Craig Sheffer

Actor, Producer, Writer
Strikingly if unconventionally handsome, Sheffer has had a spotty film career but tends to shine in TV-movies and miniseries. While appealing as affable "himbos" ("Babycakes" CBS, 1989) and cut-rate Cassanovas ("Sleep ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1960 in York, Pennsylvania, USA


Actor (67)

Code of Honor 2016 (Movie)

William Porter (Actor)

Mob Dot Com 2014 (Movie)


Battledogs 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Major Crimes 2013 (Tv Show)


Bad Ass 2012 (Movie)

Attorney (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2012 (Tv Show)


One Tree Hill 2003 - 2008, 2012 (Tv Show)


Stand Up Guys 2012 (Movie)

Jargoniew #1 (Actor)

The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)


Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)


Lies Between Friends 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Psych 2010 (Tv Show)


While She Was Out 2008 (Movie)

Kenneth (Actor)

Love Lies Bleeding 2007 (Movie)

Morton Truly (Actor)

Family Law 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)


Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)


Ritual 2005 (Movie)

Wesley Clayborne (Actor)

Cabin Pressure 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Final Breakdown 2004 (Movie)


Net Worth 2003 (Movie)


Dracula II: Ascension 2002 (Movie)

Lowell (Actor)

Fastlane 2002 (Tv Show)


Berserker 2001 (Movie)


Maze 2001 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Flying Virus 2000 (Movie)

Marty Bauer (Actor)

Merlin: The Return 2000 (Movie)

Mordred (Actor)

Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Deep Core 1999 (Movie)

Brian Goodman (Actor)

Hellraiser 5: Inferno 1999 (Movie)


Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


The Pavilion 1998 (Movie)


Bliss 1997 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Double Take 1997 (Movie)


Executive Power 1997 (Movie)

Nick Seger (Actor)

Flypaper 1997 (Movie)


Head Above Water 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The Fall 1997 (Movie)


The Grave 1996 (Movie)

King (Actor)

500 Nations 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Fire on the Amazon 1995 (Movie)


Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

Cliff (Actor)

The Desperate Trail 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Wings of Courage 1995 (Movie)

Henri Guillaumet (Actor)

Sleep With Me 1994 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Fire in the Sky 1993 (Movie)

Allan Dallis (Actor)

The Program 1993 (Movie)

Joe Kane (Actor)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

Norman Maclean (Actor)

Blue Desert 1991 (Movie)

Randall Atkins (Actor)

Eye of the Storm 1991 (Movie)

Rau (Actor)

Instant Karma 1990 (Movie)

Zane (Actor)

Night Breed 1990 (Movie)

Boone (Actor)

Split Decisions 1988 (Movie)

Eddie McGuinn (Actor)

Some Kind of Wonderful 1987 (Movie)

Hardy Jenns (Actor)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

Joe Fisk (Actor)

That Was Then...This Is Now 1985 (Movie)

Bryon Douglas (Actor)

Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1985 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

The Hamptons 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


A Season in Purgatory (TV Show)


Babycakes (TV Show)


Bloodknot (TV Show)


Cabin Pressure (Movie)


In Pursuit of Honor (TV Show)


Miss Evers' Boys (TV Show)


Rhapsody in Bloom (TV Show)


Shadow of Doubt (TV Show)


Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (TV Show)

Producer (3)

American Crude 2006 (Movie)


Demolition Man 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Instant Karma 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

American Crude 2006 (Movie)

Writer (1)

American Crude 2006 (Movie)

Music (1)

American Crude 2006 (Movie)

("Mano A Mano") (Song)


Strikingly if unconventionally handsome, Sheffer has had a spotty film career but tends to shine in TV-movies and miniseries. While appealing as affable "himbos" ("Babycakes" CBS, 1989) and cut-rate Cassanovas ("Sleep With Me" 1994; "Bloodknot" Showtime, 1995), Sheffer may be best served by playing reckless charmers abetted by an unselfconscious sense of entitlement ("Some Kind of Wonderful" 1987; "A Season in Purgatory" CBS, 1996). With his straightforward naturalistic performance style, he veers toward the competent and amiable rather than the charismatic and compelling. This quality was well showcased in his most high-profile project, Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It" (1992). Against an exquisitely photographed natural backdrop, the film depicted the relationship between two very different sons of a stern but loving minister father (Tom Skerritt). Sheffer brought well-tempered nuances to the role of the stable and responsible older brother of the golden but doomed Brad Pitt. Sheffer had the less showy role but held his own.





Gabrielle Anwar Actor

met in London in 1989 no longer together


East Stroudsburg State College

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
played football until injured; did not graduate



Co-starred in Robert Redford's acclaimed "A River Runs Through It"


Feature producing debut, "Instant Karma"


Has retroactively claimed that he was diagnosed with cancer which subsequently went into remission after filming "A River Runs Through It" (date approximate)


Suffered what he described as "a nervous breakdown" during which he was unable to leave his home for several months (date approximate)


Feature debut, "That Was Then...This Is Now" opposite Emilio Estevez


Broadway debut, assumed the role of Alan in Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy"


TV series debut with "The Hamptons"


Found an agent; began getting acting jobs in commercials


Moved to NYC at the urging of his girlfriend


At age 15, began competing in regional and state high school drama competitions

Grew up in York, a Pennsylvania steeltown

Formed Desert Winds Films with partner Stephen J Bratter

Progressed to amateur filmmaking when his family purchased a Super-8mm camera

With his partner Bratter (and two others), received executive producer credits on the feature "Demolition Man", a Sylvester Stallone sci-fi satire, as part of a settlement with Warner Brothers over who conceived the story

Hitchhiked around the US

Worked in a steel mill

Broke up with girlfriend, lost his job and spent several weeks homeless; slept under the marble staircase in Grand Central Station; occasionally was able to afford a bed at the YMCA

Played college football at East Stroudsbourg State College; athletics derailed by knee injury

At the urging of Fierstein, returned to the role of Alan in "Torch Song Trilogy" until a fall reinjured his knee; left the show; underwent reconstructive surgery

Claims to have performed a matinee of "Torch Song Trilogy" under the influence of psychoactive mushrooms

Appeared on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"

Began performing with his brother as a child, putting on shows for their parents

Bonus Trivia


During an interview in MOVIELINE (September 1996), Sheffer was asked if the sexually explicit "Bliss" was a risky career move:"I don't really have that kind of career. I'm not a blockbuster movie star. I look at myself as a blue-collar actor. I get up and go to work. Plus I like a lot of emotional duress in my parts. That's fun to me. I'm sure they offered this film to bigger actors first. I know they were offering it to name girls, and nobody wanted to touch it."