Chad Michael Murray just landed a new gig on Riverdale. The One Tree Hill alumni made everyone swoon from 2003 until 2012 as basketball player Lucas Scott. Now Murray will grace the small screen again. While his fame soared while on One Tree Hill it wasn’t his first role, nor is it going to be his last. So, what is Chad Michael Murray’s net worth, and where did all of his money come from?
Chad Michael Murray’s acting credentials
Murray’s first major role was on Gilmore Girls. The then 18-year-old Murray took on the role of Tristan Dugray, a bad boy with a crush on Rory. He reprised his role as a returning guest several times in Season 1 and Season 2 of the show, and once again in the Netflix Original Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
In 2001 Murray appeared briefly on Dawson’s Creek. He played Charlie Todd for 12 episodes. While Murray had piqued the interest of teenage girls around the world in 2000 and 2001, he didn’t become a household name until 2003 when he first appeared on One Tree Hill. The small-town drama focuses on the on-the-court and off-the-court teenage drama that occurs in a small town. Murray’s character, Lucas Scott, is one of the main protagonists in the show.
Following success on One Tree Hill, Murray went on to find success in the film industry. He stared in To Write Love on Her Arms, and had recurring roles in Star and The Beach House; a made for TV movie.
Murray will officially be back on set starting in 2019. He will appear in the drama Riverdale, based loosely on the Archie comics, in a recurring capacity. Murray will be playing cult leader Edgar Evernever.
What is Chad Michael Murray’s net worth?
With nearly 20 years in the television and film industry, you’d expect Chad Michael Murray to have amassed a fortune. Murray, thanks to his television appearances and modeling work, has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
One Tree Hill cast members were paid $22,000 per episode during the show’s first season. Contract negotiations bumped their pay to roughly $100,000 per episode by the fourth season. According to Deadline, actors who appear in recurring roles average about $4,000 – $7,000 per episode. Most of Murray’s roles prior to One Tree Hill were recurring roles.
Is Chad Michael Murray Married?
Murray famously married his co-star Sophia Bush in 2005. Their marriage lasted just five months. The pair continued to work together on One Tree Hill after their divorce. Bush has spoken out about the producers exploiting the separation.
In 2015 Murray married actress and model, Sarah Roemer. Roemer has had roles in a variety of movies and television shows. Murray and Roemer met on the set of Chosen in 2014. They have two children together.
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