Darryl Cherney is an American actor, filmmaker, and activist. He is best known for his roles in the films A River Runs Through It, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Thelma & Louise.
Born in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, Cherney was raised in a Jewish family. He attended Northwestern University, where he studied acting. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
In the early 1990s, Cherney began appearing in films and television series, including A River Runs Through It, in which he played the role of Norman Maclean. He also had a starring role in The Fabulous Baker Boys, playing the role of a brother to Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges. In addition, he had a small role in the classic movie Thelma & Louise.
In addition to his acting work, Cherney has also been active in various political and environmental causes. He is a vocal opponent of environmental destruction and corporate greed, and has spoken out against the oil industry. He has been involved in several initiatives to promote renewable energy and protect the environment.
In the late 1990s, Cherney founded the Earth First! Media Project, which focused on creating media campaigns in support of environmental causes. He also served as a producer for the documentary “Who Bombed Judi Bari?”, which explored the unsolved car bombing of environmental activist Judi Bari.
In recent years, Cherney has continued to act in films and television shows, and has also written and directed several short films. He recently wrote, directed, and starred in the short film “The Great Divide”, which was an official selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
Darryl Cherney is an accomplished actor, filmmaker, and activist with a career spanning over 30 years. He has used his platform to advocate for environmental causes and to raise awareness about corporate greed and environmental destruction. His work has been recognized by both critics and audiences alike.