Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, writer, spokesperson, and former model. Most known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill, Murray has also starred in movies like Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story, House of Wax, and Fruitvale Station.
In this article, we look at the net worth of Chad Michael Murray:
What is the Net Worth of Actor Chad Michael Murray? Earnings & Salary
As of June 2020, Chad Michael Murray possesses a net worth of $12 million. The primary source of his revenue is his career as an actor.
He was once America’s teen heartthrob courtesy of his character on One Tree Hill and his subsequent success in movies like Freaky Friday and A Cinderella Story.
Murray began his career as a model in 1999 working for such brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Skechers, and Gucci.
His breakthrough role came as Tristin DuGray in the WB/CW comedy-drama series, Gilmore Girls. He was part of the main cast in the show’s first season and became a recurring character in later seasons as his career began to bloom.
Murray became a teenage heartthrob when he was slated to star as Lucas Scott in The WB drama series, One Tree Hill. The series quickly became major ratings draw for WB and the season one finale was viewed by over 4.50 million people.
His mainstream appeal helped land endorsement deals with MasterCard, K-Mart, Cingular Wireless. and the Chevy Cobalt.
He also starred alongside Hilary Duff in the 2004 romantic comedy, A Cinderella Story.
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In the latter half of his career, he became known for playing Agent Jack Thompson in the Marvel/ABC spy action-adventure series, Agent Carter; and Edgar Evernever in the CW teen drama series, Riverdale.
Murray has authored two novels: Everlast, published in September 2011; and American Drifter: An Exhilarating Tale of Love and Murder, published in 2017.
Chad Michael Murray: Age, Height, Parents & Education
Chad Michael Murray was born on August 24, 1981, in Buffalo, New York. He is 38 years old and stands at a solid 6 feet (1.83 meters).
Chad was raised by his father, Rex Murray, an air traffic controller after his mother abandoned him and his family. Murray became the de-facto parent to his two younger brothers and younger sister when his father and older brother were busy making ends meet. He has a half-brother, a step-sister, and a step-brother.
Chad attended Clarence High School in Clarence, New York, where his love for performing blossomed.
Chad Michael Murray was Married to His One Tree Hill Co-Star, Sophia Bush
Like their characters’ tumultuous love lives in One Tree Hill, Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush had a turbulent love life that culminated in a five-month marriage and a messy divorce.
They tied the knot in a ceremony in Santa Monica, California, on April 16, 2005, after a 13-month engagement.
Not five months later, they announced their separation in September 2005. Bush filed a motion in court for their marriage to be annulled, citing fraud on the part of Murray. Her motion was denied, but she was granted a divorce in September 2006. The proceedings were finalized on September 29, 2006.
After their separation, Murray dated the 2005 Miss North Carolina Teen USA first runner-up, Kenzie Dalton. Dalton was an extra on One Tree Hill where they got acquainted. Murray and Dalton got engaged in April 2006 and were engaged for seven years before calling off their engagement in August 2013.
Marriage to Sarah Roemer and Two Children
As of this writing, Chad Michael Murray is married to his Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer. They began dating in 2014 and married a year later in January 2015.
They have two children together: a son, born on May 31, 2015, and a daughter, born in March 2017.