Because of his qualities, he got a chance to play an act in his school play.

Lafferty then attended Hemet High School and started to play basketball for the high school team.

Lafferty is best known for his role as Nathan Scott on the TV series One Tree Hill.

He was keen on acting and performing in front of audiences from his childhood.

Indeed, just this week, in response to the publicity over his Leopardstown canoodling with Eve, Lafferty seemed somewhat upset that the relationship had been rumbled, tweeting about that awkward moment when ‘your personal life goes out into the public’.

It seems he had hitherto been successful at keeping the dalliance under wraps, for reasons best known to himself.

When he gave her that bracelet from a Cracker Jack box and said, “Don’t say I never gave you anything,” we’re pretty sure we died a little inside. UNFORTUNATELY, the people who brought Nathan & Haley to life on the small screen, James Lafferty & Bethany Joy Lenz, never gave real-life love a try.

James Lafferty looked back at his time on the beloved series One Tree Hill with Us Weekly — and revealed his favorite Nathan and Haley scene!

The film centered on the 1985–86 season of Indiana University's college basketball team.

In 2003, Lafferty was cast in his breakout role of Nathan Scott on The WB/The CW teen drama series One Tree Hill.

He then starred in a Television film as John Feinstein based on the story of a college basketball player.