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John Clarke

  • Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana
  • Birthday: April 14
Date of passing: 
October 16, 2019

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John Clarke was an American actor.

Born in South Bend, Indiana, and raised all over the country due to his father’s career as an Army officer, Clarke attended UCLA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater.

Clarke served as an Air Force sergeant during the Korean War, performing as part of a troupe that entertained soldiers throughout the United States.

John Clarke was an American actor.

Born in South Bend, Indiana, and raised all over the country due to his father’s career as an Army officer, Clarke attended UCLA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater.

Clarke served as an Air Force sergeant during the Korean War, performing as part of a troupe that entertained soldiers throughout the United States.

Clarke was best known for his work on television, particularly his 39-year run playing Mickey Horton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, beginning in 1965. He received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 1979, and a Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award in 2004.

Clarke’s other television work include roles on The Twilight Zone, Hawaiian Eye, Gunsmoke, Petticoat Junction, The Fugitive, The F.B.I., Death Valley Days, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and the final season of Hart to Hart.

Clarke died October 16, 2019, in Laguna Beach, California. He was 88.

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