Clifton Powell

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1956

Filmography

Actor (87)

Black Jesus 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder in the First 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Soul Man 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blood Ransom 2014 (Movie)

Detective Hobbs (Actor)

Crime Partners 2014 (Movie)

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He's Mine, Not Yours 2014 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Black Dynamite 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

High Incident 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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In the Heat of the Night 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

JD Lawrence's Community Service 2012 (Movie)

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Living With No Regrets 2012 (Movie)

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Martin 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Roc 1990 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1991 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

They Die By Dawn 2012 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

Toolbox Murders 2 2012 (Movie)

Detective S. Jackson (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1990 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chain Letter 2010 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

God Send Me A Man 2010 (Movie)

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Preacher's Kid 2010 (Movie)

Ike (Actor)

Jazz in the Diamond District 2009 (Movie)

Blair Morgan (Actor)

Something Like A Business 2009 (Movie)

Sexy Silk (Actor)

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Sunday 2008 (Movie)

Officer Eddie King (Actor)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

Sergeant Green (Actor)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

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Vicious Circle 2007 (Movie)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

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American Dream 2005 (Movie)

Old Skool (Actor)

The Gospel 2005 (Movie)

Bishop Fred Taylor (Actor)

Brothers in Arms 2004 (Movie)

Doc Willoughby (Actor)

Love Chronicles 2004 (Movie)

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Never Die Alone 2004 (Movie)

Moon (Actor)

Ray 2004 (Movie)

Jeff Brown (Actor)

Woman Thou Art Loosed 2004 (Movie)

"Uncle" Reggie (Actor)

Civil Brand 2003 (Movie)

Captain Dease (Actor)

Lockdown 2003 (Movie)

Malachi (Actor)

Third Watch 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday After Next 2002 (Movie)

Pinky (Actor)

Play'd: A Hip Hop Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bones 2001 (Movie)

Jeremiah Peet (Actor)

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Fred Smith (Actor)

A Private Affair 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

Pinky (Actor)

Ryan Caulfield: Year One 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2000 (Tv Show)

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Foolish 1999 (Movie)

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Hot Boyz 1999 (Movie)

Saint (Actor)

Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Breaks 1999 (Movie)

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Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Caught Up 1998 (Movie)

Frank Lowden (Actor)

Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

Mason (Actor)

No Tomorrow 1998 (Movie)

Styles (Actor)

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

General Copperfield (Actor)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

Lawrence Roberts (Actor)

Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Riot 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Safe House 1997 (Movie)

Detective Horace Williams (Actor)

Divas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Simon 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Dead Presidents 1995 (Movie)

Cutty (Actor)

Nowhere to Hide 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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South Central 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Sinbad Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Conflict of Interest 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

Chauncy (Actor)

3 Ninjas 1992 (Movie)

FBI Agent Kurl (Actor)

House Party 1990 (Movie)

Older Brother (Actor)

Alphabet City 1984 (Movie)

Ramon (Actor)

Green Dolphin Beat (TV Show)

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Heat Wave (TV Show)

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Knights of South Bronx (TV Show)

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Orleans (TV Show)

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Selma, Lord, Selma (TV Show)

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Shake (Movie)

Red (Actor)

The Pentagon Wars (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Milestones

2004

Starred in "Woman Thou Art Loosed" based on the self-help novel by Bishop T.D. Jakes

2004

Cast opposite Jamie Foxx in "Ray" a biopic of legendary blues singer Ray Charles

2002

Reprised the role of Pinky in "Friday After Next"

2002

Co-starred in the award winning prison drama "Civil Brand"

2001

Co-starred in the romantic feature "The Brothers"

2000

Cast as the hilarious Pinky in the comedy feature "Next Friday"

1998

Portrayed the cousin to Chris Tucker's character in the blockbuster hit "Rush Hour"

1997

Cast in the award winning TNT television feature "Buffalo Soldiers"

1995

Portrayed the violent character Cutty in the feature drama "Dead Presidents," directed by the Hughes brothers.

1994

Cast in the short-lived television drama "South Central"

1993

Portrayed Chauncy in the feature "Menace II Society"

1990

Cast in the comedy feature "House Party"

1984

Feature debut in "Alphabet City"

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