Clarke in July 2013.
17 July 1969 |
Winton, Queensland, Australia
|Occupation||Film and television actor|
Jason Clarke (born 17 July 1969) is an Australian film and television actor. Clarke has appeared in many TV series. He is best known as a TV actor for his role as Tommy Caffee on the television series Brotherhood. He has also appeared in many films, often as an antagonist. Some of his notable film roles include Death Race (2008), Public Enemies (2009), Zero Dark Thirty (2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Everest (2015).
Clarke was born and brought up in Winton, Queensland. His father worked as a sheep shearer. A native of Australia, Jason Clarke has come a long way from his sheep sheering days as a child, graduating from the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts in 1994.
After graduation, Clarke spent most of his time in the theater, including working on a production of The Blind Giant Is Dancing in 2005. A year later he made the jump to television with his first recurring role on Australia's Mercury.
Keeping a steady pace, Clarke then progressed to the big screen in Dilemma (1997) before taking a brief, reminiscent step back in time to direct a number of stage shows, including a musical version of A Clockwork Orange and Love and Understanding.
Throughout his career Clarke has bounced back and forth between the big and small screen, having lead roles in TV shows Brotherhood and The Chicago Code as well as appearing in films such as Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Death Race (2008) with Jason Statham and Texas Killing Fields (2011) alongside Sam Worthington and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Since his largest TV role to date on the aforementioned Brotherhood, Clarke has steadily appeared in films boasting high profile casts. These include Public Enemies (2009) with Christian Bale and Johnny Depp, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) with Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas, Trust (2011) with Clive Owen and Lawless (2012) with Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.
He starred in a number of films, including Zero Dark Thirty (2012) with Chris Pratt and The Help's Jessica Chastain, The Great Gatsby (2013) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Isla Fisher, and White House Down (2013) with co-stars Channing Tatum, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx and James Woods. Most recently, he starred in Terminator Genisys (2015).
Clarke has made many Australian television appearances, including Murder Call, Wildside, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, All Saints, Farscape, White Collar Blue, and Stingers. He played Tommy Caffee on the Showtime series Brotherhood. He has appeared in such films as The Human Contract, Death Race, and Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Clarke played "Red" Hamilton in the 2009 film Public Enemies. In April 2010, he was cast in the thriller film Texas Killing Fields. He also played Detective Jarek Wysocki in the 2011 Fox series The Chicago Code and CIA interrogator Dan in the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty. Clarke played a major role in the 2012 crime film Lawless. He played George Wilson in the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby. Also, in 2013, he played ruthless terrorist leader Emil Stenz in White House Down. He played Malcolm in the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In 2015's Terminator Genisys, Clarke portrayed John Connor, taking over the role from his Public Enemies co-star, Christian Bale.
|1997||Halifax f.p: Hard Corps||Detective||Television film|
|2000||Our Lips Are Sealed||Mac||Direct-to-video|
|2000||Better Than Sex||Guy C|
|2002||The Outsider||Ray Childress||Television film|
|2002||Rabbit-Proof Fence||Constable Riggs|
|2003||You Can't Stop the Murders||Slade|
|2003||BlackJack||Tony Seaton (1973)||Television film|
|2004||Get Rich Quick||Fenris|
|2008||Hole in the Paper Sky||Howard Ferp||Short film|
|2008||Under Still Waters||Andrew|
|2008||Death Race||Darryl Ulrich|
|2008||The Human Contract||Julian Wright||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Public Enemies||John "Red" Hamilton|
|2009||US Attorney||Michael Ryan||Television film|
|2010||Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps||New York Fed Chief|
|2011||Yelling to the Sky||Gordon O'Hara|
|2011||Texas Killing Fields||Rule|
|2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Dan||Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2013||The Great Gatsby||George Wilson|
|2013||White House Down||Emil Stenz|
|2014||The Better Angels||Thomas Lincoln|
|2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Malcolm|
|2015||Knight of Cups|
|2015||Child 44||Anatoly Brodsky|
|2015||Terminator Genisys||John Connor / T-3000|
|2016||All I See Is You||James|
|1995–1999||Blue Heelers||Dean Crocker
|1996||Diagnosis: Murder||Rick "Slick" Brooks||Episode: "A Model Murder"|
|1997||Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac||Willy||Miniseries|
|1998||Heartbreak High||Warren||1 episode|
|1998||Wildside||Det. Con. Paul Moss||2 episodes|
|1998||Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||Hank||Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Recovery"|
|1998||Murder Call||Zac Hartman||Episode: "A View to a Kill"|
|1999–2000||All Saints||Eddie Furlong||2 episodes|
|2001||Flat Chat||Episode: "Dark & Stormy Night"|
|2001||Head Start||Constable Rogers||Episode: "Out of the Blue"|
|2001||The Bill||Agent Vinten||Episode: "Beech on the Run"|
|2002||Home and Away||Christopher 'Kick' Johnson||5 episodes|
|2002–2003||White Collar Blue||Ray Jarvis||2 episodes|
|2003||Farscape||Captain Jenek||4 episodes|
|2006–2008||Brotherhood||Tommy Caffee||29 episodes|
|2011||The Chicago Code||Jarek Wysocki||13 episodes|
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- "Entertainment". GQ.
- David Hochman (2 May 2011). "Jason Clarke: Chicago's Finest". TVGuide.com.
- "Jason Clarke Plays Politics on New Drama". Fox News.
- "The Battle for 'The Fields' Continues With New Casting". BloodyDisgusting.
- "The Chicago Code". TVGuide.com.
- Kroll, Justin (24 January 2011). "Jason Clarke visits 'Wettest County'". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
- Stephenson, Morris (18 February 2011). "'Wettest County in the World': Star of moonshining movie makes visit to learn dialect". thefranklinnewspost.com. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
- "Terminator Genisys". BD.com. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
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