Joseph "Joey" Crawford
April 20, 1978
Clay, Alabama, United States
Sunshine Kiki Brown (m. 2004)
Clayne Crawford (born April 20, 1978) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying the role of Martin Riggs on the Fox action comedy-drama television series Lethal Weapon (2016–2018). He also portrayed Teddy Talbot on the critically acclaimed Sundance drama Rectify (2013–2016) for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Crawford had supporting roles in the films A Walk to Remember (2002) and Swimfan (2002). He also appeared in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) and The Great Raid (2005). He also played in some small independent films that were not widely distributed.
Life and career
Born Joseph "Joey" Crawford in Clay, Alabama, he is the son of Brian and Lennie Crawford. By high school, he was on the football and wrestling teams, and graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School.
In 1996, he drove to Los Angeles to seek work as an actor. He often worked in construction to support himself while appearing in small theaters. In 2000, he changed his name professionally from Joey to Clayne, a combination to honor an ancestor ("Clan") and his hometown (Clay, Alabama).
He had a recurring role in the first season of Jericho as Mitchell "Mitch" Cafferty. In 2008, he appeared on Life in the episode "Evil ... and His Brother Ziggy". Crawford was the protagonist in the 2010 straight-to-DVD prequel to Smokin' Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball.
Crawford played the role of Ted "Teddy" Talbot, Jr. in the first SundanceTV original series, Rectify, which was aired for four seasons from 2013 to 2016. The series, exploring a man who is released from prison after 19 years on death row after DNA evidence appears to support his innocence, also looks at the effects on his family and town. It received critical praise and won a Peabody Award in 2014, also receiving notice for its treatment of issues in criminal justice.
Crawford played the role of Cade LaSalle, older brother to Christopher LaSalle on NCIS: New Orleans.
Crawford portrayed Martin Riggs in the pilot for the Fox Television Lethal Weapon reboot, which was later picked up as a series. In May 2018, amidst reports of bad behavior and incidents of hostility between cast and crew on the show's set, Crawford was fired from the show, resulting in the Martin Riggs character being killed by his father's second son.
|2001||One Blood Planet||Cady|
|2002||A Walk to Remember||Dean|
|2004||A Love Song for Bobby Long||Lee|
|2004||Evil Remains||Tyler||Direct to video|
|2005||The Great Raid||PFC Aldridge|
|2006||Steel City||Ben Lee|
|2006||Wristcutters: A Love Story||Jim|
|2006||False Prophets||Wade Carpenter|
|2007||Walk the Talk||Reed|
|2007||God's Beach||Adam||Short film|
|2007||On the Doll||Wes|
|2007||X's and O's||Simon|
|2009||The Donner Party||William Eddy|
|2010||The Perfect Host||John Taylor|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Agent Baker||Direct to video|
|2012||The Baytown Outlaws||Brick Oodie|
|2012||The Truth in Being Right||Carl Weintraub||Short film|
|2013||N.Y.C. Underground||Siman||Direct to video|
|2014||The Lachrymist||The Disc Jockey of 94.9 KLAS (voice, as William Westhoven)||Short film|
|2015||A Fighting Season||Mason|
|2018||Tinker!||Grady Lee Jr.|
|1997||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Rodney Munson||Episode: "Inca Mummy Girl" (as Joey Crawford)|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Henry McFadden||Episode: Chaos Theory|
|2001–02||Roswell||Billy Darden||2 episodes|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Chaz||Episode: "Freaks and Tweaks"|
|2006–07||Jericho||Mitchell Cafferty||5 episodes|
|2007||The Barnes Brothers||Jerry Barnes||Television film|
|2007||Women's Murder Club||Dale Peterson||Episode: "Maybe Baby"|
|2008||Gemini Division||Sampson||2 episodes|
|2008||Life||Eval||Episode: "Evil... and His Brother Ziggy"|
|2009–12||Leverage||Mr. Quinn||2 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tommy Ruby||Episode: "Miscarriage of Justice"|
|2009||Cold Case||Darren Malloy '76||Episode: "Jackels"|
|2009||Dark Blue||Jack Walsh||Episode: "K-Town"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||C. Vincent||Episode: "Hopeless"|
|2010||Burn Notice||Ryan Johnson||Episode: "A Dark Road"|
|2010||24||Kevin Wade||9 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jeremy Parks||Episode: "Lost Children of the Blood"|
|2010–11||The Glades||Ray Cargill||7 episodes|
|2010||All Signs of Death||Chev||Television film|
|2011||CSI: NY||Wes Dillon||Episode: "Exit Strategy"|
|2011||Memphis Beat||Derek Simon||Episode: "Lost"|
|2013–15||Rectify||Ted "Teddy" Talbot Jr.||29 episodes - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (TV Critics' Choice Awards)|
|2013||Graceland||Donnie Banks||2 episodes|
|2014||Rogue||Danny "Cheat" Chetowski||5 episodes|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||Cade LaSalle||3 episodes|
|2016–18||Lethal Weapon||Martin Riggs||Main cast (season 1-2, 40 episodes)|
Director: "Jessie's Girl"
|2019-present||Into the Dark||TBD||Episode: "They Come Knocking"|
2016 TV Critics' Choice Awards – Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Nominated) 
- "Clayne Crawford". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
- Bob Carlton. "On '24,' native son's success -- not villainous role -- makes Clay family proud". al.com. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- Harvey, Alec (2010-07-29). "Clayne Crawford from Clay, Alabama, may be headed to HBO series". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
- Profile, sundance.tv; accessed April 20, 2015.
- "DRIVEN: Clayne Crawford Talks Life, Career, 'Rectify' And Upcoming Projects!". Icon vs. Icon. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- Prudom, Laura (10 March 2016). "'Lethal Weapon' Pilot Casts 'Rectify' Star as Martin Riggs".
- "'Lethal Weapon' Star Clayne Crawford Out as Producers Scramble to Recast".
- "Clayne Crawford to Be Replaced on Lethal Weapon If Series Is Renewed".
- Ausiello, Michael (2018-05-08). "Clayne Crawford Out at Lethal Weapon, Last-Minute Recasting Underway Ahead of Potential Season 3". TVLine. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 17, 2016). "Critics' Choice Awards: TV Winners Include Fargo, Mr. Robot, Master of None, Rachel Bloom and Carrie Coon". TVLine. Retrieved January 31, 2017.