McCracken in the film Waiting for the Light
September 12, 1952|
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Janet Taylor McCracken|
Jeff McCracken (born September 12, 1952, Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, writer, and producer.
After studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City he began his acting career on Broadway and off-Broadway, including Circle Repertory Company where he originated roles in new works by Lanford Wilson and Beth Henley, as well as leading roles in films, including The One Man Jury (1978), Stranger in Our House (1978), Running Brave (1983) and Waiting for the Light (1990).
He co-produced the feature film Quiz Show that was directed by Robert Redford and which won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Picture as well as being nominated for an Academy Award. He was executive producer of the independent feature film One Cup of Coffee which won the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival before being distributed by Miramax Films as Pastime.