Robert Buckley is no stranger to playing the sexy leading man. Known for his role as Clayton ‘Clay’ Evans on one of The CW’s longest airing drama series “One Tree Hill,” he played a brash young sports agent who represented star NBA basketball player Nathan Scott, played by James Lafferty. Currently starring in another hit series on The CW, Buckley plays Major Lily White, former fiancé to the now zombie Liv Moore, played by Rose McIver, in the Rob Thomas developed DC comic book-based series “iZombie.”
A native southern-Californian, Buckley grew up in Claremont, California before moving to San Diego to attend the University of California at San Diego. After earning a degree in Economics, he spent a year and-a-half working as an economic consultant before throwing in the towel to head off to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
Buckley’s other roles include Kirby Atwood on the NBC series “Lipstick Jungle,” opposite Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, MyNetworkTV’s “Fashion House” and “American Heiress,” as well as a recurring role on The CW comedy “Privileged,” as magazine editor-in-chief David Besser. He also played the successful playwright on ABC’s “666 Park Avenue,” opposite Vanessa Williams, and as Jaime King’s love interest Peter on The CW’s hit series, “Hart of Dixie.” Other credits include “Flirting with Forty,” where he starred alongside Heather Locklear playing surfer entrepreneur Kyle Hamilton, and “The Christmas Contract” for Lifetime.
In the past, Buckley also worked as a writer and freelance producer for E! News. He currently resides in Los Angeles.