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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 25 November 1936Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Born In Washington, D.C., Matt grew up in Arlington, Va. Son of Frederick W. Clark, a boat builder and cabinet maker, and Theresa (Costello) Clark, owner and director of a private school in Arlington. Following a two-year stint in the army, Matt attended George Washington University, but dropped out to join a local Washington, D.C. theatre group. He moved to New York in the mid-50's and studied acting at the HB Studio with Herbert Berghof, William Hickey and Frank Naughton. After working at the famous Living Theater and starring in several off-Broadway plays, he moved to California to begin his film career. Matt has appeared in more than 50 feature films, in addition to countless television movies and TV series. He is the director of the film, Da (1988), starring Bernard Hughes, Martin Sheen, and his old acting teacher, Bill Hickey. Matt is father of 4 children: Matthias Clark (musician), Jason Clark (producer), Seth Clark (film editor) and Aimée Clark (producer).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: mary bruton

Spouse (3)

Sharon Mays (16 January 2000 - present)
Carol Trieste (1968 - 1968) (divorced) (2 children)
Erica Lann (1958 - 1965) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Attended George Washington University following a two year stint in the army.
Studied acting with famed drama coach Herbert Berghof.
Son of Frederick William Clark, a carpenter, and Theresa (Castello) Clark, a teacher.
His ex-wife Erica Lann-Clark is a poet, actress and storyteller. They had two children: Matthias Clark and Jason Clark. She first worked as a teacher and alternative healer while the children were growing up. She later became a storyteller and has since entertained audiences across the country and in Canada, Thailand, Singapore, and Hawaii at various storytelling festivals.
Served in the Armed Services before pursuing his acting career.
Born in Washington, D.C., but was raised in nearby Alexandria, Virginia.
Tall, lean character actor best known for his somber look in late '60s, '70s and '80s westerns.
Studied at George Washington University but dropped out before graduating.
Worked numerous jobs while joining a local D.C. theatre group. Later became a member of New York's Living Theatre company and worked off-Broadway and in community theatre for a time in the late 1950s. Was also a stage manager and one point.
Father-in-law of Kimberly Beck.

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