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David Clarke

Highest Rated:   100% The Narrow Margin (1952)
Lowest Rated:   25% Cutting Class (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
27% Colombiana
  • Marshall
$36.7M 2011
No Score Yet The Ouija Experiment
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Aquanoids
  • James
2003
No Score Yet The House on Telegraph Hill
  • Mechanic
2001
25% Cutting Class
  • Crusty Old Man
1989
75% 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 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
86% The Set-Up
  • Gunboat Johnson
1949
75% The Boy with Green Hair
  • Barber
1948
No Score Yet Berlin Express
  • Army Technician
1948
No Score Yet 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 Knockout
  • Peters
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Undercover Boss
2010
  • Reality cast member
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Sheriff Bodie
  • 1977

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