Chad Michael Murray
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 24, 1981
*father – English, German, Swiss-German, distant Irish
*mother – Polish
Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, spokesperson, writer, and model. He is known for his roles on the shows One Tree Hill and Riverdale, and in the films Freaky Friday (2003), A Cinderella Story, House of Wax (2005), and Survive the Night, among other works. He has also been billed as Chad Murray.
Chad is the son of Sheila and Rex Murray. He is married to actress and model Sarah Roemer, with whom he has two children.
There is an internet rumor that one of Chad’s grandmothers was Japanese. This is not accurate.
Chad’s paternal grandfather was Albert Luther Murray (the son of William Henry Murray and Rosa Belle Lock). Albert was born in Ohio. William was the son of Isaac Newton Murray and Sarah Lavina Mikesell. Rosa was the daughter of John Henry Lock and Emma A. Smith.
Chad’s paternal grandmother was Leora L. Halter (the daughter of George Edward Halter and Mary Ada Long). Leora was born in New York. George was the son of Edward Halter and Mary Ann Miller. Chad’s great-grandmother Mary Long was the daughter of Daniel G. Long and Catherine Fogelsonger.
Chad’s maternal grandfather was named Raymond Oldenski (the son of Stanley Oldenski).
Chad’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Belsky (the daughter of Anthony Belsky and Anna/Ann Scrules). Pearl was born in Pennsylvania. Anthony was born in Marijampole, Lithuania, the son of Polish parents, Anthony Belsky and Anna/Ann Tomashesfsky. Chad’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Jenny Lind, Arkansas, the daughter of Polish parents, Anthony Scrules and Anna Zevetski.
Genealogy of Chad’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Chad’s paternal grandfather, Albert Luther Murray, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Chad’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Lavina Mikesell (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Chad’s paternal grandmother, Leora L. Halter, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of Chad’s maternal grandparents, Raymond Oldenski and Pearl Belsky – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy and obituary of Chad’s maternal grandmother, Pearl (Belsky) Oldenski – https://www.findagrave.com