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Craig Sheffer

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Born: April 23, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: York, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


At age 15, began competing in regional and state high school drama competitions
At the urging of Fierstein, returned to the role of Alan in "Torch Song Trilogy" until a fall reinjured his knee; left the show; underwent reconstructive surgery
Has retroactively claimed that he was diagnosed with cancer which subsequently went into remission after filming "A River Runs Through It" (date approximate)
Played college football at East Stroudsbourg State College; athletics derailed by knee injury
Progressed to amateur filmmaking when his family purchased a Super-8mm camera
Suffered what he described as "a nervous breakdown" during which he was unable to leave his home for several months (date approximate)
TV series debut with "The Hamptons"
Worked in a steel mill
Appeared on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"
Began performing with his brother as a child, putting on shows for their parents
Broadway debut, assumed the role of Alan in Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy"
Broke up with girlfriend, lost his job and spent several weeks homeless; slept under the marble staircase in Grand Central Station; occasionally was able to afford a bed at the YMCA
Claims to have performed a matinee of "Torch Song Trilogy" under the influence of psychoactive mushrooms
Feature debut, "That Was Then...This Is Now" opposite Emilio Estevez
Formed Desert Winds Films with partner Stephen J Bratter
Hitchhiked around the US
Co-starred in Robert Redford's acclaimed "A River Runs Through It"
With his partner Bratter (and two others), received executive producer credits on the feature "Demolition Man", a Sylvester Stallone sci-fi satire, as part of a settlement with Warner Brothers over who conceived the story
Feature producing debut, "Instant Karma"
Found an agent; began getting acting jobs in commercials
Grew up in York, a Pennsylvania steeltown
Moved to NYC at the urging of his girlfriend

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