Eugene Clark (actor)

Eugene Clark (born December 3, 1951) is an American-Canadian character actor and former football player.

Eugene Clark
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Clark at the Weekend Of Horrors 11 Convention Oberhausen, Germany, 2013
Anthony Eugene Clark[1]

(1951-12-03) December 3, 1951 (age 69)
Other namesEugene A. Clark
Eugene Clarke

Football career
Position:Offensive guard
Career information
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 9th
Career history
Toronto Argonauts (1977–1978)

Early lifeEdit

Clark was born in Tampa, Florida. He attended Riverside Polytechnic High School.[2]



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 Conference, Clark also received All Star All American Honorable 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).[a][3]


Clark had a prominent co-starring role as Sid Gomez in the 1990s science fiction show William Shatner's Tek War.[1]

He also appeared on Night Heat, RoboCop: Prime Directives, 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',[1] and the thriller Legend of the Mountain Witch.[4]

Clark played the role of Mufasa in the Ontario Broadway production of The Lion King for two years.[citation needed]

Clark's best-known theatrical film role was in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead as the head zombie, "Big Daddy".[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Improper Channels Security Guard #1
1984 Thrillkill Grissom
1985 Martin's Day Hydro Repairman
1986 Flying Roy Teler
1987 Three Men and a Baby Man at Party #1
1988 The Good Mother Arch
1989 Millennium Craig Ashby
1989 Mindfield Hugh McVeigh
1992 The Swordsman Police Captain
1995 Gladiator Cop Police Captain
1998 Down in the Delta Citizen 1
1999 One Heart Broken Into Song Hud Jarvis
2000 The Magic of Marciano Del
2000 Turn It Up Marshall
2000 Slow Burn Attorney Marlowe King
2001 Cause of Death Det. Carmine De Luca
2005 Land of the Dead Big Daddy
2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Cadillac
2007 Still Small Voices Sergeant Gillett
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Washburn
2007 Talk to Me Bar Patron 2
2009 Walled In Burnett
2009 Dolan's Cadillac Tink
2011 High Chicago Buzz
2012 Home Again Principle Raye
2012 A Dark Truth Clive Bell
2015 Born to Be Blue Henry Azuka
2015 Look Again Clarence
2017 The Recall Eddie Jackson


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Kung Fu Comanchero Episode: "The Spirit-Helper"
1976 Most Wanted Cleveland Jones Episode: "The Heisman Killer"
1984 The House of Dies Drear River Ross Darrow Television film
1985 Shellgame Big Edward
1985–1989 Night Heat Det. Colby Burns 95 episodes
1986 Seeing Things Lonnie Episode: "Optical Illusion"
1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Rufe Episode: "Pickup on Noon Street"
1986 Doing Life Wiggins Television film
1986 Unnatural Causes Roberts
1986 Hot Shots Det. Colby Burns 2 episodes
1987 Echoes in the Darkness Proctor Nowell
1987–1991 Street Legal Delroy Payne /

Judge Rawlings

3 episodes
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Andy Wilson Episode: "User Deadly"
1988 War of the Worlds Sgt. Gordon Reynolds 2 episodes
1989 The Twilight Zone Capt. Henry Kincaid Episode: "The Wall"
1989–1991 E.N.G. John Elman / Garbageman 18 episodes
1990 Equal Justice Rev. Marcus Calvin Episode: "Pilot"
1990 The Kissing Place Bus Driver Television film
1990 Johnny Ryan Joe Johnson
1991 In the Heat of the Night L.A.P.D. Detective Episode: "Just a Country Boy"
1991 Knight Rider 2000 Officer Kurt Miller Television film
1991 Plymouth Larry
1991 Counterstrike Clayton Episode: "Fire in the Streets"
1991–1992 Tropical Heat Ollie Porte 16 episodes
1992 Secret Service Fats Episode: "A Teller of Tales/Food for Thought"
1992 Great Scott! Coach 2 episodes
1992 From the Files of Joseph

Wambaugh: A Jury of One

Det. Dick Price Television film
1992 Split Images Malik
1993 Top Cops Wisdom Episode: "Craig Chew/Denny Joyce/

Norman Pressley"

1993 Trial & Error Andrew Barnes /

Sandi Richards

Television film
1993 Gross Misconduct: The Life of

Brian Spencer

Lenn Wright
1994 TekWar Sid Gomez
1994 TekWar: TekLords
1994 TekWar: TekLab
1994 Catwalk Burr Episode: "Killing Time"
1994 TekWar: TekJustice Sid Gomez Television film
1994 Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story Det. Cabrillo
1994–1995 TekWar Sid Gomez 8 episodes
1995 Falling for You Detective Television film
1995–1996 Side Effects Ray Whelan 7 episodes
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Series Foley Episode: "Partners"
1997 Due South Joe Mendelson Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
1997 Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way Bob Watson Television film
1997 Face Down Captain McGuiness
1997 Jack Higgins's the Windsor Protocol Vice President Anson Powers
1998 The Last Don II Agent McKiff 2 episodes
1998 Free of Eden 'Fast' Freddie Television film
1998 Dead Husbands Sheriff Moss
1999 Little Men Samuel Tyler Episode: "The Living Years"
1999 In the Company of Spies Edward Boyd Television film
1999 Earth: Final Conflict Mayor Carter Dubois Episode: "Déjà Vu"
1999 The City Russell Carter Episode: "Joy Ride: Part II"
2000 On Hostile Ground Mayor John Lafitte Television film
2000 Who Killed Atlanta's Children? Dave
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives Carver RH Episode: "Meltdown"
2002 Doc Coach Thomas Episode: "Love of the Game"
2002–2004 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Ted Garrett 16 episodes
2003 The Wonderful World of Disney Preacher #1 Episode: "Sounder"
2003 Jasper, Texas Don Clark Television film
2003 The District Eugene Birch Episode: "Blind Eye"
2004 Reversible Errors Chief Harold Greer Television film
2004 Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story Bobby
2004 Threat Matrix Honorable Justice Lamb Episode: "19 Seconds"
2005 Tilt Dr. Marcellin Episode: "Risk Tolerance"
2005 Murder at the Presidio Captain Donovan Television film
2005 Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Reginald Spivey
2005 This Is Wonderland Reverend Thomas 2 episodes
2006 Doomstown Officer Connors Television film
2007 Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming Older Vet
2007–2010 The Latest Buzz Mr. Pierce 5 episodes
2009 The Line Currie 6 episodes
2009 Deadliest Sea Moss Television film
2009 Majority Rules! Frank Episode: "Go Girl!"
2009 Too Late to Say Goodbye Richmond Chief Television film
2010–2012 Wingin' It Coach Heinrich 8 episodes
2011 Breakout Kings The Mayor Episode: "Where in the World Is Carmen Vega"
2011 Dan for Mayor Police Chief Paddy O'Malley Episode: "Awkward Speedoo"
2012 The Firm Judge Pruill Episode: "Chapter Five"
2012 Lost Girl Fletcher Episode: "The Girl Who Fae'd with Fire"
2012 Stand by Your Booth Nick Television film
2012 The Listener Abbassi Ayim Episode: "The Taking"
2012 Aladdin and the Death Lamp Khalil Television film
2012 The L.A. Complex Walter Dougan 8 episodes
2013 Cracked ETF Squad Leader Episode: "Swans"
2014 Remedy Curtis Decker Episode: "The Little Things"
2014 An En Vogue Christmas Nathan Television film
2014–2017 Space Riders: Division Earth Commander Stern 8 episodes
2015 The Art of More Edward Leigh Mason 9 episodes
2017 Bruno & Boots King Diaz Television film
2017 Private Eyes Judge Episode: "The P.I. Code"
2017 Dark Matter Sheriff Vargas Episode: "Isn't That a Paradox?"
2017 Frankie Drake Mysteries Jack Porter Episode: "Mother of Pearl"
2017 Christmas Next Door Nick / Agent Television film
2018 In Contempt Franklin 4 episodes
2019 Nostalgic Christmas Martin DeLong Television film
2020 Blue's Clues & You! Potato Episode: "Growing with Blue"
2020 The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel Presiding Bishop Television film
2020 Transplant Marcus Curtis 2 episodes
2020 Marry Me This Christmas 'Pops' Reed Television film
2021 The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother's Hunt for Justice Herc Zinneman


  1. ^ a b c d "Eugene Clark". IMDb. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Eugene Clark football Statistics on". Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  3. ^ "Canadian Football League". Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  4. ^ "Trailer of the Mountain Witch". Dread Central. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 19 May 2021.[self-published source]


  1. ^ A scan of a 1978 Toronto Argonauts program shows Clark's football biography and correct birthdate.[self-published source?]

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