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.

BASTARDS OF THE PARTY was the first producing collaboration between Sloan and Antoine Fuqua and the first release under the Fuqua Films banner. In 2004, while Antoine Fuqua was attached to direct AMERICAN GANGSTER (Universal), Sloan was attached as a producer and is credited for Frank Lucas cooperating with the production. The film was ultimately directed by Ridley Scott with Denzel Washington portraying Lucas as one of the most notorious crime bosses in American history.

In addition to TRAINING DAY, Sloan has appeared in numerous films as an actor including THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS and TEARS OF THE SUN (Columbia). He was last seen as a supporting actor in the crime drama END OF WATCH (Open Road Films) co-starring with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena in 2012. The film was directed by David Ayer (FURY), who penned the TRAINING DAY script and also directed STREET KINGS (FOX), another film co-starred by Sloan.


In 2013, Cle Sloan consulted on the visuals for the Kendrick Lamar set that opened for Kanye West’s 2013 YEEZUS tour. Sloan was also a producer on the “m.A.A.d” short film commissioned by Kendrick Lamar which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Next Fest. Sloan was the technical advisor on Kendrick Lamar’s “i” music video released late 2014.

Sloan served as a consultant on the Fox drama series GANG RELATED in 2014. Previous work includes technical advising on the sixth season of SONS OF ANARCHY (FX) and on the cop drama series SOUTHLAND (TNT, NBC) until its final season in 2012.


In 2014, Sloan was hired as a technical advisor on the NWA biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal), working alongside executive-producers Scott Bernstein, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and director F. Gary Gray.

AMERICA’S VENICE will be the second documentary feature written and directed by Cle Sloan scheduled for a 2016 release and executive-produced by Marc Levin (writer and director of the Sundance docu-series CHICAGOLAND for CNN). Cle Sloan is developing A THOUSAND PIECES, a feature film project with Antoine Fuqua producing, based on the life of Latino evangelist and former gang leader Nicky Cruz. Sloan is also developing the LA Riots feature film project ANGEL AT FLORENCE AND NORMANDIE, chronicling the life of Reverend Bennie Newton (ex-convict and drug supplier to Richard Pryor).

Sloan is currently working on season 2 of TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO).

Cle Sloan continues working closely with city officials including Compton Mayor Aja Brown as of 2014. He is founder of the AKTIVE non-profit organization and gang prevention program. Sloan resides in Los Angeles.