Craig Eric Sheffer was born on the 23rd April 1960, in York, Pennsylvania USA, and is a film and television actor, who is perhaps best known for appearing in such roles as Aaron Boone in the fantasy horror film “Nightbreed” (1990), Norman Maclean in the drama film “A River Runs Through It” (1992), and as Keith Scott in the TV series “One Tree Hill” (2003-2012). His career has been active since 1982.
Have you ever wondered how rich Craig Sheffer is? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total sum of Craig’s net worth is over $1 million, as of late 2016. The main amount of his fortune has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry.
Craig Sheffer Net Worth $1 Million
Craig Sheffer was raised with his brother in his hometown by his father, Rock Sheffer, who was a prison guard and screenwriter, and his mother, Anna, who worked as a nurse; his brother is Hogan Sheffer, a writer. As a child he was very interested in acting, so he started to compete in regional and state high school drama competitions when he was only 15 years old. After high school, he enrolled at Stroudsburg State University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, but after two years he quit education to devote his full time to acting.
However, before he found fame in the acting world, Craig worked as a newspaper salesman, and was feeding at Unification Church and sleeping at the Grand Central Station. Fortunately, he landed the role of Ian Hayden in the soap opera “One Life to Live” in 1982, and since then he has made more than 70 film and TV appearances. He spent the `80s building his name, with roles in such films as “Voyage of the Rock Aliens” (1984), and “That Was Then… This is Now” (1985), starring Emilio Estevez and Larry B. Scott. In 1986 he was cast in the lead role in the romantic drama “Fire With Fire”, alongside Virginia Madsen and Jon Polito, while in 1987 he had a supporting role in Howard Deutch`s “Some Kind of Wonderful”, with Lea Thompson and Eric Stoltz as leads. He finished the decade with roles in “Split Decisions” (1988), and “Babycakes” (1989). His net worth was rising steadily.
He started off the 1990s with the lead role in Clive Barker`s horror “Nightbreed”, and continued with success in the early ‘90s by appearing in such productions as the Oscar-Awarded Robert Redford’ drama “A River Runs Through It” (1992), with Brad Pitt and Tom Skerritt, “Fire in the Sky” (1993), and “Sleep with Me” (1994), alongside Meg Tilly.
The 1990s were certainly the prime time of Craig`s career, as he starred in several films until the new millennium, including “Wings of Courage” (1995), “In Pursuit of Honor” (1995) with Sam Elliott, “The Grave” (1996) with Gabrielle Anwar, “Head Above Water” (1996) next to Harvey Kietel and Cameron Diaz, Joseph Sargent`s “Miss Evers` Boys” (1997) with Laurence Fishbourne and Alfre Woodard, and “Flypaper” (1999), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.
Nothing changed for Craig in the early 2000s, as he continued to feature in lead roles, and made appearances in such films as Scott Derrickson`s “Hellraiser: Inferno” (2000), “Maze” in the same year, and Patrick Lussier`s “Dracula II: Ascension” (2003), while also in 2003 he was selected for the role of Keith Scott in the TV series “One Three Hill” (2003-2012), and in 2004 he played in the western drama “The Pavilion” with Patsy Kensit and Richard Chamberlain. He then focused more on the TV series as his character became regular, but still made brief appearances in such films as “While She Was Out” (2008), and “Ashley`s Ashes” in 2010. After the end of the series, Craig returned to acting film full-time, and landed roles in “The Mark” (2012), “The Mark: Redemption” (2013), and most recently “Code of Honor” (2016), all of which have added a substantial amount to his net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Craig Sheffer has a daughter with English actress Gabrielle Anwar, his partner in the 1990s. In spare time, he enjoys photography and writing.
Has appeared with D.B. Sweeney in three films: Fire with Fire (1986), Blue Desert (1991) and Fire in the Sky (1993).
Is very interested in music and enjoys writing songs and playing the guitar.
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 (1991).
His mom's name is Anna.
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.
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.
In 1990, he claimed that he was previously diagnosed with cancer which subsequently went into remission after filming A River Runs Through It (1992).
In 1985, he suffered what he described as "a nervous breakdown", and was unable to leave his home for several months.
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 1975, at age 15, he began competing in regional and state high school drama competitions.
His hobbies are photography, writing and being outdoors.
Brother of writer Hogan Sheffer.
Graduate of York Suburban High School, York, Pennsylvania
[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.