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Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1985
Mark15-foot, mid-range jump shot
FactHis father has Irish, English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. His mother is of Hispanic descent.

James Lafferty is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Nathan Scott on The CW television drama series One Tree Hill. Lafferty was born in Hemet, California, on July 25, 1985, to Jeff and Angela Lafferty. He has two brothers, one of whom is actor Ethan Lafferty. Lafferty was raised in Hemet and attended Hemet High School. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Lafferty has appeared in a number of television series and films, including the Disney Channel original movie Get a Clue (2002) and the independent film Wuthering Heights (2003). He also had a recurring role on the NBC television series Crisis (2014). In addition to his acting career, Lafferty has also directed and produced several short films. He made his directorial debut with the short film Don’t Look Down (2008), which won the Best Short Film award at the 2008 Hollywood Film Festival. Lafferty’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

He has been in a relationship with actress Alexandra Park since 2013. The couple has one child together.

General Info

Full NameJames Lafferty
Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1985
Height1.88 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor, Model, Television Director
EducationCalifornia State University, Long Beach, Hemet High School


ParentsAngie Lafferty, Jeff Lafferty
SiblingsStuart Lafferty


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry
MoviesWaffle Street, Oculus, Lost on Purpose, S. Darko, Boys on the Run, A Season on the Brink, Annabelle's Wish
TV ShowsCrisis, One Tree Hill, Emeril

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115-foot, mid-range jump shot


1I don't get a whole lot out of the romance thing, but I realize girls do. So I'll go out of my way to make them feel romanced.
2Favorite holiday: "Fourth of July. I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don't have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It's always fun."


1He is born same day, same year as his One Tree Hill co-star Shantel VanSanten. Shantel played James's sister in law on the show.
2Living in Brooklyn, New York. [July 2011]
3His father has Irish, English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. His mother is of Hispanic descent.
4Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina where One Tree Hill (2003) is shot. [September 2004]
5Filming the eighth (and most likely final) season of "One Tree Hill" in Wilmington, North Carolina. [July 2010]
6In North Carolina filming Season 5 of One Tree Hill [July 2007]
7Filming The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy with Robert Buckley in Texas. [October 2009]
8Took two Ravens basketball jerseys and the pair of NS23 basketball shoes when One Tree Hill (2003) ended.
9Was a groomsman at the wedding of One Tree Hill (2003) sports coordinator Brendan Kirsch and costar Lisa Goldstein Kirsch.
10Close friends with One Tree Hill (2003) costars Stephen Colletti and Robert Buckley.
11Is good friends with Bryan Greenberg, Stephen Colletti, Robert Buckley, Michael Grubbs, David Emrich and photographer Ian Shive.
12Moved from Los Angeles to Brooklyn in late 2011, listing his current address as "Beverly Hills" although he lived closer to Hollywood and Burbank.
13Formerly the President of SportsArc, the premiere sports action film company.
14Is good friends with Bethany Joy Lenz, Lee Norris, Tyler Hilton, and Sophia Bush.
15His hobbies are: Snowboarding, Skiing, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, playing basketball, football, video games, and going to the beach.
16He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Doe.
17His favorite actors are: Tom Hanks, and Edward Norton.
18Was born to Angie and Jeff Lafferty, who own a local construction business in Hemet California.
19Loves the Yukon and Mustang Cobra cars
20Favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan.
21Favorite book is "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley as told to TV Guide magazine in 2004.
22Favorite movies are: Fight Club (1999) and Beautiful Girls (1996).
23His favorite TV shows are South Park (1997), The Sopranos (1999) and The Daily Show (1996).
24His favorite musicians are: Eminem, Gemini, Steve Miller Band, Geto Boys and Kanye West.
25Older brother of Stuart Lafferty.




Small Town Crime2017post-productionTony Lama
Underground2016TV SeriesU.S. Marshal Kyle Risdin
The Royal Hangover2015TV SeriesGuest - Himself
Waffle Street2015James Adams
Crisis2014TV SeriesMr. Nash
Oculus2013/IMichael Dumont
Lost on Purpose2013Fever
One Tree Hill2003-2012TV SeriesNathan Scott / Nathan Lee
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy2011Eigson Howard
S. Darko2009Iraq Jack
Boys on the Run2003Joe Ferguson
Once and Again2001-2002TV SeriesTad
A Season on the Brink2002TV MovieSteve Alford
First Monday2002TV SeriesAndrew
Prep2002TV MovieJackson
Boston Public2001TV SeriesMichael Scott
Emeril2000TV SeriesJames Lagasse
Get Real1999TV SeriesBilly
Annabelle's Wish1997VideoBuster (voice)


The Royals2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
One Tree Hill2009-2012TV Series 4 episodes


Hours Before2010Short executive producer


Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015Documentary special thanks
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV Movie special thanks
The Hopeful2011special thanks


Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 92012Video shortHimself
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV MovieHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 82011Video shortHimself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 72010Video shortHimself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 62009Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 52008Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 42007Video documentary short
Total Request Live2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter


Nominated Awards

2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Parental UnitOne Tree Hill (2003)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerOne Tree Hill (2003)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV ChemistryOne Tree Hill (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - MaleOne Tree Hill (2003)

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