Stephen Colletti (born February 7, 1986) is an American actor and television personality . He portrayed Chase Adams on The CW drama series One Tree Hill . [3] [4] [5] and appeared for two seasons on the MTV reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County .

Early life

Colletti was born in Newport Beach , California, the youngest child of Lorilee (née Goodall) and Bruce Colletti. Colletti has an older brother John, and an older sister Lauren. As a teen, Stephen attended Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, California . He attended San Francisco State University . [7]


In 2004, MTV commissioned a planned reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County which followed the lives of wealthy teens and Colletti was asked to appear on the show. The series premiered in September 2004. [3] Colletti returned for the second season with the remainder of the cast from the first season. [4] In 2006, the New York Times described his role in the series as "still fighting to acquire some charm to animate his idol looks". Colletti did not return for the show's third season. [5]

Upon graduating high school, he attended San Francisco State University for a year before returning to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. In 2007 Colletti appeared as himself in an episode of another MTV Reality Television series The Hills . Colletti had a temporary stint as an MTV VJ for MTV's Total Request Live . [7] [8]

In February 2009 Colletti portrayed the role of the love interest in the music video " White Horse " by Taylor Swift . [9] [10] Swift says that he was selected for the role because "the guy in the video is supposed to look really sweet and someone who just looks like he would never lie to you."

In January 2007, it was announced that Colletti was cast in a major recurring role during the fourth season of The CW teen drama series One Tree Hill . Colletti portrayed the role of Chase Adams , a high school student who plans to save himself until marriage. Over the course of the following seasons Colletti maintained a major recurring role. In November 2010, Colletti was confirmed to have been upgraded as a core series regular for the series eighth season . In May 2011, The CW renewed the series for its ninth and final season , during which Colletti maintained his regular status. The series finale "One Tree Hill" aired on April 4, 2012.

Awards and nominations


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Cleats of Imminent Doom Drummer TV Short
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Robert
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Brandon
Tinslestars Lou Masters
What We Became Daniel Franklin Short
2010 Kill Katie Malone Jim
Maskerade Evan
2012 All About Christmas Eve Darren TV Movie
2014 Status: Unknown Josh TV Movie
Celluloid Dreams Young Robert Short
2015 Summer Forever Austin Nicholas Supporting role
2016 The Suicide Note Adam Bowen Lead role
2016 Frat Pack Brad Schlonghauser Post-production
2017 The Wedding Do Over Dan Clark Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County Himself Main cast (Seasons 1–2)
27 episodes
2004–2007 Total Request Live Himself 3 episodes
2006 Celebrity Undercover Himself Episode: "Stephen and Tyson's 24 Hour Spring Breakout"
2007–2012 One Tree Hill Chase Adams Recurring role (Seasons 4–7)
Main Cast (Seasons 8–9)
57 episodes
2008 The Hills Himself Episode 3.26 "A Date with the Past"
2013-2016 Hit the Floor Teddy Reynolds Episode 1.02 "Game On"
Episode 2.02 "Passing"
Episode 3.01 "Power Play"
Episode 3.02 "Blocked"
Episode 3.05 "Lockout"
Episode 3.06 "Carrying"