Clifton Collins, Jr.

Collins, Jr. in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Clifton Craig Collins, Jr.

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 16, 1970

*father – German, possibly other
*mother – Mexican

Clifton Collins, Jr. is an American actor.

He is the son of Rosario and Clifton Collins. Clifton is able to speak Spanish. He is sometimes credited as Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez to honour his maternal grandfather.

Clifton’s maternal grandfather was Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (born Ramiro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, the son of Jose Gonzalez and Micaela Huerta Gonzalez). Pedro was born in Texas, and was an actor. He was a pioneer, as one of the first Mexican-American actors to break through into mainstream American films. Clifton’s great-grandfather Jose was born in Texas, of Mexican descent. Clifton’s great-grandmother Micaela was born in Mexico.

Clifton’s maternal grandmother was named Leandra Aguirre.

Source: Clifton’s maternal grandfather, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (then Ramiro Gonzalez-Gonzalez), on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. madman says:

    He is the son of Rosario A. (Gonzalez) and Clifton Craig Collins.

  2. celebfan says:

    On January 1 of this year, he married Francesca Eastwood, who’s also listed on this site.

  3. Connerfromvine says:

    probably Jewish

  4. Arab Soulja says:

    great actor i always thought he was full mexican until i read that interview a while ago ahaha he changed hes name back to Clifton Collins Jr after his father commited suicide so he wanted to respect his father so yer

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