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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 Eric Sheffer is an American film and television actor. He is known for his leading roles as Norman Maclean in the film A River Runs Through It, Aaron Boone in the film Nightbreed, Joe Kane in the film The Program, and Keith Scott on the television series One Tree Hill. Sheffer was born in York, Pennsylvania. His father worked as a prison guard. Before becoming an actor, Sheffer sold newspapers in New York City and "slept under the marble staircase" in Grand Central Terminal for weeks while living off Unification Church spaghetti dinners."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonitao

Family (2)

Spouse Leigh Taylor-Young (2003 - 2004)  (divorced)
Parents Rock Shiffer
Anna Sheffer

Trivia (12)

Graduated York Suburban High School (York, Pennsylvania) then attended East Stroudsburg State University (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) to play football. He attended for two years before dropping out to pursue acting.
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.
He has a daughter ( Willow Anwar) with Gabrielle Anwar.
Sheffer claimed in 1990 that he had been 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 two weeks before filming started 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.
Born on exactly the same date as Valerie Bertinelli of "One Day at a Time" fame.

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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