April 23, 1960 |
|Partner(s)||Gabrielle Anwar (late 1980s - 1990s; 1 child)|
Craig Eric Sheffer (born April 23, 1960) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his leading roles as Norman Maclean in the film A River Runs Through It and Aaron Boone/Cabal in the film Nightbreed, as well as his character Keith Scott on the television series One Tree Hill.
Early and personal life
Sheffer was born in York, Pennsylvania to a mother (Anna Sheffer) 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) to actress Gabrielle Anwar. Sheffer (in the year 1980), before becoming successful as an actor, under some inconvenient circumstances in his life, sold newspapers and "slept under the marble staircase" in Grand Central Terminal for weeks while living off Unification Church spaghetti dinners."
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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), an antagonistic rich kid in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), and the romantic love interest of an overweight cosmetician in Baby Cakes (1989).
Sheffer 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 in (1995), In Pursuit of Honor Sheffer plays a lieutenant in the United States horse cavalry (set in the 1930s) alongside Don Johnson.
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 was a regular for 3 seasons and was killed half way through season 3. He had several guest appearances in season 4. He has also been seen in the television film The Long Lost Son (2006). In 2008, Sheffer appeared longside co-star Jessica Jett in the TV show Athletics TOC Dream.
Craig Sheffer directed the feature film American Crude", a dark comedy starring Ron Livingston and Rob Schneider, it was released straight to DVD in June 2008. Sheffer also had a cameo appearance in the movie Stand Up Guys starring Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, and Christopher Walken. He recently starred in the movie Mark II: Redemption.
|1982||One Life to Live||Ian Hayden|
|1983||The Hamptons||Bruce Chadway||"Pilot" (season 1: episode 1)|
|1984||Voyage of the Rock Aliens||Frankie|
|1985||That Was Then... This Is Now||Bryon Douglas|
|1986||Fire with Fire||Joe Fisk|
|1986–1988||Teen Wolf||Mick||Voice role; 21 episodes|
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Hardy Jenns|
|1988||Split Decisions||Eddie McGuinn|
|1990||Nightbreed||Aaron Boone / Cabal|
|1991||Blue Desert||Randall Atkins|
|1991||Eye of the Storm||Ray|
|1992||A River Runs Through It||Norman Maclean|
|1993||Married... with Children||Alternative Prize to Budd||"You Can't Miss" (season 7: episode 17)|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Allan Dallis|
|1993||The Program||Joe Kane|
|1993||Fire on the Amazon||R.J.|
|1994||The Road Killers||Cliff|
|1994||Sleep with Me||Frank|
|1995||In Pursuit of Honor||Lt. Marshall Buxton|
|1995||Wings of Courage||Henri Guillaumet||Short film|
|1995||The Desperate Trail||Jack Cooper|
|1996||"A Season in Purgatory"||Constant Bradley|
|1996||Head Above Water||Lance|
|1997||Miss Evers' Boys||Dr. Douglas|
|1997||Executive Power||Nick Seger||Video|
|1997||Merry Christmas, George Bailey||Ernie Bishop / Ed / Bridgekeeper|
|1998||Double Take||Connor McEwen|
|1998||Rhapsody in Bloom||Jack Safrenek|
|1999||The Fall||Adam Ellis|
|1999||Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying||Martin|
|2000||Without Malice||Dr. Paul Venters|
|2000||Net Worth||Woody Miller|
|2000||Deep Core||Brian Goodman|
|2000||Hellraiser: Inferno||Det. Joseph Thorne|
|2000||Merlin: The Return||Mordred|
|2001||Family Law||Martin Antenelli||"Separation" (season 2: episode 13)|
|2001||Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal||Nick Watts|
|2001||Flying Virus||Martin Bauer|
|2002||Fastlane||Andrew Kane||"Pilot" (season 1: episode 1)|
|2002||Cabin Pressure||Peter 'Bird Dog' Dewmont|
|2002||Deadly Little Secrets||Dr. Gordon Childs|
|2003||Water Under the Bridge||Marco|
|2003||Dracula II: Ascension||Lowell|
|2003–2007, 2012||One Tree Hill||Keith Scott||58 episodes|
|2004||Prodigal Son||Alan||Short film|
|2004||The Pavilion||Frank Cassilis|
|2005||Tom's Nu Heaven||Tom Mitchell|
|2005||The Second Front||Frank Hossom|
|2005||Into the West||Older Robert Wheeler||"Ghost Dance" (season 1: episode 6)|
|2006||Long Lost Son||Quinn Halloran / John Williams|
|2008||Love Lies Bleeding||Morton|
|2008||While She Was Out||Kenneth|
|2010||Psych||Federal Marshal Daniel Wayne||"A Very Juliet Episode" (season 4: episode 12)|
|2010||Lies Between Friends||Sheriff Zach Watts|
|2010||Criminal Minds||James Thomas||"Compromising Positions" (season 6: episode 4)|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Jargoniew #1|
|2012||The Mark||Chad Turner|
|2012||The Mentalist||Gary Philo||"Cheap Burgundy" (season 4: episode 17)|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jack Gilmore||"Homecoming" (season 12: episode 22)
"Karma to Burn" (season 13: episode 1)
- "Craig Sheffer Biography (1960-)". Filmreference.com. 1960-04-23. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- Brunette, Peter (1992-10-04). "UP AND COMING: Craig Sheffer; Off Streets, Into Movies". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-30.