Known best for his role as Nathan Scott on the popular television series One Tree Hill; he can also be seen in the sequel to the cult classic Donnie Darko, S. Darko.
He moved to North Carolina at the age of 18 to play his first role on the CW show.
He is a four-time Teen Choice Awards nominee for his role on One Tree Hill.
He is from Hemet, California. His younger brother is actor and model Stuart Lafferty.