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CLIFTON CRAIG COLLINS JR. (born June 16, 1970) is an American actor. He has appeared in films such as Traffic , Capote , Star Trek , Pacific Rim , Sunshine Cleaning , and Triple 9 . He has also appeared in a variety of television shows, including The Event , Westworld , and Thief , for which he received an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nomination.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Writing

* 4 Filmography

* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Video games

* 5 References * 6 External links

EARLY LIFE

Collins was born in Los Angeles, California
California
. He is the grandson of actor Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
. He has sometimes been credited as CLIFTON GONZALEZ-GONZALEZ to honor his grandfather. He is of Mexican descent.

CAREER

He first broke through the mainstream in 1997 with a performance as gang thug César Sánchez in the film One Eight Seven . In 1998, he was in Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
's cult film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
. He next portrayed a gay hitman named Francisco "Frankie Flowers" Flores for the Mexican drug cartels in Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
's 2000 ensemble drama Traffic . For his portrayal of a USMC prisoner in the 2001 film The Last Castle Collins was nominated for the 2002 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture. In 2002, he played the role of Buddy in the film Confessions of an American Girl . In 2005, Collins won rave reviews for his subtle portrayal of killer Perry Smith in the fact-based film Capote , which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006. He starred in the 2005 film Dirty alongside Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Collins starred on FX Networks ' series Thief and received an Emmy nomination. Collins also played a supporting role on FX Networks' series The Shield
The Shield
as undercover ICE agent Hernan. He also has a small role in 2006's Babel , directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
.

In 2007, Collins took the lead role in the indie feature The Perfect Game, playing former baseball player Cesar Faz, who coaches a local Mexican youth league team, leading them all the way to the Little League World Series.

In 2008, Collins directed two music videos for the country music group Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band
: "Chicken Fried" and "Whatever It Is".

Collins starred in the comedy Sunshine Cleaning with Amy Adams
Amy Adams
, Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
and Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
. He played Winston, the owner of a cleaning supply shop who builds meticulously detailed model airplanes with only one arm. Collins played the part with one arm thrust tied behind his back. In 2009's Star Trek , Collins plays Ayel, a Romulan , second in command to the villain Nero.

In 2009, Clifton joined Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
and Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
in the psychological thriller The Experiment .

Collins starred in Extract , a 2009 film by director Mike Judge .

Collins Jr. co-produced the film National Lampoon\'s TV: The Movie in which he played Officer Sanchez alongside Jacob Vargas . He also voiced the fictional video game character Cesar Vialpando in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . In 2009, he played Romeo in the film The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day .

In 2010, Collins joined the cast of NBC
NBC
's drama The Event as Thomas.

In 2015, HBO
HBO
's science fiction drama Westworld added Collins as Lawrence / El Lazo, a charming but lethal outlaw, with a knack for maneuvering and negotiating the various criminal elements.

WRITING

He wrote his first book, Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars with Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez, in 2015.

FILMOGRAPHY

FILM

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1991 Grand Canyon Carlos' friend No. 2

1993 Fortress Nino Gomez

Menace II Society Vato No. 2

Poetic Justice Mailroom supervisor

1994 The Stoned Age Tack

1995 One Tough Bastard Jarhead No. 2

Dead Presidents Betancourt

1996 Sgt. Bilko Soldier No. 2

1997 One Eight Seven Cesar Sanchez

The Bad Pack Townsman 1

1998 The Replacement Killers Loco

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Martinez

1999 My Sweet Killer Unknown

Light It Up Robert 'Rivers' Tresmont

2000 Road Dogz Raymo Serrano

Price of Glory Jimmy Ortega

Tigerland Pvt. Miter

Traffic Francisco Flores Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001 The Last Castle Cpl. Ramon Aguilar

2002 The Rules of Attraction Rupert

American Girl Buddy

2003 I Witness Claudio Castillo

2004 Mindhunters
Mindhunters
Vince Sherman

2005 Life of the Party Kipp

Capote Perry Smith Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Dirty Officer Armando Sancho

2006 TV: The Movie Unknown

Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders Kenneth Bianchi

Babel Officer at Border Crossing

Little Chenier T-Boy Trahan Phoenix Film Festival Award for Best Cast

2008 Under Still Waters Jacob

2009 Sunshine Cleaning Winston

Horsemen Stingray

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Cesar Faz

Crank: High Voltage El Huron

Star Trek Ayel Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast

Brothers Major Cavazos

Extract Step

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Romeo

2010 The Experiment Nix

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Vegan Police Uncredited cameo

2011 The FP CC Jam

Freeloaders Vic

2012 Hellbenders Lawrence

2013 Pacific Rim Ops Tendo Choi

Parker Ross

2014 Transcendence Martin

2015 Stung Sydney

Man Down Charles

Hacker Zed

2016 Triple 9 Franco Rodriguez

Transpecos Hobbs

Punching Henry Dramatic Actor

2017 Small Town Crime Mood

M.F.A. Kennedy

The Vault Detective Iger

TELEVISION

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1990 Freddy\'s Nightmares Mickey Episode: "Interior Loft"

1990 The Flash Javier O'Hara Episode 5: "Double Vision", credited as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez

1991 Jake and the Fatman
Jake and the Fatman
Roberto Episode: "Street of Dreams"

1995 Madman of the People
Madman of the People
Jorge Episode: "Notes from the Underground"

1996 Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Fito 2 episodes

1997 Crisis Center Nando Taylor 6 episodes

ER Mr. Brown Episode: "Tribes"

NYPD Blue
NYPD Blue
Jimmy Cortez Episode: "I Love Lucy"

2000–2001 Resurrection Blvd. James Garcia 3 episodes

2002 The Twilight Zone Andy Perez Episode: " Last Lap "

2003 Alias Javiar Parez 3 episodes

Undefeated Loco Television movie

2006 Thief Jack "Bump" Hill 6 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

2007 The Shield
The Shield
Hernan 2 episodes

Masters of Science Fiction Frendon Blythe Episode: "Little Brother"

2008 Fear Itself Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan Episode: "Family Man "

2010 Southland Detective Ray Suarez Episode: "The Runner"

2010–11 The Event Thomas 13 episodes

2011 CSI: NY Raymond Harris 2 episodes

Pound Puppies Scar / Weasel Voice Episode: "Rebel Without a Collar"

2013 Red Widow
Red Widow
James Ramos 8 episodes

The Blacklist Hector Lorca Episode: " The Stewmaker "

2015 Ballers
Ballers
Maximo Gomez 3 episodes

2016–present Westworld Lawrence / El Lazo 10 episodes

VIDEO GAMES

YEAR TITLE VOICE ROLE

2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Cesar Vialpando

REFERENCES

* ^ " Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr.
Biography". filmreference.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013. * ^ Beale, Lewis (April 13, 2010). " Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr.
feels safe at home with his Mexican heritage in \'The Perfect Game\'". Daily News Latino . Retrieved June 9, 2012. * ^ Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
(January 1, 2001). "Traffic Movie Review". * ^ "And the nominees are .." July 7, 2006. Retrieved January 31, 2016. * ^ Lyford, Kathy (June 4, 2007). " Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr.
to star in \'Game\'". Variety . Retrieved January 31, 2016. * ^ Wolcott, Gary (April 16, 2009). "Q ">\'". Tri-City Herald
Tri-City Herald
. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2009. * ^ Kroll, Justin (July 5, 2009). "Clifton Collins Jr". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2016. * ^ Debruge, Peter (October 29, 2009). "Review: \'The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day\'". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2016. * ^ " Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr.
Joins The Event". TVGuide.com. * ^ "Westworld". * ^ "Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars".

EXTERNAL

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