James Lafferty

Full / Real Name: James Martin Lafferty
Born: 25 July 1985 (36 years old)
Gender: Male



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James Lafferty is an American actor best known for his starring role as Nathan Scott in the teen drama series One Tree Hill, from 2003-2012.

He also has a starring role as Mr. Nash, teacher at Ballard High School, in the mystery thriller television drama series Crisis.

Born and raised in Hemet, California, Lafferty spent much of his childhood hanging out with friends and his younger brother, Stuart, taking acting classes and playing basketball, his two passions in life.

Lafferty successfully balanced a high school education and starting spot on his varsity basketball team with his burgeoning acting career, landing a starring role opposite Ron Pearlman in the independent feature Boys on the Run.

The sitcom Emeril gave Lafferty his first series regular role as the son of Emeril's character. He followed that up with ESPN's A Season on the Brink. Lafferty's role in the film was a prelude to his One Tree Hill role, since he was able to first showcase his basketball prowess in front of the cameras.

Starring opposite Brian Dennehy, Lafferty played Steve Alford, the star player of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team. He has also made guest appearances on Once and Again, Boston Public and HBO's Unscripted.

Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina, Lafferty has been working on film and documentary projects set up through his production banner, Swingman Productions, while continuing to film One Tree Hill.

He has hosted numerous charity basketball events for local organizations and schools in the Wilmington area. In 2007, the fourth Annual James Lafferty One Tree Hill Charity Basketball Game was held. With the help of his cast mates, Lafferty raised money and awareness for local Wilmington organisations.

When he isn't working, Lafferty spends his time going to movies, hanging out with friends and playing basketball.

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