Paris, on the other hand, has a crush on him and is jealous of the attention he gives Rory.
I was in the hospital for two and then out of school for two." Luckily, Chad eventually recovered and went to state with his team senior year. He was even planning on playing in college until he decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue acting instead.
Chad Michael Murray moved easily from television into feature films thanks to his roles in highly rated teen dramas on the WB network such as Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill.
His younger brother and sister are both interested in acting too.
School days: Instead of an upscale prep school like Gilmore's fictional Chilton, Chad attended public school in Buffalo. So it was a lot harder than a regular school would be," says Chad.
He watches Dean kiss Rory and is obviously jealous but swats it off to go make out with his date. At the end of the episode, Dean tells Rory that Tristan has a thing for her.
Paris and Tristan have been in the same classes since kindergarten, and he kissed her, on a dare, in sixth grade.
Their father, Rex, an air traffic controller, raised them as a solo parent, and money was tight; Murray has said that he was a target for bullies because of the clothes he wore.
By the time he was thirteen, he was working as a janitor in a doughnut shop to earn his own spending money.
At Clarence High School, outside of Buffalo, Murray played football, and one day on the field he suffered a bad hit to the stomach that put him in the hospital.
A nurse suggested that he should model, and so Murray signed with a local agency, which eventually sent him to an industry event in Orlando, Florida.
“We were all working together in different pairs and seeing where chemistry was, I mean, Chad and I just have always had a chemistry.