Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Highest Rated: 97% Mona Lisa (1986)

Lowest Rated: 9% Division 19 (2017)

Birthday: Apr 7, 1952

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A quietly magnetic character actor in television on both sides of the Atlantic, American actor Clarke Peters brought enormous dignity and intelligence to his best roles, which were anchored by his celebrated turn as Baltimore detective Lester Freamon on "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-07). Prior to the celebrated drama, Peters had been a familiar face on the English stage, where he lived since the early 1970s and where he conceived the book for the Tony-nominated musical "Five Guys Named Moe." After appearing as a pitiful drug addict in producer David Simon's HBO miniseries, "The Corner" (2000), he was cast as Freamon, an older but infinitely wiser detective whose slow but effective methods helped to bring down a powerful drug empire. The worldwide critical success of the series helped to mint Peters as a star, and he was soon cast as other strong, proud and intelligent men in episodes of "Damages" (FX, 2007-10; DirecTV, 2011-12) and Simon's follow-up to "The Wire," the multi-character drama "Treme" (HBO, 2010- ). Whether on stage or the small screen, Peters was a subtle but powerful and undeniably watchable presence.

Highest rated movies

Mona Lisa
Da 5 Bloods Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Legacy
Notting Hill Harriet
Endgame
The Bad Education Movie

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 30% Come Away Hatter (Character) $106.1K 2020
92% 54% Da 5 Bloods Otis (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 38% Christmas Under the Stars Clem Marshwell (Character) - 2019
20% 72% The Mandela Effect Dr. Fuchs (Character) - 2019
73% 97% Harriet Ben Ross (Character) $43.0M 2019
9% 92% Division 19 Perelman (Character) - 2017
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abercrombie (Character) $54.1M 2017
63% 44% The Bad Education Movie Commander Andrews (Character) - 2015
25% 22% The Benefactor Dr. Romano (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace: The Possession Unknown (Character) - 2014
12% 59% The Best of Me Morgan Dupree (Character) $26.8M 2014
58% 34% Red Hook Summer Enoch (Character) $334.7K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Time Is ... Now Narrator - 2012
No Score Yet 72% Searching for Sonny The Narrator (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 15% Locked In Frank (Character) - 2010
86% 42% Legacy Ola Adenuga (Character) - 2010
71% 58% Endgame Nelson Mandela (Character) - 2009
63% 64% The Poker House Maurice (Character) - 2008
36% 34% Gigantic Roger Stovall (Character) $102.1K 2008
63% 75% Marley & Me Editor (Character) $143.2M 2008
23% 25% Freedomland Reverend Longway (Character) $12.5M 2006
83% 79% Notting Hill 'Helix' Lead Actor (Character) $116.1M 1999
No Score Yet 34% Death Train C.W. Whitlock, Ph.D. (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Masculine Ending Theo Sykes (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Casualty of War Grover T. Fleming (Character) - 1990
97% 81% Mona Lisa Anderson (Character) $4.3M 1986
56% 54% Outland Ballard (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 38% Silver Dream Racer Cider Jones (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
79% 54% The Irregulars Linen Man (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 100% Bulletproof Ronald Pike Sr. (Character) 2018 2020-2021
81% 85% His Dark Materials The Master of Jordan College (Character) 2019-2020
80% 90% Love Is... Yasir (2027) (Character) 2018
75% 89% Chance Carl (Character) 2017
93% 84% The Deuce Ace (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jericho Ralph Coates (Character) 2016
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 97% The Divide Isiah Page (Character) 2014
78% 77% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
97% 93% Treme Albert Lambreaux (Character) 2010-2013
92% 76% Person of Interest Alonzo Quinn (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Norman Baker / Norman Danzer (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
94% 97% The Wire Det. Lester Freamon (Character) 2002-2004 2006 2008
100% 100% The Corner Fat Curt (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 87% Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chandler & Co. Unknown (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Professionals Unknown (Character) 1983