Eugene Clark (actor)

Eugene Clark (born December 3, 1951) is a American-Canadian film and television character actor.

Eugene Clark
Clark at the Weekend Of Horrors 11 Convention Oberhausen, Germany, 2013
Anthony Eugene Clark[1]

(1951-12-03) December 3, 1951
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesEugene A. Clark
Eugene Clarke

Football career

Clark was born in Tampa, Florida, USA. He was an actor four years before he began playing college football and he was an all-conference offensive guard at UCLA. Named to the first All Star teams for both the Pacific-8 and the West Coast Athletic Conferences, Clark also received All Star All American Honourable Mention Laurels, played in the Hula Bowl and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the ninth round of the 1975 NFL Draft. While he did not appear in a National Football League game, he did play in the Canadian Football League for 20 games for the Toronto Argonauts (in 1977 and 1978).[2]

Acting career

Clark has a lengthy résumé in American and Canadian television, with a prominent co-starring role as Sid Gomez in the 1990s science fiction s show William Shatner's Tek War.[3]

He also appeared on Night Heat, The Twilight Zone, Side Effects, Tropical Heat, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, The L.A. Complex, and made a cameo in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. He also starred in the VH1 film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story',[4] and the thriller Legend of the Mountain Witch.[5]

Clark played the role of Mufasa in the Ontario Broadway production of The Lion King for two years.

Clark's best-known theatrical film role was in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead as the head zombie, "Big Daddy".[6]


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