Anthony Clark (actor)

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Anthony Clark
Born Anthony Higgins Clark
(1964-04-04) April 4, 1964 (age 50)
Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1991–present

Anthony Higgins Clark (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor and comedian who starred in the television series Yes, Dear, in which he played the character Greg Warner.[1]

Early life[edit]

Clark was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. His father was a factory worker and his mother owned a general store.[2] Clark was named College Entertainer of the Year while studying at Emerson College.[3] Clark graduated from Emerson in 1986 with a degree in mass communications. After college, Clark broke into stand-up comedy.

Career[edit]

Before landing a regular starring television role, Clark starred in the short-lived television comedy series Boston Common and Soul Man. He had also had a recurring role on Ellen. Clark was a feature on a 1995 HBO young comedians special hosted by Garry Shandling along with Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, and Louis C.K. In 1993, he had a supporting role as "Billy" in Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love starring River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis and Dermot Mulroney. In 1996, he appeared in The Rock as Paul, the flamboyant hotel barber.

In 2000, Clark landed the role of Greg Warner in the television comedy Yes, Dear. For this role he was nominated for a Young Artist Award (along with co-star Jean Louisa Kelly as the Most Popular Mom & Dad in a Television Series) and a Prism Award. The show ended in 2006.[4]

That same year, Clark was named by NBC as the new host of reality competition series Last Comic Standing, which aired in the summer of 2006. Along with Mike O'Malley, Anthony appears in Alan Jackson's music video for "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues."

In 2011, opposite Missi Pyle and John Michael Higgins, Clark starred as Jack Schumacher in the comedy My Uncle Rafael, which was the first American film to use Armenian culture as a backdrop.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Clark". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Clark's Lark". People. 2001-01-29. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Clark as Greg Warner". CBS. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Anthony Clark". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 

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