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Craig Sheffer Biography

Birth Name:
Craig Eric Sheffer
Birth Place:
York, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Along with brother Hogan (a screenwriter for the daytime sudser As the World Turns), performed impromptu sketches for his family at a young age
  • Worked as a waiter, busboy, garbage man and valet before making acting his full-time career
  • Played college football until his athletic aspirations were curtailed by a knee injury
  • Relocated to New York City in 1980, where he was homeless for several weeks before signing with an agent and landing jobs in TV commercials
  • Landed first significant acting role of Ian Hayden on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live during the early 1980s
  • In 1983, made his Broadway debut as Harvey Fierstein's character's lover Alan in Torch Song Trilogy
  • Breakout film role was opposite Emilio Estevez in the 1985 drama That Was Then
  • This Is Now
  • Along with partner Stephen J
  • Bratter, formed a production company called Desert Winds Films