Family & Companions
Years of playing intense young men in series like "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) paid off for actor Clayne Crawford in 2016, when he was cast in a starring role as a hotwired police detective in the small screen version of "Lethal Weapon" (Fox, 2016). Born Joseph Crawford April 20, 1978 in Clay, Alabama, Crawford moved to Los Angeles in 1997, where he made his screen debut in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB/UPN, 1997-2003). Billing himself as Clayne Crawford after a distant member of his family, he soon divided his time between episodic series and supporting roles youth-oriented features, including Shane West's best friend turned enemy in "A Walk to Remember" (2002) and "Swimfan" (2002), in 2005, he made his directorial debut with the short "Trust," which he also wrote. The following year, Crawford was cast as the malevolent Mitchell Caffrey in "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08), and he would continue to essay unpredictable young men in numerous subsequent projects, including "Life" (NBC, 2007-09) and "24" (as the vengeful ex-convict Kevin Wade. In 2013, he was cast as Ted Talbot, Jr., the morally conflicted stepbrother of recently freed parolee Aden Young, in the critically acclaimed "Rectify" (SundanceTV, 2013-16). After years of guest roles and supporting turns, Crawford was boosted to leading man status, playing another edgy figure - the short-fused police detective Martin Riggs - in "Lethal Weapon," which was based on the popular features starring Mel Gibson in the Riggs role.
Cast (Feature Film)
Made guest appearances on episodes of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS) and "Roswell" (UPN)
Played 'The Other Man' in the festival-screened sci-fi thriller "One Blood Planet"
Had a supporting role in the teen romance "A Walk to Remember", based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel
Featured in the thriller "Swimfan"
Acted alongside Al Pacino in the spy-themed suspense drama "The Farm"
Starred with Estella Warren in "Trespassing"
Cast in the WWII drama "The Great Raid," with Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Fiennes