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Matt Craven

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B: November 10, 1956 in Port Colborne, Ontario

Matt Craven, who started out in life as Matthew John Crnkovich, worked at a number of jobs before turning to acting. He tried electrical maintenance, and was a lineman for the Canadian National Railway in western Canada. In 1975, after spontaneously auditioning and subsequently landing the role of Jonathon Harker in the Niagara Falls Music Theatre’s production of Dracula, he knew that all he wanted to do was act. When the production ended he moved to Toronto to begin to work on building a career and landed a supporting role in the 1979 comedy, Meatballs. He went on to a starring role in the short film Bravery in the Field which was nominated for an Academy Award. Craven moved to New York City in 1982 and made his off-Broadway debut in the hit play Blue Window. The rest, as they say, is history. He played the role of Chief Bill Vickery in the mini-series Sharp Objects, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Meatballs (1979)
Bravery in the Field (1979)

Hog Wild (1980)
The Intruder Within (TV-1981)
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Till Death Do Us Part (TV-1982)
The Terry Fox Story (TV-1983)
That’s My Baby (1984)
Agent on Ice (1985)
Classified Love (TV-1986)
Tin Men (1987)
Palais Royale (1988)
Chattahoochee (1989)

Blue Steel (1990)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
K2 (1991)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Indian Summer (1993)
Killer (1994)
Double Cross (1994)
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV-1995)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Kansas (TV-1995)
The Final Cut (1995)
Crash (1995)
The Juror (1996)
White Tiger (1996)
Masterminds (1997)
Never Too Late (1997)
Tempting Fate (TV-1998)
Paulie (1998)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (2000)
Nuremberg (2000)
Varian’s War (TV-2000)
Dragonfly (2002)
Bleacher Bums (TV-2002)
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Timeline (2003)
Bandido (2003)
The Statement (2003)
The Clearing (2004)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Karol, un uomo diventato Papa (TV-2005)
A Simple Curve (2005)
Déjà Vu (2006)
Disturbia (2007)
American Venus (2007)
The Longshots (2008)
Anatomy of Hope (TV-2008)
Public Enemies (2009)

Devil (2010)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Good Lie (2012)
White House Down (2013)
Stonewall (2015)
Unless (2016)
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)

TV Series – Cast:
Tough Cookies (1986)
Harry (1987)
High Incident (1996)
From the Earth to the Moon (1998, mini-series)
L.A. Doctors (1998-1999)

Nuremberg (2000, mini-series)
The Lyon’s Den (2003)
Raines (2007)
The Pacific (2009, mini-series)
Resurrection (2014-2015)
Sharp Objects (2018, mini-series)
Unspeakable (2019, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Littlest Hobo (1980)
American Playhouse (1987)

The Outer Limits (1995)
American Gothic (1995)
Dead Man’s Gun (1998)

ER (2001)
Boomtown (2002, 2003)
Without a Trace (2005)

Justified (2010, 2011, 2014)
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2011, 2012, 2013)
Alcatraz (2012)

Matt Craven is represented by:

ETM
318 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
M5T 1G5
Phone: 416-413-7800
Fax: 416-413-7804
Email: info(at)etmltd.com

This poster was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection
This poster was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection