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Dane Clark



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Put A Hit On You
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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 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 Time Running Out
  • Actor
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 Barricade
  • Bob Peters
1950
No Score Yet Time Running Out
  • Eddy Roback
1950
No Score Yet Highly Dangerous
  • Bill Casey
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
86% The Glass Key
  • Henry Sloss
1942
83% Wake Island
  • Marine
1942
92% The Pride of the Yankees
  • Fraternity Boy
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Ace Larsen

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