Clifton Davis (I)

Actor | Soundtrack | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Amen (1986-1991) | That's My Mama (1974-1975) | Any Given Sunday (1999)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
BORN 
Oct 4, 1945 (age 72)
HEIGHT 
6' 0" (1.83m)
GUILDS *
ASCAP | AEA | SAG-AFTRA
WORK HISTORY *
Industrial | Television | Voice Over | Film | Radio | Theater | Commercial | Music Video  Less
JOB TYPES *
Composing | Acting | Producing
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (25 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (63 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Madam SecretaryMadam Secretary (TV Series) Ephraim Ware ( 22 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017 22
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  • Primary photo for Glastonbury 2017Glastonbury 2017 (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • The Jacksons (Jun 24, 2017) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
  • Primary photo for BillionsBillions (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for The Good FightThe Good Fight (TV Series) Anthony Spiegel ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for Iron FistIron Fist (TV Series) Lawrence Wilkins ( 5 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 5
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  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suenaTu cara me suena (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Semifinal 1 (Jan 15, 2016) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for ViciousVicious (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 13 episodes, 2013–2015 )  Less 2013–2015 13
    • Wedding (Sep 27, 2015) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Murder in ManhattanMurder in Manhattan (TV Movie) BILL  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The First FamilyThe First Family (TV Series) Clayton ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
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  • Primary photo for Political AnimalsPolitical Animals (TV Mini-series) Reporter ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
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  • Primary photo for The Joy of DiscoThe Joy of Disco (TV Movie) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 2 episodes, 2005–2012 )  Less 2005–2012 2
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    • Michael (Jan 31, 2012) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Patinando por un sueñoPatinando por un sueño (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
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    • Series 2 Grand Final (Jul 10, 2007) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Idols!Idols! (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Doctor WhoDoctor Who (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
    • Father's Day (Apr 28, 2006) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Idool 2004Idool 2004 (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • Liveshow 2 - Disco (Oct 24, 2004) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
  • Primary photo for Halloweentown HighHalloweentown High (TV Movie) Principal Flannigan  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Australian IdolAustralian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 2 episodes, 2003–2004 )  Less 2003–2004 2
  • Primary photo for Half & HalfHalf & Half (TV Series) Pastor David Adams ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Star SearchStar Search (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for American DreamsAmerican Dreams (TV Series) Alvin Lewis ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
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    • I Will Survive (Apr 17, 2000) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Ted Miller ( 2 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999 2
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  • Primary photo for CharmedCharmed (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
    • That '70s Episode (Apr 7, 1999) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Any Day NowAny Day Now (TV Series) Councilman Lyle Hammond ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • No Comment (Sep 29, 1998) Councilman Lyle Hammond  Less
  • Primary photo for The Gregory Hines ShowThe Gregory Hines Show (TV Series) Pauley's Father ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The SentinelThe Sentinel (TV Series) President Lemec ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Grace Under FireGrace Under Fire (TV Series) Dr. Swanson ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Party of FiveParty of Five (TV Series) Martin Wilcox ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Malcolm & EddieMalcolm & Eddie (TV Series) Leonard Larson ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
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  • Primary photo for The Jamie Foxx ShowThe Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) Charles ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The John Larroquette ShowThe John Larroquette Show (TV Series) Jada Sweet ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for AmenAmen (TV Series) Reverend Reuben Gregory ( 110 episodes, 1986–1991 )  Less 1986–1991 110
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  • Primary photo for Dream DateDream Date (TV Movie) Bill Fairview  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' PaigeDon't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (TV Movie) Cool Papa Bell  Less 1981
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  • Primary photo for The Littlest HoboThe Littlest Hobo (TV Series) Phil McLean ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Mr. Reeves ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Vega$Vega$ (TV Series) Leon Hazlett ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
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  • Primary photo for Police StoryPolice Story (TV Series) Ed Webber / Mark Randolph ( 2 episodes, 1973–1977 )  Less 1973–1977 2
  • Primary photo for Little Ladies of the NightLittle Ladies of the Night (TV Movie) Comfort  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Sonny and Cher ShowThe Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye / Best Of My Love") ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
    • Episode #2.10 (Nov 28, 1976) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye / Best Of My Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for Gloria Gaynor - diskojen kuningatarGloria Gaynor - diskojen kuningatar (TV Movie) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye")  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for That's My MamaThat's My Mama (TV Series) Clifton Curtis ( 39 episodes, 1974–1975 )  Less 1974–1975 39
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  • Primary photo for The Graham Kennedy ShowThe Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for The Ernie Sigley ShowThe Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) Writer ("Never Can Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for The Wide World of MysteryThe Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) Saxon ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Love StoryLove Story (TV Series) James Monroe ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Sonny and Cher Comedy HourThe Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) Writer ("Lookin' Through The Windows") ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
    • Episode #3.1 (Sep 15, 1972) Writer ("Lookin' Through The Windows")  Less
  • Primary photo for A World ApartA World Apart (TV Series) Matt Hampton ( 1 episode, 1971 ) , Performer ("Everything is Beautiful", "What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby", "I Know Where I'm Going") ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
    • Episode dated 25 June 1971 (Jun 25, 1971) Matt Hampton, Performer ("Everything is Beautiful", "What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby", "I Know Where I'm Going")  Less
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Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Oakwood University * – BA 1984 Huntsville, AL
  • Andrews University * – M.Div. 1987 Berrien Springs, MI
  • Lincoln University * – D.Litt. 1990 Lincoln University, PA
  • Paine College * – D.Litt. 1996 Augusta, GA
  • Edward Waters College * – D.Litt. 2008 Jacksonville, FL
  • Trinity International University * – D.Min. 2004 Davie, FL
  • University of Hartford * – Doctor of Fine Arts (Conferred) 2015 Hartford, CT

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Theater World Award * – Outstanding Actor 1970
  • Tony Award Nomination * – Best Actor in a Musical 1972
  • Grammy Award Nominee * – R & B Song of the Year 1972

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • President, Clifton Davis Productions, LLC *
  • President, Welcome America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

UPLOADED RESUME
  • * Clifton Davis

    He is an actor, singer, composer, producer and minister. For more than 40 years Clifton Davis has shared his unique gifts with audiences and congregations around the world. Davis is probably best known for his 5-year run as Reverend Rueben Gregory on the popular NBC television series, "Amen," which continues in reruns on cable TV. His earlier series, "That's My Mama, served to established him as a widely known actor and television star. Raised on Long Island, he began his career in New York City in the Broadway show, Hello Dolly. Six years and five Broadway shows later, Davis headed to Hollywood and the rest is history.
    Currently, Davis is performing on Broadway in the hit Disney musical, “Aladdin” as the Sultan. Prior to Aladdin, Davis completed a 16 month run in the First National Broadway Tour of “Wicked” portraying Dr. Dillamond. In recent years, Mr. Davis has appeared in such films as "Any Given Sunday", "Halloweentown High", "Kingdom Come", "Max Keeble's Big Move", "Soldiers of Change" and "The Climb". He has also been a guest star on such shows as, “Mr. Box Office,” “The First Family,” and “Political Animals”. Over the years he’s guested in "Half & Half", "American Dreams", "The Jamie Foxx Show", "Living Single", "Sparks", "Malcolm & Eddie", "Grace Under Fire", "Party of Five", "The Sentinel", "In The House" and many more. His other television credits include starring in "The Melba Moore & Clifton Davis Show". Recently, Davis has toured the nation in several theatrical productions including “The Sweet Spot”, “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” and “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” written, produced and directed by David. E. Talbert..
    Over the years he has made appearances on such shows as "The John Laroquette Show", "Vegas", "The Love Boat," "Police Story," as well as such major talk shows as "The Tonight Show," and "Oprah." He has also hosted and served as presenter on numerous award shows and television specials. Davis has also guest-starred in such made-for-TV movies as "Dream Date", "Little Ladies of the Night," "Cindy," "Murder at the Superdome," "Scott Joplin", "Don't Look Back," and "The Night the City Screamed."
    On Broadway he has appeared in "Hello Dolly," "Jimmy Shine" starring Dustin Hoffman, "The Engagement Baby," "Look To The Lilies" and he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical as one of the stars of Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical, "Two Gentlemen of Verona,". Then, in 1994 and 1995, Mr. Davis returned to the New York Theater appearing in the hit drama, "Hapgood" at The Lincoln Center Theater. He has also been seen Off-Broadway in "How to Steal an Election," Lorraine Hansberry's "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," Pulitzer Prize-winning "No Place to be Somebody," and many other productions. Mr. Davis won a Theatre World Award for his performance in "Do It Again." Davis has toured in such shows as "Guys and Dolls", "Daddy Goodness", "Celebration", "Pal Joey" starring Lena Horne, and Maya Angelou's musical, "And Still I Rise".

    In 2008, he co-starred in the romantic comedy play, "The Greatest Love Story Ever Told." Davis received a Grammy nomination for his hit composition, "Never Can Say Goodbye." As a singer and recording artist, he has enjoyed success with his album "Say Amen," on Benson Records, and has performed in concert around the world.
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