Lorin McCraley was born in Kingman, Arizona. As a child, he grew up in a myriad of locations across the American Southwest, before landing in Cottonwood, Arizona. While there, he was an All-Conference football and baseball player at Mingus Union High School. A football scholarship took him to Scottsdale Community College, where a fist fight and a resulting broken hand, forced him to miss his sophomore season, but indirectly led to his discovery of acting. He received his B.A. in Theatre from Ottawa University in Ottawa Kansas. At Ottawa he was a Captain on the football team and received All-KCAC honors. He left the M.F.A. professional acting program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City early to pursue a career in Los Angeles. In his first month in LA he received his SAG card after the impromptu stealing of a purse as an extra during a take of the television show “Double Rush”. After being immediately fired by the 1st AD, he was invited back by the director, Michael Lembeck. Upon arriving on set the next morning, he was given his first line on television: “All right Rock-n-Roll!”, and the coveted SAG card. Years of treading the boards on the stages of LA eventually led to Lorin carving out his own niche on screen as a Hollywood heavy. Arguably one of the few Little League baseball coaches in America whose day job consists of being a serial killer, a wanna-be vampire, and a homicidal cowboy. In addition to his flourishing career as an actor, Lorin, along with writing partner Edward Cieplinski, has three screenplays (Boone Helm Kentucky Cannibal, Jersey City German Shepherd, and Most Popular Corpse) in various levels of development.