After 40 plays, 40 films, 180 TV episodes, and 85 commercials
Clayton stopped counting. He has been a professional
performer, actor, director, producer, writer and teacher
for over 40 years. Recent film credits include Sully,
Camera Store and A Sunday Horse.
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 ten 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 and
most recently If Loving You Is Wrong. 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
Theater in Los Angeles. He recreated the role the following
season in the Off-Broadway production. He also received
a Drama-Logue for producing the multi-award winning
Andrea’s Got Two Boyfriends.
His training includes a BA in Drama from the University
of Houston and Masters classes with Stella Adler, Marlon
Brando and Darryl Hickman.
He teaches Scene Study For The Working Actor at theAlliance
Theater and Get The F**k Out of Your Head at The Rob
Clayton is Chair of The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson
SAG-AFTRA Conservatory. He served two terms on the Atlanta
Local SAG-AFTRA Board, one as Secretary.
Clayton is proud to be the voice of the Kennesaw State
University Marching Owls in NCAA Division I football.
He is happily married to World Ranked and record holding
Masters Swimmer Leslie Landey.