Chris Carmack — best known for his role as singer "Will Lexington" on the ABC series Nashville — 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., Chris returned to the stage in NY at the Roundabout Theater Company, where he took on the role of Sloane in Entertaining Mr. Sloane, alongside Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell. Other acting roles include a stint in London playing John Buchanan in Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke and a voice role in the film Alpha And Omega.
Chris is also a songwriter and plays the guitar and saxophone.
“This time last year, if you told me I was going to be playing the Grand Ole Opry, I would say ‘what planet are you living on...’”