Craig Wasson

Actor, Composer
Unassuming, stage-trained performer who made his film acting debut in "The Boys in Company C" (1978--he also contributed a song), was featured in the fine adaptation of Peter Straub's "Ghost Story" (1981) and was widely ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1954 in Eugene, Oregon, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Puerto Vallarta Squeeze 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Akeelah and the Bee 2006 (Movie)

Ted Saunders (Actor)

Tracks 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Epoch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Boa 2001 (Movie)

The Warden (Actor)

Escape Under Pressure 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

7 Days 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seed: A Love Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Best Sunday 1998 (Movie)

Deputy Sheriff (Actor)

The Pornographer 1998 (Movie)

Spano (Actor)

Velocity Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yellow Wedding 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Shot a Man in Vegas 1996 (Movie)

Radio Caller (Actor)

The Sister-in-Law 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Child Betrayed: The Calvin Mire Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bum Rap 1993 (Movie)

Paul Colson (Actor)

Public Law 106: The Becky Bell Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

TV Host (Actor)

Midnight Fear 1989 (Movie)

Paul Prexton (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors 1987 (Movie)

Dr Neil Goldman (Actor)

The Men's Club 1986 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Body Double 1984 (Movie)

Jack Scully (Actor)

Why Me? 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Thoughts 1983 (Movie)

Will Thorson (Actor)

Four Friends 1981 (Movie)

Danilo Prozor (Actor)

Ghost Story 1981 (Movie)

David Wanderley (Actor)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Nights at O'Rear's 1979 (Movie)

Max Corley (Actor)

Schizoid 1979 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Go Tell the Spartans 1978 (Movie)

Corporal Stephen Courcey (Actor)

The Boys in Company C 1978 (Movie)

Dave Bisbee (Actor)

The Outsider 1978 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Phyllis 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

Hippie (Actor)

The Silence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Butterflies (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Family Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Harvest of Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Sasquatch Mountain (TV Show)

Actor

Sister-in-Law (Movie)

Andy Warner (Actor)

Skag (TV Show)

Actor

Strapped (TV Show)

Actor

The Innocents Abroad (TV Show)

Actor

Thornwell (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped in Space (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Second Thoughts 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

The Boys in Company C 1978 (Movie)

("Here I Am") (Song)
Producer (1)

The Pornographer 1998 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (1)

Midnight Fear 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Unassuming, stage-trained performer who made his film acting debut in "The Boys in Company C" (1978--he also contributed a song), was featured in the fine adaptation of Peter Straub's "Ghost Story" (1981) and was widely seen as the voyeur-in-over-his-head in Brian De Palma's lurid thriller "Body Double" (1984). Craig Wasson has been combining an acting career with his music since the outset of his professional endeavors. He toured the U.S. in the musical "Godspell" from 1973-74, and made his Broadway debut playing the harmonica and singing in "All God's Chillun Got Wings" (1975), and also played the second waiter in the Circle in the Square's production of "Death of a Salesman" that same year, providing the incidental music as well. Wasson first won notice on TV when he joined the cast of the CBS series "Phyllis" in 1977 as the guy who married Bess Lindstrom. He also provided music for the series, as he did on his second series, "Skag," in which he was the Serbian-Jewish son of factory worker Karl Malden in the 1980 effort and 1979 TV movie pilot. Wasson has also been appearing in TV movies since 1975, when he co-starred in "The Silence" (NBC). He was particularly memorable as Glynnis O'Connor's husband in "Why Me?" (1984), and he also starred in "Trapped in Space," one of the first movies made specifically for the Sci-Fi Channel (1995). On the big screen, Wasson played a bit as a hippie in "Rollercoaster" (1977), and first won a substantial role in "Boys in Company C" (1978), as well a rave reviews for "Ghost Story" (1981) as the object of evil from a 50-year old secret, and for "Four Friends," also released in 1981, in which he was a Yugoslavian immigrant adjusting to life in rollicking America. Wasson also provided music for "Second Thoughts" (1983) and also co-starred as the still-living-in-the-sixties beau of Lucie Arnaz. In "Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (1987), he helped Heather Langenkamp battle Freddy. More recently, he had a small role as a TV host in "Malcolm X" (1992).

Relationships

Diane Lander

Wife
divorced

Milestones

1999

Cast a producer of adult films in "The Pornographer"

1997

Appeared as a priest in two episodes of the ABC drama "The Practice"

1995

Starred in "Trapped in Space", one of first TV-movies for SciFi Channel

1992

Had small role of a TV host in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X"

1987

Acted in "A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors"

1984

Breakthrough screen role as the claustrophobic actor in Brian De Palma's thriller "Body Double"

1981

Starred as Yugoslavian immigrant in "Four Friends"

1980

Co-starred as Karl Malden's son in "Skag"

1978

Played first featured film role in "The Boys in Company C"; also wrote song for soundtrack

1977

TV debut as regular on series "Phyllis"

1977

Made film acting debut in "Rollercoaster"

1975

Made TV movie debut in "The Silence"; Made Broadway debut in "All God's Chillun Got Wings"

1973

Toured U.S. in "Godspell"

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