Born to French-Canadian parents, Cliff Gravel (AKA Cliff Gravell)spent an adventurous childhood that included being run over by a car, and getting shot. Cliff moved out of that neighborhood. After high school he became intensely involved in Community Theater which led to studies at the Circle-In-The-Square Theater in New York City and the founding of the Theatre Shack in North Arlington N.J., and the founding of the N.J. Library Theatre.
Later Cliff's gypsy personality drifted him through several universities until he earned a B. S. in Science Education (CIMTE), and work on an M. A. in Film and Theater disguised as Humanities. His wanderlust brought experience as a chemical lab tech, sales rep, business management consultant, casino key-man, tax return preparer and professional bowler.
Ending up in Albuquerque, New Mexico,Cliff made ends meet by working as mystery shopper (MSPA Silver Certification), inventory counter, furniture assembler, phone psychic entertainer, textbook editor, stress-reduction instructor, acting teacher, memory course demonstrator, and Radiation Data Analyst.
Along the way he decided to try his hand at being an extra in the movies. He landed the role of The Priest in Revenge on the Highway (1992) (TV) because he was the only one who fit the costume. Since then, Cliff has appeared in over 300 plays, movies, TV episodes, TV commercials, radio ads, improv comedy shows, TV animations, audio novels, bible recordings, live action video games, melodramas, and interactive dinner mysteries.
In between all of that somehow Cliff found time to write. His award winning poems, articles, columns and short stories have been published in numerous magazines. Cliff is the author of several stage plays including Spy School Murders, Brigands of the Salty Dog, The Daughter of the Moon, and Character Assassination. Also, he is a co-author of two feature-length screenplays: Speaking For the Dead, and Love Your Local Ghost, and author of Character Assassination for the screen. Cliff wrote routines for several comedy groups and penned several short movies that have been produced.
Cliff won awards for public speaking on topics such as Team Screenwriting, Improv Acting, Polyamory, Romantic Communication, Suicide and Guilt, and Psycoscopy. Cliff's affiliations include: New Mexico SAG-AFTRA Board of Directors, SouthWest Writers Board of Directors, Dramatist Guild of America, New Mexico Autism Society Board of Directors, International Speakers Association, Mensa Authors Special Interest Group, Playwrights On The Web, American Screenwriters Association, and Applied Theater Research For Autism Network.
Cliff is now working as a simulated patient and physical examination practice body for medical schools along with occasional stints as a lab rat, and a mock juror for law firms. That's in between his screen acting gigs. Cliff is an Ordained Minister, and a member of Mensa, and Intertel. He holds a Fellowship in the International Society for Philosophical Inquiry.
Name: Cliff Gravel
Known for: Appaloosa
BirthDay: 05, Mar ,1939