Craig was born on November 15, 1962 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He attended college at The California
University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
in Philadelphia where he majored in radio, television
and film. The first people who heard Craig honing
his craft were the listeners of is morning radio
show on WVCS, 91.9. Hard to believe he’s gone
from that humble five thousand watt station to being
named one of the top funniest of all-time on XM
Satellite Radio . While trying his hand at theater,
Craig was given the lead in several plays at California
University- not always with such great results.
During his nervous debut, about to sing Something’s
Coming, he felt a warmth come over his body. In
front of a packed Steele Theatre, Craig wet his
beige pants! "So began his comedy career."
After college, while working at a law firm he found
himself being the lunch room entertainment. His
specialty was doing impressions of the lawyers and
other co-workers. A devoted fan of his lunchtime
antics, one of the clerks asked him to perform comedy
between sets for his band. "So I went to West
Philly, it was 110 degrees at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
In the audience I had eight friends that I had bribed
with free drinks and a hundred strangers fanning
themselves wondering why I was there. I was
on stage for ten minutes - I got one laugh - and
I was hooked!"
Craig then started working out of Grandma Minnie's
Comedy Club and Starr's Night Club in Philadelphia.
As a neophyte comedian, his first paying gig
was at Rick's Cabaret on the Society Hill part of
town. He was the bartender doubling as the show's
emcee. He would put all drink orders on hold then
jump up on stage after each comic had finished.
The better the performance he gave, the better the
tips. Quickly, Philadelphia Magazine recognized
him for his abilities as an impressionist and gave
him an award for "Best Comedian/Impressionist"
Craig's television debut was on AM Philadelphia.
The host was Dave Roberts, the father of Dave Boreanez
from the WB's Angel. 'Creeping' his way into show
business, he became a regular on Saturday Night
Dead, a classic horror flick program featuring
the buxom host Stella 'The Man-eater from
Next, Craig wrote and starred in two comedy shorts
for PRISM Entertainment which won him two NATAS
Emmy Awards. In the late 80's, Craig finally moved
to Los Angeles with a duffel bag full of clothes
and a dream. He landed the opportunity to tour as
a comic with Kenny Loggins. While touring and trying
out all his new material on the band, he found his
calling card alter-ego: The Love Master. A club
owner in San Jose suggested he use the name on the
marquee. Now Craig believes it's a curse. "No
one knows my name. Everyone on the street
asks if I'm the Love Maker...Love Machine...Love
Monkey. But the Love Master has meant so much to
my career that I usually talk about him in the 3rd
person, because it feels like a different person's
spirit that channels through me. He's what every
man wants to be - and what every woman wants if
she's really honest with herself."
From his humble beginnings, Craig became a national
sensation on the comedy circuit. He won "Comedian
of the Year" at the American Comedy Awards
on ABC. Previous winners were Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff
Foxworthy and Jerry Seinfield. "I guess this
means I'll have a sitcom about a gay red-neck
in a show about nothing." He performs for millions
of people every year. He is regularly heard
on hundreds of radio stations across the country,
can be seen on television and in films. In the late
90's, Craig ran into his ex-girlfriend Carolyn Clark,
a soap opera star, from Guiding Light and As The
World Turns. Craig happily boasts that they were
married, pregnant and homeowners within six weeks.
Their son Justin was born in 1998.
Craig admits, "Now my act is the twisted true
story of how The Love Master has become The Diaper