FIRST CONVENTION APPEARANCE!
After 40 plays, 40 films, 180 TV episodes, and 85 commercials Clayton Landey stopped counting. He has been a professional performer, mime, actor, director, producer, writer and teacher for over 45 years. Most recently he guest starred in the initial season of Tales and starred in the film Down 4 Whatever for TV One.
On Television he starred as Roger Barrow in the first season of 1st and Ten, the first scripted half hour comedy original series on HBO. He has had recurring roles in ten other TV series including 3 seasons as attorney James Westmont on Knots Landing and 1 year as the evil Gregory on Days of Our Lives. Other shows with multiple episodes include: Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger, Without a Trace, and Stargate: Atlantis. Most recently he recurred for two seasons on If Loving You Is Wrong. He starred in the pilot Used Cars for CBS and guest starred in the pilot SNOOPS. His favorite guest starring roles include Becker, Designing Women, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and JAG. Known to jokingly say his film career goes from A-Z (Assault of The Killer Bimbos to Zombie Strippers) his over 40 films and movies for television include favorites Norma Rae, Fatal Beauty, Pump Up the Volume and The Cisco Kid. His work has been represented at the Cannes (She’s So Lovely) , Sundance (Shadow Hours) and Venice (The Reluctant Fundamentalist) Film Festivals. Norma Rae, Clayton’s first feature, was named in 2011 to The Library of Congress National Film Registry. It is, however, (sad but) true that more people have probably seen him get sucked down the drain in The Blob than in any other role.
He has appeared in over 40 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. He received a Drama-Logue Award, an LA Weekly Award, a Maddy, a Garland Award and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for his performance as Luther Adler in the critically acclaimed production of Names at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. He recreated the role the following season in the Off-Broadway production. He also received a Drama-Logue for producing the multi-award winning Andrea’s Got Two Boyfriends.
His training includes a BA in Drama from the University of Houston a year with Darryl Hickman and Masters classes with Stella Adler and Marlon Brando.
He teaches Scene Study For The Working Actor and Get Out of Your Head at the Alliance Theatre.
Clayton is President of the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Local. He led the creation of the The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and served as it’s Chair for 7 years. He served three previous terms on the Atlanta Local SAG-AFTRA Board, as Secretary and 2nd Vice President. He was awarded an honorary Union number for his work towards the SAG-AFTRA merger.
Clayton is proud to be the voice of the Kennesaw State University Marching Owls in NCAA Division I football.
His son, Lee Landey, is the bass player in the internationally loved Psychedelic Rock Band WAND. He is happily married to World Ranked and record holding Masters Swimmer Leslie Landey.