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Craig Sheffer
Born April 23, 1960 (1960-04-23) (age 49)
York, Pennsylvania
Occupation actor

Craig Eric Sheffer (born April 23, 1960) is an American film and television actor.


Early life

Sheffer was born in York, Pennsylvania to a mother who worked in a nursing home and a father (Rock Sheffer) who worked as a prison guard and screenwriter. He has a daughter named Willow (born November 8, 1993).[1][2] His brother is writer Hogan Sheffer. He is a graduate of York Suburban Senior High School.


Sheffer was first seen on a nationwide basis as Ian Hayden on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live, and as the teenage son of Michael Goodwin and Leigh Taylor-Young on the 1983 prime time serial The Hamptons. His earliest starring assignment in films was as the best friend of troubled teenager Emilio Estevez in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), a reformatory camp inmate in Fire with Fire (1986), and an antagonistic rich kid in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987).

The three film roles for which he is probably best known were produced in the early 1990s. He portrayed the lead role of Aaron Boone/Cabal in Nightbreed (1990), author Norman Maclean in A River Runs Through It in (1992), and played Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Joe Kane in The Program in 1993.

Among Sheffer's other films are Fire in the Sky (1993), Head Above Water (1996), Bliss (1997), and Sleep With Me (1994) (top-billed, as the apex of a romantic triangle which included Eric Stoltz and Meg Tilly). Six years later, he played the leading role in Clive Barker's brainchild franchise sequel, Hellraiser: Inferno.

Craig Sheffer is known for his portrayal of accused murderer Constant Bradley in the 1996 miniseries A Season in Purgatory and Keith Scott, the nice-guy older brother of wealthy and nefarious auto dealer Dan Scott on the CW Network series One Tree Hill. Sheffer is no longer a series regular. He has also been seen in the TV movie The Long Lost Son (2006).In 2008 Sheffer appeared longside co-star Jessica Jett in the tv-show Athletics TOC Dream.

Sheffer directed the feature film American Crude, a dark comedy starring Ron Livingston and Rob Schneider, it was released on DVD in June 2008.


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