Craig John Griffin was born on August 19, 1971 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His father, John Griffin, was an engineer and consultant who is from Irish heritage and worked in Local Government. His mother, Diane Griffin, was a corporate secretary and of English/German/Dutch ancestry. His parents, both Australian, are honest and hardworking people and he is the oldest of two children.
Craig earned an undergraduate business degree from Griffith University Gold Coast and also attended the University of Adelaide where he undertook a Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship. He is also a keen writer, poet and lyricist who is in the process of writing two books, both yet to be published. He began studying acting at the highly acclaimed Warehouse Workshop Acting Studio completing the full time 'Acting, Film and Television Internship' under the expert guidance of Tom McSweeney CSA/CGA. Craig has also trained with the teacher, friend and mentor of Hugh Jackman, esteemed acting teacher/trainer/coach Dean Carey. In 2014 he realised the extent of his love and passion for acting making the decision to pursue it full time.
Like many actors, Craig began his career with short films, commercials, corporate work and in theatre where he gained much acclaim for his performances which include his role as Griffin Lyle Davenport the Third (Tripp) in the Alan Ball play Five Women Wearing The Same Dress and as Cassim, Ali Baba's brother, in Ben Crocker's Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, in addition to numerous other theatrical highlights.
Craig Griffin has built an international reputation for being a professional, intelligent and hardworking actor who has gained recognition for his action, dramatic and comedic roles. Well-spoken, intelligent and professional, Craig is an avid writer and also a voice artist.
He has made numerous television appearances and at various galas and red carpet events. While honing his craft, Craig studied a wide variety of acting techniques and displays great commitment to continual training.
Craig is a proud member of the Australian Film Institute (AFI) as well as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) and is a Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) actor.
While it has taken some time and great effort it is admirable how much Craig has been able to achieve laying a solid career foundation while accumulating such an impressive resume. We can all expect to see a lot more of him and the very best is no doubt yet to come.
AUSTRALIAN ARTIST - ACTOR, WRITER & VOICE ARTIST
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