Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is best known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–09, 2012), a recurring role as Tristan Dugray on The WB/CW series Gilmore Girls (2000–01), Charlie Todd in the fifth season of The WB series Dawson’s Creek and war veteran and SSR Agent Jack Thompson in the Marvel/ABC series Agent Carter (2015–16). He had starring roles in the films Freaky Friday (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), House of Wax (2005) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He portrayed Edgar Evernever on The CW show Riverdale (2019).
Murray was born in Buffalo, New York, to Rex Murray, an air traffic controller, and was abandoned by his mother at a young age. His abandonment issues were the main reasons he took the part of Lucas Scott. He has three brothers, one sister, one half-brother, one step-sister, and one step-brother.