Clifton Powell

Clifton Powell

  • Highest Rated: 93% House Party (1990)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Foolish (1999)
  • Birthday: Mar 16, 1956
  • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
  • Few actors possess the range required to craft some of the most colorful villains ever committed to celluloid before turning around to portray such a benevolent and beloved leader as Martin Luther King Jr., and it's a testament to Clifton Powell's skills as a performer that he could be equally believable doing both. It was during the early '90s that Powell first began to rise to prominence in television and film, with standout roles in Bill Duke's Deep Cover and In the Heat of the Night preceding a pair of memorable supporting roles for the Hughes Brothers in Menace II Society and Dead Presidents. Though Powell would continue to appear in features, it was on the small screen that he gained most of his exposure in the early years. After gradually climbing the credits on such shows as Murder, She Wrote, The Jamie Foxx Show, and NYPD Blue, Powell would leave an indelible mark on viewers with his thoughtful portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in director Charles Burnett's Selma, Lord, Selma. With versatile, everyman looks that were something of a blessing and a curse, Powell quickly established himself as an actor capable of truly disappearing into his characters -- sometimes to a fault. While a slew of roles on screens big and small kept Powell a considerably busy man in the mid-'90s, later roles in such efforts as Lockdown, Civil Brand, and Never Die Alone proved that his persistence, talent, and dedication were beginning to pay off. In 2004, Powell and the cast of the wildly popular biopic Ray would be honored with a Screen Actor's Guild nomination, and though they didn't take home the prize it was obvious Powell was finally on the verge of breaking big. His dark turn in the T.D. Jakes screen-adaptation Woman Thou Art Loosed was followed by a series of small-screen appearances in House, M.D., CSI, and Day Break, and in 2007 alone Powell's name would be attached to no less than eight films being prepared for the big screen .

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet I Got the Hook-Up 2 Tony Smooth 2019
No Score Yet Sins Of The Father Actor 2019
No Score Yet Everything That Glitters Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Preacher's Son Actor 2017
No Score Yet A Weekend with the Family Dingo Stankershet 2016
No Score Yet Love Won't Let Me Wait Bishop Buckworth 2016
No Score Yet Hunting Season Actor 2016
No Score Yet Fade Away Actor 2016
No Score Yet Merry Ex-Mas Pastor Jordan 2016
No Score Yet Flowers Mr. Waldell 2016
No Score Yet A Baby for Christmas Gavin 2015
20% Blood Ransom Actor 2014
No Score Yet 99 North Actor 2014
No Score Yet Forbidden Woman Randall Trace 2013
No Score Yet The North Star Mr. Lee Producer 2013
No Score Yet Coffin Baby Detective Wehage 2013
No Score Yet Note To Self Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Marriage Chronicles Robert McDaniel 2012
No Score Yet Somebody's Child Dr. Sperry 2012
No Score Yet The Saints of Mt. Christopher Actor 2012
No Score Yet 23rd Psalm: Redemption Actor 2012
No Score Yet Interludes Actor 2012
No Score Yet He's Mine Not Yours Actor 2011
No Score Yet 35 And Ticking Zane $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet C'mon Man Rooselvelt Steele 2011
No Score Yet Street Kings 2: Motor City Sgt. Greene 2011
No Score Yet The Ideal Husband Actor 2011
29% Chain Letter Coach $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Something Like a Business Sexy Silk 2010
No Score Yet Heaven Ain't Hard To Find Big Bill Herod 2010
50% Preacher's Kid Ike $0.5M 2010
No Score Yet Five K One Actor 2010
No Score Yet Shake Red 2010
No Score Yet Love Me or Leave Me Actor 2010
No Score Yet When The Lights Go Out Actor 2010
No Score Yet Trapped: Haitian Nights Actor 2010
No Score Yet Let God Be the Judge Actor 2010
22% Jazz in the Diamond District Blair Morgan 2009
No Score Yet Man of Her Dreams Director 2009
No Score Yet When the Lights Go Out Actor 2009
No Score Yet God Send Me a Man Actor 2009
No Score Yet Just Another Day Bowman 2009
No Score Yet Jada Terrence Mayweather Director 2008
36% Street Kings Sergeant Green $26.4M 2008
No Score Yet Show Stoppers Actor 2008
12% First Sunday Office Eddie King $38M 2008
No Score Yet It Ain't Easy Actor 2008
No Score Yet Showstoppers Coach 2008
No Score Yet Block Party Madness Actor 2008
No Score Yet Vicious Circle Actor 2008
No Score Yet Internet Dating Actor 2008
No Score Yet There's A Stranger In My House Director Actor 2008
No Score Yet Love for Sale Cinque 2008
No Score Yet Before I Self Destruct Sean 2008
No Score Yet Father of Lies Bishop Calvin Jacobs 2007
No Score Yet Young Cesar Ali Dean 2007
No Score Yet Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary Tommy Guns 2007
9% Norbit Earl Latimore $95.4M 2007
No Score Yet Rim Shop Actor 2007
No Score Yet R & B Chick Actor 2007
No Score Yet Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Actor 2006
No Score Yet Confessions of a Call Girl (Confessions) Chauncey 2006
No Score Yet Knights of the South Bronx Actor 2005
32% The Gospel Bishop Fred Taylor $15.8M 2005
No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Doc Willoby 2005
No Score Yet He Say, She Say, But What Does God Say? Actor 2005
No Score Yet Da Block Party Action Jackson 2004
80% Ray Jeff Brown $75.1M 2004
50% Woman Thou Art Loosed Reggie $6.9M 2004
No Score Yet Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles Actor 2004
No Score Yet Crime Partners Actor 2004
26% Never Die Alone Moon $5.6M 2004
No Score Yet Choices 2 Actor 2004
No Score Yet Love Chronicles Actor 2003
16% Civil Brand Captain Dease $0.2M 2003
26% Friday After Next Pinky $33M 2002
No Score Yet Ticker Actor 2002
No Score Yet Play'd: A Hip Hop Story Oz Davis 2002
58% Lockdown Malachi Young $0.4M 2002
No Score Yet Banged Out Actor 2002
21% Bones Jeremiah Peet $6.9M 2001
63% The Brothers Fred Smith $26.6M 2001
No Score Yet Tapped Out Actor 2001
22% Next Friday Pinky 2000
No Score Yet A Private Affair Actor 2000
No Score Yet No Tomorrow Styles 1999
0% Foolish Everett Washington 1999
No Score Yet Selma, Lord, Selma Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1999
No Score Yet Having Our Say: Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Frazier Johnson 1999
60% Rush Hour Luke 1998
52% Why Do Fools Fall In Love Lawrence Roberts 1998
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars Sgt. Benjamin Dalton 1998
0% Caught Up Herbert/Frank Lowden 1998
29% Deep Rising Mason 1998
13% Phantoms General Copperfield 1998
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldiers C. Boyer 1997
44% Dead Presidents Cutty 1995
84% Menace II Society Chauncy 1993
32% 3 Ninjas FBI Agent Kurl 1992
No Score Yet Conflict Of Interest Detective Oakes 1992
86% Deep Cover Leland 1992
No Score Yet Heat Wave Rioter 1 1990
93% House Party Older Brother 1990
No Score Yet Alphabet City Ramon 1984
No Score Yet A Private Affair Actor 1929

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Carl Weber's The Family Business
2018
Uncle Lou
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Percy Lee Grover Jr. Percy Grover
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Tales
2017
Bob Davis
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012-2016
Gooch
  • 2015
80% Awake
2012
Cooper
  • 2012
21% Unsupervised
2012
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Correctional Officer Earl
  • 2011
54% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
Terrance Price Terrance
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Tom Bernard
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Max Devane
  • 2007
52% Shark
2006-2008
Ray Tillman
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Terrance Crowley
  • 2006
50% Day Break
2006
Lt. Dwayne Romero
  • 2006
No Score Yet Eve
2003-2006
Yusef
  • 2006
91% House
2004-2012
Ken Hall
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Dempsey Powers
  • 2003
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Lamont Jeffries
  • 2003
No Score Yet One on One
2001-2006
Guillory
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Earl Johnson
  • 2002
70% Linc's
1998-2000
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Parkers
1999-2004
Kristopher Alexander
  • 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Jackson
  • 2000
14% Ryan Caulfield: Year One
1999
Lt. Vaughn
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show
1996-2001
  • 1997
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Barnes
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Mr. Jones
  • 1997
  • 1996
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Gerald/Frankie Forrest Futrel
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Det. Flowers Ralph Danton
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
Andre
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991

QUOTES FROM Clifton Powell CHARACTERS

General Copperfield
Just what is this thing?
Timothy Flyte
Chaos, chaos in the flesh.
General Copperfield
The first thing we'd like to know is what we're dealing with, biological, chemical, or other.
Sherriff Bryce Hammond
Well, I'm leaning towards other.
Pinky
Murry Chistmas....Murry Christmas...from Pinky...NUCCA!
Pinky
Murry Chistmas... Murry Christmas... from Pinky... NUCCA!