Craig Fincannon was born in Charlotte, NC and raised in the Mayberry existence of Asheboro, NC. Craig attended college at UNC-Charlotte and did his graduate work at the University of Virginia, training and working as a professional actor.
From 1977 - 1979 Craig managed movie theaters for General Cinema Corporation, where he launched and promoted a very successful "Midnite Movie" campaign with the motion picture The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This success prompted Columbia Pictures to ask Craig to represent their company for advertising and publicity in the Southeastern United States. From this was born Fincannon & Associates, Inc. in August of 1979.
Soon, the firm was acting as the representative of many major motion picture studios for their advertising and publicity needs in the Carolinas. The company soon branched into representing music concert, NASCAR and other sports oriented clients.
Craig continued to miss his calling to work with actors, and prophetically was asked in 1982, through his NASCAR connections, to cast Stroker Ace, a stock-car racing movie starring Burt Reynolds. The company moved to Wilmington,North Carolina in 1986 with Dino DeLaurentiis as he developed the Wilmington film studios of his company, DEG Films. Since that point, Fincannon & Associates has grown to boast a resume of hundreds of film projects around the world.
In addition to his responsibilities as President of Fincannon & Associates, Craig is also a founding member of Cape Fear Filmworks, LLC, a small, independent production company producing documentaries, independent features and the Why We Fight Now series for the US Army Special Forces. Craig is a charter member of the North Carolina Governor's Film Council, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Casting Society of America.
Craig is joined by his wife and partner, Lisa Mae, and daughters Ashley and Erin, along with Grand-children Finn and Aidan. He enjoys golf, boating, reading and cards.