Clay grew up on a sheep station in the South Australian bush and began acting when he was 12 years old. Film roles came with cameos in “Casino Reef”, “Gargantua”, “Feeling Sexy” and later the lead role in “Nick a Teen Romance”.
His first lead role in television came in 2000, playing a circus performer in “High Flyers”, and was later cast in the role of army-brat Mickey Steele in “Always Greener”. This portrayal earned him an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor. Clayton continued to thrive in television with his lead role as ‘all round good guy’ Jarrod O’Donnell on BBC’s “Out Of The Blue”; and evil rapist Grant Bledcoe in “Home and Away”.
Clayton played the enigmatic “Kid” for the Wachowski Brothers in “Matrix Reloaded” and “Matrix Revolutions”; he was later nominated by the American Academy of Science Fiction for Best Newcomer. Other recent films credit include: “Under The Radar”, playing a 24 year old with a 10 year old’s brain, “In The Middle”, “Bonnie and Clydo” (US), “Credo” (UK), “The Devil’s Curse” (US), “Stephanie V”, and “3 Blind Mice”; directed by Matthew Newton.
Clayton began his voice over career with segments for the Gold Coast’s 90.9 Sea FM, Tidy Car, Voodoo Blues, and Hog’s Breath Café. He voiced the Northern Territory’s “Mix It Up” campaign, which consisted of 14 high range business sells, including Student Flights, AAT Kings, and the Intercontinental hotel chain to name a few; he possesses a unique knack for accents and mimicking and is an avid singer and musician. Clayton narrated the documentaries “Global Borders” and “Extreme Performance”. He also voiced the role of ‘The Kid’ in the highly-acclaimed Animatrix film, “Kid’s Story”. His aim is to stay based in Australia, with regular visits back to the sheep station to write his screenplays and help with the shearing.DOWNLOAD A DEMO