David Clennon Biography (1943-)

Born May 10, 1943, in Waukegan, IL; son of Cecil (an accountant) and Virginia(a homemaker) Clennon; married Perry Adelman (a writer and camera assistant), 1996; children: Daisy Virginia and Harry Francis (twins). Addresses:Agent: Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 550, BeverlyHills, CA 90211.

Birth Details
May 10, 1943
Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Toombs, The Paper Chase, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Carl (man in gas station), Bound for Glory, 1976
  • Tim, Coming Home (also known as Hemkomsten), United Artists, 1977
  • Captain, The Greatest, Columbia, 1977
  • Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1977
  • Lieutenant Finley Wattsberg, Go Tell the Spartans, Avco Embassy, 1978
  • Social worker, Billy in the Lowlands, FIF Inc., 1978
  • Psychiatrist, On the Yard, Midwest Film, 1978
  • Thomas Franklin, Being There (also known as Chance and Willkommen, Mr. Chance), United Artists, 1979
  • Richard Fieldston, Hide in Plain Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UnitedArtists, 1980
  • Dave Robell, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (also knownas All Washed Up), Paramount, 1981
  • Consul Phil Putnam, Missing, Universal, 1981
  • Geb, Star 80, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Palmer, The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing), Universal, 1982
  • Newspaper editor, The Escape Artist, Orion/Warner Bros., 1982
  • Liaison man, The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Amnon, Hannah K., Universal, 1983
  • Brian Gilmore, Falling in Love, Paramount, 1984
  • Randy Hughes, Sweet Dreams, TriStar, 1985
  • Lars, The Trouble with Dick, Frolix, 1986
  • Blanchard, Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986
  • Mason Mogan, He's My Girl, Scotti Brothers, 1987
  • Lawrence Baird, The Couch Trip, Orion, 1988
  • Jack Carpenter, Betrayed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Jerome Sweet, Downtown, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Robert, Light Sleeper, Fine Line, 1992
  • Lewie Duart, Man Trouble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Jack, Matinee, Universal, 1993
  • Jim, Two Crimes (also known as Kissing Cousin and Dos crimenes), 1994
  • Dr. "Jonesy" Jones, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy, 1996
  • Street Preacher, Mad City, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Martin, Playing by Heart (also known as Intermedia), Miramax, 1998
  • Bill Brenner, The Visit, Shoreline Entertainment, 2000
  • Senator Chuck McGee, The Heart of the Possible, 2002
  • Himself, Realizing "The Right Stuff," Warner Bros., 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Calvin, Rafferty, CBS, 1977
  • Jeff O'Neal, Park Place, CBS, 1981
  • Miles Drentell, a recurring role, thirtysomething, ABC, 1989-1991
  • Neal Luder, Almost Perfect (also known as You Can't Have It All), CBS, 1995-1996
  • Miles Drentell, a recurring role, Once and Again, ABC, 2000-2001
  • Joshua Nankin, The Agency, CBS, 2001-2002
  • Movies
  • Tom Trimpin, The Migrants, CBS, 1974
  • Peter Karpf, Crime Club, CBS, 1975
  • Panic in Echo Park, NBC, 1977
  • Steve Rawlin, Reward, ABC, 1980
  • James Fitzpatrick, Gideon's Trumpet, CBS, 1980
  • The Day the Bubble Burst, NBC, 1982
  • Dr. Bruce Lyman, Special Bulletin, NBC, 1983
  • Reverend Werner, Best Kept Secrets, ABC, 1984
  • U.S. Attorney Richard Schultz, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8, HBO, 1987
  • Dr. Sigmond Grampton, The Image, HBO, 1990
  • Reverend Dwight Moore, Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story, NBC, 1993
  • Mr. Johnstone, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Dr. Ruland Beesley, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (also known as Race against the Dark: The Crash of Flight 7), CBS, 1993
  • Jimbo, Original Sins (also known as Acts of Contrition), CBS, 1995
  • William Henry Harrison, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior, TNT, 1995
  • Mr. Filger, The Staircase, CBS, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Harry Jones, Helter Skelter (also known as Massacre in Hollywood), CBS, 1976
  • Phillip Murray, Blood and Orchids, CBS, 1986
  • Dr. Lee Silver, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Pilots
  • David, Marriage Is Alive and Well, NBC, 1980
  • Lester Brotman, First Time, Second Time, CBS, 1980
  • Martian High Council Leader, Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends), NBC, 1992
  • Joshua Nankin, The Agency, CBS, 2001
  • Specials
  • Medvedenko, "The Seagull," Theatre in America, PBS, 1975
  • Episodic
  • Bodhisattva, "Abduction," Barney Miller, 1977
  • Stevens, "Asylum," Barney Miller, 1977
  • George Martin, "The Summer of '69: Parts 1 & 2," Kojak, 1977
  • Justice Department Counsel Chester Monahan, "Identity," Barney Miller, 1979
  • Howard Speer, "The Architect," Barney Miller, 1980
  • Weckler, "Homeless," Barney Miller, 1981
  • Norris Breeze, "The Consultant," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1981
  • Professor John Tate, "Revenge," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985
  • Harold Bell, "Sledge in Toyland," Sledge Hammer!, ABC, 1987
  • Cullen, "Fever," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1988
  • Wilton Tibbles, "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1988
  • Mitch Duprete, Almost Grown, CBS, 1989
  • Peter Brewer, "For Peter's Sake," Dream On, HBO, 1992
  • Barry, "As the World Turns to Crap," Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • Judge, "Rose Bowl," NewsRadio, NBC, 1996
  • Nathan Cahill, "Good Dog Karl," Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998
  • Dr. Crell Moset, "Nothing Human," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1998
  • Martin Spencer, "Maya's Nude Photos," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999
  • Andrew Weller, "The Nanny," Family Law, CBS, 1999
  • Also appeared as voice of the boss, "Unemployment: Part 2" (also known as"Theory of the Leisure Ass"), Mission Hill, The WB; voice of the boss, "Stories of Hope and Forgiveness" (also known as "Day of the Jackass"), Mission Hill, The WB; Prosser, Michael Hayes, CBS; Stan Pooch, Birdland; in Earth 2.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Messenger to King John, King John, New York Shakespeare Festival,Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Martius, Titus Andronicus, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1967
  • "The Golden Goose," Story Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1968
  • The Blood Knot, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1970
  • Kid, The Unseen Hand, and Emmett, Forensic and the Navigators (double-bill), Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Loot, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1972
  • Marat/Sade (also known as The Persecution and Assassination ofJean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton underthe Direction of the Marquis de Sade), Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1972
  • Oliver, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1973
  • Boy, Welcome to Andromeda, and narrator, Variety Obit (double-bill), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Alfred Allmers, Little Eyolf, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1974
  • The Seagull, Long Wharf Theatre, 1974
  • Doctor, Medal of Honor Rag, Folger Theatre Group, Washington, DC,then Theatre De Lys, New York City, both 1976
  • Pyotr Sergeyevich Trofimov, The Cherry Orchard, NYSF, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Tales from the Vienna Woods, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1978
  • Mistaken Identities, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1978
  • S.S. Glencairn, Long Wharf Theatre, 1978
  • Beyond Therapy, Los Angeles Public Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Jeremy M., Talking Things over with Chekov, Victory Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1987
  • Also appeared in Operation Sidewinder and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, both Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, October 8, 1990, pp. 51-52

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