Clark Duke

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Clark Duke
Clark Duke at WonderCon 2010.jpg
Duke at WonderCon 2010
Born (1985-05-05) May 5, 1985 (age 29)
Glenwood, Arkansas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present

Clark Duke (born May 5, 1985) is an American actor known for his roles in the films Kick-Ass, Sex Drive, Hot Tub Time Machine, and A Thousand Words, as well as playing Dale Kettlewell in the TV series Greek, Clark Green in The Office and Barry in Two and a Half Men.

Life and career[edit]

Duke was born in Glenwood, Arkansas,[1] to Angela and Ronnie Duke.[2] He was raised a Baptist.[1] He has English, Scotch-Irish, German, Swiss, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.[3]

Along with best friend Michael Cera, Duke created, wrote, directed, and produced the web series Clark and Michael in which he plays a fictional version of himself. The pilot episode was directed by Duke as his college thesis film at Loyola Marymount University.[4]

He was a regular on the television series Greek as Rusty's Christian dorm roommate Dale. Duke appeared in the film Superbad in the small role of 'Party Teenager #1'.

In 1992, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award as an "Outstanding Actor Under Ten in a Television Series" for his work on Hearts Afire. In February 2008, he starred in a short film entitled Drunk History, Volume 2 with Jack Black, which can be found on YouTube. Michael Cera appeared in the previous episode, Drunk History, Volume 1.

Duke co-starred in his first major motion picture in 2008 in Sex Drive. He co-starred with Eddie Murphy in A Thousand Words, which was completed in 2008 but remained unreleased until 2012. He co-starred in Kick-Ass with Nicolas Cage, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and played Jacob, the nephew of John Cusack's character Adam, in Hot Tub Time Machine, which was released in March 2010. He made his voice debut in the 2013 animated movie, The Croods, Voicing Thunk.

In 2010, he had a cameo in a Kid Cudi music video, "Erase Me".

He also appeared as Clark in the ninth and final season of the American version of The Office. He reprised his role from Kick-Ass in its sequel Kick-Ass 2, released August 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Superbad Party Teenager Film debut
2008 Sex Drive Lance Johnson
2010 Kick-Ass Marty
Hot Tub Time Machine Jacob
Journey of Mr. Rager Himself
2012 A Thousand Words Aaron Wiseberger
2013 Identity Thief Everett
The Croods Thunk Voice
Kick-Ass 2 Marty / Battle Guy
A.C.O.D. Trey
2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas Nelson
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Jacob Completed
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992–1995 Hearts Afire Elliot Hartman Main role
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Frat Boy #1 Episode: "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
2006 Clark and Michael Clark
Campus Ladies Actor Episode: "The Dare"
2007–2011 Greek Dale Kettlewell Main role
2008 Robot Chicken Various Voice
5 episodes
2010 WWE Raw Guest host
Childrens Hospital Captain Stern Episode: "Joke Overload"
2012 New Girl Cliff Episode: "Valentine’s Day"
2012–2013 The Office Clark Green Main role (Season 9)
2014–present Two and a Half Men Barry Recurring role (Season 11)
Music Videos
Year Song Artist Notes
2010 Erase Me Kid Cudi with Kanye West
Answer to Yourself The Soft Pack

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kois, Dan; Lane Brown (2007-08-30). "Internet-TV Star Clark Duke to Form Band With Kristen Bell". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Bio: Clark Duke", TV Guide
  3. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/clark-duke
  4. ^ Rhodes, Joe (2007-07-07). "Michael Cera Wants to Make You Squirm". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 

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