Fred Clark

Birthday: Mar 19, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Fred Clark embarked upon his lifelong career immediately upon graduation from Stanford University. With his lantern jaw, bald pate and ulcerated disposition, Clark knew he'd never be a leading man and wisely opted for character work. After several years on stage, during which time he was briefly married to musical comedy actress Benay Venuta, Clark made his movie debut in Ride the Pink Horse (1947), playing one of his few out-and-out villains. The actor's knowing portrayal of a callous movie producer in Sunset Boulevard (1949) led to his being typecast as blunt, sometimes shady executives. Clark's widest public recognition occurred in 1951 when he was cast as next-door neighbor Harry Morton on TV's Burns and Allen Show; when Clark insisted upon a larger salary, producer-star George Burns literally replaced him on the air with actor Larry Keating. Dividing his time between films and television for the rest of his career, Clark earned latter-day fame in the 1960s as star of a series of regionally distributed potato chip commercials. Though most of his fans prefer to remember the disappointing Otto Preminger farce Skiddoo (1968) as Fred Clark's screen farewell, the truth is that Clark's last performance was in I Sailed to Tahiti with an All-Girl Crew (1969).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Visit To A Small Planet Actor 1999
42% Skidoo Tower Guard 1968
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Tom Dugan 1968
No Score Yet Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs D.J. Pevney 1966
No Score Yet Sergeant Deadhead General Rufus Fogg 1965
No Score Yet John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Heinous Overreach (head of CIA) 1965
29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine D.J. Pevney 1965
No Score Yet The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb King 1964
No Score Yet Move Over Darling Codd 1963
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man Mr. Turner 1962
No Score Yet Zotz! Gen. Bulliver 1962
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out Mr. Bohannon 1962
No Score Yet The Eagle And The Hawk Actor 1962
No Score Yet Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man Actor 1962
80% Bells Are Ringing Larry Hastings 1960
No Score Yet The Passionate Thief the American $31.3K 1960
No Score Yet Laughs Of Joy (Risate DI Gioia) Actor 1960
No Score Yet It Started With a Kiss Gen. O'Connell 1959
No Score Yet The Mating Game Oliver Kelsey 1959
93% Auntie Mame Mr. Babcock 1958
No Score Yet Mardi Gras Curtis 1958
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water Lt. Cmdr. Clinton Nash 1957
No Score Yet The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown Sgt. McBride 1957
No Score Yet Back From Eternity Crimp 1957
100% The Solid Gold Cadillac Clifford Snell 1956
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain Stephen Jalonkik 1956
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular Mr. Marshall 1955
No Score Yet Daddy Long Legs Griggs 1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Col. Moreland 1955
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Joseph Gorman/Sergei Trumanoff 1955
No Score Yet Living It Up Oliver Stone 1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Harry Fraser 1953
80% The Caddy Mr. Baxter 1953
83% How to Marry a Millionaire Waldo Brewster 1953
No Score Yet Dreamboat Sam Levitt 1952
No Score Yet Three for Bedroom C Johnny Pizer 1952
76% A Place in the Sun Bellows 1951
No Score Yet Meet Me After the Show Tim 1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid Moose Moran 1951
No Score Yet Hollywood Story Sam Collyer 1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot Mr. Woodruff 1950
98% Sunset Boulevard Sheldrake 1950
100% Treasure Island Bray 1950
No Score Yet Dynamite Pass Actor 1950
No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor Victor Santell 1949
100% White Heat Daniel Winston 1949
No Score Yet Task Force Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Ryckman 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Frankie Faulkner 1949
No Score Yet Flamingo Road Doc Waterson 1949
No Score Yet Two Guys from Texas Dr. Straeger 1948
No Score Yet Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Basil, Peabody's Gardener 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Bird 1948
92% Cry of the City Lt. Collins 1948
No Score Yet Hazard Actor 1948
No Score Yet The Unsuspected Richard Donovan 1947
100% Ride the Pink Horse Frank Hugo 1947
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Alonzo 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Judge Neeley
  • 1968
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Vanderhaven
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Dr. Clyburn Clyburn
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
William
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Chester Diedrich
  • 1960
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Fred Clark CHARACTERS