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David Clarke (I) (1908–2004)

Classic film-noir character actor best known for his roles in The Set-Up (1949), The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) and The Narrow Margin (1952), David Clarke made his Broadway debut in "Journeyman" in 1938, and subsequently appeared in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" with Raymond Massey. He also played at the Biltmore Theatre in Los Angeles, where he ... See full bio »

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The Narrow Margin
The Narrow Margin Joseph Kemp
The Deadly Game
The Deadly Game John Brandt
Ryan's Hope
Ryan's Hope Tiso Novotny


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 1989 Cutting Class
Crusty Old Man
 1979-1980 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Tiso Novotny
- Episode #1.1267 (1980) ... Tiso Novotny
- Episode #1.1266 (1980) ... Tiso Novotny
- Episode #1.1265 (1980) ... Tiso Novotny
- Episode #1.1264 (1980) ... Tiso Novotny
- Episode #1.1263 (1980) ... Tiso Novotny
 1978 Matilda
 1975-1977 The Waltons (TV Series)
Abel Bingley / Able Bingley / Abel Bingly
- The Volunteer (1977) ... Abel Bingley
- The Elopement (1977) ... Abel Bingley
- The Test (1976) ... Able Bingley
- The Boondoggle (1975) ... Abel Bingly
 1976-1977 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- Provost Marshal (1977) ... Mr. Jones
- Pilot (1976) ... Mr. Jones
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Sheriff Bodie
- The Bushwhackers (1977) ... Sheriff Bodie
 1976 The Front
Hubert Jackson
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
 1961-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Stanley / Mace
- Welcome to the Wedding (1962) ... Stanley
- The Opponent (1961) ... Mace (as David C. Clarke)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
- And by the Sweat of Thy Brow... (1962) ... Attacker
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Sam Keeley
- Bootleg Whiskey in the Everglades (1961) ... Sam Keeley
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow (uncredited)
 1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Bank Teller
 1957 Edge of the City
Wallace (as David Clark)
 1952 The Narrow Margin
Joseph Kemp
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Corporal by Campfire (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Cleveland's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1951 The House on Telegraph Hill
 1951 Only the Valiant
Guardhouse Sentry (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Closeup (1951) ... Passerby
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Detective Barkley (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Charlie, Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Operator (uncredited)
 1950 Edge of Doom
Drunken Seaman (uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Bill - Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1950 The Lawless
Reporter in Office (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Mr. Atkinson - Railroad Man (uncredited)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
- Closeup (1950) ... Passerby
 1950 The Gunfighter
Second Brother (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Workman (uncredited)
 1950 The Outriders
Ross (uncredited)
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Moyer - Photographer / Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 The Blonde Bandit
Police Lt. O'Connor
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Wounded Marine (uncredited)
 1949 Adam's Rib
Roy (uncredited)
 1949 Intruder in the Dust
Vinson Gowrie
 1949 Abandoned
Harry - Mrs. Donner's Chauffeur
 1949 Thieves' Highway
Mitch - Thug in Hat (uncredited)
 1949 Too Late for Tears
Jack Sharber (uncredited)
 1949 Illegal Entry
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Dalton (uncredited)
 1949 Red Canyon
 1949 The Set-Up
Gunboat Johnson
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Mullins (uncredited)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Mutton McGuire (uncredited)
 1948 Raw Deal
Police Commanding Officer (uncredited)
 1948 Berlin Express
Army Technician (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1948 State of the Union
Rusty Miller (uncredited)
 1947 Killer McCoy
Pete Mariola
 1947 The Long Night
Bill Pulanski
 1946 Swell Guy
Frank (uncredited)
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Trainer (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Foreign Agent
Carl Beck
 1942 Moonlight in Havana
Second Player (uncredited)
 1942 Men of Texas
Sentry (uncredited)
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark
 1941 The Deadly Game
John Brandt (as Dave Clark)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
First Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Knockout
Peters, a Fighter (uncredited)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "See the Jaguar" on Broadway, 1952. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dave Clark | David Clark | David C. Clarke

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In 1978, his daughter, K.C. Ligon appeared with John Houseman in the television series The Paper Chase (1978). See more »

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