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David Clarke

Highest Rated: 100% The Narrow Margin (1952)

Lowest Rated: 25% Cutting Class (1989)

Birthday: Aug 30, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

A Broadway actor who also found marked success in celluloid with roles in such film noir classics as The Set-Up and The Narrow Margin, David Clarke embarked on an enduring screen career following his debut in the 1941 boxing drama Knockout. The Chicago native found a powerful ally in the business when he made fast friends with star Will Geer while pounding the boards in his hometown early on, and after being abandoned in Seattle following a failed touring play, the talented duo set their sights on Broadway. Both actors were hired to appear in the 1936 Broadway play 200 Were Chosen, and in the years that followed, both Geer and Clarke went on to achieve notable success on both stage and screen. Clarke also found frequent work on television on such popular series as Kojak and Wonder Woman as well as a recurring role in the small-screen drama Ryan's Hope. Clarke and Geer remained lifelong friends, appearing together in both the 1949 film Intruder in the Dust and the enduring television drama The Waltons -- in which Clarke made several guest appearances. David Clarke married actress Nora Dunfee in 1946; the couple would frequently appear together on-stage and remained wed until Dunfee's death in 1994. On April 18, 2004, David Clarke died of natural causes in Arlington, VA. He was 95.

Highest Rated Movies



28% Colombiana Marshall $36.7M 2011
No Score Yet The Ouija Experiment Actor 2011
No Score Yet Aquanoids James 2003
25% Cutting Class Crusty Old Man 1989
73% The Front Hubert Jackson 1976
No Score Yet The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery Gino 1959
No Score Yet Edge of the City Wallace 1957
100% The Narrow Margin Kemp 1952
No Score Yet The House on Telegraph Hill Mechanic 1951
No Score Yet My Friend Irma Goes West Deputy sheriff 1950
100% Sands of Iwo Jima Wounded Marine 1950
100% Intruder in the Dust Vinson Gowrie 1949
100% Adam's Rib Roy 1949
No Score Yet Abandoned Harry 1949
No Score Yet Too Late for Tears Sharber 1949
No Score Yet Wake of the Red Witch Mullins 1949
No Score Yet The Man from Colorado Mutton McGuire 1949
100% Thieves' Highway Mitch 1949
88% The Set-Up Gunboat Johnson 1949
78% The Boy with Green Hair Barber 1948
No Score Yet Berlin Express Army Technician 1948
80% State of the Union Rusty Miller 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Sergeant 1948
No Score Yet Killer McCoy Pete Mariola 1947
No Score Yet The Long Night Bill 1947
No Score Yet Foreign Agent Carl Beck 1942
No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark Bellboy 1942
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Reporter 1941
No Score Yet Knockout Peters 1941


No Score Yet Undercover Boss
Reality cast member 2015
No Score Yet Meet the Press
Guest 2004
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
Sheriff Bodie 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
Abel Bingley Edward Bingley Abel Bingly 1977


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