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Chris Carmack is an American actor who portrayed Will Lexington in country music drama Nashville.

Early and Personal Life

Chris grew up in Rockville, Maryland.


Chris Carmack studied at NYU’s esteemed Tisch Adler Conservatory for two years before heading out to Los Angeles, where he helped launch the theatrical production of “Elephant.” His work in the play attracted the attention of the producers from the hit drama “The O.C.,” who cast him as Luke Ward in the series in 2003. After completing his work on “The O.C.,” Carmack returned to the stage in NY at the Roundabout Theater Company, where he took on the role of Sloan in “Entertaining Mr. Sloan,” alongside Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell. Most recently Carmack was in London playing John Buchanan in Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke.”


  • Grey's Anatomy...2018-present
  • Nashville (TV Series)...2013-2018
  • Dark Power...2013
  • All About Christmas Eve (TV Movie)...2012
  • A Christmas Wedding Date (TV Movie)...2012
  • LA'd (TV Series)...2012
  • Bad Girls (TV Movie)...2012
  • Grace (TV Movie)...2011
  • Shark Night 3D...2011
  • Alpha and Omega (voice)...2010
  • Masturbate for Life (short)...2010
  • Deadly Honeymoon (TV Movie)...2010
  • Beauty & the Briefcase (TV Movie)...2010
  • Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)...2009
  • Into the Blue 2: The Reef (Video)...2009
  • H2O Extreme...2009
  • NCIS (TV Series)...2009
  • The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations...2009
  • CSI: NY (TV Series)...2008
  • Desperate Housewives (TV Series)...2008
  • Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)...2007
  • CSI: Miami (TV Series)...2007
  • Suburban Girl...2007
  • Just My Luck...2006
  • Related (TV Series)...2005-2006
  • Love Wrecked...2005
  • Jake in Progress (TV Series)...2005
  • Candy Paint (Short)...2005
  • Smallville (TV Series)...2005
  • Beach Girls (TV Mini-Series)...2005
  • The O.C. (TV Series)...2003-2004
  • The Last Ride (TV Movie)...2004
  • Bring It on Again (Video)...2004
  • Strangers with Candy (TV Series)...2000



  • Was featured in Abercrombie and Fitch's Fall 2000 quarterly "Back to School."
  • Grew up in Rockville, Maryland.
  • Attended New York University, left after his sophomore year.
  • Played varsity baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling in high school.
  • Plays the saxophone and guitar.
  • Modeled in the GUESS? Spring 2001 campaign which was shot in Wailea, Hawaii.
  • Was in the revival of Tennessee Williams's play 'Summer and Smoke' in London, 2006.
  • On March 1, 2016, Chris got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, musician Erin Slaver.
    • On August 30, 2016, they welcomed a daughter named Kai.
    • They got married on October 19, 2018 at Mint Springs Farm in Nolensville, Tennessee.
Main Cast
Charles EstenChris CarmackClare BowenHayden PanettiereJonathan JacksonLennon StellaMaisy StellaRachel BilsonSam Palladio
Former Main Cast
Aubrey PeeplesConnie BrittonEric CloseOliver HudsonWill Chase