He portraying Nathan Scott on The CW’s One Tree Hill for 9 seasons (appearing in 182 of the series).
James Lafferty, 35, thought it’d be simple to land another role on TV.
He quickly learned that he was wrong.
"Just coming off of One Tree Hill and just being so young on that show, and I guess, naive. I thought that when that show ended, things would be pretty easy for me, that it would be easy to work again in television. I think it was a real reality check. It was a real wake-up call as to how incredibly competitive it is out there. I probably should have been doing a lot more work earlier in my career while I was doing One Tree Hill."
Lafferty wrote and costars in Hulu comedy 'Everyone is doing great', which follows the life of a group of actors in Los Angeles who attempt to find their paths five years after starring on an incredibly successful TV series.