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Clifton Powell stars in "Saints & Sinners" on Bounce TV as Rex Fisher.

Clifton Powell has built a resume of great performances in film, television and theater since he began his professional career. With memorable performances on the big screen in Taylor Hackford's "Ray," opposite Jamie Foxx, and as the unforgettable Pinky in "Friday" and "Friday After Next," on television as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma, Lord, Selma" and on stage in the national tour of David E. Talbert's "The Fabric of a Man" as Blair, opposite Shemar Moore, for which he won the NAACP's Theater Award for Best Actor, he has established himself as a dynamic and versatile actor.

Clifton's feature film work includes "Street Kings: Motor City," "Preacher's Kid," "Norbit," opposite Eddie Murphy, "The Gospel," "Brothers in Arms," "Never Die Alone" with DMX, and "Woman Thou Art Loosed," based on the TD Jakes book, opposite Kimberly Elise, "The Brothers," "Rush Hour," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?", "Phantoms," "Deep Rising," "Dead Presidents" and "Menace to Society." Clifton starred in the acclaimed "Civil Brand," for which he won Best Actor and the film won Best Film at the American Black Film Festival South Beach in 2002.

Clifton's numerous television credits include David Milch's HBO pilot "Last of the Ninth," the FOX pilot "Faceless," opposite Sean Bean, "Knights of the South Bronx" for A&E, BET's "A Private Affair," opposite Vanessa Bell Calloway, "Having Our Say," the Delaney Sisters story, HBO's "Pentagon Wars" with Kelsey Grammar, "Buffalo Soldiers," opposite Danny Glover, and Charles Dutton's directorial debut "First Time Felon." Clifton starred in Nickelodeon's Cable Ace Award winning "Four Points," hosted by Shaquille O'Neal. Clifton has also made many guest appearances in "Murder in the First," "The Soul Man," "Awake," "The Mentalist," "House," "Shark," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "NYPD Blue," "New York Undercover," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "Moesha" and "In the House." Series regular credits include the critically acclaimed "South Central" and "Ryan Caulfield," while recurring roles include "Army Wives," "Eve," "Simon," "Roc," "Sinbad" and "Murder, She Wrote."

On stage, Clifton starred in "The Thing That Lovers Do" with Shanté Moore, and "Will a Real Man Please Stand Up" with Johnny Gill. Clifton toured nationally with the Negro Ensemble Company's production of "A Soldier's Play" and played the lead character Bernard in the West Coast premiere of "The Talented Tenth" at the Hudson Theater, for which he won the NAACP Theater Award for Best Actor. Other theatrical credits include "The Mighty Gents," "Zooman and the Sign," "Langston," "The Hooch" and "Fraternity."

A native of Washington D.C., Clifton started his acting career at Workshops for Careers in the Arts, a professional program designed to train aspiring young artists. He's also a graduate of Emerson College with a B.S. in Speech and Education.

Clifton now makes his home in Los Angeles.


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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: March 16, 1956
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA






 
 
 
 
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