John Clarke (actor)

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John Clarke
John Clarke Mickey Horton Days of Our Lives 1967.jpg
Born Clarke as Mickey Horton, 1967.
(1932-04-14) April 14, 1932 (age 82)
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1959–2004

John Clarke (born April 14, 1932 in South Bend, Indiana) is an American actor. Clarke was the first actor to play Mickey Horton on the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives, beginning with the debut of the program in 1965 until he retired early in 2004 because of health concerns. He was replaced in the role by John Ingle, who left the program in 2006.

In 1959, Clarke acted with Ida Lupino in an episode of CBS's The Twilight Zone titled The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine. In the 1961-1962 television season, he was cast in two episodes as Patrolman Joe Huddleston in Leslie Nielsen's ABC crime drama series, The New Breed.

His daughter is actress Melinda Clarke, who started out on Days of our Lives and later played Julie Cooper-Nichol on the television series, The O.C.. She currently plays Amanda on Nikita.

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