Clifton Davis

Clifton Davis Biography, Album, Family, University, Children And Career.

Clifton Davis Biography | Actor | Pastor

Clifton Davis (born Clifton Duncan Davis) is an American actor, songwriter, singer, and pastor. Davis starred on the television shows “That’s My Mama and Amen”. Davis also wrote several hits for The Jackson 5, including “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Lookin’ Through the Windows.”
Clifton Davis
The Supremes bought “Here Comes the Sunrise” from Davis after their Vegas performance and included that song in their “Touch” album released in 1971.

Clifton Davis Age

Davis was born on 4th October 1945 (age 73 years), Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Clifton Davis Family

Clifton’s father is Toussaint L’Ouverture Davis(a baptist minister) while on the other hand his mom goes by the name Thelma Van Putten Langhorn(a nurse).

Clifton Davis Education | University

Davis is a graduate of Pine Forge Academy. In a piece he wrote for “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul,” he described the racism he suffered growing up during the pre-Civil Rights Act era. He also attended the Oakwood University.

He holds a BA in Theology from Oakwood University and a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University

Clifton Davis Wife |Wife Monica Durant | Married

Davis First Wife

Ann Taylor is Clifton’s first wife. The two were married since 1981 until 1991(A span of 10 years)

Clifton Second Wife

Monica Durant and Clifton Davis have been married for 18 years. They were dating for 4 months after getting together in 2000 and were married on 27th May 2000.

Clifton Davis Children

Davis Son

Clifton’s son goes by the name Christian Noel Davis.

Clifton Daughter

His daughter is Holly Danielle Davis.

Clifton Davis Ministry

From 1987 to 1989, he was an Associate Pastor of the Loma Linda University SDA Church in southern California. For the last twenty-five years, he has been an active part of Youthville, USA a children’s services organization. He served as co-founder and co-pastor of Welcome Christian Center in Huntington Beach, California.

Davis is a licensed minister by St. Luke Baptist Church, New York, New York. He has had an interdenominational ministry for over 30 years. He has served as National Spokesperson and Advisory Board Chairman. He is the emcee and host of The Most Soulful Sound, an annual gospel choir competition in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also hosts an annual celebrity golf tournament in Elizabeth City, NC at Elizabeth City State University, where he served as Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

Since the end of 2005 Davis has held the position of Executive Director for Welcome America, a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that produces the largest Fourth of July celebration each year in the nation. Davis is a frequent guest host on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Davis also hosted the Gospel Superfest TV show from 2000 to 2008, which is syndicated by United Television.

He is the author of an autobiographical essay entitled “A Mason-Dixon Memory” in which he recounts his experiences as an eighth grader dealing with prejudice on a trip to a southern state.

Clifton Davis Never Can Say Goodbye

“Never Can Say Goodbye” is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5. The song was originally written and intended for the Supremes; however Motown decided it would be better for the Jackson 5. Released as a single in 1971, it was one of the group’s most successful records.

Clifton Davis That’s My Mama

That’s My Mama is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 4, 1974 until December 24, 1975. There are 39 episodes of this series. That’s My Mama was never a ratings success. It was not one of the top 30 most-watched U.S. programs in the Nielsen ratings for either the 1974–1975 or 1975–1976 television seasons. As a result, the series ended on Christmas Eve of 1975.

Clifton Davis Career

Before finding fame in acting, Davis worked as a songwriter, most famously penning The Jackson 5’s No. 2 hit “Never Can Say Goodbye.” He appeared on Broadway as Valentine in Galt MacDermot and John Guare’s musical Two Gentlemen of Verona, based on the Shakespeare comedy of that name. He starred as barber Clifton Curtis in the mid-1970s television show That’s My Mama with Theresa Merritt, Theodore Wilson and Ted Lange.

Davis’ romantic interest with songstress and Broadway performer Melba Moore led to his co-starring role on her musical variety television show. Later he made a guest appearance on the third episode of the first season of The Bobby Vinton Show in September 1975, singing “I’ve Got The Music In Me” and “Never Can Say Goodbye.” He successfully sang the Polish lyrics with Vinton to the show’s “My Melody of Love” theme song.

A triple heart bypass survivor, he participated in the “superstars” celebrity TV sports competitions of the seventies, in addition to making several appearances on the popular celebrity game show Match Game. He also appeared in the film Scott Joplin in 1977. He also made numerous appearances on several incarnations of Pyramid from the early 1970s to the early 1990s.

From 1986 to 1991, he co-starred with Sherman Hemsley, as the Reverend Ruben Gregory, in the NBC sitcom Amen, which ran for five seasons. Davis released one acclaimed (and now hard to find) studio recording in 1991 on Benson Records titled Say Amen. He also played the mayor of Miami in the 1999 film Any Given Sunday. Davis has continued his stage work, starring in Toronto and on Broadway in Aladdin, playing the Sultan of Agrabah.

Clifton Davis Songs | Discography | Album

  • What my husband doesn’t know(2012)
  • Say Amen(1990)
  • How to steal an election(1968)
  • Voodoo root (feat. Doug Pitts)2009
  • Rattlin’ bones (feat. Doug Pitts)2010
  • Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording(2014)
  • Clifton Davis Movies And Tv Shows | Clifton Davis Tv Series

Clifton Davis Filmography | Tv Shows

Television

  • 1971 A World Apart
  • 1972 The Melba Moore-Clifton Show
  • 1973 Love Story
  • 1977 Police Story
  • 1974–1975 That’s My Mama
  • 1977 Scott Joplin
  • 1977 Superdome
  • 1977 Vega$
  • 1978 Cindy
  • 1980 The Love Boat
  • 1980 The Littlest Hobo
  • 1980 Don’t Look Back: The Story of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige
  • 1980 The Night the City Screamed
  • 1986–1991 Amen
  • 1990–1994 Stellar Gospel Music Awards
  • 1993 The John Larroquette Show
  • 1996 The Jamie Foxx Show
  • 1997 Living Single
  • 1997 Sparks
  • 1997 Malcolm & Eddie
  • 1997 Party of Five
  • 1997 Grace Under Fire
  • 1997 The Sentinel
  • 1997 The Gregory Hines Show
  • 1998 Any Day Now
  • 1999 In the House
  • 2000 City of Angels
  • 2000–2008 Gospel Superfest
  • 2001 Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2002 American Dreams
  • 2004 Half & Half
  • 2012 Political Animals
  • 2012 Mr. Box Office
  • 2013 The First Family
  • 2015–present Madam Secretary
  • 2017 Iron Fist
  • 2017 The Good Fight
  • 2018 New Amsterdam
  • 2018 Blue Bloods

Davis Films

  • 1972 Together for Days
  • 1974 Lost in the Stars
  • 1999 Any Given Sunday
  • 2001 Kingdom Come
  • 2001 Max Keeble’s Big Move
  • 2001 The Painting
  • 2004 Halloweentown High
  • 2006 The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2
  • 2007 Cover
  • 2012 What My Husband Doesn’t Know
  • 2013 God’s Amazing Grace… Is Just A Prayer Away

Clifton Awards

2016               Nominee                     Best Actor: Feature Film
Festival Award           Prayer Never Fails (2016)

Davis Net Worth | Davis Worth

He has a net worth of 3 million dollars.

Clifton Davis Height

He is 6′ (1.83 m) tall.

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