Although the adolescent genre has continued to be present in audiovisuals, it is undeniable that it had its heyday in the first decade of the 2000s. A time in which series such as ‘One Tree Hill’ and films such as ‘Put yourself in my place’ abounded, which turned its actors into stars… at least, while it lasted. What happened to Chad Michael Murray?
chad michael murray was born in 1981 in Buffallo, New York. The son of an air traffic controller, he moved to Hollywood at the age of 18 and began working as a model for brands like Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger.
Undoubtedly, the first relevant role he played as an actor was that of Tristin DuGray, the insufferable rich kid who was after Rory in ‘Gilmore Girls’. It was a brief role but it set the tone that would lead her career in her most prolific stage.
Murray jumped into another successful teen series in season 5 of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and this would be followed by the television role that consolidated him as a series icon. teenager: Lucas Scott’s in ‘One Tree Hill’. Although he was not in all the seasons, he was a role that also earned him the most votes in 2003 according to the list of “most handsome men on television” in People magazine.
As for cinema, another fundamental film in his filmography was ‘Put yourself in my place’, the remake of ‘Crazy Friday’ starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Without forget ‘A modern Cinderella’ with Hilary Duff and the remake of ‘House of Wax’on this horror occasion, with Paris Hilton and Jared Padalecki (who was her love rival in ‘Gilmore Girls’).
The last jobs he did before the turn of the decade were a video clip of Alicia Keys (‘Un-thinkable’), TV movies like ‘Cupid’s Christmas’ either ‘Shadows in the gaze’ and the drama ‘Back to Hell’along with Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Biel.
Coinciding with a certain decline in boom adolescent in audiovisual, Murray’s career never came to a standstill but it went more and more into the background. She had a role in the small film ‘Fruitvale Station’ and the horror film ‘Exorcism in Georgia’.
From then on, he found a new film genre that welcomed him with open arms: the christmas cinema. ‘A Madea Christmas’, ‘Road to Christmas’, ‘Write before Christmas’, ‘Christmas Surprise’, ‘The Colors of Love’, ‘Christmas Angel’… and the list goes on.
He also found his niche in the action genre, neither more nor less than with Bruce Willis, with whom he coincided in more than one film: ‘Survive tonight’, ‘In dangerous lands’, ‘The fortress’ and ‘The fortress 2’, which is also one of Willis’s last jobs as an actor.
In addition to his acting career, Murray also took his first steps in the role: as a screenwriter in the comic collection ‘Everlast’ and the novel ‘American Drifter’co-written with Heather Graham (the novelist, not to be confused with the ‘Austin Powers’ actress).
Although he was never able to return to his peak popularity days, TV did not forget him and he became secondary luxury in series like ‘Scream Queens’, ‘Chosen’, ‘Sun Records’ or ‘Agent Carter’. In fact, one of his most recent roles is as a recurring role in ‘Riverdale’, one of the series teenager of the moment.