Clark, Anthony 1964-

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Clark, Anthony 1964-


Born April 4, 1964, in Lynchburg, VA; father, an assembly line worker; mother's name, Nell (an owner of a general store and bookkeeper); stepfather's name, Willie (a tobacco farmer). Education: Emerson College, B.A., mass communications, 1986; studied comedy with Denis Leary. Avocational Interests: Basketball, watching televised sporting events.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor and standup comedian. Comedy Connection, Boston, MA, owner (with others) and occasional performer; appeared with the college improvisational group This Is Pathetic; appeared at comedy clubs, including Caroline's Comedy Club and Catch A Rising Star; appeared at colleges and universities; performed for President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC, 1998; also participated in comedy workshops. Also worked on his stepfather's tobacco farm.

Awards, Honors:

Top College Comedian Award, American Collegiate Talent Showcase, 1986; named College Entertainer of the Year while attending Emerson College; Prism Award nomination, performance in a comedy series, 2003, Young Artist Award nomination (with Jean Louisa Kelly), most popular mom and pop in a television series, 2004, for Yes, Dear.


Stage Appearances:

Gas station attendant, The Grapes of Wrath, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Broadway production, 1990.

As a child, appeared in the musicals Calamity Jane, Li'l Abner, and The Music Man.

Film Appearances:

Oakie, Dogfight, Warner Bros., 1991.

Billy, The Thing Called Love, Paramount, 1993.

Neighborhood kid, The Silent Alarm, 1993.

Mooney, Teresa's Tattoo (also known as Natural Selection), Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Jimmy Jardine, The Hourglass (also known as The Hitcher '95), Crystal Sky Communications/LIVE Entertainment, 1995.

Paul (the hotel barber), The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Host, Comic Cabana, Comedy Central, 1997.

Killing Cinderella, 2000.

Rico's buddy number one, Pain in Full, Dimension, 2002.

Gichi, Beat Boys Beat Girls, 2003.

Russell Trotter, Say Uncle, Hollywood, 2005.

DJ, Grad Night, Image, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Will Davies, a recurring role, Ellen, ABC, between 1995 and 1996.

Boyd Pritchett, Boston Common, NBC, 1996-97.

Reverend Todd Tucker, Soul Man, ABC, 1997-98.

Host, Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups, CBS, 2000.

Greg Warner, Yes, Dear, CBS, 2000-2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Voice of Tucker, Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (also known as Murder, She Purred), ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

5 Funny Guys, MTV, 1989.

Gas station attendant, "The Grapes of Wrath," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.

1995 HBO Young Comedians Special, HBO, 1995.

The American Comedy Awards Special, Comedy Central, 1996.

Comics Come Home 2, Comedy Central, 1996.

A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 1998.

Host, Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials, 2001.

Host, American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice, Comedy Central, 2001.

CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Presenter, The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003.

Presenter, The 37th Annual CMA Awards, CBS, 2003.

TV's Greatest Sidekicks, Lifetime, 2004.

Presenter, The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2004.

Also appeared in 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour and Spring Break specials on MTV.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1994, 1996, 1997.

Tony, "Family Car," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.

"Las Vegas Finals: Parts 1 & 2," Last Comic Standing (also known as Last Comic Standing: The Search for the Funniest Person in America), NBC, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Bravo, 2006.

Also appeared in episodes of other series, including The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated; and The Standup Show, BBC.



Our Friend River, Paramount, 2006.

The Thing Called Love: A Look Back, Paramount Home Video, 2006.


Teleplays; Episodic:

Writer for Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central.



Emerson Today, April, 2001.

Entertainment Weekly, June 7, 1996, pp. S6.

People Weekly, April 22, 1996, pp. 16; September 2, 1996, pp. 44; January 29, 2001, pp. 70.

TV Guide, August 12, 1996.

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