Clayton's body of work includes his breakout role in 2010's "Heaven Burns", which earned him the coveted Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film award in the 2010 Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles. He's gone on to star in the feature films "Privacy" (received distribution in Australia), "The Guide" (available on DVD February 25, 2014), and "The Maladjusted", a role that garnered him his second Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film award from the 2013 Action on Film Festival. Theater credits include lead roles in "Tape", "A Midsummer's Night Dream", and "American Buffalo".
Clayton's passion for the dramatic arts began in the thriving creative community of his hometown in central Maryland and it was during his high school theater productions when Clayton first fell in love with bringing a character to life for an audience. His passion for performance grew to include acting for the camera, and he found himself in his element in the booming independent film hamlets in the Maryland- Virginia- Washington, DC area.
Described as "a highly perceptive and intelligent artist, Clayton is capable of discovering the nuances within his characters" Clayton strives to creates a rich and vivid personality in each role he portrays.
Clayton continues to seek out more challenging and complex material to further develop his abilities, and he continuously hones his craft in classes and workshops. Always looking to expand his skill set, Clayton has begun to gain experience in the commercial and voice over arenas.
He can be seen regularly practicing and performing with his improv troupe Ponch when not on set or on the road for auditions.
Clayton is still an east coast actor, but always ready to travel for work.
Unique traits: Red Beard, Left Handed
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How the West Was Dead
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Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Vincent, a bashful introvert, forms an uncanny relationship with a jacket he found under a cafe bench as he struggles to return it to its rightful owner; a person he believes is the woman of his dreams.
Film (Short and Drama) Actor A man obsessed with his ex-girlfriend has a catch-up dinner with an engaged couple, but the night ends with him doing something he may regret.
Take Me with You
Film (Short and Drama) Actor After a family tragedy, six friends come together for an "end of summer" gathering to remember the good times and celebrate life as they figure out what's next.
The Last of the Manson Girls
Television (Comedy and Horror) Actor Counterculture journalist Paul Krassner embarks on an LSD tinged investigation of the last of Manson's disciples: Brenda McCann, Sandra Good, and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in order to find out if the Manson Murders were a CIA conspiracy.
Milgram and the Fastwalkers
Television (Sci-Fi) Actor The story of an internationally prominent doctor, Daniel Milgram, who inadvertently becomes a detective when new client corporate lawyer Sally Lemm, comes to him at wits end. Her case plunges them both deeply into the dark world of UFOs. The truth is . . . No one is prepared for alien presence. Written by Richard Cutting
The Sonnet Project
Television (Comedy, Drama, Romance and History) Actor All 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a New York City location.
Film (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Short) Actor Jason loves Leisa. Leisa loves Jason...plus most of the other guys on campus. As he gets more desperate to take their relationship to the next level, they'll find out if there's redemption from her abusive past, and if true love can ever be trusted. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama, Thriller and Short) Actor The city is hungry. Detective James Arctor is approached by his former partner, Robert Larsen. Molly, Larsen's wife, has gone missing. Both men have a secret. Who will The City choose to devour, and who will it set free?
A New Age
Film (Drama, Horror and Short) Actor Our story follows Marcus for a day as he struggles to survive an unforgiving world.
Film (Drama, Sci-Fi, Western and Short) Actor Blood Trail is about Sam, a lonely bounty hunter who tries to bring back two sinful brothers to a camp. The brothers provoke Sam to question her violent actions and confront her past. In the dichotomy of good and evil, it is initially obvious where the brothers and Sam stands but along the journey there is an unexpected shift. Written by Anonymous
New York Christmas Party
Film (Drama and Short) Actor On the eve of Christmas Will is dealing with the impact of a recent divorce as he makes his way to a party celebrating the holiday. In attendance is a Mentor, several lost ex-pats and an old flame. Through arguments, confusion, re-connections and a little understanding Will may realize that family isn't defined by blood. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama and Thriller) Actor When a distraught woodsman reluctantly agrees to guide two New Yorkers on a deer hunt in the frozen wilderness of December's northwestern Maine, his sanity begins to slip away as the wreckage that his buck hunting set in motion a year before catches up with him. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama, Thriller and Short) Actor A distraught man, who is trapped in his past, comes to realize that the only way to move forward in life is to take back an item that was taken from him by a woman who once held a special place in his heart.
Television (Documentary and Crime) Actor From love triangles that implode to office romances exposed, stories of passionate love affairs turned crimes of passion aren't just happening on daytime television. They happen in real life and, sometimes, are even stranger than fiction.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Robbie hasn't been doing anything with his life. The years of floundering have made him increasingly malcontent. He is an aspiring writer and although his barhopping lifestyle has provided him with loads of great material and social situations, he is having trouble getting his first novel going. Robbie's best friend, Ian, takes it upon himself to find Robbie the inspiration he needs by double booking a friend's beach house that is being rented to a threesome girls. After several nights of arguments, Internet booty calls gone wrong, hedonistic debauchery and struggles with their female house mates, Robbie realizes that while he has found his inspiration, still, his biggest aspiration is to outgrow his pals and get a deeper, more meaningful life. Written by Anonymous
TV Movie (Drama, War, History and Biography) Actor Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
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Film (Short) Actor The two sides of Grey's brain struggle to find the middle ground necessary to save him from making a potentially devastating decision; after having witnessed a life changing experience. Rachel representing his right side and Logan, his left, battle each other to find cohesiveness. Will they be able to help Grey accept his reality and move forward in time? Will Grey be able to push Rachel and Logan to become one? Or will he revert into a catatonic state, trapping the two of them in a terrible limbo of what if? Written by Daryl Ferrara
The Darkness and Tom Markos
Film (Comedy and Horror) Actor Andy and Amber's romantic evening is interrupted by an unexpected visitor - the devil (though he does prefer "Tom") - who drafts them into setting the record straight by writing his biography.
Film (Thriller) Actor The story of Mark a tech savvy college student who creates a cutting edge spyware app that allows him to remote view any cell phone in New York City. He begins to invade the privacy of hundreds of New Yorkers remotely via the 'Privacy App' he has just developed, but then spots a beautiful and mysterious girl, named Alexis whom he begins to spy on. She appears to be looking for someone, while at the same time is being sought after by a shadowy figure. Mark is drawn into her world and has his best friend Toby contact her when she is in need of an apartment. Alexis moves into Mark's building where Mark and her meet and fall in love. But their romance is quickly dispersed, when Alexis' dark past catches up with her, entangling Mark in a web of murder, political intrigue and privacy invasion. Written by Producer
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back
Television (Crime, Documentary and Drama) Actor In this series, John Walsh, the father of a murdered child hosts this show that illustrates crime stories which have lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives from the law. With as much luridness and accuracy as possible, various crimes are dramatically recreated with an appeal for any viewer with information as to the crime and the perpetrators to call the show and the authorities and help the cause of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Film (Drama, Romance and Short) Actor Lindsay seems to have it all - good looks, a good job, a good boyfriend, and another boyfriend. As she attempts to balance them all, she begins to realize that not all that glitters is necessarily gold.
Nothing Left to Do But Die
Film (Comedy, Sci-Fi, Musical and Short) Actor The story begins in an underground boxing match where we are introduced to two of our main characters, a fierce boxer and his manager. Despite his capacity for violence, the boxer is a slave to his corrupt manager, Rookie. With the help of the mysterious Elsa, the two elude Rookie and make a run for it. As the chase ensues, the plot splits into a dual narrative. While the boxer and Elsa run for their lives, Rookie struggles through a surreal and nightmarish experience of self-discovery. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Romance and Short) Actor Are love's ups and downs always worth the ride?
Film (Drama and Short) Actor A young man selfishly enters a marriage with a much younger woman.
Film (Drama) Actor A young man working to save enough money for college gets caught up in a dangerous prescription drug scene when he becomes involved with a wealthy girl with too much time and money on her hands.
Change Is Coming
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Five to Ten
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Action On Film Festival Award For Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film
Action On Film Festival Award For Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film (Heaven Burns)