Cliff Curtis is an actor from New Zealand who specialized in hispanic steeshed characters in the year 2001. In Training Day, Curtis played Smiley, a mexican gangleader. In Blow, Curtis played Pablo Escobar, drug lord of Columbia.
Cliff “Good News” Levingston carried the Chicago Bulls to 2 NBA Championships in the early 90s.
Here’s a weird fact about Cliff:
“In 1986, while playing for the Hawks, Levingston had the rare distinction of “fouling into” an NBA game in a game. In a game where Dominique Wilkins and Antoine Carr were injured, Kevin Willis, Scott Hastings, Spud Webb and Levingston fouled out of the game. After Doc Rivers was ejected, the Hawks were down to only four players. Under an obscure rule, Levingston, the last player to foul out, was allowed to come back into the game at the cost of a technical foul.”
The Hawks decided to pass when they realized Cliff would be coming back in and just played with 4.
John Ratzenberger played Cliff Clavin on Cheers which of course was filmed in front of a live studio audience. Cliff was a mailman and a know it all, so it’s no surprise he ended up on Jeopardy with fellow steeshman, Alex Trebek:
Cliff Harris is a former Dallas Cowboys safety. He went to the Pro Bowl six times in 10 years so it was a surprise to many when he retired at the age of 31 to focus on his oil ventures. At the press conference when he retired, a reporter told Cliff that he was a football player and he should leave the oil to the oilmen. Cliff responded with this:
“I’ve traveled over half our state to be here tonight. I couldn’t get away sooner because my new well was coming in at Coyote Hills and I had to see about it. That well is now flowing at two thousand barrels and it’s paying me an income of five thousand dollars a week. I have two others drilling and I have sixteen producing at Antelope. So, ladies and gentlemen… if I say I’m an oil man you will agree.”