In the mid 1980s, child actor Joey Cramer's career seemed to be taking off after starring in the beloved movie Flight of the Navigator at the age of 13. Sadly, it's been a long road since then. And the young actor's career ended up taking a very different path. Now he finds himself behind bars in a Vancouver jail. The Sunshine Coast Royal Mounted Police arrested the actor, 42, in connection with the April 28 robbery of a Scotiabank in Sechelt.
Coast Reporter reveals that the actor, who now goes by his full name, Deleriyes Joe Cramer, was arrested in the town of Gibsons on May 1, charged with robbery, disguise with the intent to commit an indictable offence, failing to stop for a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The latter two charges stem from an incident the day after the robbery, when Cramer allegedly fled in a vehicle in Sechelt when an officer tried to stop him. Here's what Cst Harrison Mohr with Sunshine Coast RCMP had to say in a statement regarding the arrest.
"Despite the fact that a disguise was used during the robbery, the suspect was quickly identified by some of our officers, who had recently dealt with him on an unrelated matter. We hope that the community feels safer now that the suspect has been apprehended."
Joey Cramer made his feature film debut in 1984's Runaway, where he played the son of Tom Selleck's lead character. He went on to star in The Clan of the Cave Bear and Flight of the Navigator, which went on to become a cult classic after its theatrical run. He appeared in two episodes of Murder She Wrote later that year, and in a 1987 TV movie called Stone Fox. Aside from an uncredited role in the 1996 movie It's My Party, Joey Cramer hasn't acted ever since.
Since his acting days, Joey Cramer has been a regular fixture in Vancouver area courthouses for drug and fraud related charges. The Sunshine Coast RCMP issued an alert for Cramer in 2011 when he was wanted on fraud charges. Cramer is currently in custody and is set to appear in North Vancouver Provincial Court, May 10. Way back in 2012, it was reported that a Flight of the Navigator remake was happening. But that movie has yet to move forward.