Chad Michael Murray Chooses Roles with His Kids in Mind: Don't Want 'Dad's Butt Posted All Over Their Locker'

The actor shares his three kids — a son and two daughters — with wife Sarah Roemer

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Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray makes sure to think about his kids when he chooses a new role.

The actor, 42, spoke with Numéro about how becoming a dad to his three kids — an 8-year-old son, a 6-year-old daughter and a daughter he welcomed last August, whom he shares with wife Sarah Roemer — has changed his outlook on what roles and projects he takes on.

"So very much. I would say, a lot of material, especially over the past 5 to 8 years since my son was born, I choose because I think one of the last things you really want is for your kids to be berated in school for what their parents are doing," Murray tells the outlet.

"I don't want my kids going to school, being freshmen in high school, and Dad's butt posted all over their locker. That's not fair to them, so making decisions for that has been great."

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Murray goes on to call himself a "family guy," saying that his family often travels together when he has to film on location.

"When we are in Nova Scotia filming Sullivan's Crossing, we're all there. I get to work and I get to go home and play with the babies," the dad of three shares. "Now, is this extra work for me on top, so I can't be solely focused on Sullivan's Crossing? Yeah, but that just means I need to better place my time and figure out how do I manage this all."

The actor says he likes that he gets to spend time with his kids, cuddling and playing with them before turning to his work after they go to bed.

"But it's important that they're here, because I don't believe in breaking up the pack to the point where they're like, 'Oh, dad's on another trip.' And for me, I wouldn't trade this for anything, no matter the amount of success, it doesn't matter. It trumps all of that."

In August, Murray and his wife announced the arrival of their daughter — and third child together — on Instagram as they shared a glimpse of their newborn. The couple has chosen not to share the names of their three kids together.

“Heart full #family ❤️,” Murray wrote as he reposted a photo of his baby girl, initially posted by Roemer, 39, on his Instagram Stories. “She’s here!”

The photo of their baby daughter showed the little one lying down wearing a striped outfit with her legs crossed. A tiny heart-shaped birthmark was visible on her shin.

“Our baby girl arrived last week with a heart on her ankle,” Roemer announced in her post. “We are so in love! 🫶🏻 💕Soaking up all the baby squishy moments that go by all too fast. @chadmichaelmurray.”

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