Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is perhaps best known for his role as Lucas Scott in The CW series One Tree Hill.
Murray was born in Clarence, New York, just outside of Buffalo, New York. He is the son of Rex Murray, an air traffic controller.
In 1999, Murray headed for Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci.