Eugene Clark (actor)

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Eugene Clark
Eugene Clark 2013.jpg
Clark @ Weekend Of Horrors 11 Convention Oberhausen, Germany 2013
Born Anthony Eugene Clark[1]
(1955-10-08) October 8, 1955 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Eugene A. Clark
Eugene Clarke

Eugene Clark (born October 8, 1955) is an American film and television actor.

Football career[edit]

Clark was born in Los Angeles, California. 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 Eight and the West Coast Athletic Conferences, Eugene 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[edit]

Eugene has a lengthy résumé in American and Canadian television, notably with a prominent co-starring role as Sid Gomez in the 90s sci-fi show William Shatner's Tek War, which ran for two seasons - a show that at the time had the highest viewership rating ever on basic cable for its TV series premiere.[3]

He also had appearances on Night Heat as Colby, The Twilight Zone, Side Effects, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, and a cameo in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. He also starred in the VH1 film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story and in the thriller Legend of the Mountain Witch.[4]

Clark's best-known theatrical film role was in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead as the head zombie, "Big Daddy".[5]

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