Clifton Davis

Actor, Composer, Singer
A tall, handsome black actor best known for his work on TV sitcoms and variety shows, Clifton Davis is also an ordained Seventh Day Adventist minister as well as a composer of such hit songs as the Jackson Five's "Never ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Madam Secretary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Engagement 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cover 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Painting 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Climb 2002 (Movie)

Joseph Martin (Actor)

City of Angels 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

Charles Winslow (Actor)

Max Keeble's Big Move 2001 (Movie)

Knebworth (Actor)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Mayor Tyrone Smalls (Actor)

Any Day Now 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Gregory Hines Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sparks 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Host

Scott Ross Street Talk (03/14/93) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Host

1990 King Orange Jamboree Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Amen 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Dove Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Host

56th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Date 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Starathon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Dove Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Host

The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Host

A Day to Care For the Children 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Look Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Joplin 1977 (Movie)

Louis Chauvin (Actor)

Celebration: The American Spirit 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

That's My Mama 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Cotton Club '75 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, American Style 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in the Stars 1973 (Movie)

Absalom (Actor)

The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Together for Days 1971 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Cindy (TV Show)

Actor

Halloweentown High (TV Show)

Actor

Little Ladies of the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Superdome (TV Show)

Actor

The Night the City Screamed (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

("Never Can Say Goodbye") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Never Can Say Goodbye") (Song)

Janice Beard 2002 (Movie)

("Never Can Say Goodbye") (Song)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

("Never Can Say Goodbye") (Song)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

("Never Can Say Goodbye") (Song)

Biography

A tall, handsome black actor best known for his work on TV sitcoms and variety shows, Clifton Davis is also an ordained Seventh Day Adventist minister as well as a composer of such hit songs as the Jackson Five's "Never Can Say Good-bye. " Davis' sitcom work has included regular stints as a barber living with his mother in what was a then-pioneering show starring African-Americans, "That's My Mama" (ABC, 1974-75), and "Amen" (NBC, 1986-1991), in which, ironically, he played Reuben Gregory, the young minister of a church assisting a wheeling-dealing deacon (Sherman Hemsley).

Relationships

Toussaint Davis

Father

Holly Davis

Daughter
born c. 1984

Noel Davis

Son
born c. 1981

Monica Durant

Wife
Married May 27, 2000 in Kauai, HI

Irma Langhord

Mother

Ann Taylor

Wife

EDUCATION

Andrews University

Berrien Springs , Michigan 1987
(Divinity)

Oakwood College

Huntsville , Alabama 1984

Milestones

1996

Made episodic guest appearances on "Sparks", "Malcolm & Eddie", "Living Single" and "The Jamie Foxx Show"

1990

Hosted the syndicated "Stellar Gospel Music Awards" for first time

1977

TV-movie debut, "Little Ladies of the Night" (ABC)

1972

Starred on the CBS variety series "The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show"

1970

Earned Tony nomination for starring role in the Broadway musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona"

1970

Earned Grammy nomination for writing hit Jackson Five song "Never Can Say Good-bye"

1970

Was cast member on "Love American Style" (ABC) doing skit wrap-arounds

1969

Appeared on ABC daytime drama "A World Apart"

1969

Film debut in Hal Ashby's "The Landlord"

1967

Made Broadway debut as Cornelius in "Hello, Dolly!", starring Pearl Bailey

Co-starred in "Kingdom Come", a comedy

Starred with Sherman Hemsley on "Amen" (NBC)

Starred in the ABC sitcom "That's My Mama"

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