Dark blond, athletic, Alabama native Clayne Crawford initially moved west not to pursue an acting career but to play baseball for UCLA. When a knee injury ended his hopes, he took up construction work and later decided to give acting a try after noting how well-paid his pals were for their seemingly effortless appearances in commercials. Though he was turned down time and again for commercial work for four years, the actor began treading the boards in local productions including "The Bullet Proof Kid" and "Pushing Thirty." Finally Crawford's stretch of bad luck ended when he landed a lead role in the atmospheric independent drama "Gas Station Jesus" (lensed 2000). He was next featured in a guest role on the hit CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in 2001 as well as a recurring role that same year as the mysterious old flame of one of the few human teens in "Roswell" (UPN).