Chris Carmack

Chris Carmack

Birth name: James Christopher Carmack
Born: December 22, 1980
Age: 37
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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James Christopher Carmack (born December 22, 1980) is an American actor, singer and former fashion model, best known for his roles in two popular television shows—the 2003 teen drama series The O.C., and the 2012 country music drama Nashville. Carmack has also appeared in films, including The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, Into the Blue 2: The Reef, Love Wrecked, Beauty & the Briefcase and Alpha and Omega.


Early life and education

Carmack was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Derwood, Maryland. He has two siblings, a brother and sister. As a young boy, he enjoyed participating in all types of sports: baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling. Carmack was also a longtime counselor at Seneca Creek Day Camp, known for singing the original "Rocko the Lazy Moth" and "Ode to Salpino" among other favorites at Magruder High School, however, his attentions turned to theatre and he began working on three productions per year, on-stage and off, in addition to competing in numerous drama festivals.


After graduation, Carmack attended New York University to pursue an Arts degree at the Tisch School. He left NYU after he was discovered by John Yannella, a modeling scout, and decided to have a go at the profession. His looks were exactly what Bruce Weber was seeking for Abercrombie & Fitch. The other catalogs and editorials that he has worked for include: Lord and Taylor, Macy's, Target, Who.A.U, Elle France, Nautica, Guess?, and Cosmogirl.

After two years in New York City, Carmack decided to move to Los Angeles and immerse himself in acting. He is best known by global audiences as Luke on the first season of The O.C., but did not continue because producers could not guarantee him airtime in the upcoming year. In 2005, Carmack became a model for Ezra Fitch, a limited upscale label sold at Abercrombie & Fitch.

In 2006, Carmack starred in the film Lovewrecked with Amanda Bynes and Jonathan Bennett and decided to hone his acting skills in the theatres of New York and London.

From 16 March-21 May 2006 Carmack starred in the Off-Broadway production of Entertaining Mr. Sloane at the Laura Pels Theatre. The play, directed by Scott Ellis, also featured Tony Award nominees Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell.

In 2006 Carmack made his London stage debut in a rare revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke, a play unperformed in London for 55 years. Carmack starred opposite Rosamund Pike and was directed by former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble. It played the Apollo Theatre from 21 October-25 November 2006, failing to complete its scheduled run.

Carmack portrayed Susan Delfino's cousin Tim in the television show Desperate Housewives for one episode.

Carmack portrayed Sam Reide, the main character of the film The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, the third film in The Butterfly Effect film franchise, released in theaters in January 2009. He also made his first voice role in Alpha and Omega, which was released in theaters in September 17, 2010, and reprised his role as Garth in Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure, being one of the few actors from the original to appear in at least one sequel.

In 2013, Carmack was cast in the ABC drama series Nashville as Scarlett and Gunnar's neighbor Will, a sexy and charming country singer and guitar player. Carmack's character initially appeared to be a womanizer and a potential threat to Scarlett and Gunnar's relationship, but it was revealed that the character is gay, and trying to protect his image as a heterosexual country music heartthrob. Carmack appeared in the final six episodes of the season, and was promoted from a recurring role to a series regular for season 2.

Personal life

Carmack announced his engagement to Erin Slaver in March 2016. The couple welcomed their daughter on August 30, 2016.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Bring It On Again Todd
2004 The Last Ride Matthew Rondell TV movie
2005 Candy Paint Football player
2005 Love Wrecked Jason Masters
2006 Just My Luck David Pennington Uncredited
2007 Suburban Girl Jed Hanson
2008 H20 Extreme Austin
2009 The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Sam Reide lead role
2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef Sebastian White
2010 Alpha and Omega Garth voice
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Liam TV Movie
2010 Deadly Honeymoon Trevor Forrest TV Movie
2011 Grace Dylan Doran TV Movie
2011 Shark Night Dennis
2012 Dark Power Durant
2012 A Christmas Wedding Date Chad TV Movie
2012 All About Christmas Eve Aidan Green TV Movie
2013 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Garth Direct-to-DVD release
2015 The Dust Storm David
List of television credits
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Laird Episode: "Insivible Love"
2003 Player$ Himself Episode: "Voodoo That You Do... with Hobbits!"
2003 The Sharon Osbourne Show Himself aired November 11, 2003
2003 Soap Talk Himself aired November 18, 2003
2003-2004 The O.C. Luke Ward 28 episodes
2005 Beach Girls Cooper Morgenthal 6 episodes
2005 Smallville Geoff Johns Episode: "Recruit"
2005 Jake in Progress Jared Rush Episode: "Ubusy?"
2005-2006 Related Alex Brody 11 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Cole Telford Episode: "Kill Switch"
2007 Higglytown Heroes Referee Hero Episode: "Little Big Fish / Good Sports"
2008 Desperate Housewives Tim Bremmer Episode: "Sunday"
2008 CSI: NY Colby Duncan Episode: "Forbidden Fruit"
2009 NCIS Kevin Nelson Episode: "Love & War"
2009 Drop Dead Diva Brian Episode: "Crazy"
2013-present Nashville Will Lexington Recurring (Season 1)
Main Role (Season 2-present) 87 episodes
2017 NashChat Himself Aftershow; Episodes: "Episode 501",
"Episode 522"
List of video game credits
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Quon Yobatz Voice

Theatre credits

Year Title Role Venue Other notes
2006 Entertaining Mr Sloane Sloane Laura Pels Theatre
Summer and Smoke John Buchanan Jr. Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue



  • Pieces of You (2015)


The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 2 (2013)

  • Contributed 1 track: "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)"

The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1 (2013)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "What If I Was Willing" and "Can't Say No To You"

The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 2 (2014)

  • Contributed 4 tracks: "It's On Tonight", "Is That Who I Am", "Hurtin' On You" and "Then I Was Loved By You"

Nashville: On the Record (2014)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "It's On Tonight" and "A Life That's Good"

The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 1 (2014)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "If It's Love" and "If Your Heart Can Handle It"

Nashville: On the Record Volume 2 (2015)

  • Contributed 3 tracks: "If I Drink This Beer", "If Your Heart Can Handle It" and "Friend of Mine"

The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 2 (2015)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "I'm On It" and "Broken Song"

The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 1 (2015)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Sleep Tonight (A Lullaby)" and "Run With Me"

Nashville: On the Record Volume 3 (2016)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Being Alone" and "And Then We're Gone"

The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 2 (2016)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Moving On Never Felt So Good" and "Ain't it Beautiful"

The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 1 (2017)

  • Contributed 1 track: "Burn to Dark"

The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 2 (2017)

  • Contributed 1 track: "By Your Side"

The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 3 (2017)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Stand Up" and "Little Darlin'"


Year Single Sales Album
2013 "What If I Was Willing" 4,000 The Music of Nashville: Season 2 Volume 1
2015 "Being Alone" Pieces of You


  • Nashville In Concert (2014)

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