Clennon, David 1943–

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CLENNON, David 1943


Born May 10, 1943, in Waukegan, IL; son of Cecil (an accountant) and Virginia (a homemaker) Clennon; married Perry Adelman (a writer and camera assistant), 1996; children: Daisy Virginia and Harry Francis (twins). Education: Attended University of Notre Dame; studied drama at Yale University.

Addresses: Agent Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1990, for thirty-something; Emmy Award, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 1993, for Dream On; Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1999, for From the Earth to the Moon.


Film Appearances:

Toombs, The Paper Chase, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1973.

Carl (man in gas station), Bound for Glory, 1976.

Tim, Coming Home (also known as Hemkomsten ), United Artists, 1977.

Captain, The Greatest, Columbia, 1977.

Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1977.

Lieutenant Finley Wattsberg, Go Tell the Spartans, Avco Embassy, 1978.

Social worker, Billy in the Lowlands, FIF Inc., 1978.

Psychiatrist, On the Yard, Midwest Film, 1978.

Thomas Franklin, Being There (also known as Chance and Willkommen, Mr. Chance ), United Artists, 1979.

Richard Fieldston, Hide in Plain Sight, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1980.

Dave Robell, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (also known as All Washed Up ), Paramount, 1981.

Consul Phil Putnam, Missing, Universal, 1981.

Geb, Star 80, Warner Bros., 1982.

Palmer, The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing ), Universal, 1982.

Newspaper editor, The Escape Artist, Orion/Warner Bros., 1982.

Liaison man, The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983.

Amnon, Hannah K., Universal, 1983.

Brian Gilmore, Falling in Love, Paramount, 1984.

Randy Hughes, Sweet Dreams, TriStar, 1985.

Lars, The Trouble with Dick, Frolix, 1986.

Blanchard, Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986.

Mason Mogan, He's My Girl, Scotti Brothers, 1987.

Lawrence Baird, The Couch Trip, Orion, 1988.

Jack Carpenter, Betrayed, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1988.

Jerome Sweet, Downtown, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1990.

Robert, Light Sleeper, Fine Line, 1992.

Lewie Duart, Man Trouble, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Jack, Matinee, Universal, 1993.

Jim, Two Crimes (also known as Kissing Cousin and Dos crimenes ), 1994.

Dr. "Jonesy" Jones, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy, 1996.

Street Preacher, Mad City, Warner Bros., 1997.

Martin, Playing by Heart (also known as Intermedia ), Miramax, 1998.

Bill Brenner, The Visit, Shoreline Entertainment, 2000.

Senator Chuck McGee, The Heart of the Possible, 2002.

Himself, Realizing "The Right Stuff, " Warner Bros., 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Calvin, Rafferty, CBS, 1977.

Jeff O'Neal, Park Place, CBS, 1981.

Miles Drentell, a recurring role, thirtysomething, ABC, 19891991.

Neal Luder, Almost Perfect (also known as You Can't Have It All ), CBS, 19951996.

Miles Drentell, a recurring role, Once and Again, ABC, 20002001.

Joshua Nankin, The Agency, CBS, 20012002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tom Trimpin, The Migrants, CBS, 1974.

Peter Karpf, Crime Club, CBS, 1975.

Panic in Echo Park, NBC, 1977.

Steve Rawlin, Reward, ABC, 1980.

James Fitzpatrick, Gideon's Trumpet, CBS, 1980.

The Day the Bubble Burst, NBC, 1982.

Dr. Bruce Lyman, Special Bulletin, NBC, 1983.

Reverend Werner, Best Kept Secrets, ABC, 1984.

U.S. Attorney Richard Schultz, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8, HBO, 1987.

Dr. Sigmond Grampton, The Image, HBO, 1990.

Reverend Dwight Moore, Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story, NBC, 1993.

Mr. Johnstone, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993.

Dr. Ruland Beesley, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (also known as Race against the Dark: The Crash of Flight 7 ), CBS, 1993.

Jimbo, Original Sins (also known as Acts of Contrition ), CBS, 1995.

William Henry Harrison, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior, TNT, 1995.

Mr. Filger, The Staircase, CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Harry Jones, Helter Skelter (also known as Massacre in Hollywood ), CBS, 1976.

Phillip Murray, Blood and Orchids, CBS, 1986.

Dr. Lee Silver, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

David, Marriage Is Alive and Well, NBC, 1980.

Lester Brotman, First Time, Second Time, CBS, 1980.

Martian High Council Leader, Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends ), NBC, 1992.

Joshua Nankin, The Agency, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Medvedenko, "The Seagull," Theatre in America, PBS, 1975.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bodhisattva, "Abduction," Barney Miller, 1977.

Stevens, "Asylum," Barney Miller, 1977.

George Martin, "The Summer of '69: Parts 1 & 2," Kojak, 1977.

Justice Department Counsel Chester Monahan, "Identity," Barney Miller, 1979.

Howard Speer, "The Architect," Barney Miller, 1980.

Weckler, "Homeless," Barney Miller, 1981.

Norris Breeze, "The Consultant," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1981.

Professor John Tate, "Revenge," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.

Harold Bell, "Sledge in Toyland," Sledge Hammer!, ABC, 1987.

Cullen, "Fever," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1988.

Wilton Tibbles, "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Mitch Duprete, Almost Grown, CBS, 1989.

Peter Brewer, "For Peter's Sake," Dream On, HBO, 1992.

Barry, "As the World Turns to Crap," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Judge, "Rose Bowl," NewsRadio, NBC, 1996.

Nathan Cahill, "Good Dog Karl," Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Dr. Crell Moset, "Nothing Human," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1998.

Martin Spencer, "Maya's Nude Photos," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999.

Andrew Weller, "The Nanny," Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Also appeared as voice of the boss, "Unemployment: Part 2" (also known as "Theory of the Leisure Ass"), Mission Hill, The WB; voice of the boss, "Stories of Hope and Forgiveness" (also known as "Day of the Jackass"), Mission Hill, The WB; Prosser, Michael Hayes, CBS; Stan Pooch, Birdland; in Earth 2.

Stage Appearances:

Messenger to King John, King John, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Martius, Titus Andronicus, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1967.

"The Golden Goose," Story Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1968.

The Blood Knot, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1970.

Kid, The Unseen Hand, and Emmett, Forensic and the Navigators (doublebill), Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Loot, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1972.

Marat/Sade (also known as The Persecution and Assassination of JeanPaul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade ), Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1972.

Oliver, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1973.

Boy, Welcome to Andromeda, and narrator, Variety Obit (doublebill), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Alfred Allmers, Little Eyolf, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1974.

The Seagull, Long Wharf Theatre, 1974.

Doctor, Medal of Honor Rag, Folger Theatre Group, Washington, DC, then Theatre De Lys, New York City, both 1976.

Pyotr Sergeyevich Trofimov, The Cherry Orchard, NYSF, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Tales from the Vienna Woods, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1978.

Mistaken Identities, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1978.

S.S. Glencairn, Long Wharf Theatre, 1978.

Beyond Therapy, Los Angeles Public Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.

Jeremy M., Talking Things over with Chekov, Victory Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1987.

Also appeared in Operation Sidewinder and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, both Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.



People Weekly, October 8, 1990, pp. 5152.

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