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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 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Mindhunters Vince Sherman
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 2017 M.F.A. (post-production)
 2017 The Vault (post-production)
 2016 Pinebox (Short) (pre-production)
 2015-2016 Ballers (TV Series)
Maximo Gomez
- Everybody Knows (2016) ... Maximo Gomez
- World of Hurt (2016) ... Maximo Gomez
- Ends (2015) ... Maximo Gomez
- Everything Is Everything (2015) ... Maximo Gomez
- Machete Charge (2015) ... Maximo Gomez
 2016 And Punching the Clown
Dramatic Actor
 2016 Transpecos
Lou Hobbs
 2016 Triple 9
Franco Rodriguez
 2015 Evil Men (TV Movie)
Lazlo Kirk
 2015/I Man Down
 2015/I Stung
 2015 Knight of Cups
 2015 Hacker
 2014/I Transcendence
 2013 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Hector Lorca
- The Stewmaker (No. 161) (2013) ... Hector Lorca
 2013 Cleaners (TV Series)
- The Dummy Trap (2013) ... Julian
- Hide & Seek (2013) ... Julian
- The Blown Job (2013) ... Julian
 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
 2012 Freeloaders
 2012 Hellbenders
 2012 Gotten (Video short)
Gun dealer
 2012 Potus (Video short)
 2011 Machine Gun Justice (Short)
Jack Grizzly
 2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Scar / Weasel
- Rebel Without a Collar (2011) ... Scar / Weasel (voice)
 2010-2011 The Event (TV Series)
- Face Off (2011) ... Thomas
- A Message Back (2011) ... Thomas
- Turnabout (2011) ... Thomas
- Inostranka (2011) ... Thomas
 2011 The FP
C.C. Jam
 2010 The Experiment
 2010 Tell Tale (Short)
 2009 Extract
 2009 Star Trek
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series)
Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
- Family Man (2008) ... Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
 2008 Under Still Waters
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
Frendon Blythe
- Little Brother (2007) ... Frendon Blythe
 2007 The Shield (TV Series)
- Exiled (2007) ... Hernan
- Haunts (2007) ... Hernan
 2006/I Babel
Officer at Border Crossing
 2006 TV: The Movie
Tijuana Cop #1 / Minion / Miranda
 2005 Bounty Hunters (TV Movie)
 2005 Life of the Party
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Cesar Vialpando (voice)
 2003 Alias (TV Series)
Javier Parez
- Prelude (2003) ... Javier Parez
 2003 Undefeated (TV Movie)
 2003 I Witness
Claudio Castillo
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Andy Perez
- Last Lap (2002) ... Andy Perez
 2000 Road Dogz
Raymo Serrano
 2000 Lessons Learned (TV Movie)
 1999 My Sweet Killer
 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)
- 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)
 1995 Madman of the People (TV Series)
- 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)
 1991 Grand Canyon
Carlos' Friend #2 (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
- 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)
- Interior Loft (1990) ... Mickey (as Clifton Gonzalez Collins)
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Appeared in the 2003 music video for "Fly With Me" by Blow-Up. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I try to keep a nice balance of different types of characters. [I don't want to do] too many Anglo roles or too many Mexican roles or too many bad guy roles or too many good guy roles. I've got to really keep it balanced so I can have the freedom to choose and go after the roles that I want without being held back by what they remember me from my past performances. See more »


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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