Matt Clark Biography (1936-)

Born November 25, 1936, in Washington, DC; son of Frederick William (a carpenter) and Theresa (a teacher; maiden name, Castello) Clark; married Erica Lann(a poet and storyteller), 1958 (divorced, 1966); children: Matthias, Jason,Seth, Aimee. Addresses: Agent: The Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, director, writer, stage manager
Birth Details
November 25, 1936
Washington, D.C, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Packy Harrison, In the Heat of the Night, United Artists, 1967
  • Romulus Quint, Will Penny, Paramount, 1968
  • Colonel Jellicoe, The Bridge at Remagen, United Artists, 1969
  • Jailer, Macho Callahan, Avco Embassy, 1970
  • Rufus Brady, Monte Walsh, National General, 1970
  • Joe Bailey, The Grissom Gang, Cinerama, 1971
  • Honky, Jack H. Harris, 1971
  • Scrogins, The Beguiled, 1971
  • Smiley, The Cowboys, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Pete, The Culpepper Cattle Company (also known as Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Bob Younger, The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, Universal, 1972
  • Qualen, Jeremiah Johnson, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Nick the Grub, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • American prisoner, Pocket Money, 1972
  • Yardlet, Emperor of the North Pole (also known as Emperor of the North), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Coroner, The Laughing Policeman (also known as An Investigationof Murder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Deputy J. W. Bell, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Dude Watson, White Lightning (also known as McKlusky), United Artists, 1973
  • Gerhard, The Terminal Man, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Jackson, Hearts of the West (also known as Hollywood Cowboy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • (As Matt Clarke) Kelly, The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976
  • Billy Bob, Outlaw Blues, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Grover, Kid Vengeance (also known as Take Another Hard Rideand Vengeance Vendetta), Golan-Globus/Irwin Yablans, 1977
  • Red plainclothesman, The Driver, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Spider, Dreamer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Roy Purcell, Brubaker, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Tom McCoy, An Eye for an Eye, Avco Embassy, 1981
  • Sheriff Wiatt, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, Associated Film Distribution, 1981
  • Dwayne, Bustin' Loose, Universal, 1981
  • Cecil "Cece" Grant, Ruckus (also known as The Loner, BigRuckus in a Small Town, and Ruckus in Madoc Country), New World,1981
  • Virgil, Honkytonk Man, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Mickey, Some Kind of Hero, Paramount, 1982
  • Chuck Winter, Love Letters (also known as My Love Letters and Passion Play), New World, 1983
  • Secretary of Defense McKinley, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension (also known as Buckaroo Banzai and TheAdventures of Buckaroo Banzai), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Tom McMullen, Country, Buena Vista, 1984
  • Uncle Henry, Return to Oz (also known as The Adventures of theDevil from the Sky and Oz), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Stuart Hiller, Tuff Turf, New World, 1985
  • Walt Clayton, Let's Get Harry (also known as The Rescue), TriStar, 1987
  • Dr. Tower, The Horror Show (also known as Horror House, House III, and House III: The Horror Show), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Chester the bartender, Back to the Future Part III, Universal, 1990
  • Judge Syms, Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Franklin F. Bean, Sr., Cadence (also known as Count a Lonely Cadence and Stockade), New Line Cinema/Republic Pictures, 1991
  • J. F. Hughes, Frozen Assets, RKO, 1992
  • Hank, The Harvest, Arrow Releasing, 1993
  • Honore Thibideaux, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (also known asCandyman II: Farewell to the Flesh), Gramercy, 1995
  • Ben Wilson, The Haunted Heart (also known as Mother), Overseas Filmgroup, 1995
  • Claude, Sink or Swim (also known as Hacks and The Big Twist), Rigorous Productions, 1997
  • The judge, A Stranger in the Kingdom, Kingdom Come Pictures, 1998
  • Pelican, Claudine's Return (also known as Kiss of Fire), Jazz Pictures, 1998
  • Sheriff, Homegrown, Sony/TriStar, 1998
  • Burl Dunfries, South of Heaven, West of Hell, Phaedra Cinema, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Director, Da, FilmDallas, 1988
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lieutenant Arthur Kipling, Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977
  • Emmett Kelly, Grace under Fire, ABC, 1993-1994
  • Walt Bacon, The Jeff Foxworthy Show (also known as Somewhere inAmerica), ABC, 1995-1996
  • Miniseries
  • Chief Clark, The Winds of War, ABC, 1983
  • Chief Clark (Northhampton), War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988
  • Movies
  • Dunn, The Execution of Private Slovik, NBC, 1974
  • Georgie, The Great Ice Rip-Off, ABC, 1974
  • Charles Parimetter Thomas, Melvin Purvis: G-Man (also known as The Legend of Machine Gun Kelly and G-Man), ABC, 1974
  • Buffalo Bill Cody, This Is the West That Was, NBC, 1974
  • Verne Miller, The Kansas City Massacre, ABC, 1975
  • George "Bitter Creek" Newcombe, The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang,NBC, 1979
  • Bill Westbrook, The Children Nobody Wanted, CBS, 1981
  • Mike Raines, In the Custody of Strangers, ABC, 1982
  • Fennie Groda, Love, Mary, CBS, 1985
  • John Hubbard, Out of the Darkness, CBS, 1985
  • Doc Shabitt, The Quick and the Dead, HBO, 1987
  • Sergeant Grinder, Kenny Rogers as "The Gambler" III--The Legend Continues (also known as The Gambler III and The Gambler III: The Legend Continues), CBS, 1987
  • Jim Warren, Terror on Highway 91, CBS, 1989
  • Lieutenant Shapper, Blind Witness, 1989
  • Buck Dobbs, A Seduction in Travis County (also known as Body ofEvidence, Blind Judgment, and Blind Evidence), CBS, 1991
  • Ed Horrigan, Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, HBO,1993
  • John DeSilva, Dead before Dawn, ABC, 1993
  • Paul Coughlin, She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, ABC, 1995
  • Porter, A Season of Hope (also known as Lemon Grove), CBS,1995
  • Doug Kinross, Crazy for a Kiss, BBC, 1995
  • Ed Hudson, Raven Hawk (also known as Ravenhawk), HBO, 1996
  • Ansford, "The Graveyard Rats," Trilogy of Terror II, USA Network,1996
  • Cutty Whitman, 1996
  • Philip, Five Aces, Cinemax, 1999
  • Specials
  • Phil Cranston, "Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy" (also known as "Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea?"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC,1983
  • Pawnshop clerk, "Gambler," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1988
  • Pilots
  • Lieutenant Arthur Kipling, Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977
  • Reynolds, Lacy and the Mississippi Queen, NBC, 1978
  • Dan O'Keefe, The Big Easy, NBC, 1982
  • Wolfe Crawley, Highway Honeys, NBC, 1983
  • Matt, Traveling Man (broadcast as an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse), CBS, 1987
  • Episodic
  • Patient, "Where Did All the Roses Go?," Ben Casey, 1966
  • Corporal Meekin, "The Kingdom Come Raid," The Rat Patrol, ABC, 1967
  • Killer, "The Blood-Red Night," T.H.E. Cat, 1967
  • "The Murderer Stallion Brief," Dundee and the Culhane, 1967
  • "The Informer Who Cried," Death Valley Days, 1967
  • "The Face of the Dart Board," N.Y.P.D., 1969
  • Fantan, "The Witness," Bonanza, NBC, 1969
  • Niebo, "The Elixir," Kung Fu, ABC, 1973
  • Joey Hughes, "The Late Mr. Brent," The Rookies, 1974
  • Seth Berwick, "Mortal Mission," Little House on the Prairie, NBC,1975
  • Eric Boulton, "Plague," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1975
  • Frank Dean, "Reconciliation," Dynasty, 1981
  • Frank Dean, "The Mid-East Meeting," Dynasty, 1982
  • Frank Dean, "The Search," Dynasty, 1982
  • Frank Dean, "The Locket," Dynasty, 1982
  • Jack Damon, "A Pretty Good Dancing Chicken," Magnum, P.I., 1985
  • Sheriff Dale Cutler, "The Career Breaker," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985
  • Sheriff Dale Cutler, "All the World's a Stage," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1986
  • Peter Holden, "Bank Job," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989
  • Homeless man, "All Shook Up," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures ofSuperman, ABC, 1994
  • Reverend Bantry, "The Bride," Lonesome Dove, CBS, 1995
  • Hank Cotton, "The Siege," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1995
  • Markus, "Venice," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Monroe, "The Devil's Rainbow," The Visitor, Fox, 1997
  • Jesse Manning, "Body Count," The Practice, ABC, 1998
  • Lyle Bowman, "Crash," The Pretender, NBC, 1998
  • Clarence Gates, "Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000
  • Cooper's friend, "The Final Showdown," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS,2001
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director, "Ethan's Call," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989
  • Director, "Wrong Side of the Wall," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989
  • Specials
  • Director, "My Dissident Mom," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1987
  • Stage Appearances
  • Stephen Dedalus, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Understudy for the role of Timmy Cleary, The Subject Was Roses, Royale Theatre, then Winthrop Ames Theatre, later Helen Hayes Theatre, Henry Miller's Theatre, and Belasco Theatre, all New York City, 1964-1966
  • The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Center Theatre Group, New Theatre for Now, Los Angeles, 1970
  • Also appeared in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Burt Reynold's Jupiter Dinner Theatre, Jupiter, FL; The Connection, Living Theatre; and Tonight We Improvise, Living Theatre.
  • Stage Work
  • Stage manager, The Subject Was Roses, Royale Theatre, then Winthrop Ames Theatre, later Helen Hayes Theatre, Henry Miller's Theatre, and Belasco Theatre, all New York City, 1964-1966
  • Screenplays
  • (With Claude Harz; story only) Homer, National General, 1970

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