Clayton has been a professional performer, actor, director, producer, writer and teacher for over 40 years. With 350+ credits as an actor, recent feature film performances include Trouble With The Curve, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Footloose and Undocumented Executive. Recent TV appearances include his recurring roles in Drop Dead Diva, Necessary Roughness, Being Mary Jane and Single Ladies. He is The Gulf Power Energy Coach in 12 commercials for TV, radio and the Internet.
On Television he starred as Roger Barrow in the first season of 1st and Ten, the first scripted half hour comedy original series on HBO. He has had recurring roles in eight other TV series including 3 seasons as attorney James Westmont on Knots Landing and 1 year as the evil Gregory on Days of Our Lives. Other shows with multiple episodes include: Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger, Without a Trace, and Stargate: Atlantis. As well as starring in the pilot for Used Cars and Guest Starring in the pilot SNOOPS his favorite Guest Starring roles include Becker, Designing Women, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and JAG. Known to jokingly say his film career goes from A-Z: Assault of The Killer Bimbos to Zombie Strippers his over 40 films and movies for television include favorites Norma Rae, Fatal Beauty, Pump Up the Volume and The Cisco Kid. His work has been represented at the Cannes (She’s So Lovely) , Sundance (Shadow Hours) and Venice (The Reluctant Fundamentalist) Film Festivals. Norma Rae, Clayton’s first feature, was named in 2011 to The Library of Congress National Film Registry. It is, however, (sad but) true that more people have probably seen him get sucked down the drain in The Blob than in any other role.
He has appeared in over 40 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. He received a Drama-Logue Award, an LA Weekly Award, a Maddy, a Garland Award and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for his performance as Luther Adler in the critically acclaimed production of Names at the Matrix