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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 7 April 1952New York City, New York, USA
Birth NamePeter Clarke

Mini Bio (1)

Clarke Peters was born on April 7, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Clarke. He is an actor and writer, known for The Wire (2002), Notting Hill (1999) and Marley & Me (2008). He is married to Penny. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Penny (? - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Deep Smooth Voice

Trivia (8)

He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for the 1998 season for Best Actor in a Musical for "Chicago!".
Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Book (Musical) for "Five Guy Named Moe."
Father of Joe Jacobs and Guppy (1988-1992) (with Joanna Jacobs) and Max Peters with his wife Penny.
Grew up in Englewood, New Jersey.
He has lived in London, England since the 1970's.
Clarke Peters worked as a backing vocalist in London during the 1970s. He provided the male vocals for Joan Armatrading's "Love And Affection" ("Oh give me love..."), and Heatwave's "Boogie Nights" ("Got to keep on dancing").
Son-in-law of David Jacobs.
Brother-in-law of Emma Jacobs.

Personal Quotes (3)

On playing Daryl Van Horne in a touring company of "The Witches of Eastwick": It's a double-edged sword. It's good for the career, but some people said 'The black guy's the Devil!' I was like, 'The black guy's working!'
I'm here [in London] because theatre is a part of your culture. Our points of reference in America aren't steeped in literature, they're steeped in that five minutes between commercials.
Everyone said: 'The Wire (2002)'s hot, you should go to LA.' But when I got out there I just thought, 'This is a bunch of dimwits here. Let me get back to London, man, back to some theatre.' I didn't realise how spoilt I was.

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