He was cast as another rich kid, Tristan Du Grey, in the first season of Gilmore Girls, a new sitcom.The show centered on the mother-daughter relationship between teenage Rory, played by Alexis Bledel (1981–), and her single mom, played by Lauren Graham (1967–).

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"I had a dollar a day to buy a chicken sandwich or a salad from Jack in the Box [a fast food chain]," he told Teen People.

"At the beginning of every week, I would buy milk and a box of cereal.

"I just wanted to do it and give it a shot." Murray also may have been eager to leave certain things behind.

When he was eighteen, his mother appeared at the Murray family doorstep after an absence of several years.

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Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.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.By the time he began appearing in box office successes opposite Lindsay Lohan (1986–) and Hilary Duff (1987–), Murray had emerged as the new teen heartthrob for his boyish good looks and appealing screen portrayals of the sensitive loner-type.But it was a visit to a fast-food restaurant that accidentally gave him his shot at stardom.At a Burger King, he was jumped by three guys, and his nose was broken. Because before that, I kept getting comments that my nose made me too 'pretty."' Murray made his television debut as Chad Murray in an episode of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the feel-good PAX TV drama."I answered the door, it was really uncomfortable," he told Alan Pergament in the Buffalo News.