Clifton Collins, Jr. (also known as Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez) is an American actor who received a 2006 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jack "Bump" Hill in the television drama Thief.
He starred as Thomas, a member of the non-terrestrials who escaped capture but now is in contact with the other "Sleepers" who are not imprisoned, in the science fiction television series The Event, from 2010-2011.
He also had a starring role as James Ramos, the FBI agent assigned to Marta's case who is attempting to bring down the San Francisco Bratva, in the short-lived crime drama television series Red Widow, in 2013.
He received accolades as well as an Alma Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Perry Smith in director Bennett Miller's Academy Award-nominated Capote.
As one of Hollywood busiest actors, Collins' film credits include a role in Terrence Malick's feature Knight of Cups, opposite Christian Bale; the sci-fi Warner Brothers/Legendary Films feature, Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo Del Toro and co-starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day; and the Taylor Hackford-directed feature Parker, opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.
Previously, Collins starred alongside Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in the Sundance hit Sunshine Cleaning, and with an all-star cast in Star Trek.
He was also seen in Crank 2: High Voltage, the Miramax film Extract, alongside Ben Affleck; Brothers, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman; and Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day.
Other notable film credits include Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, opposite Benicio Del Toro; Lionsgate's Rules of Attraction, directed by Roger Avery; and Tigerland, directed by Joel Schumacher.
Even at the beginning of his career Collins found himself working with some of the brightest young filmmakers, including in the Hughes Brothers' Menace to Society and Dead Presidents, John Singleton's Poetic Justice, Kevin Reynolds' 187, Antoine Fuqua's The Replacement Killers, Still Waters and the award-winning independent film Little Chenier.
No stranger to the small screen, in 2010 Collins shot a starring role in NBC's drama The Event, an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller. He received an Emmy nomination for his role in the miniseries Thief, opposite Andre Braugher, and recurred on such other series as 24, The Shield and Alias.
Collins directed the video for Zac Brown Band's single, Chicken Fried, as well as the music videos for the Zac Brown Band follow up single, Whatever It Is, and Jamey Johnson's High Cost of Living.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.