Clayton kicked off 2011 with a lead role in the Indie Feature Undocumented Executive. He then dove in to “a delicious role in a delicious play”: Ben Hubbard in the Lillian Hellman classic The Little Foxes. Foxes opens March 9 at Theater in the Square in Marietta, GA. He can be seen next on TV as Judge Emerson in the premier episode of Franklin & Bash. Then it’s the release of the remake of Footloose as Coach Guerntz.
With over 300 credits as an actor Clayton is proud to celebrate his 39 years as a professional actor, writer, director, producer and teacher.
On Television he starred as Roger Barrow in the first season of 1st and Ten, one of the first original series on HBO. He has had recurring roles in seven 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: Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger, Without a Trace, Stargate: Atlantis and the current Lifetime Network hit Drop Dead Diva. 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 toZombie 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 both the Cannes (She’s So Lovely) and Sundance (Shadow Hours) Film Festivals. 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 and 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 most recent screenplay One Star Awake is co-written with novelist Steven Cain.
His training includes a BA in Drama from the University of Houston and Masters Classes with Marlon Brando, Stella Adler and Darryl Hickman.
Clayton is currently the Secretary of the Screen Actors Guild Council for the Georgia Regional Branch.