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Craig Sheffer

Craig Sheffer

With a strong understated presence, Craig Sheffer has a quiet intensity that absolutely transcends to the big screen. Demonstrating versatility and skill in a range of unique and unconventional performances, Craig has proven to be one of the most sought-after actors of his generation.

Craig, who, from a young age had a passion for acting, had won the Best High School Actor award in the state of Pennsylvania. Immediately after his graduation, he had relocated to New York to earnestly pursue a career in acting.

Early auditions landed Craig a role in the off-Broadway play Punchy. Craig soon after found himself co-starring in the award-winning Broadway production Torch Song Trilogy. In less than a year, producers spotted Craig's work on Broadway and cast him in his feature film debut, opposite Emilio Estevez in That Was Then, This is Now.

With starring roles in the John Hughes comedy Some Kind of Wonderful and the father/son drama Split Decisions with Gene Hackman, Craig then starred opposite Brad Pitt in Robert Redford's critically-acclaimed A River Runs Through It.

Craig's subsequent film roles have included starring roles in Touch-stone Pic-tures hard-edged drama, The Program opposite James Caan and in MGM's Sleep With Me with Meg Tilly and Eric Stoltz. Craig recently starred in Sony/TriStar's first ever 3-D Imax film Wings of Courage, directed by Acade-my Award-winner Jean Jacques Annaud. Craig was also executive producer of the Warner Bros. film Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes, and produced and starred in the independent film Instant Karma.

Craig also starred in the controversial mo-tion picture Bliss, in which he was supported by Terrence Stamp and Sheryl Lee. He has completed Head Above Water for Fine Line Fea-tures, co-starring with Cameron Diaz and Harvey Keitel.

He recently completed Reasonable Doubt with Tom Berenger and Melanie Griffith, for director Randall Kleiser. Craig has also written screenplays and authored a novel. He spends the limited free time he has writing poetry. Craig's production company, Sheffer Films, is currently developing several projects, one of which he is attached to make his directorial debut.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Craig Sheffer Facts

BirthdayApril 23, 1960 (61)
BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Craig Sheffer compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Some Kind of Wonderful
Turbulence 2
A River Runs Through It
The Grave
Nightbreed: The Director's Cut
One Tree Hill: The Complete Series
The Program
Hellraiser V: Inferno
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