The Ontario native's first acting role was in a stage production of Dracula. He got his big break when Ivan Reitman cast him in the hit comedy Meatballs, which he followed up with a starring role in the Academy Award-nominated short film Bravery in the Field, directed by Giles Walker.
Mr. Craven's subsequent feature films have included Barry Levinson's Tin Men, Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel, Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder, Franc Roddam's K-2, Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men, Mike Binder's Indian Summer, Mark Malone's Bulletproof Heart, Tony Scott's Crimson Tide, Brian Gibson's The Juror, Giles Walker's Never Too Late, Rodrigo García's Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Tom Shadyac's Dragonfly, Alan Parker's The Life of David Gale, Richard Donner's Timeline, Norman Jewison's The Statement, and Pieter Jan Brugge's The Clearing.
He was a series regular on such television shows as High Incident, L.A. Doctors, and The Lyon's Den. Mr. Craven has also had recurring roles on such series as ER and Boomtown.
He costarred in two notable miniseries, the epic From the Earth to the Moon and Yves Simoneau's award-winning Nuremberg. His telefilm appearances include Ralph L. Thomas' The Terry Fox Story, Thomas Schlamme's Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, Lionel Chetwynd's Varian's War, and Saul Rubinek's Bleacher Bums.
Mr. Craven's stage work includes the off-Broadway productions of Blue Window (as well as the show's subsequent PBS American Playhouse presentation) and Crackwalker (which he also produced).
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|Birthday||November 10, 1956 (61)|
|Birthplace||Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada|