Matt Craven

Actor, Truck driver, Bartender
A stage-trained Canadian actor, the curly-haired Matt Craven was tapped by Ivan Reitman to support Bill Murray in the low-brow summer camp comedy "Meatballs" (1979). That same year, he was featured in the ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1956 in Port Colborne, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Unless 2016 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Resurrection 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Stonewall 2015 (Movie)

Dep. Seymour Pine (Actor)

Justified 2010 - 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rose By Name 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Agent Kellerman (Actor)

Alcatraz 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

CIA Director McCone (Actor)

Devil 2010 (Movie)

Lustig (Actor)

The Pacific 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Longshots 2008 (Movie)

Coach Fisher (Actor)

Disturbia 2007 (Movie)

Daniel Brecht (Actor)

Raines 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

American Venus 2006 (Movie)

Bob Lane (Actor)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

Larry Minuti (Actor)

Assault on Precinct 13 2005 (Movie)

Capra (Actor)

A Simple Curve 2004 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

Bandido 2004 (Movie)

Fletcher (Actor)

The Clearing 2004 (Movie)

FBI Agent Ray Fuller (Actor)

The Lyon's Den 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomtown 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life of David Gale 2003 (Movie)

Dusty Wright (Actor)

The Statement 2003 (Movie)

David Manenbaum (Actor)

Timeline 2003 (Movie)

Kramer (Actor)

Dragonfly 2002 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her 1999 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

Warren Alweather (Actor)

High Incident 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masterminds 1997 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Never Too Late 1997 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Cut 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

Boone (Actor)

White Tiger 1996 (Movie)

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Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

Zimmer (Actor)

Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Breach of Contract 1994 (Movie)

Rodney Powell (Actor)

Bulletproof Heart 1994 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

Double Cross 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

Jamie Ross (Actor)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

Lieutenant Dave Sprading (Actor)

K2 1992 (Movie)

Harold Jamieson (Actor)

Blue Steel 1990 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

Chattahoochee 1990 (Movie)

Lonny (Actor)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Uncle Buck 1989 (Movie)

Walt Bernstein (Actor)

Palais Royale 1988 (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

Blue Window 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tin Men 1987 (Movie)

Looney (Actor)

Agent on Ice 1986 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Hearts of Steel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough Cookies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Married 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

That's My Baby 1984 (Movie)

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Hog Wild 1980 (Movie)

Chrome (Actor)

Happy Birthday to Me 1979 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Meatballs 1979 (Movie)

Hardware (Actor)

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Actor

Classified Love (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Nuremberg (TV Show)

Actor

Scared Silent (TV Show)

Actor

Tempting Fate (TV Show)

Actor

The Intruder Within (TV Show)

Actor

The Terry Fox Story (TV Show)

Actor

Varian's War (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A stage-trained Canadian actor, the curly-haired Matt Craven was tapped by Ivan Reitman to support Bill Murray in the low-brow summer camp comedy "Meatballs" (1979). That same year, he was featured in the Oscar-nominated National Board of Canada short "Bravery in the Field." Other lesser roles in such forgettable efforts as "Hog Wild" (1980) followed before he took a break from features to concentrate on TV and the stage. When he resumed his big screen career in 1985 with the Canadian-produced comedy "That's My Baby" (1985), it appeared Craven would once again be stuck in unfulfilling parts. That began to change when Barry Levinson cast him as a car salesman in "Tin Men" (1987). Craven followed with a leading role as an advertising executive in the gangster comedy "Palais Royale" (1988) and garnered attention as a mental patient in "Chattachoochee" (1990). In 1991, he delivered a strong turn as an introspective mountain climber tackling "K2" with a womanizing district attorney (Michael Biehn). More recently, he was an inept sidekick to hit man Anthony LaPaglia in "Bulletproof Heart/Killer" (1994), a communications officer in "Crimson Tide" (1995) and as the father of a boy held hostage in "Masterminds" (1997).

Relationships

Sally Craven

Wife

Josephine Craven

Daughter

Nicholas Craven

Son

Milestones

2011

Played CIA Director McCone in the "X-Men" prequel, "X-Men: First Class"

2010

Appeared in the HBO miniseries, "The Pacific"

2010

Had a recurring role on FX's "Justified" as Dan Grant

2006

Co-starred with Denzel Washington in director Tony Scott's, "DéjÀ Vu"

2004

Cast as Agent Ray Fuller opposite Robert Redford and Willem Dafoe in the thriller, "The Clearing"

2003

Cast as George Riley in NBC's "The Lyon's Den"

2003

Cast in the feature film, "The Life of David Gale"

2002

Co-starred in the made-for-television feature, "Bleacher Bums"

2000

Cast as Walter in the romantic comedy, "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her"

1998

Co-starred in the CBS drama series, "L.A. Doctors"

1996

Portrayed Officer Len Gayer in the ABC police drama, "High Incident"

1994

Supported Anthony LaPaglia and Mimi Rogers in "Bulletproof Heart"

1991

Co-starred in the film, "K2"

1988

Had featured role in "Palais Royale"

1987

Supported Alan Arkin in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Harry"

1986

Appeared in the off-Broadway production of Craig Lucas' "Blue Window"; reprised role for the 1987 PBS production

1981

Made TV-movie debut in ABC's "The Intruder Within"

1979

Made his film debut in Ivan Reitman's "Meatballs"

1979

Featured in the Oscar-nominated Canadian short, "Bravery in the Field"

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the grip Matt Craven.

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