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Gary Clarke

Highest Rated: 79% Countdown to Zero (2010)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 16, 1936

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Actor Gary Clarke split his time between B-movies and higher-profile TV series while also pursuing a modest writing career on the hit spy comedy "Get Smart." Born and raised in Los Angeles, he earned early attention when a 20th Century Fox talent scout spotted him in a school play. Early marriage and parenthood slowed his progress, but after his divorce he returned to the craft, getting his first feature break when the low-budget action picture "Dragstrip Riot" lost its lead actor. He followed that by following in the footsteps of Michael Landon in the lycanthropic lead of "How to Make a Monster," the sequel to "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." Clarke's first major television role came as support to Richard Denning in the detective series "Michael Shayne" and led to a more substantial and longer-running part in "The Virginian." He sneakily submitted a prospective script for "Get Smart" to Mel Brooks and Buck Henry under his birth name, Clarke F. Lamoreaux, afraid an actor's words would be rejected. They caught on to the ruse but liked his ideas (including creating the character of Hymie the Robot), and Clarke wrote six episodes of the show. Clarke continued to appear occasionally in series and TV movies before moving to San Francisco in the mid '70s. Divorcing again, he returned to the business for a time, including a spot in the Western feature "Tombstone."

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Me? Unknown (Character) - 2020
79% 72% Countdown to Zero Cinematography $271.3K 2010
No Score Yet 80% 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep Cinematography - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285 Hugh Easton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mother's Revenge Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 50% The Bull of the West Steve (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eyes of Charles Sand Raymond (Character) - 1972
0% 12% Revenge Ed Linnis (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild, Wild Winter Ronnie (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strike Me Deadly Jimmy Grant (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Date Bait Danny Logan (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 3% Missile to the Moon Lon (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 27% How to Make a Monster Larry Drake (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragstrip Riot Rick Martin (Character) - 1958

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Mel Warren (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Operations Clerk (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Father Lavery (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Writer 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hondo Capt. Richards (Character) 1967
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Johnny Cole (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Bob Kelso (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Tad Kimball (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael Shayne Dick Hamilton (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958