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James Christopher Carmack (born December 22, 1980) is an American actor, singer and former fashion model, 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. Carmack currently plays Dr. Atticus Lincoln on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Chris Carmack
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Chris Carmack, May 2008
Born
James Christopher Carmack

(1980-12-22) December 22, 1980 (age 38)
OccupationActor, singer, model
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Erin Slaver (m. 2018)
Children1

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Early life and educationEdit

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[citation needed] 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.

CareerEdit

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.[1] 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,[2] and reprised his role as Garth in Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure,[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6]

In 2018, Carmack was cast onto the ABC hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy, currently playing "Ortho God", Dr. Atticus "Link" Lincoln.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Carmack announced his engagement to Erin Slaver on March 2, 2016. They married in October 2018.[8] The couple welcomed their daughter on August 30, 2016.[9]

FilmographyEdit

List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Bring It On Again Todd
2005 Candy Paint Football player
2005 Love Wrecked Jason Masters
2006 Just My Luck David Pennington Uncredited[citation needed]
2007 Suburban Girl Jed Hanson
2008 H20 Extreme Austin
2009 The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Sam Reide
2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef Sebastian White
2010 Alpha and Omega Garth Voice role
2011 Shark Night Dennis
2012 Dark Power Durant
2013 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Garth[3] Direct-to-video film
2015 The Dust Storm David
List of television credits
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Laird Episode: "Invisible Love"
2003 Player$ Himself Episode: "Voodoo That You Do... with Hobbits!"
2003–2004 The O.C. Luke Ward Main role (season 1); Special Guest (season 2); 28 episodes
2004 The Last Ride Matthew Rondell Television film
2005 Beach Girls Cooper Morgenthal Television miniseries
2005 Smallville Geoff Johns Episode: "Recruit"
2005 Jake in Progress Jared Rush Episode: "Ubusy?"
2005–2006 Related Alex Brody Recurring role, 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"
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Liam Television film
2010 Deadly Honeymoon Trevor Forrest Television film
2011 Grace Dylan Doran Television film
2012 A Christmas Wedding Date Chad Television film
2012 All About Christmas Eve Aidan Green Television film
2013–2018 Nashville Will Lexington Recurring role (season 1); Main role (seasons 2–6) (92 episodes)
2018–present Grey's Anatomy Dr. Atticus "Link" Lincoln Recurring role (season 15); Main role (season 16-present)
List of video game credits
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Quon Yobatz Voice role

Theater creditsEdit

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

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

  • Pieces of You (2015)

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 1 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "Don't Come Easy"

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 2 (2018)

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 4 (2018)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Tearin Up My Heart" with Sam Palladio and Jonathan Jackson and "My Arms" with Sam Palladio and Jonathan Jackson

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 5 (2018)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Go With It" with Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Rainee Blake and "Hold On (Not Leaving You Behind)" with Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Rainee Blake

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 6 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "Love is Loud" with Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Rainee Blake

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 7 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "Smoking the Boys" with Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Rainee Blake

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 8 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "Hard Days" with Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Rainee Blake

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 9 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "My Turn"

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 10 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "Go" with Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Rainee Blake

Nashville, Season 6: Episode 16 (2018)

  • Contributed 1 track: "A Life That's Good" with Sam Palladio, Rainee Blake, and Jonathan Jackson, and "A Life That's Good" with Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, and Ronny Cox

SoundtrackEdit

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contributed 4 tracks: "It's On Tonight" with Will Chase and Charles Esten, "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" with Will Chase and Charles Esten and "A Life That's Good" with the Nashville cast

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

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

Nashville: On the Record Volume 2 (2015)

  • Contributed 3 tracks: "If I Drink This Beer" with Will Chase, "If Your Heart Can Handle It" with Aubrey Peeples and "Friend of Mine" with the Nashville cast

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)" with Jonathan Jackson and "Run With Me"

Nashville: On the Record Volume 3 (2016)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Being Alone" and "And Then We're Gone" with the Nashville cast

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'" with Clare Bowen

The Music of Nashville: Season 6, Volume 1 (2018)

  • Contributed 2 tracks: "Hold On (Not Leaving You Behind)" with Sam Palladio, Rainee Blake, and Jonathan Jackson and "Love is Loud" with Sam Palladio, Rainee Blake, and Chris Carmack

The Music of Nashville: Season 6, Volume 2 (2018)

  • Contributed 3 tracks: "My Turn", "Go" with Sam Palladio, Rainee Blake, and Jonathan Jackson, and "A Life That's Good" with Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, and Ronny Cox

SinglesEdit

Year Single Sales Album
2013 "What If I Was Willing" 4,000[10] The Music of Nashville: Season 2 Volume 1
2015 "Being Alone"[11] Pieces of You

ToursEdit

  • Nashville In Concert (2014)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Neil Wilkes (March 29, 2004). "OC star may not be back for second season". digital spy. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  2. ^ "Butterfly Effect: Revelation". Bloodydisgusting.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  3. ^ a b "Front and back of Alpha and Omega 2 DVD case". DVD Box. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Roots, Kimberly (February 19, 2013). "Nashville Exclusive: The O.C.'s Chris Carmack Moves in as Scarlett and Gunnar's [Spoiler]". TV Line. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 5, 2013). "Chris Carmack Joins ABC's 'Nashville'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 8, 2013). "'Nashville' Promotes Three to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  7. ^ https://www.bustle.com/p/who-plays-ortho-god-on-greys-anatomy-chris-carmack-is-going-to-shake-things-up-at-the-hospital-12067154
  8. ^ Nelson, Jeff (March 2, 2016). "Chris Carmack Is Engaged to Erin Slaver". People. Time Inc. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  9. ^ Bakkila, Blake (September 2, 2016). "Chris Carmack and Erin Slaver Welcome a Daughter". People. Time Inc. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  10. ^ http://roughstock.com/news/2013/10/13954-country-chart-news-the-top-30-digital-singles-october-16-2013-chase-rice-debuts-2-wready-set-roll-cassadee-pope-chris-young-blake-sheltons-latest-nearly-gold
  11. ^ "Being Alone – Single by Chris Carmack". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 10 June 2015.

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