Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Highest Rated: 95% In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 25, 1936

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

A veteran character actor whose long career has included theater work and small parts in TV series, movies, and feature films, Matt Clark is one of those unsung actors whose face is instantly recognizable although one may not recall the name. With his broad features and dark Irish looks, he has been cast on both sides of the law in many Westerns and detective films. Born in Washington, DC, Clark settled in NYC in the early 1960s and trained for the stage with Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof and William Hickey. He landed the leading role of Stephen Dedalus in an Off-Broadway version of James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1963). Clark did double duty as stage manager and understudy to Martin Sheen on Frank Gilroy's award-winning Broadway play "The Subject Was Roses." Around the same time, his film career began to gather steam with a featured turn in Norman Jewison's Oscar-winner "In the Heat of the Night" (1967).

Highest rated movies

In the Heat of the Night
Honkytonk Man
Monte Walsh
Hearts of the West
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Will Penny
Back to the Future Part III
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 41% A Million Ways to Die in the West Old Prospector (Character) $42.6M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet And I Lived Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 10% Five Aces Phillip (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% Claudine's Return Pelican (Character) - 1998
44% 50% Homegrown Sheriff (Character) $271.4K 1998
No Score Yet 40% Hacks Bus Driver (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 80% Raven Hawk Ed Hudson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 32% Trilogy of Terror II Ansford (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Ben Wilson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haunted Heart Ben Wilson (Character) - 1996
25% 30% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Honore Thibideaux (Character) $13.4M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season of Hope Wallace Porter (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 43% Dead Before Dawn John DeSilva (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 24% The Harvest Hank (Character) - 1993
71% 74% Barbarians at the Gate Edward A. Horrigan Jr. (Character) - 1993
0% 27% Frozen Assets J.F. Hughes (Character) $124.0K 1992
76% 51% Class Action Judge R. Symes (Character) $23.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Seduction in Travis County Dobbs (Character) - 1991
80% 78% Back to the Future Part III Chester (bartender) (Character) - 1990
0% 27% The Horror Show Dr. Tower (Character) $1.4M 1989
No Score Yet 38% Blind Witness Lt. Schapper (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on Highway 91 Jim Warren (Character) - 1989
70% 58% Da Director $3.3M 1988
No Score Yet 65% The Quick and the Dead Doc Shabitt (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 27% Let's Get Harry Walt Clayton (Character) $141.0K 1986
17% 59% Tuff Turf Stuart Hiller (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 67% Out of the Darkness John Hubbard (Character) - 1985
54% 71% Return to Oz Uncle Henry (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Mary Fennie Groda (Character) - 1985
68% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Secretary of Defense (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 21% Love Letters Chuck Winter (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 48% In the Custody of Strangers Mike Raines (Character) - 1982
40% 30% Some Kind of Hero Mickey (Character) - 1982
93% 64% Honkytonk Man Virgil (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 39% An Eye for an Eye Tom McCoy (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 38% The Legend of the Lone Ranger Sheriff Wiatt (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children Nobody Wanted Bill Westbrook (Character) - 1981
75% 73% Brubaker Roy Purcell (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 53% Ruckus Cecil `'Cece'` Grant (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamer Spider (Character) - 1979
73% 77% The Driver Red Plainclothesman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 45% Outlaw Blues Billy Bob (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 14% Kid Vengeance Grover (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog and Cat Lt. Arthur Kipling (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kansas City Massacre Verne Miller (Character) - 1975
88% 43% Hearts of the West Jackson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melvin Purvis: G-Man Charles "Charlie" Parlmetter (Character) - 1974
53% 43% The Terminal Man Gerhard (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik Dunn (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The West Was Never Like This Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Ice Rip-Off Georgie (Character) - 1974
63% 85% Emperor of the North Yardlet (Character) - 1973
86% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Deputy Sheriff J.W. Bell (Character) - 1973
75% 61% White Lightning Dude Watson (Character) - 1973
73% 44% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Bob Younger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 58% The Culpepper Cattle Company Pete (Character) - 1972
80% 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Nick the Grub (Character) - 1972
89% 65% Monte Walsh Rufus Brady (Character) - 1970
85% 73% Will Penny Romulus Quint (Character) - 1968
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Packy Harrison (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assembly Required Self 2021
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visitor Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Walt Bacon (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 100% Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1993-1995
86% 86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Seth Berwick (Guest Star) 1975 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
80% 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Montana Joe (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Patient (Guest Star) 1966