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Also Known As: Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Clifton Craig Collins Jr. Died:
Born: June 16, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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The grandson of famed Mexican character actor and comedian Pedro Gonzales Gonzales, Clifton Collins, Jr. launched his own career as a film and television performer in the late 1980s. At first, Collins' Latino heritage assured him steady work in stereotypical roles - thugs, police officers, troubled youth - in features like "Menace II Society" (1993) and "187" (1997). But his versatility and dedication to craft allowed him to spread his wings in a wider variety of characters, appearing in higher-profile picture like "Traffic" (2000), "Capote" (2005) and "Babel" (2006). An Emmy nominee for the short-lived "Thief" (FX, 2005-06), Collins was a frequent guest star on episodic series, and even began adding producer credits to his CV in 2005, making him one of the more versatile and talented young actors to have emerged on the scene.

The grandson of famed Mexican character actor and comedian Pedro Gonzales Gonzales, Clifton Collins, Jr. launched his own career as a film and television performer in the late 1980s. At first, Collins' Latino heritage assured him steady work in stereotypical roles - thugs, police officers, troubled youth - in features like "Menace II Society" (1993) and "187" (1997). But his versatility and dedication to craft allowed him to spread his wings in a wider variety of characters, appearing in higher-profile picture like "Traffic" (2000), "Capote" (2005) and "Babel" (2006). An Emmy nominee for the short-lived "Thief" (FX, 2005-06), Collins was a frequent guest star on episodic series, and even began adding producer credits to his CV in 2005, making him one of the more versatile and talented young actors to have emerged on the scene.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Triple Nine (2015)
2.
 Transcendence (2014)
3.
 Freeloaders (2013)
4.
 Pacific Rim (2013)
5.
 Parker (2013)
6.
 FP, The (2011)
7.
8.
10.
 Extract (2009)
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1993:
Made film debut in Stuart Gordon's "Fortress"
1997:
First significant film role, as gang thug César Sánchez in "One Eight Seven"
1998:
Played lead role in Ray Bradbury's cult Latino film "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"
2000:
Appeared opposite Colin Farrell in "Tigerland"
2000:
Portrayed a hitman for Mexican drug cartels in Steven Soderbergh's ensemble drama "Traffic"
2002:
Cast as prison inmate in "Confessions of an American Girl"
2004:
Played wheelchair-bound ex-cop in Renny Harlin's "Mindhunters"
2005:
Received rave reviews for portrayal of killer Perry Smith in fact-based film "Capote"
2006:
Starred on FX network's short-lived series "Thief"
2006:
Appeared as an undercover ICE agent on two-episode arc of FX's "The Shield"
2006:
Landed minor role as a Mexican border police in "Babel"
2007:
Co-produced "National Lampoon's TV: The Movie," in which he played Officer Sanchez alongside Jacob Vargas
2009:
Cast as General Ayel, Nero's henchman in J. J. Abrams directed reboot of "Star Trek"
2009:
Played a factory worker in Mike Judge workplace comedy "Extract"
2009:
Appeared in Jim Sheridan's remake of "Brothers"
2010:
Starred in "The Perfect Game" as the coach of first non-U.S. team to win Little League World Series
2013:
Cast opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "Parker"
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companion:
Debi Mazar. Actor. Dated in summer 2000; no longer together.

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grandfather:
Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales. Actor.
father:
Clifton Collins. Actor. Born in 1945; committed suicide in August 1996.

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