Matt Craven

Matt Craven

Highest Rated: 88% Crimson Tide (1995)

Lowest Rated: 7% Dragonfly (2002)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1956

Birthplace: Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Although best known as a prolific supporting player, Matt Craven also enjoyed leading man status in "K2" (1991) and recurring roles in "High Incident" (ABC, 1996-97), "NCIS" (CBS, 2003-) and "Resurrection" (ABC, 2014-15). Born in Port Colborne, Ontario in 1956, Craven lost his father aged just six weeks old and was subsequently forced to leave high school in his teens and take various dead-end jobs to help support his family. Craven got the acting bug aged 20 after performing in a local production of "Dracula," and after making his screen debut in a "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-) sketch, was cast as trainee counselor Hardware in "Meatballs" (1979). Craven then starred in Oscar-nominated short "Bravery in the Field" (1979), appeared in a series of low-budget horrors, and landed the recurring parts of Richie Messina and Bobby Kratz on short-lived sitcoms "Tough Cookies" (CBS, 1986) and "Harry" (ABC, 1987), respectively. Following supporting roles in "Palais Royale" (1988), "Chattahoochee" (1989) and "Blue Steel" (1990), Craven played the mysterious chemist in "Jacob's Ladder" (1990), shared top billing as mountain climber Harold in "K2" (1991) and portrayed Lt. Dave Spradling in "A Few Good Men" (1992). After adding "Indian Summer" (1993), "Killer" (1994), "Kansas" (1995) and "Double Cross" (1995) to his resume, Craven earned critical acclaim for his performance of civic leader Seymour Weiss in "Kingfish" (1995), appeared as Lt. Roy Zimmer in "Crimson Tide" (1995) and played Officer Lenny Gayer in 32 episodes of police drama "High Incident" (ABC, 1996-97). Craven's prolific period continued with supporting big-screen parts in "The Juror" (1996), "The Final Cut" (1996), "Never Too Late" (1996), "Masterminds" (1997) and "Paulie" (1998), and the regular role of Dr. Tim Lonner in "L.A. Doctors" (CBS, 1998-99). Craven remained just as busy throughout the following decade, with notable roles including conman Beamish in "Varian's War" (2001), gambler Greg in "Bleacher Bums" (2001) and murder suspect Dusty Wright in "The Life of David Gale" (2003). He also enjoyed a three-episode stint as Gordon Price on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), appeared in "Dragonfly" (2002), "Timeline" (2003) and "The Statement" (2003), and was cast as lawyer George Riley in "The Lyon's Den" (NBC, 2003). Craven then played authority figures in "The Clearing" (2004), "Assault on Precinct 13" (2005) "Deja vu" (2006) and "Raines" (NBC, 2007), portrayed war criminal Hans Frank in "Karol: A Man Who Became Pope" (2005), and added "Disturbia" (2007), "Public Enemies" (2009) and "Devil" (2010) to his list of box-office hits. Craven then bagged three of his biggest roles in quick succession, Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis in "NCIS" (CBS, 2003-), Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Grant in "Justified" (FX, 2010-15) and Sheriff Fred Langston in "Resurrection" (ABC, 2014-15). He also showed up in "X-Men: First Class" (2011), "The Good Lie" (2012), "White House Down" (2013) and "Stonewall" (2015), as well as indie movies "Unless" (2016) and "Awakening the Zodiac" (2017), before being cast as small-town police officer Vickery in Gillian Flynn adaptation "Sharp Objects" (HBO, 2018-).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 33% Awakening the Zodiac Harvey (Character) - 2017
55% No Score Yet Unless Tom (Character) - 2016
9% 85% Stonewall Deputy Seymour Pine (Character) $186.4K 2015
52% 62% White House Down Agent Kellerman (Character) $73.1M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Lie Richard Francis (Character) - 2012
86% 87% X-Men: First Class CIA Director McCone (Character) $146.4M 2011
50% 43% Devil Lustig (Character) $33.6M 2010
69% 77% Disturbia Daniel (Character) $80.1M 2007
No Score Yet 21% American Venus Bob Lane (Character) - 2007
56% 73% Déjà Vu Larry Minuti (Character) $64M 2006
63% 57% A Simple Curve Matthew (Character) - 2005
59% 48% Assault on Precinct 13 Officer Kevin Capra (Character) $19.9M 2005
43% 32% The Clearing Agent Fuller (Character) $5.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bandido Fletcher (Character) - 2004
11% 45% Timeline Steven Kramer (Character) $19.5M 2003
23% 35% The Statement David Manenbaum (Character) $763K 2003
19% 81% The Life of David Gale Dusty (Character) $19.6M 2003
No Score Yet 35% Bleacher Bums Greg (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scared Silent Scott Miller (Character) - 2002
7% 62% Dragonfly Eric (Character) $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet 50% Varian's War Beamish (Character) - 2001
74% 64% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Walter (Character) - 2000
62% 55% Paulie Warren Alweather (Character) $27M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempting Fate Emmett Lach (Character) - 1998
19% 49% Masterminds Jake (Character) $1.9M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Too Late Carl (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Rodney Powell (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 20% White Tiger John Grogan (Character) - 1996
18% 31% The Juror Boone (Character) $21.8M 1996
88% 83% Crimson Tide Lt. Roy Zimmer, Communications Officer, USS Alabama (Character) $91.4M 1995
No Score Yet 40% Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Seymour Weiss (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 100% The Final Cut Emerson Lloyd (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kansas Matt (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Cross Bernard March (Character) - 1994
63% 64% Killer Archie (Character) - 1994
58% 65% Indian Summer Jamie Ross (Character) $14.7M 1993
83% 89% A Few Good Men Lt. Dave Spradling (Character) $141.3M 1992
29% 49% K2 Harold Jameson (Character) $2.6M 1992
72% 84% Jacob's Ladder Michael (Character) $24.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Palais Royale Gerald Price (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 12% The Intruder Within Phil (Character) - 1981
27% 42% Happy Birthday to Me Steve Maxwell (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hog Wild Chrome (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
92% 84% Stumptown Michael McConnell (Guest Star) 2020
92% 82% Sharp Objects Vickery (Character) 2018
53% 68% Resurrection Fred Langston (Character) 2014-2015
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2010-2011
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis (Guest Star) 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Band of Brothers and The Pacific Dr. Grant (Guest Star) 2010
65% No Score Yet Raines Capt. Daniel Lewis (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
64% No Score Yet The Lyon's Den Unknown (Character) 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nuremberg Capt. Gustav Gilbert (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Dr. Tim Lonner (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon Tom Kelly (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Character) 1996-1997
67% No Score Yet American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Bobby Kratz (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1980-1981

QUOTES FROM Matt Craven CHARACTERS

Lustig says: What are you doing?

Ramirez says: Oh...when he's near...the toast falls jelly-side-down.

Ramirez says: You see it?

Lustig says: Yeah, look, that's just... That's just grain in the image. That's, you know, it's a mistake. It's like when people see Jesus in a pancake or something.

Kale Brecht says: Do you think he sees us?

Daniel Brecht says: No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.

Warren Alweather says: Birds don't talk and they don't teach, OK? They just repeat what we say. They don't understand.

Warren Alweather says: Birds don't talk and they don't teach, okay? They just repeat what we say. They don't understand.

Marie says: P-- P-- Paulie understands!

Warren Alweather says: [Sarcastically] Pretty quiet, aren't you there, professor?

Warren Alweather says: [sarcastically] Pretty quiet, aren't you there, professor?

Paulie says: I was quiet. I'm sorry I was, but I was afraid of him.

Warren Alweather says: [Shaking Marie's hand] That's a strong handshake.

Warren Alweather says: [shaking Marie's hand] That's a strong handshake.

Warren Alweather says: [After Paulie bites him] When did we get a bird?

Warren Alweather says: [after Paulie bites him] When did we get a bird?

Marie says: [Picking Paulie up] G-- G-- Grandpa g-- got him for me. [Warren is shocked to hear his daughter stutter] H-- h-- his n-- n-- name is Paulie.

Marie says: [picking Paulie up] G-- G-- Grandpa g-- got him for me. [Warren is shocked to hear his daughter stutter] H-- h-- his n-- n-- name is Paulie.

Warren Alweather says: [He and Lila are arguing about Marie's stuttering problem] Do you think she'll be made fun of?! Because I can guarantee you that she will be!

Warren Alweather says: [he and Lila are arguing about Marie's stuttering problem] Do you think she'll be made fun of?! Because I can guarantee you that she will be!

Warren Alweather says: [Seeing Marie at the party] Wow! She's growin'. Hi, bunny! How's my big girl?

Warren Alweather says: [seeing Marie at the party] Wow! She's growin'. Hi, bunny! How's my big girl?

Lila Alweather says: Say hello to your daddy, Marie.

Warren Alweather says: Hey, Marie. I'm goin' to the store. You wanna take a ride with me?

Marie says: N-- n-- no! Paulie i-- i-- is helping me... learn some new words.

Warren Alweather says: No, bunny. Birds don't talk, and they don't teach. Okay? They just repeat what we say. They don't understand.

Marie says: P-- Paulie understands!

Warren Alweather says: [After Paulie keeps silent and doesn't talk] Pretty quiet, aren't you there, professor?

Warren Alweather says: [after Paulie keeps silent and doesn't talk] Pretty quiet, aren't you there, professor?

Warren Alweather says: I don't think she can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

Lila Alweather says: Come on.

Warren Alweather says: You know what she said? Are you ready for this? She said the bird told her the cat started it.

Lila Alweather says: She said that to you?

Warren Alweather says: Yeah.

Lila Alweather says: She's 5 years old. It's her imaginary friend.

Warren Alweather says: I don't know. She doesn't have any other friends. She hasn't made any other attachments. I just-- you know, I really think that we should consider getting rid of the bird.

Warren Alweather says: I don't know. She doesn't have any other friends. She hasn't made any other attachments. I just... you know, I really think that we should consider getting rid of the bird.

Lila Alweather says: I don't know, Warren. She loves that bird.