One Tree Hill

CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY                                                                                   as "Lucas Scott"

D.O.B.: August 24, 1981
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Familiar to The WB audiences from his roles on "Dawson's Creek" and "Gilmore Girls", Murray lands his first leading role in "One Tree Hill" as Lucas Scott, a brooding intellectual who is struggling to find his place in Tree Hill.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Murray found a ready audience early in life. When he was 4, the young ham performed skits and sang made-up songs for his large family, which includes four brothers and a sister. At age 15, a high school football injury landed him in a hospital, where a nurse encouraged him to pursue a modeling career. Two years later, Murray won a scholarship from a modeling agency in Buffalo to attend a modeling convention in Orlando. There, an agent spotted him and brought him to Los Angeles.
Murray started modeling for such clients as 
SketchersTommy Hilfiger and Gucci. His first television role soon followed, with a guest appearance on Diagnosis Murder. Shortly after, Murray won the role of Tristan, Rory's overconfident classmate, on "Gilmore Girls". After one season on the show, he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to play Katie Holmes' love interest in "Dawson's Creek". Other television credits include the movie Aftermath with Meredith Baxter Birney and Robert Urich and the title role in The WB's "The Lone Ranger".
On the big screen Murray recently starred as the lead in Joel Silver's remake of "House Of Wax," opposite Elisha Cuthbert. He starred as Prince Charming in Warner Bros' "A Cinderella Story," opposite Hilary Duff and co-starred in Disney's critically acclaimed remake of "Freaky Friday," opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.
Currently living in Los Angeles, Murray is a natural athlete. His favorite sports are football and basketball. He is also an anti-drug role model for kids and is active in charities for children and teens.

HILARIE BURTON                                                                                         as "Peyton Sawyer"

D.O.B.: July 1, 1982
Hometown: Loudoun County, Virginia

Hilarie Burton plays Peyton Sawyer, smart, fiercely independent, beautiful high school student on the hit drama "One Tree Hill."
Audiences are familiar with Burton from her work as one of MTV's hottest VJs. With a presence in network and cable TV, radio and soon, the big screen, she is one of the hottest young stars of today.
As a former host of "TRL," MTV's wildly popular request show, and various MTV specials, Burton interviewed the most talked-about people in entertainment, from Angelina Jolie to Britney Spears.
Born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, with her three brothers, Burton developed a passion for acting early in life. Shortly after moving to New York to pursue her dream, she landed the coveted job of VJ at MTV and her role on "One Tree Hill".
Burton resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, where "One Tree Hill" is being shot.

JAMES LAFFERTY                                                                                            as "Nathan Scott"

D.O.B.: July 25, 1985
Hometown: Hemet, California

James Lafferty plays Nathan Scott, an arrogant, assured star basketball player, turned friend and loving husband to Haley ... the favored son of Dan Scott (Paul Johansson) and half-brother to Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) on the hit drama One Tree Hill.
Born and raised in Hemet, California, Lafferty spent much of his childhood hanging out with friends and his younger brother, Stuart, taking acting classes and playing basketball, his two passions in life.
Lafferty is an avid basketball fan and, similar to his character, a star player. He successfully balanced a high school education and starting spot on his varsity basketball team (he was awarded the MVP award) with his burgeoning acting career, landing a starring role opposite Ron Pearlman in the independent feature "Boys on the Run."
The sitcom "Emeril" gave Lafferty his first series regular role as the son of Emeril's character. He followed that up with ESPN's "A Season on the Brink." Lafferty's role in the film was a prelude to his "One Tree Hill" role, since he was able to first showcase his basketball prowess in front of the cameras. Starring opposite Brian Dennehy, Lafferty played Steve Alford, the star player of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team. He has also made guest appearances on "Once and Again," "Boston Public" and most recently, HBO's "Unscripted."
Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina, Lafferty has been working on film projects set up through his production banner while continuing to film "One Tree Hill." He has hosted numerous charity basketball events for local organizations and schools in the Wilmington area. Lafferty has also lent his support to other charitable organizations recently, including Lamar Odom's Music Jam and The Pink Project. When he isn't working, Lafferty spends time with his friends and his dog Nino on his boat.

BETHANY JOY GALEOTTI                                                                       as "Haley James Scott"

D.O.B.: April 2, 1981
Hometown: Bedford, Texas

Multi-talented actress and musician Bethany Joy Galeotti (newly married) plays Haley, the quintessential girl-next-door and best friend to Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray).
Galeotti began her theatre career at age 7 in Dallas, Texas, as a Munchkin in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz." She went on to play Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird," Baby June in "Gypsy," and appeared in a long string of other Dallas theatre productions. By the time she was 13, Galeotti moved with her family to New Jersey and had begun her transition from stage to screen through a series of national commercials (Eggo Waffles, Dr. Pepper and Buick, among others) and television pilots.
In her sophomore year of high school, Galeotti's talent caught the eye of a casting director for Stephen King's feature "Thinner," and she was hired to play Linda Halleck. In March of 1998, she landed a nine-episode stint on the daytime drama "Guiding Light," as Reva Shayne's teenaged clone. Her performance as the spunky and vulnerable clone earned her raves from viewers and critics alike. In 1999, while still appearing on the show, she was cast as Rose Cronin in "Mary and Rhoda," playing the daughter of Mary Tyler Moore's character in the TV movie based on the popular 1970s TV show. After two successful years on the soap opera, Galeotti headed to the West Coast and into prime time. She booked roles on "Felicity," "Charmed," "The Guardian," the Weitz brothers comedy "Off Center," "Maybe It's Me" and the pilot "Destiny" for Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. Later that year, she starred in the comedy "Bring It On, Again," a sequel to the Universal feature "Bring It On."
Galeotti was vocally trained by the Director of The Brooklyn College of Opera. She still considers herself a "musical theatre baby" and her Los Angeles stage credits include working with director Garry Marshall and Carole King on a new musical and with director Arthur Allan Seidelman on a production of "The Outsiders."
Her hobbies include cooking, horseback riding, knitting, fashion and music.

SOPHIA BUSH                                                                                                 as "Brooke Davis"

D.O.B.: July 8, 1982
Hometown: Pasadena, California

Sophia Bush plays Brooke Davis, a feisty cheerleader and temptress in the hit drama "One Tree Hill."
Bush recently completed production on the feature "John Tucker Must Die," with Jesse Metcalf, Brittany Snow and Ashanti, as well as the independent film "Stay Alive," with Frankie Muniz and Samaire Armstrong.
Her first movie role was in the comedy "Van Wilder," with Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid. Bush played Sally, a freshman in college who harbored a huge crush on Reynolds' character. She also appeared in HBO's "Point of Origin," with Ray Liotta and John Leguizamo, and the independent film "Learning Curves." Bush was most recently seen in the feature film "Supercross," co-starring Daryl Hannah and Robert Patrick.
Bush was featured in a three-episode arc in the drama "Nip/Tuck," as a devious teenage bisexual. She also made a guest appearance on The WB's "Sabrina The Teenage Witch," as Sabrina’s arch rival.
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Bush started her career on her high school theater stage. Having been crowned the Pasadena Rose Queen, Bush quickly attracted attention from Hollywood.
Bush is an avid scrap-booker. She enjoys photography, reading and spending time with her friends.

CRAIG SHEFFER                                                                                                 as "Keith Scott"

D.O.B.: April 23, 1960
Hometown: York, Pennsylvania

With a strong, understated presence, Craig Sheffer has a quiet intensity that transcends both the big and small screen. Demonstrating versatility and skill in a range of unconventional performances, Sheffer returns to television with his role in One Tree Hill as Keith Scott, a kind-hearted mechanic who has helped raise his brother's son as his own.
Born in York, Pennsylvania, Sheffer had a passion for acting even at a young age. He won the Best High School Actor Award in a statewide competition. He studied theater at East Stroudsburg University, where he played Valere in a production of Moliere's Tartuffe. Immediately after graduation, Sheffer relocated to New York to pursue a career in acting.
Early auditions landed him a role in the off-Broadway play Punchy. Soon after, he found himself co-starring in the award-winning Broadway production Torch Song Trilogy. In less than a year, producers spotted his work on Broadway and cast him in his feature film debut in That Was Then, This Is Now, opposite Emilio Estevez. Sheffer also starred in the Vietnam based play G.R. Point, and won the LA Critics Drama Desk Award for his performance.
Sheffer went on to starring roles in the John Hughes comedy Some Kind of Wonderful and the father/son drama Split Decisions, with Gene Hackman. He followed that with the lead role in Robert Redford's critically acclaimed film A River Runs Through It, opposite Brad Pitt. Other film credits have included the hard-edged drama The Program, Sleep With Me and Wings of Courage. In addition, he starred with Lawrence Fishburne and Alfre Woodard in the Emmy Award-winning HBO special Miss Evers' Boys.
He has also written screenplays and authored a novel. His production company, Sheffer Films, is currently developing several projects, including one in which he will make his directorial debut.
Currently living in Los Angeles, Sheffer enjoys spending time with his family and writing poetry.

*Craig Sheffer's character "Keith Scott" was killed off the show as of Episode # 316, March 2006.

MOIRA KELLY                                                                                                      as "Karen Roe"

D.O.B.: March 6, 1968
Hometown: Queens, New York

Moira Kelly, best known to television audiences from her role as Madeline Hampton in "The West Wing," plays a struggling single mother in the hit drama "One Tree Hill."
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Kelly studied music in high school and pursued a degree in drama at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. While performing in a senior-year theatrical showcase, she was spotted and soon after was signed by an agent.
She made her feature film debut in "The Boy Who Cried Bitch." Her other noted film roles include "Billy Bathgate," opposite Dustin Hoffman, "The Cutting Edge," "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," directed by David Lynch, "Chaplin," with Robert Downey Jr. and director Sir Richard Attenborough, and "With Honors," opposite Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser.
She also provided the voice of Nala in Disney's "The Lion King." Her other film credits include "Unhook the Stars," with Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei, and "Dangerous Beauty" directed by Marshall Herskovitz.
Kelly's previous television appearances include the telefilms "Love, Lies and Murder" and "Daybreak," with Cuba Gooding, Jr. She received critical accolades for her performance as Helen Keller in the television movie "Monday After the Miracle" and made her television series debut as the star of the romantic drama series "To Have and To Hold."
Kelly divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

PAUL JOHANSSON                                                                                                as "Dan Scott"

D.O.B.: January 26, 1964
Hometown: Spokane, Washington

Multi-talented actor, writer and director Paul Johansson stars as Dan Scott, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan's (James Lafferty) father, who is struggling to recover from his latest attack and seemingly wants to put his family back together, in the hit drama "One Tree Hill."
Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Johansson was an avid athlete like his father, a former NHL player. After playing with the Canadian National team and leading his University to the Canadian College Championship game, he began contemplating a professional career in basketball overseas. Johansson chose to close the door on his athletic career and instead set his sights on Hollywood.
Making his Hollywood debut on the soap opera "Santa Barbara," he soon moved on to a succession of television roles in such shows as "Parker Lewis Can’t Lose," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Lonesome Dove: The Series," "Highlander: The Raven" and "Ed McBain's 87th Precinct." Johansson also made memorable guest appearances in "Dharma and Greg" and "The Drew Carey Show." He also had a recurring role in "The District."
On the big screen, Johansson played Sally Field's soap opera husband in the film "Soapdish." His other movie credits include "When the Party's Over," "The Big Picture," "She's So Lovely," "A Wilderness Station" and "Carnival of Souls." Johansson can next be seen in "Alpha Dog," opposite Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone.
As a filmmaker, Johansson wrote and directed the acclaimed 19-minute film short, "Conversations in Limbo," which opened the Toronto Short Film Festival. This film was honored at the Nashville Independent Film Festival and ultimately acquired by the Sundance Film Channel.
Johansson was recently awarded two Emmys for the Showtime television film he wrote and directed, "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie." The film stars Gena Rowlands and James Caan and was produced by Nick Cassavetes.
Currently, Johansson lives in Los Angeles.

BARBARA ALYN WOODS                                                                                        as "Deb Scott"

D.O.B.: March 11th
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

No stranger to television, Barbara Alyn Woods plays Deb Scott, Nathan's (James Lafferty) mother, who must deal with an estranged son and a broken marriage, on the drama "One Tree Hill."
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Woods performed regularly at The Victory Gardens Theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her film career.
On the big screen, Woods appeared in the feature film "Striptease," with Demi Moore. Other film credits include "Circuitry Man," "I Downloaded a Ghost," "Frankie Starlight," "The Waterdance," with Eric Stoltz, and "Flesh and Bone," with Dennis Quaid.
Woods is well-known for her role on the television series "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show," where she played Diane Szalinski for three seasons. She has guest starred on numerous hit television shows including "American Dreams," "Providence," "Ally McBeal," "Touched by an Angel," "Murder She Wrote," "Seinfeld," "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Wings." In addition, Woods was a recurring character on the award-winning show "Picket Fences" and "Dream On" and starred in the telepicture "House of Secrets and Lies."
Woods and her husband, assistant director John Lind, reside in Los Angeles and Wilmington, North Carolina with their two daughters.

LEE NORRIS                                                                                as "Marvin 'Mouth' McFadden"

D.O.B.: September 25, 1981
Hometown: Greenville, North Carolina

Lee Norris returns for as Marvin "Mouth" McFadden, kindhearted, future sport reporter and friend to Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray).
Familiar to audiences since the age of 9, Norris made his television debut in "The Torkelsons," followed by "Almost Home" and "Boy Meets World," where he quickly became a fan favorite as "Stuart Minkus." Other appearances include "Touched By An Angel" and "Dawson’s Creek."
Norris' film credits include Goldie Hawn’s directorial debut, "Hope," and "The Journey of August King." Norris recently wrapped production on the indie comedy"Surf School" and will next be seen in David Fincher's crime thriller "Chronicles."
Norris is a graduate of Wake Forest University and currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, where "One Tree Hill" is filmed.

DANNEEL HARRIS                                                                                          as "Rachel Gatina"

D.O.B.: March 18, 1979
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana

Danneel Harris heats things up in Tree Hill as the town's sexy new vixen Rachel Gatina on "One Tree Hill."
Harris began her career as a model with such companies as Juicy Jeans. Harris is widely recognized from her role as Shannon McBain in the daytime soap "One Life to Live." She then jumped quickly onto Hollywood’s radar screen, landing recurring roles on "JAG" and "Joey."
Her other credits include "What I Like About You"and a guest appearance on "Mad TV."
Harris was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and was raised in the small town of Eunice, Louisiana. She is skilled in gymnastics and her musical talents include playing the piano and singing.

ANTWON TANNER                                                                             as "Antwon 'Skillz' Taylor"

D.O.B.: April 14, 1975
Hometown: Chicago, IL

He's had a recurring role on the CW television drama One Tree Hill as Skills, a best friend of the character Lucas Scott, played by Chad Michael Murray. This year though, we'll be seeing actor Antwon Tanner a whole lot more as he returns to the show for his fourth year, but as a series regular.
Tanner's big break came when he starred in the 1996 Steve Gomer flick, Sunset Park about a white school teacher who takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team that he turns into a winning team. Acting opposite actress Rhea Pearlman, Tanner played team-mate "Drano." Nearly 10 years later, and at the age of 30, Tanner would once again play a teammate of an undisciplined black high school b-ball team, as "Worm" in 2005's "Coach Carter" which he co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson.
Among Tanner's acting credits, 2004's Never Die Alone and 2005's Brothers In Arms. He also had recurring guest-spot roles on 413 Hope St., Boston Public, The Parkers and Sister, Sister.
In 2003, Tanner joined the cast of One Tree Hill shown on occasion at the river-court, where he hung out and played basketball with his friends that included Lucas and Mouth, played by Lee Norris. Not until the second season did we begin to see more of "Skillz," as he was shown more as part of Lucas' older group of friends blending in with his new crowd of friends.
In the third season of One Tree Hill we got to know the character, especially when he began dating lovable but ditzy Tree Hill Ravens cheerleader Bevin Mirskey.
With a list of respectable acting credits, and a whole lot of talent it's no surprise Tanner is already taking in more roles such as this years guest star appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and his new upcoming horror-flick 7eventy5ive. You can also catch him on The Uptown Movie Network co-hosting every month alongside actress, Shar Jackson as they bring you Urban Classics and recent Urban Releases as their "Movie of the Month."

BARRY CORBIN                                                                                 as "Coach Whitey Durham"

D.O.B.: October 16, 1940
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Known for his hefty portrayals of cops, military men and patriarchal figures on both television and film, Barry Corbin plays Coach Whitey Durham, the tough-minded but fair basketball coach on One Tree Hill. Corbin gained fame as Maurice Minnifield, former astronaut-turned-entrepreneur and all around big-shot, on the popular and critical favorite Northern Exposure.
Born and raised in Lamesa, Texas, Corbin attended Texas Technical University where he studied Drama. He moved to New York to pursue acting after spending two years with the Marine Corps. For nearly a decade, he starred in a string of stage productions before moving to Los Angeles. While writing plays for National Public Radio, he landed the role of Uncle Bob in the hit 1977 film Urban Cowboy, which launched his prolific career. Since that break, Corbin's well-known film roles have included War Games, Nothing in Common, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Who's Harry Crumb? Career Opportunities, Ghost Dad, Curdled, Solo and Inconvenienced. This summer, Corbin played the role of Sheriff Buster Watkins in the feature Molding Clay, directed by William Katt.
Corbin has starred on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theater in such roles as Henry in Henry V, Jud in Oklahoma!, Henry II in Beckett, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Macbeth, among others. Corbin also performs a one-man traveling show, which he co-wrote, called Charlie Goodnight's Last Night about the celebrated Texas cowboy.
Corbin currently shares a ranch with his daughter and three grandchildren in Fort Worth where they raise horses and cattle

JACKSON BRUNDAGE                                                                              as "James Lucas Scott"

D.O.B.: November 20, 2001
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

At the early age of five, Jackson began his journey into the acting industry by making a guest spot on TV's "Las Vegas" where he played Danny, the son of a single mom and dancer who worked at the casino. Within a couple of months, Jackson was filming his first independant film, "Lime Salted Love" opposite Danielle Agnello and David J. O'Donnell. It's a film that is a minimalist, surreal examination of abandonment, guilt, abuse and psychic pain set in this minute's hipster enclaves of Los Angeles.
By six, Jackson had booked the recurring role of James Lucas Scott on The CW's "One Tree Hill". Throughout season five of "One Tree Hill", Jackson really let his acting ability shine through his comedics, dramatic and cute scenes. Whether it was playing basketball or drawing pictures, Jackson gave it his all especially opposite his older cast members who describe Jackson as an amazing little boy with a huge heart. His scenes were some of the highlights of the season according to fans."One Tree Hill" is currently filming it's 6th season which means more Jamie/Jackson for fans and not to forget cute one liners like "It's My Life, I'm Taking a Stand".
When Jackson's not filming, he can often be found playing a numerous range of sports from soccer to basketball to football or golf. He also loves taking classes in karate, riding his bike and being an every day little boy. Jackson is in the 1st grade and currently lives 9 months of the year in Wilmington, North Carolina whilst filming "One Tree Hill", the other 3 months he lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.