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]
(1951-12-03) December 3, 1951 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Eugene A. Clark
Eugene Clarke

Eugene Clark (born December 3, 1951) is a Canadian film and television character 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-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[edit]

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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