Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985) is an American actor best known for his role as Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl on The CW. He has done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign. He has recently signed on to play a lead role as a drug dealer named White Mike in the upcoming film Twelve, directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie is scheduled to be released by winter 2010. Crawford has also been tabbed to play Ren McCormack in a remake of the movie Footloose. In 2009, Crawford was named "Hottest Bachelor" by People.