Craig Wasson

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Craig Wasson
Born (1954-03-15) March 15, 1954 (age 62)
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–2006

Craig Wasson (born March 15, 1954) is an American actor. His most notable appearance is a starring role in the 1984 Brian DePalma film Body Double.

Life and career[edit]

Wasson was born in Eugene, Oregon. His first feature film was the 1977 suspense thriller Rollercoaster. In 1978, he appeared in two films about the Vietnam war: first as a private in The Boys in Company C and then as a corporal in Go Tell the Spartans. He also wrote and sang the haunting folk song "Here I Am (In Vietnam)", which served as the theme song for The Boys in Company C.

Craig starred in the short-lived 1980 TV series Skag. In 1981, he played David Wanderely, a junior English professor in the film Ghost Story, in which his character has a torrid sexual relationship with a mysterious woman he later realizes is a ghost seeking vengeance. In 1982, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor for his performance in Four Friends. He later starred as Jake Scully in the 1984 Brian De Palma suspense movie Body Double. His other big role was as Dr. Neil Gordon in the hit 1987 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. In 1989, Wasson starred as James Madison in A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation. His most recent movie role was in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.

Wasson was featured as Doug Ebert in the soap opera One Life to Live in 1991. He has made guest appearances in a number of series, including The Bob Newhart Show, Phyllis, Skag, For Jenny with Love, M*A*S*H, Hart to Hart, Walker, Texas Ranger, Profiler, The Practice, Seven Days, The Secrets of Isis and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Wasson is also a prolific reader for audio books, having narrated Stephen King's 2011 novel 11/22/63, and other books by Stephen King, as well as books by James Ellroy and John Grisham.


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