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Overview (3)

Born in York, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameCraig Eric Sheffer
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Craig Sheffer was born on April 23, 1960 in York, Pennsylvania, USA as Craig Eric Sheffer. He is an actor and producer, known for A River Runs Through It (1992), Nightbreed (1990) and The Program (1993). He was previously married to Leigh Taylor-Young.

Spouse (1)

Leigh Taylor-Young (2003 - 2004)

Trivia (15)

Graduate of York Suburban High School, York, Pennsylvania
Brother of writer Hogan Sheffer.
His hobbies are photography, writing and being outdoors.
In 1975, at age 15, he began competing in regional and state high school drama competitions.
In 1980, he moved to New York City at the urging of his girlfriend. But shortly after arriving he broke up with his girlfriend, lost his job and spent several weeks homeless - which included sleeping under the marble staircase in Grand Central Station. He later got back on his feet and found an agent and began getting acting jobs in commercials.
In 1985, he suffered what he described as "a nervous breakdown", and was unable to leave his home for several months.
In 1990, he claimed that he was previously diagnosed with cancer which subsequently went into remission after filming A River Runs Through It (1992).
He went to East Stroudsburg State University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to play football. He was at college for two years before he dropped out to pursue acting.
He has a daughter with Gabrielle Anwar, Willow Anwar. She lives in Los Angeles, California and he goes back there as often as he can to spend time with her. However, in the early 1990s, Reyn Hubbard reportedly made several claims to have been the father of Willow Anwar. Hubbard met Gabrielle Anwar at a party. Hubbard and Gabrielle Anwar's relationship was bitter and did not end well.
His mom's name is Anna.
He was diagnosed with cancer shortly after filming Nightbreed (1990) in England. He decided to take time off to himself after the diagnosis and traveled around Europe and India. He finally returned to the United States only two weeks before beginning filming on Blue Desert (1990).
Is very interested in music and enjoys writing songs and playing the guitar.
Has appeared with D.B. Sweeney in three films: Fire with Fire (1986), Blue Desert (1990) and Fire in the Sky (1993).
Is godfather to ex-partner Gabrielle Anwar's children, Hugo and Paisley, from her marriage to John Verea.
Craig Sheffer made his auspicious debut in the cult film, "Class of 1984" (1982), in a uncredited bit role as a student at the beginning opening credits of the cult film. If you blink you can miss him, at 1 minute and 20 seconds, he is the Student watching out for his buddy as is writing graffiti on the Abraham High School sign in front of the school.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on acting in films] I think it's real easy to look at what's out there and get discouraged. I was never the best-looking guy, I was never the Tom Cruise-looking guy. I think the biggest thing I can say is, "Don't compare yourself". Focus on making you the best you you can be as an actor and follow your own path. You can't compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues.

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