Wrote several books, stories and poems that remained unpublished until 1999. Books include The Huey Williams Story and God.
5 Biographical Movies |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
8 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Tony Clifton | Baji Kimran
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
Whenever I play a role, whether it's good or bad, an evil person or nice person, I believe in being a purist and going all the way with the role. If I'm going to be a villainous wrestler, I believe in going all the way with it and not breaking character and not giving away to the audience that I'm playing a role. I believe in playing it straight to the hilt.
According to Jim Carrey
as stated in A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman
(1995), Kaufman created and originally played the "Tony Clifton" character. The secret kept for 15 years (according to Carrey) was that he did so only briefly and the character was soon passed off to Bob Zmuda
(Kaufman's writer). Most of the TV appearances of Tony Clifton are actually Zmuda, not Kaufman.
Usually played an unnamed character called Foreign Man, who soon evolved into Latka Gravis, the guy from Taxi. Likes to play with the audience's heads like reading The Great Gatsby instead of performing. Doesn't like to break character, even when he's not filming.