Although a very talented actor who has been in the movie industry for decades, American movie star, Clayne Crawford is also a controversial figure whose contentious acts have often become topics of discussion among fans. Over the years, the actor has made headlines for certain disputable actions that he indulges in and, in fact, caused quite a worldwide stir when he got sacked from the set of the American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series, Lethal Weapon.
This, notwithstanding, Crawford has been hailed for his convincing knack for role-interpretation and is generally considered a successful movie star who is also a producer and director. Having started his career since 1997, he is a veteran and has appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series and still counting.
How Clayne Crawford’s Bad Behaviour Cause His Dismissal From ‘Lethal Weapon’
Born on April 20, 1978, Clayne Crawford, whose birth name is actually Joseph Crawford, began his acting career in 1997 but landed his biggest career role in 2016 when he was cast to play the main role of Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series.
Crawford’s role in Lethal Weapon was huge and it fetched him a global fanbase. He starred in 41 episodes on the series from 2016 to 2018 when he got fired from the show. His dismissal caused quite a stir as fans wondered what may have happened because his role was such an integral part of the show.
It wasn’t long before the reasons for his sacking started emerging. Reports in the press claimed that the actor exhibited very bad behaviour on set and was very hostile to fellow actors. In fact, on one occasion, he was said to have had a very heated outburst with castmates that the show producers asked him to attend an anger management therapy before returning to work. Crawford promptly complied and even showed remorse by compensating the parties involved with a portion of his paycheck.
However, Crawford didn’t stop causing tension among castmates with his constant contentious acts, including one incident when his actions caused co-actor, Damon Wayans to get injured after being hit by shrapnel on set. Wayans also claimed that Crawford slapped another actor across the mouth and that many of the other actors were wary of Crawford and could not stand his antics.
Eventually, the producers of Lethal Weapon had enough and asked Clayne Crawford to leave the show in May 2018. He was promptly replaced by the popular American movie star, Seann William Scott.
‘A Walk To Remember’ And Other Roles Clayne Crawford Played Before ‘Lethal Weapon’
Before getting the chance to star on Lethal Weapon, which is his biggest role yet, Clayne Crawford had already starred in dozens of other movies and TV series. In 1996, he moved from Alabama to Los Angeles to begin a career in Hollywood.
He made his debut in 1997 with a small role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His next role came in 2001 when he portrayed Cady in One Blood Planet. The next year, Crawford began to get some attention when he was cast to play the role of Dean in A Walk to Remember. In 2003, he appeared in an episode of the TV series, CSI: Miami.
In 2006, Crawford played Jim in Wristcutters: A Love Story, and in 2008, he appeared on Life in the episode Evil. Clayne Crawford got some buzz when he appeared in the very popular TV series 24 in 2010 playing the role of Kevin Wade across 9 episodes. The same year, he portrayed John Taylor in The Perfect Host.
In 2013, Clayne Crawford’s popularity soared when he landed the role of Ted Talbot Jr. in the TV drama series, Rectify. The actor starred in the series from 2013 to 2016, appearing in 30 episodes. The show received critical praise and won awards. It also helped to boost Crawford’s growing fame.
The Roles Crawford Bagged After ‘Lethal Weapon’
After he got fired from Lethal Weapon in 2018, Clayne Crawford did not go home to sleep. Instead, he moved on to other things. In 2019, he portrayed Nathan on the American horror anthology web television series, Into the Dark.
In 2020, Crawford starred in The Killing of Two Lovers, a movie in which he played David. So far, the actor has appeared in more than 60 films and movie series and the list is growing.
He has many nominations and awards to his name such as the Global Shorts, Los Angeles in 2019 for his role in 22, an Independent Shorts Awards for the same role, and New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in 2006 for F8.
The People Who Make Up Clayne Crawford’s Family
Clayne Crawford is not just an actor, he is also a family man. The movie star is currently married with kids and there is no sign of trouble in paradise in his home.
Clayne Crawford is married to Sunshine Kiki Brown, an American woman born in Texas. Although she is a really private person, our investigation shows that she is an entrepreneur and shoe designer.
The Story Of How They Met Has Never Been Told
Interestingly, the story of how Clayne Crawford and his wife, Sunshine Kiki Brown met and started their love affair has never been told. It is not certain how long they dated before they decided to become man and wife.
However, we know that they tied the nuptial knot in 2004. Their wedding was a private ceremony attended by only close finds and family members. Since their marriage, Crawford and his wife have remained together and it appears their affection for each other keeps increasing by the day, judging by what Crawford posts on social media about his woman.
The marriage between Clayne and Crawford and Sunshine Kiki Brown has produced two sons named Joey Crawford and Colt Crawford. It is also noteworthy that before she married Crawford, Brown already had a daughter from a previous relationship. The girl is called Abby.
Clayne Crawford’s family consisting of himself, his wife, and two sons with a step-daughter, is a close-knit one which is bound by what some fans have termed ‘true love’.
Crawford Dated Another Woman Before Meeting His Wife
Before he met and married his loving wife, Clayne Crawford used to date another woman. He reportedly dated American actress Sunny Mabrey from 2001 to 2002. Their romance was so intense that they even got engaged in 2002.
However, due to some differences they had, they called off the engagement soon afterward.