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).