CLIFF SIMON (Stargate SG-1, Into the Unknown) Interview

Stargate SG-1 actor Cliff Simon, who played the Goa’uld Ba’al on the hit science fiction show, is interviewed in this Fandom Spotlite special and talks about his time on Stargate as a god, his paranormal show, upcoming projects, animals and much more! Join Mae Vanders as we learn about the man behind the epic villain!

Cliff Simon was an Olympic swimmer and gymnast who joined the South African Air Force before becoming a dancer who eventually performed at the Moulin Rouge. Truth is stranger than fiction. Eventually he found his way into acting and had a number of appearances on various TV shows such as Tropical Heat and Nash Bridges before becoming the System Lord Ba’al on Stargate SG-1. He would go on to reprise that role in Stargate: Continuum. He then appeared in a number of other series, such as 24, Undercovers, NCIS: Los Angeles, Days of Our Lives, NCIS, The Americans, NCIS: New Orleans, Castle and Personal Space. He has also provided voice acting and narration for a number of projects, including Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and All Your Base: Last of Last. He also has his own series called Into the Unknown which deals with various paranormal phenomenon.

Cliff is also an advocate for animal rights and humane treatment. He narrated a 2020 documentary called Land of the Free: Animal Trafficking Redefined.

You can join his fan club, starting February 13th, at

Also available on his Jemi page are copies of his book, autographs and much more!

You can follow Cliff on:


Interview recorded on February 9th, 2021

Interviewer: Mae Vanders
Editing by: Kyle Williamson

About Mae Vanders

Mae, known on the internet as Maeden, is a cosplayer, writer, editor, photographer, videographer, and whatever else she needs to be. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as @MaedenArt

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