Cliff Simon

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Cliff Simon (1962-2021) was a stage, film and TV actor.


Born on 7 September, 1962 in Johannesburg.

He and his wife Colette moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and in 2005 obtained American citizenship.

He died in a windsurfing accident in California in March, 2021.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Winner of the 1992 "Mr South Africa" competition, he is probably best known in South Africa for his portrayal of "Gregory (Mitch) Mitchell" in the TV series Egoli: Place of Gold (1992-1999)

In the USA he has played the role of "Ba'al" in Stargate SG-1 (for 6 years), done voice-over work on Avengers: Age of Ultron, and made guest appearances in TV series such as 24, Days of our Lives, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Beyond Borders and The Americans. He was also the Executive Producer and presenter of Uncharted Mysteries, an American documentary series of six episodes (released in South Africa in June, 2020).


Christiaan Boonzaier. 2020. "Gewese sepiester jaag spoke in reeks", Kuns & Vermaak in Die Burger. Monday, 8 June, 2020: p. 8.

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