Actor Alex Cranmer established himself in
theaters nationwide, performing in productions
at the Williamstown Theater Festival opposite
people such as Michael C. Hall from “Dexter”
and starring off-Broadway with New York stage
legends including Jan Maxwell.
Unless you’re a theater buff, though, chances
are good you haven’t seen Cranmer on stage,
but he’s almost certainly popped up on the
television a time or two in your household. You
can learn more about Cranmer and his work at
IMDb ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1837544/)
or by visiting alexcranmer.com.
In the meantme, here’s a short list of his
Cranmer plays Graig Nettles in ESPN ABC’s “The Bronx is Burning.”
Learning to ski at Alta in 1987 with brother Danny.
College. I vividly remember thinking that I’d never done anything cooler.
I felt like I could’ve won a ski race and it still wouldn’t have made me feel
By the end of his senior year in high school, Cranmer, whose father
is English, had skied fast enough to accept a nomination to the British
alpine team. He spent the next two years with the team — catapulting
into the first seed at FIS races around the world — before matriculating
at Middlebury College.
“I skied my first year at Middlebury, [but acting eventually became my
priority] and I stopped skiing to focus on that,” Cranmer says.
With the same gusto that helped him make up for a late start in ski rac-
ing, Cranmer put his energy into acting, securing leads in Middlebury
performances and immersing himself in both professional and amateur
theater productions during the summers. Cranmer says the culmination
of that early experience came after graduating in 1999, when he played
Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” performing 200 shows in
26 states over the course of eight months with the National Players.
Thinking himself armed but not fully equipped for a career in acting,
Cranmer decided to pursue more training. His résumé made him a top
prospect for one of the nation’s best MFA programs at the University of
California, San Diego — considered one of the “big three” acting pro-
grams alongside Yale and New York University. From 1,000 applicants,
Cranmer was one of just eight students selected.
Without A Trace
Life on Mars
Life is Wild
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
ESPN / ABC’s The Bronx is Burning
Law & Order: SVU
Keep the Lights On
In Men We Trust