No stranger to playing the leading man, Robert Buckley is known for his role as Clayton ‘Clay’ Evans on one of The CW’s longest airing drama series “One Tree Hill,” playing a brash young sports agent who represented star NBA basketball player Nathan Scott (played by James Lafferty). Buckley also starred recently in another hit series on The CW, the Rob Thomas developed DC comic book-based series, “iZombie” for five seasons.
A native southern-Californian, Buckley grew up in Claremont, California before moving to San Diego to attend the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). 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 LA to pursue a career in entertainment.
Buckley most recently starred opposite Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence and Jonathan Bennett in Hallmark Channel’s 2020 Countdown to Christmas movie “Christmas House,” a movie for which he served as executive producer and helped develop for the network. Prior to that, he also starred in the network’s movie, “Love in Store” opposite Alexandra Breckenridge.
Buckley’s other roles include Kirby Atwood on the NBC series “Lipstick Jungle” opposite Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, as well as a recurring role on The CW comedy “Privileged,” as magazine Editor in Chief, David Besser. He also played a successful playwright on ABC’s “666 Park Avenue” opposite Vanessa Williams and appeared 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.”
Buckley has worked as a writer and freelance producer for E! News.