Clifton Collins Jr is also known as Clifton Craig Collins is an American actor. He has given his contribution in many television series and movies. He is best known for his work in the movies Traffic, Capote, Little Chenier,
, and much more. His television series include The Blacklist, Masters of Science Fiction, and Madman of the People, Walker, Texas Ranger, Freddy's Nightmares and much more. He was born in Los Angeles. He belongs to a family who has worked in the film industry. His grandfather Pedro Gonzalez was also an actor who was best known for his work with John Wayne in many movies. Clifton Collins Jr is also sometimes recognized as Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez as an honor to his grandfather. He made his first appearance in the cinema though the movie One Eight Seven in 1997. He played the role of César Sánchez.
In the next year, he appeared in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit by Ray Bradbury. In the year 2000, he acted in the movie Traffic by Steven Soderbergh. The movie was based on the plot of illegal drug trade and the people like politicians, drug dealers which are involved in it. He played the role of Francisco Flores. He received the Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture from the movie. In the year 2001, he acted in The Last Castle as USMC prisoner and received a nomination for the American Latino Media Arts Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In 2002, he appeared in Confessions of an American Girl followed with the 2005 film Capote, based on the life of murderer Perry Smith.
In the same year, he acted in Dirty along with Cuba Gooding. In 2007, he appeared in the main character for the movie
The Perfect Game
playing the character of Cesar Faz, who is a baseball player who serves as a coach for a local Mexican team making them to the Little League World Series. In 2008, he even directed music videos for Zac Brown Band. The songs were "Whatever It Is" and "Chicken Fried." In 2009, he was seen in the movie
. In the same year he appeared in Trek, The Experiment a psychological thriller and Extract by Mike Judge. He was seen on TV: The Movie for which he even served as a Co-producer. He has voiced for the video game personality Cesar Vialpando in the series Grand Theft Auto:
. He has even been a part of FX Networks television series Thief. The series had received a nomination for the Emmy Award. He played a supporting role in The Shield, again by FX Networks. He played the role of an ICE undercover agent.
In 2010, he was seen in the drama series The Event aired on NBC. In 2015, he appeared in the science fiction series Westworld by HBO. In 2015, he wrote the book Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars. In 2016, he is lined up with Weightless by Terrence Malick and Stung.