Clayne Crawford

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Clayne Crawford
Born (1978-04-20) April 20, 1978 (age 39)
Clay, Alabama
Nationality American
Occupation actor
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Sunshine Kiki Brown

Clayne Crawford (born on April 20, 1978)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for portraying the main role of Martin Riggs on the FOX action comedy-drama television series Lethal Weapon, and as Teddy (Ted Talbot, Jr.) on the critically acclaimed Sundance drama Rectify (2014-2016).

Life and career[edit]

Born Joey Crawford in Clay, Alabama, he is a son of Brian and Lennie Crawford.[2] He has a younger sister Connie. He attended local schools in the small town. By high school, he was on the football and wrestling teams,[2] and graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School.[3]

In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles seeking work as an actor.[2] 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 and his hometown.[2]

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.

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.

In 2010 he had a recurring role in the eighth season of 24 as 'Kevin Wade,' a young, mysterious man.[2] He also appeared in the first and second season of the A&E series The Glades.

Crawford played the role of Teddy (Ted 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.[4][5]

Crawford portrayed Martin Riggs in the pilot for the Fox Television Lethal Weapon reboot, which was later picked up as a series.[6][7][8]

He is good friends with actor/singer Christian Kane. They worked together on the films The Donner Party, The Baytown Outlaws, and the upcoming independent production Tinker (which will also feature Crawford's son Colt). Clayton also appeared twice as Quinn on the TNT show Leverage, of which Christian was a main cast member.

Marriage and family[edit]

He is married to Sunshine Kiki Brown and they have a son. She has a daughter from her first marriage.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 One Blood Planet Cady
2002 A Walk to Remember Dean
2002 Swimfan Josh
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Lee
2004 Evil Remains Tyler Direct to video
2005 The Great Raid PFC Aldridge
2005 Trust Jim Short film
2006 Steel City Ben Lee
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Jim
2006 False Prophets Wade Carpenter
2006 F8 Driver Short film
2006 Unknown Detective Anderson
2006 Feel Jeremy
2007 7-10 Split Mike
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 Baby Jonas Carter
2010 Kingshighway Billy Jones
2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Agent Baker Direct to video
2011 Pox Julius
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
2015 Convergence Ben
2016 Warrior Road Charlie
2016 Spectral Sergeant Toll
2017 The Weight Thad
2017 Tinker Grady Lee Jr.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Thief Izzy Episode: "Pilot"
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"
2012 Justified Lance 3 episodes
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–present Lethal Weapon Martin Riggs Main cast

Awards[edit]

2016 TV Critics' Choice Awards – Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Nominated) [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clayne Crawford". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Bob Carlton. "On '24,' native son's success -- not villainous role -- makes Clay family proud". al.com. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Alec (2010-07-29). "Clayne Crawford from Clay, Alabama, may be headed to HBO series". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  4. ^ Profile, sundance.tv; accessed April 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "DRIVEN: Clayne Crawford Talks Life, Career, 'Rectify' And Upcoming Projects!". Icon vs. Icon. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 10, 2016). "Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' finds its Mel Gibson". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Clayne Crawford Had a 'Massive Breakdown' After Playing the Role Mel Gibson Made Famous". esquire.com. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Fowler, Matt (20 September 2016). "Lethal Weapon: Why Clayne Crawford Initially Passed on Playing Riggs". IGN. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  9. ^ 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. 

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