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Matt Clark ACTOR

Matt Clark was born on November 25th, 1936 in Washington, District of Columbia, born to Frederick and Theresa Clark.  He was raised in Virginia and after high school, he served for two years in the United States Army before attending George Washington University.  Prior to earning his degree, he left to follow a career in theater.
Clark relocated to New York City and studied acting with Herbert Berghof, Bill Hickey and Frank Laughton.  Soon he found work at the Living Theater and appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions gaining quite a bit of experience as a stage actor.
Clark then made the move west to California in search of a career in the film industry.  Over the course of his career as an actor he would add more then fifty film and television appearances to his credits.  Some of his more well known film roles included, five time Academy Award winning "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant, William Schallert, Larry Gates and Warren Oates, "Will Penny" (1968) starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Ben Johnson, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Slim Pickens, Anthony Zerbe, Jon Gries and Donald Pleasence, "The Cowboys" (1972) starring John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Slim Pickens, A Martinez, Colleen Dewhurst, Stephen R. Hudis, Bruce Dern and Robert Carradine, "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972) starring Robert Redford, Will Geer, Stefan Gierasch, Joaquin Martínez, Jack Colvin, Josh Albee, Paul Benedict and Allyn Ann McLerie, John Huston's "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" (1972) and starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins, Victoria Principal, Ned Beatty, Roddy McDowall, Stacy Keach, Anthony Zerbe, Ava Gardner, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Farnsworth and Tab Hunter and "White Lightning" (1973) starring Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, R.G. Armstrong, Laura Dern and Diane Ladd, "The Terminal Man" (1974) starring George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, Jill Clayburgh, Michael C. Gwynne and Michael Hansen, "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976) starring Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, Will Sampson, Richard Farnsworth, John Russell, Kyle Eastwood, Woodrow Parfrey, John Vernon, Sheb Wooley, Joyce Jameson, Royal Dano, John Quade, Doug McGrath, Len Lesser, Bill McKinney, Paula Trueman, John Chandler and Geraldine Keams, "The Driver" (1978) starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Felice Orlandi, Ronee Blakley and Isabelle Adjani, "An Eye for an Eye" (1981) starring Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Mako Iwamatsu and Maggie Cooper, "Class Action" (1991) starring alongside Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Laurence Fishburne, Colin Friels, Fred Dalton Thompson, Jonathan Silverman, Joanna Merlin and Donald Moffat, "Hacks" (1997) starring Stephen Rea, Ryan O'Neal, John Ritter, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Priestley, Tom Arnold, Illeana Douglas and Robert Patrick, "Five Acres" (1999) starring Charlie Sheen, Christopher McDonald, Aimee Leigh, Jeff Cesario, Michael McGrady, Tia Carrere, Geoffrey Lewis, Virginia Hamilton, Hannes Jaenicke, John LaMotta and Elizabeth Morehead and his final film role was in 2010 in, "The Way" with Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Yorick van Wageningen, James Nesbitt, Romy Baskerville and Deborah Kara Unger.

Along with making a name for himself as a film actor he added a variety of television appearances to his resume such as, "Bonanza", "Grace Under Fire", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Death Valley Days", "Ben Casey", "The Waltons", "T.H.E. Cat", "Little House on the Prairie", "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" and "Chicago Hope" among many others.

Matt Clark has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Erica Lann whom he wed in 1958 and together they had two children before the marriage ended in divorce in 1965.  He then married Carol Trieste in 1968 and they also had two children before this marriage also came to an end.


2010         The Way
2004         Killer Diller
1996-2001     Walker, Texas Ranger 
2000         Chicago Hope 
2000         South of Heaven, West of Hell
1999         A Stranger in the Kingdom
1999         Five Aces
1998         The Practice 
1998         Claudine's Return
1998         Homegrown
1998         The Pretender
1997         Touched by an Angel
1997         The Visitor
1997         Hacks
1996         Trilogy of Terror II
1996         Cutty Whitman
1996         Raven Hawk 
1995-1996     The Jeff Foxworthy Show 
1995         Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years
1993-1995     Grace Under Fire 
1995         She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal
1995         Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
1995         A Season of Hope 
1995         Mother
1995         Crazy for a Kiss
1994         Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993         Barbarians at the Gate 
1993         Dead Before Dawn 
1992         The Harvest
1992         Frozen Assets
1991         A Seduction in Travis County 
1991         Class Action
1990         Cadence
1990         Back to the Future Part III
1989         Blind Witness 
1989         The Horror Show
1989         Terror on Highway 91
1989         Midnight Caller
1988         CBS Schoolbreak Special
1988         War and Remembrance
1987         CBS Summer Playhouse 
1987         The Quick and the Dead
1987         Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues
1986         Let's Get Harry
1986         Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1985         Hardcastle and McCormick 
1985         Out of the Darkness 
1985         Love, Mary
1985         Return to Oz
1985         Magnum, P.I. 
1985         Tuff Turf
1984         Country
1984         The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
1983         ABC Afterschool Specials
1983         Love Letters
1983         The Winds of War
1981-1982     Dynasty
1982         Honkytonk Man
1982         In the Custody of Strangers
1982         Some Kind of Her
1981         The Children Nobody Wanted
1981         An Eye for an Eye
1981         The Legend of the Lone Ranger
1980         Ruckus
1980         Brubaker
1979         The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang 
1979         Dreamer
1975-1979     Little House on the Prairie
1978         Lucan
1978         The Driver
1978         Lacy and the Mississippi Queen 
1977         Dog and Cat
1977         Outlaw Blues
1977         Dog and Cat
1977         Vengeance
1976         The Outlaw Josey Wales
1975         Hearts of the West
1975         The Kansas City Massacre
1974         This Is the West That Was 
1974         The Great Ice Rip-Off 
1974         The Terminal Man
1974         Melvin Purvis G-MAN 
1974         The Execution of Private Slovik 
1974         The Rookies 
1973         The Laughing Policeman
1973         Kung Fu 
1973         The Waltons
1973         White Lightning
1973         Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1973         Emperor of the North
1972         The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
1972         Jeremiah Johnson
1972         The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1972         The Culpepper Cattle Co.
1972         Pocket Money
1972         The Cowboys
1971         Honky
1971         The Grissom Gang
1971         The Beguiled
1970         Monte Walsh
1970         Macho Callahan
1969         Bonanza 
1969         The Bridge at Remagen
1969         N.Y.P.D. 
1968         Will Penny
1967         The Rat Patrol 
1967         Death Valley Days 
1967         Dundee and the Culhane 
1967         In the Heat of the Night
1967         T.H.E. Cat 
1966         Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1966         Ben Casey
1964         Black Like Me

Matinee Classics - The Bridge at Remagen starring George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzare, E. G. Marshall, Peter van Eyck,  Hans Christian Blech, Heinz Reincke, Joachim Hansen, Bo Hopkins, Robert Logan, Matt Clark, Steve Sandor, Richard Munch and Guster Meisner

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