Meet the Panelist - Craig J. Harris

Chicago native Craig J. Harris is Network Television Producer, Award Winning Screenwriter and Professional Actor.

A network TV Producer with producing credits including, A&E’s The First 48: Missing Persons and CNN’s docu-series CHICAGOLAND, Harris creates and develops both scripted and reality concepts for numerous networks and production studios.

An award winning screenwriter, projects produced from Harris’ scripts have garnered numerous accolades, including Five Emmy Awards, a Telly Award, an AFTRA American Scene Award and a Proctor & Gamble Dreambuilder Celebration Scribe Award.

Harris also served as the head writer of the television series Stories from the Soul, executive produced by Robert Townsend for the Black Family Channel/MMA, wrote the National Public Radio Holiday radio drama The Kettle, and co-wrote the film script for, The Truth, which served as actor Hill Harper’s directorial debut.

A much sought after script consultant and screenwriting instructor, Harris developed and taught the hugely successful Harris Screenwriting Method, in addition to performing work- for-hire and script doctoring assignments.

In addition to numerous acting credits including principle roles in Films (The Unborn, Eagle Eye, Fred Claus), and Television (Chicago Fire, Chicago PD Prison Break, Detroit 187), Harris voiced numerous national commercials and video games for well-known clients including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Allstate, Kellogg’s, KFC, and Western Union, but may be best known as the character voice of Lt. Jackson Jax Briggs in Midway Games’ Mortal Kombat video game series.

Craig J. Harris is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation on Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.