Clifford Latimer grew up in Michigan and graduated cum laude from Michigan State University in 1977.
In 1978, Latimer began his filmmaking career in San Francisco as an assistant to Walter Murch on the sound mix of Apocalypse Now.
In 1984, he relocated to Los Angeles and has edited sound effects, dialogue and ADR on more than 50 feature films and several TV series. He has received several award nominations from the Motion Picture Sound Editors and has been nominated for a prime-time Emmy for Sound Editing.
Latimer has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at USC since 2000.