Matt Clark

Highest Rated: 100% Country (1984)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Horror Show (1989)
Birthday: Nov 25, 1936
Birthplace: Not Available
Matt Clark is a distinguished character actor, with credits in both film and television for almost 40 years, who played diverse character roles in Westerns, comedies, and dramas.After serving in the Armed Forces, Clark acted in theater in the 1950s and '60s in Washington, D.C., and New York, before heading to Hollywood. The year 1967 saw the beginning of Matt Clark's long film career, with small roles in Will Penny and the Oscar winner for Best Picture of the Year, In the Heat of the Night. Clark's appearance in Will Penny started the actor's trend of character portrayals in the Westerns of distinguished directors, including Sydney Pollack's Jeremiah Johnson; John Huston's The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean; Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid; and Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales, with actors such as John Wayne, Robert Redford, and Paul Newman.In the mid-'70s, Clark branched out into television movies, such as This Is the West That Was, and the Peabody Award-winning The Execution of Private Slovik, turning in excellent performances throughout the '80s and '90s. He also appeared as a regular in sitcoms, such as Grace Under Fire, or as a guest in shows including Bonanza and Rat Patrol.Clark continued to maintain a big-screen presence. Two of his more memorable performances were his hilarious portrayal of the Secretary of Defense in the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, and his role as Tom McMullen in the Jessica Lange/Sam Shepard film Country, made that same year.Clark also directed a film adaptation of Hugh Leonard's play Da. Martin Sheen, Clark's colleague in Private Slovik, played the lead role of an Irish-American seeking his roots in his native land.Clark continued his work with the 1998 film Claudine's Return, a romantic drama set on Dolphin Island off the Georgia coast.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Old Prospector $37.4M 2014
80% 42 Luther $95.1M 2013
No Score Yet Pieces Of The Soul Actor 2012
83% The Way Father Frank $4.4M 2011
No Score Yet And I Lived Actor 2005
No Score Yet Frozen Assets Actor 2002
14% South of Heaven, West of Hell Burl Dunfries 2000
No Score Yet Kiss of Fire Pelican 1998
44% Homegrown Sheriff 1998
No Score Yet Sink or Swim Claude 1997
No Score Yet Trilogy of Terror II Ansford 1996
No Score Yet Raven Hawk Ed Hudson 1996
No Score Yet Crazy for a Kiss Actor 1995
29% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Honore Thibideaux 1994
No Score Yet The Harvest Hank 1993
71% Barbarians at the Gate Ed Horrigan 1993
No Score Yet Dead Before Dawn John DeSilva 1993
No Score Yet Frozen Assets J.F. Hughes 1992
75% Class Action Judge Symes 1991
75% Back to the Future Part III Bartender 1990
No Score Yet Blind Witness Lt. Schapper 1989
42% Cadence Bean Sr. 1989
0% The Horror Show Dr. Tower 1989
70% Da Director 1988
No Score Yet The Quick and the Dead Doc Shabitt 1987
No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues Actor 1987
No Score Yet Let's Get Harry Walt Clayton 1986
No Score Yet Out of the Darkness Actor 1985
53% Return to Oz Uncle Henry 1985
17% Tuff Turf Stuart Hiller 1985
100% Country Tom McMullen 1984
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Secretary of Defense 1984
No Score Yet Love Letters Winter 1984
93% Honkytonk Man Virgil 1982
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers Mike Rains 1982
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero Mickey 1982
No Score Yet An Eye for an Eye Tom McCoy 1981
No Score Yet The Legend of the Lone Ranger Sheriff Wiatt 1981
No Score Yet Chasing Dreams Ben 1981
No Score Yet Ruckus CeCe 1980
75% Brubaker Purcell 1980
No Score Yet Dreamer Spider 1979
73% The Driver Red Plainclothesman 1978
No Score Yet Outlaw Blues Billy Bob 1977
No Score Yet Kid Vengeance Grover 1977
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales Kelly 1976
83% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) Jackson 1975
No Score Yet The Kansas City Massacre Verne Miller 1975
62% The Terminal Man Gerhard 1974
No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik Dunn 1974
No Score Yet Melvin Purvis, G-Man Charlie Parlmetter 1974
58% The Laughing Policeman Coroner 1973
83% White Lightning Dude Watson 1973
85% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Deputy J.W. Bell 1973
80% Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North) Yardlet 1973
75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Nick the Grub 1972
No Score Yet The Culpepper Cattle Co. Pete 1972
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Bob Younger 1972
95% Jeremiah Johnson Qualen 1972
75% The Cowboys Smiley 1972
50% The Grissom Gang Bailey 1971
88% The Beguiled Soldier 1971
No Score Yet Honky Actor 1971
88% Monte Walsh Rufus Brady 1970
No Score Yet Macho Callahan Jailer 1970
No Score Yet The Bridge at Remagen Col. Jellicoe 1969
85% Will Penny Romulus 1968
96% In the Heat of the Night Packy Harrison 1967

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Clarence Gates
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • 1998
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Emmet
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Homeless Man
  • 1994
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Jack Damon
  • 1985
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Seth Berwick Eric Boulton
  • 1982
  • 1979
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Niebo
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Hennessy
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Fantan
  • 1969

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