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Fred Clark



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Visit To A Small Planet
  • Actor
1999
36% 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
No Score Yet Passionate Thief
  • Actor
1962
78% Bells Are Ringing
  • Larry Hastings
1960
No Score Yet The Passionate Thief
  • the American
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
92% 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 Joyful Laughter
  • Actor
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
75% A Place in the Sun
  • Bellows
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
91% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Chester Diedrich

Quotes from Fred Clark's Characters