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Clifton Davis was born on October 4, 1945, in Chicago. His career spans forty years. He is a minister and songwriter as well as an actor. He performed as a student at Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania (from which he graduated in 1963) as a singer and as an orator, and those performances accustomed him to appearing in front of an audience. He and ... See full bio »

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Madam Secretary Ephraim Ware
(2015-2019)
Iron Fist Lawrence Wilkins
(2017)
Amen Reverend Reuben Gregory
(1986-1991)
Any Given Sunday Mayor Tyrone Smalls
(1999)

Filmography

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  The Engagement Ring (announced)
Dr. Eric Maynard
 2022 Whealthy and Wise (pre-production)
Dr. Rafael Mendes, PhD
 2017-2022 Billions (TV Series)
Judge Wailand
- Hindenburg (2022) ... Judge Wailand
- Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game (2019) ... Judge Wailand
- Flaw in the Death Star (2018) ... Judge Wailand
- Indian Four (2017) ... Judge Wailand
 2021 A Shot Through the Wall
Deputy Chief Bill Walker
 2019-2021 Godfather of Harlem (TV Series)
Honorable Elijah Muhammad
- The Hate That Hate Produced (2021) ... Honorable Elijah Muhammad
- The Little Fruit Stand Riot (2021) ... Honorable Elijah Muhammad
- Sting Like a Bee (2021) ... Honorable Elijah Muhammad
- Chickens Come Home to Roost (2019) ... Honorable Elijah Muhammad
- Rent Strike Blues (2019) ... Honorable Elijah Muhammad
 2015-2019 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Ephraim Ware
- Ships and Countries (2019) ... Ephraim Ware
- Accountability (2019) ... Ephraim Ware
- Daisy (2019) ... Ephraim Ware
- Killer Robots (2019) ... Ephraim Ware
- Hail to the Chief (2019) ... Ephraim Ware
 2018 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Inspector Azoulay
- Mind Games (2018) ... Inspector Azoulay
 2018 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Pierre Pampil
- Rituals (2018) ... Pierre Pampil
 2017 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Anthony Spiegel
- Not So Grand Jury (2017) ... Anthony Spiegel
 2017 Iron Fist (TV Series)
Lawrence Wilkins
- Black Tiger Steals Heart (2017) ... Lawrence Wilkins
- The Blessing of Many Fractures (2017) ... Lawrence Wilkins
- Felling Tree with Roots (2017) ... Lawrence Wilkins
- Under Leaf Pluck Lotus (2017) ... Lawrence Wilkins
- Eight Diagram Dragon Palm (2017) ... Lawrence Wilkins
 2016 Prayer Never Fails
Michael Brown
 2013 Murder in Manhattan (TV Movie)
Bill
 2013 The First Family (TV Series)
Clayton
- The First Triangle (2013) ... Clayton
 2012 Mr. Box Office (TV Series)
Judge
- Pilot (2012) ... Judge
 2012 Political Animals (TV Mini Series)
Reporter
- Pilot (2012) ... Reporter
 2012 What My Husband Doesn't Know (Video)
Franklin
 2007 Cover
D.A. Simmons
 2006 The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2
Rev. Joe Clark
 2004 Halloweentown High (TV Movie)
Principal Flannigan
 2004 Half & Half (TV Series)
Pastor David Adams
- The Big Practice What You Preach Episode (2004) ... Pastor David Adams
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series)
Alvin Lewis
- The Home Front (2002) ... Alvin Lewis
 2002 The Climb
Cheryl's Dad
 2001 The Painting
Thomas Ayers
 2001 Max Keeble's Big Move
Supt. Bobby 'Crazy Legs' Knebworth
 2001 Kingdom Come
Charles Winslow
 2000 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Brian's Father
- Veronica Checks Out (2000) ... Brian's Father
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Dr. Langston Ellis
- Bride and Prejudice (2000) ... Dr. Langston Ellis
 1999 Any Given Sunday
Mayor Tyrone Smalls
 1999 In the House (TV Series)
Ted Miller
- Cornbread, Marion and Me (1999) ... Ted Miller
- How Nana Got Her Groove Back (1999) ... Ted Miller
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Councilman Lyle Hammond
- No Comment (1998) ... Councilman Lyle Hammond
 1997 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Michael
- Three's Not Company (1997) ... Michael
 1997 The Sentinel (TV Series)
President Lemec
- Fool Me Twice (1997) ... President Lemec
 1997 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Dr. Swanson
- Sam's Dad (1997) ... Dr. Swanson
 1997 Party of Five (TV Series)
Martin Wilcox
- Point of No Return (1997) ... Martin Wilcox
 1997 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Leonard Larson
- Club Story (1997) ... Leonard Larson
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Pastor Alexander
- It's the Gospel (1997) ... Pastor Alexander
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Harrison Cushmore
- Mother Inferior (1997) ... Harrison Cushmore
 1996 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Charles
- Seems Like Old Times (1996) ... Charles
 1994 Heart of Stone (Video)
Richard Polite
 1993 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Jada Sweet
- Pros and Cons (1993) ... Jada Sweet
 1986-1991 Amen (TV Series)
Reverend Reuben Gregory
- Deliverance: Part 2 (1991) ... Reverend Reuben Gregory
- Deliverance: Part 1 (1991) ... Reverend Reuben Gregory
- Date with an Angel (1991) ... Reverend Reuben Gregory
- Three's a Crowd (1991) ... Reverend Reuben Gregory
- The Wild Deak (1991) ... Reverend Reuben Gregory
 1989 Dream Date (TV Movie)
Bill Fairview
 1981 Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (TV Movie)
Cool Papa Bell
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Arnold Clements
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Phil McLean
- Licence to Steal (1980) ... Phil McLean
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Reeves
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Leon Hazlett
- The Eleventh Event (1979) ... Leon Hazlett
 1978 Cindy (TV Movie)
Capt. Joe Prince
 1978 Superdome (TV Movie)
P.K. Jackson
 1977 Scott Joplin (TV Movie)
Chauvin
 1973-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Ed Webber / Mark Randolph
- The Malflores (1977) ... Ed Webber
- The Ho Chi Minh Trail (1973) ... Mark Randolph
 1977 Little Ladies of the Night (TV Movie)
Comfort
 1974-1975 That's My Mama (TV Series)
Clifton Curtis
- Clifton's Casual Fling (1975) ... Clifton Curtis
- Get Your Kicks on Routes 22 and 76 (1975) ... Clifton Curtis
- A Man from the Past (1975) ... Clifton Curtis
- Queen of the Ribs (1975) ... Clifton Curtis
- Mama's Big Move (1975) ... Clifton Curtis
 1974 Lost in the Stars
Absalom
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Saxon
- Legacy of Blood (1974) ... Saxon
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
James Monroe
- A Glow of Dying Embers (1973) ... James Monroe
 1972 Together for Days
Gus
 1971 A World Apart (TV Series)
Matt Hampton
- Episode #1.322 (1971) ... Matt Hampton
- Episode #1.314 (1971) ... Matt Hampton (credit only)
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Other Works:

: Plays Samuel Clark Jr. in "Blue" play by Charles Randolph-Wright and Nona Hendryx (Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, California, USA). See more »

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6' (1.83 m)

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Wrote "Here Comes the Sunrise" for The Supremes, included in their 1971 album "Touch". See more »

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