Chad Michael Murray first rose to prominence with fan favorite roles on the Warner Bros. dramas “Dawson’s Creek” and “Gilmore Girls.” He became a household name with his leading role as Lucas Scott in the massive Warner Bros. television hit “One Tree Hill” from 2003-2012, during which he won three Teen Choice Awards. He showcased his talents as a leading actor playing the outcast-turned-cool-kid throughout his near-decade run. He took position behind the camera as well, both writing and directing an episode of the series.
Murray is currently in production on the action-thriller Killing Field, starring as Eric, a man whose life on his serene farm is interrupted when a cop and a pair of dangerous criminals shows up. Bruce Willis, Kate Katzman, Donna D’errico, Swen Temmel, and Zack Ward also star.
Murray most recently wrapped production on Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, starring as America’s most infamous serial killer. The film is slated for theatrical release in August 2021 through Fathom Events. He will also be seen in the upcoming “The Fortress” and “The Fortress 2,” also starring Bruce Willis as well as Jesse Metcalfe.
Recently, he starred in the television movies “Colors of Love” and “Too Close for Christmas,” both opposite Jessica Lowndes. Murray has also starred in Lionsgate’s 2020 action film “Survive the Night” alongside Bruce Willis; the Hallmark Channel original movie “Write Before Christmas,” alongside Torrey DeVitto; seasons three and four of the hit teen drama “Riverdale,” in which he played an enigmatic cult leader; and as Atticus Virtue in the family sci-fi thriller Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, which told the story of five teenagers who competed to win a mansion owned by entrepreneur and scientist, Virtue.
Murray starred in feature films ranging from the romantic comedies A Cinderella Story, as the romantic lead opposite Hilary Duff, and Freaky Friday opposite Lindsay Lohan, to the horror movie House of Wax, for which he won another Teen Choice Award. Murray took on dramatic feature film work in the war drama Home of the Brave, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Biel, and with a lead role in the critically acclaimed drama Fruitvale Station opposite Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. Following those roles, he starred in the drama Other People's Children and the western Outlaws and Angels.
Murray also has published two novels: Everlast released in 2011, and American Drifter: An Exhilarating Tale of Love and Murder, which was co-authored by Heather Graham and released in 2017.
Murray is a native of New York, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.