Robert Earl Buckley is an American actor, best-known for his roles on the television series iZombie and One Tree Hill. A native of Claremont, California, Buckley earned an economics degree from the University of California, San Diego. As a college student, Buckley appeared as a contestant on The Price is Right. One of his bids was for $1 less than another contestant. After working as an economic consultant he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
In 2006, Buckley made his acting debut as a series regular portraying the role of Michael Bauer on the television series Fashion House, which premiered on September 5, 2006 to 1.3 million viewers. The series dipped in ratings dramatically and ended on December 5, 2006 as per the MyNetwork 13 week format. In 2006, he signed a deal with MyNetworkTV to again appear in another television series. He portrayed the role of Matthew Wakefield in the series American Heiress. The series which consisted of 65 episodes premiered on March 13, 2007 in two-hour instalments. The series switched to one-hour slots in further broadcasting and was cancelled on July 18, 2007. 39 episodes remained unaired in America but managed to air all episodes worldwide. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has no plans to release the series on DVD.