Craig Robert Young

Craig Robert Young

Young in 2006
Born Craig Robert Yates
(1973-10-04) 4 October 1973
Nottingham, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Michael Di Girolamo [1]

Craig Robert Young (born 4 October 1973) is a British actor who began his acting career at age ten, starring in the stage production of The Price of Coal. By the time he was 17, he moved to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama, whereupon he was chosen to become a member of the pop band Deuce, scoring four top 30 single hits: Call It Love, I Need You, On the Bible, and No Surrender.

Young soon began a successful stint as Alex Wilkinson in the long-running, award-winning British television series Dream Team.[2] In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles, where he soon became a regular on the MTV series Spyder Games. Other television roles followed included appearances on S Club 7, Charmed, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and The District. Young was also cast in the films Totally Sexy Loser and Wannabe, the latter, he co-wrote with director Richard Keith.

In addition to shooting the television pilot Zoey 101 opposite Jamie Lynn Spears, Young portrayed Coach Moore in Just for Kicks, the Nickelodeon soccer series.

He appeared in the play Boise, USA originating the role of "Will Fairchild" in 2008.[3]

More recently, he has appeared in the CW's 2009 series Melrose Place, playing Ella Simms's German love-rat famed director "Franz Keppler". He recurred on the TV series 10 Things I Hate About You, playing yet another German, "Frank Kline". J.J. Abrams has cast him in three of his TV series, Lost, What About Brian, and Fringe.[4]

In July 2010, Young acted in the World War II action thriller Return to the Hiding Place (2011). In 2011, he had a recurring role on NCIS: Los Angeles as Dracul Comescu, an enemy to NCIS Special Agent G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell) with the role even expanding over to the Hawaii Five-0 episode "Pa Make Loa" which was a crossover between both NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 with Young's role as Comescu ending when his character, Comescu was shot dead by O'Donnell's character, Callen.

In 2014 episodes of the TV series "Hit The Floor" and "Hot In Cleveland"

In the spring of 2014 Craig played the role of "Nicky Lancaster" in "Noel Coward"'s "The Vortex". After a wildly successful run in Malibu, CA, he reprised his role with the same cast at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, CA in the winter to rave reviews.


  2. Nolan, Larissa (October 6, 2002). "Rachel's a Dream", Sunday Mirror, p. 39.
  3. Nichols, David C. (May 23, 2008). "Witch hunt in darker days", Los Angeles Times, p. E16.
  4. "The Bishop Revival Cast List". Retrieved 2011-01-16.

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