Cle Shiheed Sloan (aka “Bone”) is an actor, filmmaker and inner city anti-violence activist. Sloan has been acknowledged for his contribution towards inner-city communities and a featured guest on such programs as Bill O’Reilly’s THE O’REILLY FACTOR and ANDERSON COOPER 360.
As a filmmaker, Sloan is best known for directing and producing the award-winning documentary feature film BASTARDS OF THE PARTY which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005 distributed by HBO in 2007. The film examines five decades of gang violence in Southern California and the title refers to the notorious Los Angeles street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, the bastard children of the radical 1960s Black Panther Party.
Football legend Jim Brown was a mentor to Sloan and assisted in securing his first job on a movie set leading to a meeting with up-and-coming director Antoine Fuqua. Sloan and Fuqua developed a rapport during the production of TRAINING DAY (Warner Bros, 2001) and have continued to work together ever since. Sloan made his acting debut in TRAINING DAY and most notably served as a creative and technical consultant during that production. He contributed towards the authenticity needed by Fuqua; most notably the character development that earned Denzel Washington the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2002.