Barry Clifton was born on October 30, 1961 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Bobby Ellis Clifton and Carol Ann Clifton, both deceased. He is the younger brother of Alan Scott Clifton. He is married to Kathrine Marlane Clifton and has two children: step-daughters Katie Adams and Jeni Holland.
Barry began his artistic career in 1970 at age 9, performing in several musicals at The University of Arkansas of Fort Smith (known at the time as Westark Junior College) under the direction of David Young. The Music Man, Carousel, Oliver, & 1776 to name a few. In 1977, he set theater aside and began a long and arduous journey of discovery beginning with hitchhiking to California with his expectant childhood sweetheart. After a time of aimless wandering around the country, in 1979, at age 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was Honorably discharged in 1982. For the next 9 years, Barry went through a dismaying and troubled period, battling drug addiction and alcoholism. Finally on July 9th, 1991, he began the long road of recovery. After nearly 6 years of sobriety, he signed with the local talent agency in Little Rock, AR and was fortunate enough to get some work, even earning SAG eligibility in 2000 after working on Chasing The Dragon, starring Lisa Marie. In 2014, nearly 40 years after his last play, he returned to the stage as Duncan in The Savage Muse production of Macbeth. After that, the fire was rekindled. Since then, Barry has appeared in two World Premier productions (Karski's Message and Mrs. Miniver) as well as several local productions and multiple short and full length feature independent films. Most recently, he appeared in his first professional stage production with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, performing in West Side Story and A Midsummer Night's Dream. This allowed him to join the Equity Candidate Membership Program, which was a milestone for his rejuvenated career.
His renewed passion for the performing arts closely following the passing of his mother is not something Barry is convinced of being coincidental. He believes his mother continues playing one of the most important roles any mother can play; that of inspiration and Muse.
Name: Barry Clifton
Lives in: Little Rock, Arkansas
Unique traits: Prior service U.S. Marine
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