Date Of Birth

April 23, 1960


Actor Craig Sheffer ws born on April 23, 1960 in York, Pennsylvania. His father, Rock Sheffer, was a prison guard and a screenwriter while his mother worked in a nursing home. He started out in the entertainment industry by obtaining a role on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. He played the character Ian Hayden there, before getting cast on the series The Hamptons.

Since then, Craig Sheffer’s career began to unfold. He was seen in films like That Was Then…This Is Now, Fire with Fire and even Some Kind of Wonderful in 1987. For two years, he played the character Mick in the series Teen Wolf. A leading role came his way in 1990, when he was cast as Aaron Boone/Cabal in Nightbreed. Other roles of his during that time include A River Runs Through It, Head Above Water, and the 1994 film Sleep With Me. He was also seen on TV movies like In Pursuit of Honor, Bloodknot and Miss Evers’ Boys.

Later on, Sheffer was cast in Hellraiser: Inferno and on the 1996 miniseries A Season in Purgatory. He became even more famous for being cast as Keith Scott on the CW’s One Tree Hill. He started out as a regular cast member but has only made a few appearances since his character was killed off in the htird season. Aside from acting, he has also dabbled in directing. He worked with Ron Livingstone and Rob Schneider on American Crude, which was released on DVD in 2008. Since then, he has made appearances on shows like Psych and Criminal Minds in 2010.

Place of Birth

York, Pennsylvania

Birth Name

Craig Eric Sheffer



Fun Facts

– He studied at York Suburban High School. At that time, he joined several regional and state high school drama competitions.

– He continued his education at East Stroudsburg State University, where he played football. However, he dropped out in his sophomore year to pursue a career in acting.

– He moved to New York City in 1980 because his girlfriend suggested it, but when they broke up, he lost his job. He also spent weeks being homeless, living under the marble staircase in Grand Central Station until he started working on commercials.

– In 1990, he was diagnosed with cancer, leading him to take some time off for remission and to travel. He went to India and around Europe, only returning to the US to film Blue Desert.

– Some of his hobbies are photography, writing songs, playing the guitar and the outdoors.


2010: Criminal Minds (TV series) – James Thomas
2010: Lies Between Friends (TV movie) – Sheriff Zach Watts
2010: Psych (TV series) – Federal Marshal Daniel Wayne
2010: Ashley’s Ashes – Bill
2003-2008: One Tree Hill (TV series) – Keith Scott
2008: While She Was Out – Kenneth
2008: Love Lies Bleeding – Morton
2006: Long Lost Son (TV movie) – Quinn Halloran/John Williams
2006: Find Love – Interviewer
2005: Into the West (TV mini-series) – Older Robert Wheeler
2005: The Second Front – Frank Hossom
2005: Tom’s Nu Heaven – Tom Mitchell
2004: Prodigal Son (short) – Alan
2003: Dracula II: Ascension (video) – Lowell
2003: Save It for Later – Marco
2002: Deadly Little Secrets – Dr. Gordon Childs
2002: Cabin Pressure (TV movie) – Peter ‘Bird Dog’ Dewmont
2002: Fastlane (TV series) – Andrew Kane
2002: Final Breakdown – Det. Stratten
2001: Flying Virus – Martin Bauer
2001: Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (video) – Nick Watts
2001: Family Law (TV series) – Martin Antenelli
2001: Ritual – Paul Claybourne
2001: Berserker – Boar
2000: Merlin: The Return – Mordred
2000: Maze – Mike
2000: Hellraiser: Inferno (video) – Det. Joseph Thorne
2000: Deep Core – Brian Goodman
2000: Net Worth – Woody Miller
2000: Without Malice (TV movie) – Dr. Paul Venters
1999: Fear of Flying – Martin
1999: The Fall – Adam Ellis
1999: The Pavilion – Frank Cassilis
1999: Flypaper – Bobby Ray
1998: Shadow of Doubt – Laird Atkins
1998: Rhapsody in Bloom (TV movie) – Jack Safrenek
1998: Double Take – Connor McEwen
1997: Merry Christmas, George Bailey (TV movie) – Ernie Bishop/Ed/Bridgekeeper
1997: Bliss – Joseph
1997: Executive Power (video) – Nick Seger
1997: Miss Evers’ Boys (TV movie) – Dr. Douglas
1996: Head Above Water – Lance
1996: A Season in Purgatory (TV movie) – Constant Bradley
1996: The Grave – King
1995: Bloodknot (TV movie) – Mike
1995: The Desperate Trail (video) – Jack Cooper
1995: Wings of Courage (short) – Henri Guillaumet
1995: In Pursuit of Honor (TV movie) – Lt. Marshall Buxton
1994: Sleep with Me – Frank
1994: The Road Killers – Cliff
1993: Fire on the Amazon – R.J.
1993: The Program – Joe Kane
1993: Fire in the Sky – Allan Dallis
1993: Married with Children (TV series) – Alternative Prize to Budd
1992: A River Runs Through It – Norman Maclean
1991: Eye of the Storm – Ray
1991: Blue Desert – Randall Atkins
1990: Instant Karma – Zane
1990: Nightbreed – Aaron Boone/Cabal
1989: Babycakes (TV movie) – Rob
1988: Split Decisions – Eddie McGuinn
1986-1988: Teen Wolf (TV series) – Mick
1987: Some Kind of Wonderful – Hardy Jenns
1986: Fire with Fire – Joe Fisk
1985: That Was Then… This Is Now – Bryon Douglas
1984: Voyage of the Rock Aliens – Frankie
1983: The Hamptons (TV series) – Bruce Chadway
1982: One Life to Live (TV series) – Ian Hayden


6′ 2″ (1.88 m)