• Craig Lamar Traylor is an American actor and artist born on 19 March 1989
• He is best known for his portrayal of Child in Classroom in the 1996 movie "Matilda"
• He has appeared in two TV series and a few movies, winning two Young Artist Awards
• Craig is believed to be single and is into tattoos, watching movies, and physical activity
• His net worth is estimated at over $2 million
Who is Craig Lamar Traylor?
Craig Lamar Traylor was born in San Bernardino County, California USA, on 19 March 1989 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and an artist, with seven acting credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Child in Classroom, in the 1996 hit family fantasy comedy movie “Matilda”. It was directed by Danny DeVito, who also starred in it alongside Rhea Perlman and Mara Wilson. Based on a book by Roald Dahl, the film follows Matilda Wormwood who’s living with her cold and distant mother and father; it won three of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Craig was raised in San Bernardino County by his parents, about whom nothing’s known, as he respects their privacy; because he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, he’s believed to be an only child.
He became interested in acting at a very early age, as he would watch movies and TV series with his parents nearly every night. After having noticed his interest, Craig’s mother took him to an audition, and he got to launch his acting career in 1996, with his portrayal of Michael in the episode “Dead of Winter” of the critically acclaimed romantic series “ER”. Created by Michael Crichton, it starred Anthony Edwards and George Clooney, and follows the lives of those working at Chicago’s County General Hospital; the series aired from 1994 to 2009, and won 179 awards, including 23 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 370 other awards.
Craig was still into acting while attending a local elementary school, however, after he enrolled at Rancho Cucamonga High School in 2003, his interest had already somewhat faded. He instead became interested in various other activities, including playing sports and drawing, and Craig eventually got into programming.
He matriculated in 2007, and as he hasn’t spoken of his further education, most people believe that Craig hasn’t attended college. Since 2012, when he made his most recent film appearance, Craig has been working as a designer of wearable art.
Roles in TV series
Craig has appeared in only two TV series, including the above mentioned “ER”. Between 2000 and 2006, he played Stevie Kenarban, in the critically acclaimed family comedy “Malcolm in the Middle”, created by Linwood Boomer, Michael Glouberman and Gary Murphy, and which starred Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston and Justin Berfield.
It follows the lives of a gifted teenage boy and his dysfunctional family, and the series won 53 awards, including seven Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 118 other awards.
Roles in movies
In 2002, Craig appeared in the family crime comedy “Get a Club”, written by Alana Sanko, directed by Maggie Greenwald, and which starred Lindsay Lohan and Bug Hall; it follows a group of wealthy teenagers who are trying to solve the mystery behind their teacher’s disappearance.
His following role came in 2011, when he played Book Store Customer, in the comedy “Fred & Vinnie”, directed by Steve Skrovan, and which starred Justin Roiland, Fred Willard and Richard Steven Horvitz. It follows Fred Stoller who’s very happy because his friend Vinnie D’Angelo is moving in with him; the movie won two awards.
The same year, Craig portrayed Lil Ryat, in the comedy “Dance Fu”, which follows a dancer who’s being forced to avenge his uncle’s death.
His only other movie role has been his portrayal of Tyrone MC, in the 2012 musical drama “This Bitter Earth”, written and directed by David Lee Rawlings, and which starred Sahara Ware, Nichelle Nichols and Billy Dee Williams. It follows a great teenage pianist who has given up on the piano because of a family tragedy, but is now trying to return to it.
Although he hasn’t won any roles since 2012, Craig hasn’t officially retired from acting.
Craig can be seen featured in the 2001 TV special “32nd NAACP Image Awards”.
In 2003, he sang the song “99 Bottles of Beer” in the episode “Academic Octathalon” of the series “Malcolm in the Middle”.
Awards and nominations
Craig was nominated for five Young Artist Awards for his performance in the series “Malcolm in the Middle”, winning two: one in 2001 for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actor, and the other in 2003, for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), which he shares with four colleagues.
He was also nominated for a 2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for Outstanding Young Actor/Actress, for his performance in “Malcolm in the Middle”.
Love life and relationships
Craig hasn’t spoken of any girls (or boys) whom he has perhaps been with, which is why there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning both his love life, and his sexual orientation.
Many of his fans believe that he’s gay, and that this is why he’s keeping his love life away from the media’s attention; one of these fans has even claimed to have seen Craig being rather too close to his male friend at a party, and that this friend is perhaps Craig’s boyfriend, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Craig commented on the matter.
There are also those who think that he’s today in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend, but prefers to keep her away from media.
As of September 2021, Craig appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Craig has uploaded only a single picture onto his Instagram account, and has with it revealed that he’s a fan of tattoos, and has at least three, as these can be seen visible in the picture; he has one on his left arm, another on his stomach, and the third above his chest.
He likes to watch movies late at night, and his favorite actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, the late Robin Williams, and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of his favorite films are “Inception”, “Patch Adams” and “Good Will Hunting”.
Craig’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body.
He’s into travelling, and has been to several US states, as well as to a couple of European countries, including Italy, Belgium and France.
Age, height and net worth
Craig’s age is 32. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.