He is an ordained Minister with Seventh-Day Adventist church.
While starring in Amen, Clifton appeared in 2 of NBC's public service announcements, The More You Know. His topics were gang violence and stay in school.
Clifton is a songwriter. He penned "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Lookin' Through The Windows," both hits for the Jackson 5.
He has been married to Monica Durant since May 27, 2000.