Clifton Powell

Clifton Powell

Highest Rated: 80% 35 & Ticking (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Caught Up (1998)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1956

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Character actor Clifton Powell is probably best known for his characterization of Pinky, an outrageous old-school gangster still hanging on in the urban comedy sequels "Next Friday" and "Friday After Next," and for his memorable frequent parts as volatile heavies in films such as the tragic "Menace II Society" and the gritty "Dead Presidents." It was those later-mentioned aggressive performances that particularly marked Powell as a dramatic actor to watch, especially in the eyes of young audiences that could relate to the harrowing, modern-day context his characters provided. Still, Powell is a versatile performer who has displayed his acting skills beyond crime films and urban comedies, starring as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Walt Disney-produced television movie "Selma, Lord, Selma" and as music legend Ray Charles's road manager Jeff Brown in the award-winning Taylor Hackford feature "Ray." In addition to appearing in such other culturally charged projects as "The Gospel," "Street Kings," and "Women Thou Art Loosed," he has also done voice work for the animated TV series "The Boondocks," a sometimes controversial social satire.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Go and Let God Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamond in the Rough Pastor Davis (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 62% I Got the Hook-Up 2 Tony Smooth (Character) $234.8K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of the Father Kevin (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Juug Gone Wrong Mr. Johnson (Character) - 2019
65% No Score Yet Worth Tony (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinners Wanted One Eye (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Talent for Trouble Mr. Wellington (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couples' Night Rich (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Preacher's Son Bishop T.K. Wilson (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Titles Vol. 1 T Parker (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Money Mr. Miller (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Misguided Behavior Captain Rogers (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love by Chance Donald (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hills Captain Pearson (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Top Larry Fletcher (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banger Chief Crans (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade Away Eazy (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Newark Juice (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% A Weekend With the Family Dorien (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merry Ex-Mas Pastor Jordan (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flowers Mr. Waldell (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunting Season Thomas Curry (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Won't Let Me Wait Bishop Buckworth (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Baby for Christmas Gavin (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Hearts Lie Carl (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 99 North Uncle P (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The North Star Mr. Lee (Character),
Producer
- 2014
20% 81% Blood Ransom Detective Hobbs (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Woman Randall (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living With No Regrets Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Behavior Cedric (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dempsey Sisters Theo Dempsey (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 62% Note to Self Coach Gerald Woodson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 25% C'mon Man Rooselvelt Steele (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Womack Gilly Smalls (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 40% The Marriage Chronicles Robert McDaniel (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 54% The Undershepherd Deacon Roberts (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 16% TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2 Detective Wehage (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interludes Blake (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Money Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody's Child Dr. Sperry (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 57% The Ideal Husband Daniel (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Gift Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet 23rd Psalm: Redemption Lester Wayne (Character) - 2011
80% 55% 35 & Ticking Zane (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Precious Jewels Bishop (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 19% Street Kings 2: Motor City Sergeant Greene (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 58% He's Mine Not Yours Walter (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saints of Mt. Christopher Donald Ray Williams (Character) - 2011
33% 46% Chain Letter Coach (Character) $143K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vigilante: The Hayward Brown Story Henry Brown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 45% Something Like a Business Sexy Silk (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five. K. One Barry (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Ain't Hard to Find Big Bill Herod (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let God Be the Judge Gabriel (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Contradictions of the Heart Damien (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% God Send Me a Man Bishop (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 57% Before I Self Destruct Sean (Character) - 2009
57% 63% Preacher's Kid Ike (Character) $514.5K 2009
No Score Yet 83% Just Another Day Bowman (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Her Dreams Sen. Marcus Gordon (Character),
Director
- 2009
No Score Yet 77% Jada Terrance (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 60% There's a Stranger in My House Mr. John Moore (Character),
Director
- 2008
12% 57% First Sunday Officer Eddie King (Character) $37.9M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet R&B Chick Benjamin (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 58% Love for Sale Cinque (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 33% Vicious Circle Freddy (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showstoppers Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rim Shop Joe Joe's father (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 35% Internet Dating Leroy "The Pimp" (Character) - 2008
22% 56% Jazz in the Diamond District Blair Morgan (Character) $5.1K 2008
No Score Yet 82% It Ain't Easy Fish (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Block Party Madness Action Jackson (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 60% Father of Lies Bishop Calvin Jacobs (Character) - 2007
9% 53% Norbit Earl Latimore (Character) $95.3M 2007
No Score Yet 40% Young Cesar Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 78% Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Mr. Jenkins (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 52% Confessions of a Call Girl Chauncey (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 73% Knights of the South Bronx Cokey (Character) - 2005
32% 75% The Gospel Bishop Fred Taylor (Character) $15.8M 2005
No Score Yet 75% Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles Mo Fro (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugar Valentine Joshua Valentine (Character) - 2004
26% 61% Never Die Alone Moon (Character) $5.6M 2004
51% 84% Woman Thou Art Loosed Reggie (Character) $6.9M 2004
80% 87% Ray Jeff Brown (Character) $75.3M 2004
No Score Yet 98% Da Block Party Action Jackson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tapped Out Detective Blackman (Character) - 2003
58% 79% Lockdown Malachi (Character) $449.5K 2003
26% 75% Friday After Next Pinky (Character) $33M 2002
16% 81% Civil Brand Captain Dease (Character) $243.3K 2002
23% 40% Bones Jeremiah Peet (Character) $7.3M 2001
63% 85% The Brothers Fred Smith (Character) $27.5M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private Affair Isaiah (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 93% Selma, Lord, Selma Martin Luther King Jr. (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe House Horace Williams (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 67% Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 72% Hot Boyz Saint (Character) - 1999
13% 27% Phantoms Gen. Leland Copperfield (Character) $5.7M 1998
No Score Yet 86% The Pentagon Wars Sgt. Benjamin Dalton (Character) - 1998
0% 55% Caught Up Herbert/Frank Lewden (Character) $6.7M 1998
29% 43% Deep Rising Mason (Character) $11.2M 1998
52% 76% Why Do Fools Fall in Love Lawrence Roberts (Character) $12.5M 1998
No Score Yet 58% Buffalo Soldiers Unknown (Character) - 1997
44% 78% Dead Presidents Cutty (Character) $24.1M 1995
No Score Yet 15% Conflict of Interest Det. Oakes (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carl Weber's The Family Business Uncle Lou (Character) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saints & Sinners Rex Fisher (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Percy Lee Grover Jr. (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
98% 81% Brockmire Charles Sr. (Guest Star) 2018
95% 47% Black Lightning Rev. Jeremiah Holt (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mann & Wife Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
81% 80% Awake Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Army Wives Terrence Price (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
50% 100% Day Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
90% 96% House Ken Hall (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
14% No Score Yet Ryan Caulfield: Year One Lt. Vaughn (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Gerald / Frankie (Guest Star) 1997 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
29% No Score Yet Homeboys in Outer Space Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon Unknown (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade J.J. Corvell (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Luther Fraction (Guest Star) 1990

QUOTES FROM Clifton Powell CHARACTERS

General Copperfield says: Just what is this thing?

Timothy Flyte says: Chaos, chaos in the flesh.

General Copperfield says: The first thing we'd like to know is what we're dealing with, biological, chemical, or other.

Sherriff Bryce Hammond says: Well, I'm leaning towards other.

Pinky says: Murry Chistmas....Murry Christmas...from Pinky...NUCCA!

Pinky says: Murry Chistmas... Murry Christmas... from Pinky... NUCCA!