Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge opens with a bored twenty-seven-year old Cliff Simon staring out at the ocean from his beachfront house, wishing he was somewhere else. Gavin Mills telephones him from Paris inviting him to join him at the iconic Moulin Rouge.
Best known as the evil Ba'al in Stargate and Stargate Continuum, Cliff Simon has had guest appearances in the NCIS franchise, Twenty-Four, Castle, The Americans, and numerous other television series, usually playing the tough guy. With his rugged good looks inherited from his Lithuanian father and Polish mother, he has worked as a runway and print model in the United States and South Africa, and has done voice over work for video games. He makes his home in Los Angeles, where in his downtime, he windsurfs, practice martial arts, and hangs out at the beach with his pit bull, Duma.