man of parts – and wonder the calibre of persons capable of fitting such illusive description? It’s easy, Chad Michael Murray is your guy. The 6-foot-tall Hollywood actor is indeed a household name in the United States and the world at large. Like most high profile celebrities in the world today, he started from humble beginnings. Most people are oblivious of the fact that his first shot at fame didn’t come in form of acting but modelling.
The truth is, he never had any dream or intention of being an actor, not until after he was hired for a Tommy Hilfiger campaign which made him begin to think of delving into acting. He has gone on to star in several movies since then such as Dawson’s Creek, A Long Way From Home, and Gilmore Girls, in which he played the character of Tristan DuGray. However, he is most famous for his role in the WB American television drama series titled One Tree Hill in which he played the character of Lucas Scott – a character which he could relate to on a personal level as a result of his childhood.
Chad Michael Murray’s Bio
He was born on August 24, 1981, in Buffalo, New York to Rex Murray who was an air traffic controller. Little is known about his mother except the fact that she abandoned him at a very young age for reasons which remain very much unknown. That being said, he was raised by his dad whom he holds in high admiration and frequently refers to as a pillar on which his life is built. Chad Michael Murray attended Clarence High School in Clarence, New York where he piqued interest in literature and developed a hobby of playing football. Was he a good, average or bad player? That’s left for our minds to speculate.
Ever since childhood, Chad Michael Murray has always been a very hardworking, determined, and goal driven person. At a very young age, he worked as a paperboy, delivering newspapers around the neighbourhood where he lived. He later went on to work as a janitor for a few days before he was sacked. Chad took that setback as a source of motivation going on to work as a receptionist for a limousine company.
Chad’s rise to stardom started when he broke his nose, while in the hospital he was advised by a nurse to go into modelling. He took the gamble, attended a series of conventions before he met 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 to feature in lots of movies and TV series. His most popular role came in the TV Drama series One Tree Hill where he played the role of Lucas Scott – the good son.
The Net worth of this multi-talented actor and model is currently pegged at about $12 million; most of which he earned from acting in movies, television series, alongside modelling for multi-billion dollar brands. When it comes to keeping the cash flowing in, Chad Michael Murray is a man to look up to.
Wife, Ex-Wife – Sophia Bush, And Kids
Like every handsome and sexy Hollywood actor, Chad Michael Murray has had his own fair share of gorgeous women. In May 2004, Chad became engaged to Hollywood actress Sophia Bush, his co-star in the hit TV drama series One Tree Hill. On April 16, 2005, they got married in Santa Monica, California. The marriage, however, was short-lived. Sophia filed a petition for an annulment five months later, citing fraud. Though the petition was initially denied, the estranged couple finalized their divorce in 2006.
A few months after his divorce, Chad fell in love once again, this time with beauty queen Kenzie Dalton and got engaged in April 2006. This engagement lasted way longer than his marriage did but after seven years in August 2013, it was called off.
Less than a year after he called off his engagement, the handsome actor began dating the very talented Hollywood actress Sarah Roemer. In January 2015, the couple took a step forward, making it official by becoming man and wife. A few months later, precisely on the 31st of May 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.