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May 15, 1953
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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).
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.
In 1986 Derricks-Carrol appeared on the London stage in the role of Captain Ebony in the musical Time.
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.
|1979||When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate||TV movie
Also served as composer
|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|