Born in Orange, California, Crowley received a Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's degree in communications from Stanford University. He then became an Adjunct Professor of Communications at Stanford, where he taught film from 1972-75. Afterward, Crowley directed documentaries and ran a video production company in San Francisco.
Moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Crowley produced a number of commercials directed by multi-Academy Award-winner Conrad Hall. He then entered the Directors Guild of America as a first assistant director, working with such filmmakers as Curtis Hanson on Losin' It, Roger Spottiswoode on Under Fire, Barry Levinson on The Natural, Karel Reisz on Sweet Dreams and John Schlesinger on both The Falcon and the Snowman and The Believers.
Crowley served as co-producer on True Believer, produced by Walter Parkes (one of his students at Stanford) and Lawrence Lasker. He then worked as unit production manager on Revenge, directed by Tony Scott. Crowley was executive producer of the large-scale science fiction thriller RoboCop 2, Nora Ephron's comedy smash hit Sleepless in Seattle and Edward Zwick's historical romance Legends of the Fall. He also produced RoboCop 3 and executive-produced Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
Crowley became executive vice president, production at New Regency Productions in 1994, where for six years he supervised production and post-production on such films as L.A. Confidential, A Time to Kill, Entrapment, Fight Club, The Devil's Advocate, City of Angels, The Negotiator, Heat, Tin Cup, Cobb, Boys on the Side, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory and many others. He is a partner in the eStudio Network internet company, which provides consolidated purchasing and crucial database information for both studio and independent films.
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