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John Clarke (II)

Born in New Zealand, now lives in Melbourne, Australia. Well-known comedian and political satirist, notably for his "Fred Dagg" character. See full bio »

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Known For

The Man Who Sued God
The Brush-Off
The Brush-Off Ken Sproule
Lonely Hearts
The Gillies Report
The Gillies Report Various including Farnarkeling Expert


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 2015 The Ex-PM (TV Series)
- Love (2015) ... Henry
- Immortality (2015) ... Henry
- Rivalry (2015) ... Henry
- Childhood (2015) ... Henry
- Arrival (2015) ... Henry
 2015 A Month of Sundays
Phillip Lang
 1991-2013 Clarke & Dawe (TV Series)
Joe Hockey - Federal Treasurer / Hugh Manrights - Mastermind Contestant / Tony Abbot - Head Prefect / ...
- Ministerial Responsibility, Coming Soon to Australia (2013) ... Hugh Manrights - Mastermind Contestant
- An Honest Assessment, Project by Project (2013) ... Tony Abbot - Head Prefect
- A Full Working Knowledge of His Own Country (2013) ... Drew Widebut-Gotawaywell - Gentleman and Scholar
- We Have No Alternative But to Adopt Our Original Intention (2013) ... Joe Hockey - Federal Treasurer
- Language Approved for General Use (2013) ... Benjamin de Rules - Quiz Contestant
 2006-2009 Bro'Town (TV Series)
Fred Dagg
- A Vegetarian at My Table (2009) ... Fred Dagg (voice)
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Paul Collins
- High and Dry (2004) ... Paul Collins
 2004 The Brush-Off (TV Movie)
Ken Sproule
 2003 Welcher & Welcher (TV Series)
ABC Commissioning Editor
- Hypothetically Speaking (2003) ... ABC Commissioning Editor
 2003 Roy Hollsdotter Live (TV Movie)
 2002 Crackerjack
Bernie Fowler
 1998-2000 The Games (TV Series)
- The End (2000) ... John
- Four Corners (2000) ... John
- Sponsor and Media Discontent (2000) ... John
- Solar (2000) ... John
- Strike (2000) ... John
 2000 Arctic Adventure (Short)
Krish (voice)
 1999 BackBerner (TV Series)
Peter Reith
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Peter Reith
 1997 The Alive Tribe
Coach Smith
 1993 Stark (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Magistrate
 1990 Death in Brunswick
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
 1988 Never Say Die
Car Salesman
 1988 The D Generation Goes Commercial (TV Series)
- The D Generation Goes Commercial (1988) ... Cleaner (uncredited)
 1987 A Matter of Convenience (TV Movie)
Joe McGuiness
 1987 Ghosts CAN Do It
Insp. Jerry
 1987 Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale
Wal (voice)
 1987 Les Patterson Saves the World
Mike Rooke
 1986 Man and Boy (Short)
Man asking directions
 1986 Ironbark Bill in 'The Champion Buckjumper' (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1985-1986 The Fast Lane (TV Series)
Barry Tanner
- The Sound of One Hand Counting (1986) ... (voice)
- Portrait of Whistler's Underwriter (1985) ... Barry Tanner
 1984 The Gillies Report (TV Series)
Various including Farnarkeling Expert
 1982 Lonely Hearts
 1977 Wild Man
Dr. Frederick Z. Daggenheimer
 1975 The Wonderful World of Fred Dagg (TV Movie)
Fred Dagg (as Fred Dagg)
 1974 Buck House (TV Series)
Ken (1975)
 1971 A Current Affair (TV Series)
Mock Interviews (1989-1997)
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Album: Fred Dagg Live (1976) See more »

Alternate Names:

Fred Dagg


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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In recent years, wrote and acted in political satire sketches on Channel 9's "A Current Affair", teaming with actor/comedian Bryan Dawe. Currently on the ABC's "7:30 Report" teaming with actor/comedian Bryan Dawe. See more »

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