Clinton Derricks-Carroll

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Clinton Derricks-Carroll
Born Clinton Derricks
(1953-05-15) May 15, 1953 (age 64)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter
Years active 1979–present

Clinton Derricks-Carroll (born May 15, 1953 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actor and musician who is best known for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), Wally Brown (1979) and Sanford (1980-1981).

Early life[edit]

Derricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to a pianist mother and Baptist preacher/composer Cleavant Derricks, Sr, famous for his popular gospel music hymn Just a Little Talk with Jesus. His twin brother is Cleavant Derricks, who is also an actor who starred on Sliders.


Clinton starred in the TV series Wally Brown (1979, as Wally Brown) and Sanford (1980–1981, as Cliff Anderson). He also had guest appearances in a number of other series, notably Hill Street Blues and Sliders and he wrote the music for the 1979 TV movie When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate.

On Sliders he played the "double" of his brother's character on three occasions ("The King Is Back", "Greatfellas" and "The Prince of Slides"). This was used instead of split screen.

In 1986 Derricks-Carrol appeared on the London stage in the role of Captain Ebony in the musical Time.

Personal Fact[edit]

He got his hyphenated name from Vinnette Justine Carroll. He studied acting in her workshop for years. She said he was like a son to her and should take her name. So, he became Clinton Derricks-Carroll.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate TV movie
Also served as composer
Paris Chico 1 episode
Wally Brown Wally Brown
1980 The Further Adventures of Wally Brown Wally Brown TV movie
The Sky is Gray Student TV movie
1980-1981 Sanford Cliff Anderson Recurring Cast (season 1)
Main Cast (season 2)
1982 The Ambush Murders Lyle Hawkins TV movie
1983 Hill Street Blues Kiki Chabundi 2 episodes
1985 Highway to Heaven Sticks 1 episode
Alice Policeman 1 1 episode
1986 What's Happening Now!! Reverend 1 episode
1990 After the Shock Neighbor TV movie
1995-1996 Sliders Rembrandt Brown #2 / Rembrandt, Duke of Hemmingshire 3 episodes
1996 High Incident 1 episode
1997 The Steve Harvey Show Doc 1 episode
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Phil Moore TV movie
Any Day Now Reverend 1 episode
2000 Great Performances Sweets 1 episode

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