CRAIG ROSS JR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated NYU's Tisch School of the Arts - Film School and shortly after, established his company Asiatic Incorporated. (ASI)
Craig then wrote, directed and produced, BLUE HILL AVENUE. The film won the Audience Award for the Best American Film at the 2001 Acapulco Black Film Festival, The Best Director Award at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, the Audience Award for best film at the 2001 Roxbury Film Festival, and BEST FILM as well as BEST DIRECTOR at the 2001 Jamerican Film Festival in Montego Bay Jamaica. BLUEHILL AVENUE was released theatrically by Lion’s Gate Entertainment.
Craig’s next two feature films, were done for Sony Screen Gems. They were RIDE OR DIE, starring Duane Martin and Vivica A. Fox, and MOTIVES, again starring Vivica Fox, this time with Shemar Moore.
Since then, Craig has gone on to direct a number of high profile television shows, helming such primetime hits as NCIS, PRISON BREAK, NUMB3RS, COLD CASE, BONES, etc. Craig received the "Best Director" nomination by the NAACP Image Awards for his episode of BONES "Aliens in A Spaceship" (which was also the top ranked Bones episode on ranker.com). Craig's NCIS episode "FREEDOM" was the highest rated episode in it's eight-year run at the time.
Recently, Craig has completed producing, writing, and directing the second season of the drama series, “Craig Ross Jr’s MONOGAMY” for UMC.tv (now owned by AMC Networks). Since the series premiere on May 4th 2018, it has maintained its position as the #1 watched show on the network.
Capitalizing on the lost art of Noir filmmaking, Craig Ross, Jr.’s is as one of the premiere filmmakers in Hollywood.