From 2003 to 2012 One Tree Hill ran for nine seasons and 187 episodes. In that time the iconic teen drama catapulted the careers of its cast, including many of its core young stars: Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, James Lafferty and Bethany Joy Lenz, and in the frenzy around the show, a lot of interesting tidbits about the lives of the cast have been shared. Although it has been years since the series came to an end, these stars still have a large legion of loyal fans who can’t get enough of One Tree Hill’s stars, so here are some things you probably didn’t know about the talented cast:
30. Chad Michael Murray: Difficult Childhood
When Chad was only 10, his mother abandoned his family, leaving his dad Rex Murray to raise himself and his three brothers, Rex, Nick, and Brandon. He has stated before that his abandonment issues were the main reason he took the part of Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill after first being offered the part of Ryan Atwood in The O.C. He got his first job when he was 10 delivering newspapers and when he was 14 he began working as a janitor at a doughnut shop.