Who is Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf?

Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf was born on 1 February 1948 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in the USA, however, the actual place of his birth hasn’t been revealed to the media. He is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, clown, and registered sex offender, but probably best recognized for being the father of famous American actor, filmmaker and performance artist Shia LaBeouf.

How rich is he, as of now? Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf Net Worth

Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf is a former soldier and clown, who very probably relies for support on the wealth of his son Shia LaBeouf, whose fortune is estimated at $25 million as of early 2021, earned through his successful involvement in the film industry.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf was apparently raised somewhere in the US by his parents; however, there is no information in the media about their names and professions. It’s also unknown whether he has siblings or not. He holds American nationality, but is of part Cajun French descent, and is a Christian.

Professional Career

Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf is a Vietnam War veteran, who completed three tours there. While serving his country in the war, he was exposed to traumatic events which led him to have mental health problems, and apparently caused his drug and alcohol addictions. After returning home, Jeffrey worked various odd jobs to make ends meet. He sold hotdogs, and worked as a clown for a local circus, and also worked as a street clown in such cities as Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Santa Monica, to name a few.

Personal Life and Legal Issues

Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf was married to Shia’s mother Shayna Saide, who was a dancer and ballerina, visual artist, and clothing jewelry designer. The public isn’t aware of when they tied the knot, but it’s known that the couple went their separate ways and divorced in 1989.

Jeffrey has had numerous problems with the law due to his alcohol and drug addictions, the latter cocaine and heroin. He was also involved in hi-jacking cars, and in 1981 he was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison for attempted rape. He pleaded guilty and served his time there until 1983. He was again accused of sexual harassment by an unnamed entertainer on the set of his son’s show “Even Stevens” in 2000; his son also confirmed that his father once attacked a gay Disney executive, who hugged him. Since violating his registration requirements as a sex offender in January 2014, Jeffrey has been living in Costa Rica.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf has gray hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), while his weight is approximately 180lbs (82kgs). Details about his vital statistics and shoe size haven’t been revealed.

Who Is His Son? Shia Saide LaBeouf Short Wiki/Bio

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born on 11 June 1986 under the zodiac sign of Gemini in Los Angeles, California USA. He was raised in poverty by his parents until they divorced when he was three years old. Thereafter, he continued to live with his mother in Echo Park. He also spent one part of his life living with his father, during which time he was abused verbally and physically by him. At the age of nine, Shia witnessed the rape of his mother by an unknown man, which left him with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

His father is Christian, while his mother is Jewish. He was baptized in the Angelus church and also had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He went to Alexander Hamilton High School, from which he matriculated in 2003. He then attended 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles (LAUSD).

Career Beginnings

Shia LaBeouf started pursuing his professional career as a stand-up comedian in 1996 at the age of ten.

In 1998, he made his TV debut as Joey in the made-for-TV comedy film “Breakfast With Einstein”, and then landed the roles of Cal in the family film “The Christmas Path” and Wyatt in the adventure comedy crime film “Monkey Business”. Thereafter, he guest-starred in such TV series as “Caroline In the City”, “The X-Files”, and “ER”, to name a few.

Rise to Fame

His big break came in 2000 when he joined the main cast of the Disney Channel comedy series “Even Stevens”, in which he portrayed Louis Anthony Stevens until 2003. For his performance in the series, Shia won the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Children’s Series. Concurrently, he starred in such roles as Ronny Van Dusen in the Disney Channel adventure comedy film “Hounded” (2001), featured as Eddie Walker in the Disney Channel family comedy-drama film “Tru Confessions” (2002), and played Stanley in the adventure comedy-drama film “Holes” (2003).

Shia Saide LaBeouf

During the same year, Shia also landed the roles of Lewis in the comedy “Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd”, Max Petroni in the action comedy film “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, and Kelly Ernswiler in the comedy-drama film “The Battle Of Shaker Heights”. In 2004, Shia LeBeouf had the part of Farber in the sci-fi action film “I, Robot”, next to Will Smith and Bridget Moynahan. It was followed by his portrayals of Chas Kramer in the superhero film “Constantine”, Francis Ouimet in the biographical sports film “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, and the voiceover of Asbel in the English dub of the Japanese anime film “Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind”, all in 2005.

Continued Success

In 2006, Shia featured as a young Dino Montiel in the drama film “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints”, and Cooper in the drama film “Bobby”, directed by Emilio Estevez.

In 2007, he played Kale in the thriller film “Disturbia”, provided his voice to Cody Maverick in the animated mockumentary comedy film “Surf’s Up”, and starred in the role of Sam Witwicky in the sci-fi action film “Transformers”, which he would later reprise in its sequels “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” (2009), and “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” (2011).

He then played Mutt Williams in Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure film “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” (2008), the fourth installment of the “Indiana Jones” film series. It was followed by his portrayals of Jerry Shawn in the 2008 espionage science fiction action-thriller film “Eagle Eye”, and Jake Moore in the 2010 drama film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, directed by Oliver Stone. In 2011, he directed and starred as the director in the short slasher film “Maniac”, and co-wrote and directed the short surrealist horror film “Born Villain”.

Further Work

In 2012, Shia directed the short film “Howard Cantour.com” and landed the roles of Jack Bondurant in the crime drama film “Lawless” and Ben Shepard in the political thriller film “The Company You Keep”, next to Robert Redford. He then starred in the title role in the romantic drama film “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”, and played Jerôme in the erotic art film “Nymphomaniac”, both in 2013.

Thereafter, he featured as Boyd Swan in the war film “Fury” (2014), alongside Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman, portrayed Gabriel Drummer in Dito Montiel’s war thriller drama film “Man Down” (2015), and took the role of Jake in the epic road comedy-drama film “American Honey” (2016), directed by Andrea Arnold.

In 2017, he starred as John McEnroe in the biographical sports drama film “Borg Vs McEnroe”.

Shia next wrote, and appeared in the role of James, in the drama film “Honey Boy” in 2019,  which is based on his own early life, and earned him the Hollywood Film Award for Breakthrough Screenwriter. He then featured as Tyler in the comedy-drama film “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, and most recently, he portrayed Creeper in the action thriller film “The Tax Collector”, and had the part of Sean in the Netflix drama film “Pieces Of A Woman”, both in 2020.

Performance Art

In addition to his career in the acting world, Shia LaBeouf is also known as a performance artist. He started to collaborate with Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö and British actor Luke Turner in 2014, and they became a trio that has been engaged in many performance art projects, such as “#IAMSORRY” (2014), “#TOUCHMYSOUL” (2015), “#TAKEMEANYWHERE” (2016), and “HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US” (2017-present), among many others.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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