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Clifton Collins Jr.


An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, Clifton Collins Jr. is a native Angeleno who grew up destined to become a part of the Latino entertainment industry. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were a Mexican trumpet player and Spanish dancer who formed a traveling family act, and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim Ops Tendo Choi
(2013)
Star Trek
Star Trek Ayel
(2009)
Mindhunters
Mindhunters Vince Sherman
(2004)
Transcendence
Transcendence Martin
(2014)

Filmography

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 2017/II Lucky Day (post-production)
DPO Ernesto Sanchez
 2016-2018 Westworld (TV Series)
Lawrence / El Lazo
- Journey into Night (2018) ... Lawrence
- The Bicameral Mind (2016) ... Lawrence
- Trompe L'Oeil (2016) ... Lawrence
- Contrapasso (2016) ... Lawrence / El Lazo
- Dissonance Theory (2016) ... Lawrence
 2015-2017 Ballers (TV Series)
Maximo Gomez
- Alley-Oops (2017) ... Maximo Gomez
- Ricky-Leaks (2017) ... Maximo Gomez
- Everybody Knows (2016) ... Maximo Gomez
- World of Hurt (2016) ... Maximo Gomez
- Ends (2015) ... Maximo Gomez
 2017 The Vault
Detective Tom Iger
 2017 A Crooked Somebody
Nathan
 2017 M.F.A.
Kennedy
 2016 Hacker
Zed
 2016 Punching Henry
Dramatic Actor
 2016 Transpecos
Lou Hobbs
 2016 Triple 9
Franco Rodriguez
 2015 Evil Men (TV Movie)
Lazlo Kirk
 2015/I Man Down
Charles (as Clifton Collins)
 2015/I Stung
Sydney
 2015 Knight of Cups
Jordan
 2014/I Transcendence
Martin
 2013 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Hector Lorca
- The Stewmaker (No. 161) (2013) ... Hector Lorca
 2013 Cleaners (TV Series)
Julian
- Till Death Do Us Part (2013) ... Julian
- The Dummy Trap (2013) ... Julian
- The Key to the Kingdom (2013) ... Julian
- Hide & Seek (2013) ... Julian
- The Blown Job (2013) ... Julian
 2013 Pacific Rim
Ops Tendo Choi
 2013 Red Widow (TV Series)
James Ramos
- The Hit (2013) ... James Ramos
- The Coke (2013) ... James Ramos
- The Captive (2013) ... James Ramos
- The Recorder (2013) ... James Ramos
- The Escape (2013) ... James Ramos
 2013 Parker
Ross
 2012 Freeloaders
Vic
 2012 Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: The Great Calamity (Video short)
Edgar Allan Poe (voice)
 2012 Hellbenders
Lawrence
 2012 Gotten (Video short)
Gun dealer
 2012 Potus (Video short)
Pimp
 2011 Machine Gun Justice (Short)
Jack Grizzly
 2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Scar / Weasel
- Rebel Without a Collar (2011) ... Scar / Weasel (voice)
 2011 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Raymond Harris
- Life Sentence (2011) ... Raymond Harris
- Nothing for Something (2011) ... Raymond Harris
 2010-2011 The Event (TV Series)
Thomas
- Face Off (2011) ... Thomas
- A Message Back (2011) ... Thomas
- Turnabout (2011) ... Thomas
- Inostranka (2011) ... Thomas
- And Then There Were More (2011) ... Thomas
 2011 The FP
C.C. Jam
 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Vegan Police (uncredited)
 2010 The Experiment
Nix
 2010 Tell Tale (Short)
Detective
 2010 Southland (TV Series)
Detective Ray Suarez
- The Runner (2010) ... Detective Ray Suarez
 2009/I Brothers
Major Cavazos
 2009 Extract
Step
 2009 Crank: High Voltage
El Huron
 2009 Star Trek
Ayel
 2009 The Perfect Game
Cesar Faz
 2009 Horsemen
Stingray
 2009 Tom Cool
Tom Picasso
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series)
Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
- Family Man (2008) ... Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
 2008 Under Still Waters
Jacob
 2008 Sunshine Cleaning
Winston
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
Frendon Blythe
- Little Brother (2007) ... Frendon Blythe
 2007 The Shield (TV Series)
Hernan
- Exiled (2007) ... Hernan
- Haunts (2007) ... Hernan
 2006 Little Chenier
T-Boy Trahan
 2006/I Babel
Officer at Border Crossing
 2006 Thief (TV Mini-Series)
Jack "Bump" Hill
- In the Wind (2006) ... Jack "Bump" Hill
- Flight (2006) ... Jack "Bump" Hill
- No Direction Home (2006) ... Jack "Bump" Hill
- Everything That Rises Must Converge (2006) ... Jack "Bump" Hill
- I Ain't Goin' to Jail for Anyone (2006) ... Jack "Bump" Hill
 2006 TV: The Movie
Tijuana Cop #1 / Minion / Miranda
 2005 Bounty Hunters (TV Movie)
Mouse
 2005 Dirty
Officer Armando Sancho
 2005 Capote
Perry Smith
 2005 Life of the Party
Kipp
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Cesar Vialpando (voice)
 2004 Mindhunters
Vince Sherman
 2003 Alias (TV Series)
Javier Parez
- Prelude (2003) ... Javier Parez
- Repercussions (2003) ... Javier Parez
- A Missing Link (2003) ... Javier Parez
 2003 Undefeated (TV Movie)
Loco
 2003 I Witness
Claudio Castillo
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Andy Perez
- Last Lap (2002) ... Andy Perez
 2002 American Girl
Buddy
 2002 The Rules of Attraction
Rupert
 2001 The Last Castle
Cpl. Ramon Aguilar
 2000-2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
James Garcia
- Lagrimas en el Cielo (2001) ... James Garcia
- No Te Muevas (2000) ... James Garcia
- Comenzando De Nuevo (2000) ... James Garcia
 2000 Road Dogz
Raymo Serrano
 2000 Traffic
Francisco Flores
 2000 Tigerland
Pvt. Miter
 2000 Price of Glory
Jimmy Ortega
 2000 Lessons Learned (TV Movie)
 1999 My Sweet Killer
Horton
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series)
 1999 Light It Up
Robert 'Rivers' Tremont
 1999 Mascara
 1999 Mi abuela (Short)
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Boyd Harcourt
- Rear Windows '98 (1998) ... Boyd Harcourt (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1998 The Defenders: Taking the First (TV Movie)
Nelson Rodriguez (as Clifton González González)
 1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Martinez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1998 The Replacement Killers
Loco (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1997 The Bad Pack
Townsman 1
 1997 One Eight Seven
Cesar Sanchez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Jimmy Cortez
- I Love Lucy (1997) ... Jimmy Cortez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Brown
- Tribes (1997) ... Mr. Brown (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1997 Crisis Center (TV Series)
Nando Taylor
- Shots (1997) ... Nando Taylor (as Clifton Gonzales Gonzales)
- Where Truth Lies (1997) ... Nando Taylor (as Clifton Gonzales Gonzales)
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1997) ... Nando Taylor (as Clifton Gonzales Gonzales)
- He Said, She Said (1997) ... Nando Taylor (as Clifton Gonzales Gonzales)
- It's a Family Affair (1997) ... Nando Taylor (as Clifton Gonzales Gonzales)
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Soldier #2 (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1996 Land's End (TV Series)
- Red Cadillac (1996)
 1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Fito
- El Coyote: Part 2 (1996) ... Fito (as Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez)
- El Coyote: Part 1 (1996) ... Fito (as Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez)
 1996 One Tough Bastard
Jarhead #2 (as Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez)
 1995 Dead Presidents
Betancourt (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Carlos Sandoval
- For Whom the Stinkin' Bell Tolls (1995) ... Carlos Sandoval
 1995 Milestone (Short)
Clif
 1995 Madman of the People (TV Series)
Jorge
- Notes from the Underground (1995) ... Jorge
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie)
Tyrone (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1994 The Stöned Age
Tack (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1993 Acapulco H.E.A.T. (TV Series)
David Kern
- Code Name: Desert Dragon (1993) ... David Kern (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1993 Poetic Justice
Mailroom Supervisor (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1993 Menace II Society
Vato #2 (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie)
 1992 Fortress
Nino Gomez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1992 For Richer, for Poorer (TV Movie)
Co-worker
 1991 Grand Canyon
Carlos' Friend #2 (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Roberto
- Street of Dreams (1991) ... Roberto (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1991 Veronica Clare (TV Series)
Latino Manager
- Slow Violence (1991) ... Latino Manager
 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Kid in Class
- D.A.R.E. (1991) ... Kid in Class
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Javier O'Hara
- Double Vision (1990) ... Javier O'Hara (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Mickey
- Interior Loft (1990) ... Mickey (as Clifton Gonzalez Collins)
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Alternate Names:

Clifton Gonzalez Collins | Clifton Collins | Clifton Gonzales Gonzales | Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez | Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez | Clifton González González

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on auditioning] I'm so busy trying to be other people. You start acting just as soon as you walk into the door of that casting office. You can't just be yourself because they don't want to hire you. I am not a killer. I don't beat my mother. I don't do these things, but you have to walk in there and be these things because they don't want to hire somebody who "pretends to be gay" or "pretends to... See more »

Trivia:

Was extremely proud of his grandfather, actor/comedian Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, who was, for the most part, a victim of Latino stereotypes in 1950s/1960s John Wayne westerns and sitcoms. As a tribute, Clifton changed his professional name to Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez in 1990, claiming that he was tired of people not knowing his grandfather or appreciating the significance of his ordeal. He ... See more »

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