Dane Clark

Highest Rated: 100% Moonrise (1948)
Lowest Rated: 83% Wake Island (1942)
Birthday: Feb 26, 1912
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
A Brooklynite from head to toe, Dane Clark never completely forsook his streetwise pugnacity, not even while attending Cornell and John Hopkins, and earning a law degree from St. John's University. Clark held down several Depression-era jobs--road gang worker, boxer, ballplayer, magazine model--before making his first stage appearance in 1938. Four years later, he made his entree into films, at first using his given name of Bernard Zanville (sometimes spelled Zaneville). Signed by Warner Bros. in 1943, Clark was given a new professional name and purpose in life: as potential replacement for Warners' resident "tenement tough" John Garfield. Since there was plenty of life left in the original Garfield, however, Clark was largely confined to secondary roles, usually as the hero's best friend or the cocky troublemaker from Brooklyn. As the 1940s drew to a close, Clark was afforded a few leading roles by Warners, though it was while on loan-out to Republic that he delivered his finest performance, as emotionally overwrought accidental murderer Danny Hawkins in Moonrise (1948). His film appearances were fewer and farther between in the 1950s, as he sought out more rewarding roles on television and the Broadway stage. He did get to play Harlem Globetrotters maven Abe Saperstein in the 1954 feature Go, Man, Go, but he also had to produce the film himself. On TV, Clark starred as news correspondent Dan Miller on the weekly adventure series Wire Service (1956), and played hotel owner Slate Shannon on the 1959 TV version of the old Bogart-Bacall radio series Bold Venture. He also co-starred as Lt. Tragg on the ill-advised New Perry Mason (1973), and made innumerable guest appearances on such series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables and Ellery Queen (1975 version).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet I Put A Hit On You Director Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet Old Stock Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Long Branch Director 2011
No Score Yet Last Rites Carlo Pace 1988
No Score Yet Going Hollywood: The War Years Actor 1983
No Score Yet Blood Song Actor 1982
No Score Yet James Dean Actor 1976
No Score Yet Murder on Flight 502 Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Family Rico Boston Phil 1972
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Hank Cooper 1972
No Score Yet The McMasters Spencer 1970
No Score Yet Outlaw's Son Nate Blaine 1957
No Score Yet The Toughest Man Alive Lee Stevens 1955
No Score Yet Murder by Proxy (Blackout) Casey Morrow 1954
No Score Yet Go, Man, Go Abe Saperstein 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Pass Capt. Dave Stone 1954
No Score Yet The Gambler and the Lady Jim Forster 1952
No Score Yet Stolen Face Actor 1952
No Score Yet Fort Defiance Johnny Tallon 1951
No Score Yet Backfire Ben Arno 1950
No Score Yet Time Running Out Eddy Roback 1950
No Score Yet Highly Dangerous Bill Casey 1950
No Score Yet Barricade Bob Peters 1950
No Score Yet Whiplash Actor 1948
100% Moonrise Danny Hawkins 1948
No Score Yet Deep Valley Barry Burnette 1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women Greg Wilson 1947
No Score Yet A Stolen Life Karnock 1946
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines Lee Diamond 1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot Johnny Petach 1945
No Score Yet The Very Thought of You Sgt. 'Fixit' Gilman 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Sergeant 1944
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Pulaski 1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo Tin Can 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Wirts 1942
86% The Glass Key Henry Sloss 1942
83% Wake Island Marine 1942
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Bill 1942
93% The Pride of the Yankees Fraternity Boy 1942


No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Henri Viscard Chief Agent O'Farrell
  • 1989
  • 1984
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
Guest Paul
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Sgt. Herb Gleason
  • 1983
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
  • 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
James Todd Ben Ames Manning Vern Enrich Roy Lewis
  • 1974
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Sam Dexter
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
  • 1972
80% The Twilight Zone
Ace Larsen
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • 1960


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