Clifton Collins Jr.


Date Of Birth

June 16, 1970


Clifton Collins Jr. is popularly known for his role as gang thug Cesar Sanchez in the 1997 film One Eight Seven, his first attempt at mainstream Hollywood.  Born in Los Angeles, started his acting career in 1988 and found himself stuck with minor roles. Gradually, he started branching out from the confines of the Latino stereotype, acquiring mediocre material in the process such as the futuristic 1993 prison flick Fortress and the 1994 comedy The Stoned Aged.  But after starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson in One Eight Seven, Collins’ positively career took off with films like The Replacement Killers, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Tigerland.

In 2000, Collins was cast was a gay Mexican Hitman in the movie Traffic, which earned him critical acclaim. Subsequently, he played a psychological profiler in Mindhunters before portraying a killer in Capote, which earned him an ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Actor.

On TV, Clifton Collins Jr. entertained viewers as he made gust appearances on shows such as NYPD Blue, The Twilight Zone, Resurrection Blvd. and Alias.  Moreover, he was also noted for playing Jack "Bump" Hill on the crime thriller Thief, which also featured Andre Braugher, Mae Whitman, Yancey Arias and Malik Yoba.

In 2010, he was cast as Thomas on the TV series The Event.

Place of Birth

Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Clifton Craig Collins Jr.



Fun Facts



2009 BSFC Award - Best Ensemble for Startrek
2007 Copper Wing Award - Best Ensemble Acting for Little Chenier
2001 Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture
for Traffic
1998 Margo Albert Award - Most Promising Actor


Grand Canyon (1991)
Fortress (1993)
Menace II Society (1993)
Poetic Justice (1993)
The Stoned Age (1994)
One Tough Bastard (1995)
Dead Presidents (1995)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
One Eight Seven (1997)
The Bad Pack (1997)
The Replacement Killers (1998)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Light It Up (1999)
Road Dogz (2000)
Price of Glory (2000)
Tigerland (2000)
Traffic (2000)
The Last Castle (2001)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
American Girl (2002)
I Witness (2003)
Undefeated (2003)
Mindhunters (2004)
Life of the Party (2005)
Capote (2005)
Dirty (2005)
TV: The Movie (2006)
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Babel (2006)
Little Chenier (2006)
Still Waters (2008)
Sunshine Cleaning (2009)
Horsemen (2009)
The Perfect Game (2009)
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
Brothers (2009)
Extract (2009)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
The Experiment (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)




5' 8" (1.73 m)


"I'm so busy trying to be other people. You start acting just as soon as you walk into the door of that casting office. You can't just be yourself because they don't want to hire you"

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