Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Apr. 7th, 1952
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Clarke Peters' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Person of Interest TV Show
Person of Interest
The Wire TV Show
The Wire
Treme TV Show
Jonathan Creek (UK) TV Show
Jonathan Creek (UK)
The Divide TV Show
The Divide
American Masters TV Show
American Masters

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Red Hook Summer
2009 - Endgame
2009 - Legacy
2009 - Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
2008 - Gigantic
2008 - The Poker House
2006 - Freedomland
2003 - Head of State
2001 - K-PAX
1999 - Notting Hill
1986 - Mona Lisa
1981 - Outland
1980 - Silver Dream Racer

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dave Pell
Fat Curt
Derek Newman
Captain Bellow
Howard Boorstin
Popeye (Voiced)
President Ojuka
Norman Danzer
[Complete List]


Clarke Peters (born Peter Clarke; April 7, 1952) as the second of four sons, in New York City, and grew up in Englewood, New Jersy. At the age of 12, he had his first theater experience, in a school production of My Fair Lady. He began to have serious ambitions to work in the theater at the age of 14. He graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1970.

Shortly before he left the United States, he was arrested for obstructing police lines after an anti-Vietnam war demonstration, but was cleared. He later said of this experience: "It made me more angry than anything else, because what I experienced was how impotent you could be as an American citizen".

  • Grew up in Englewood, New Jersey.
  • He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for the 1998 season for Best Actor in a Musical for Chicago!
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Book (Musical) for "Five Guy Named Moe."
  • He has lived in London, England since the 1970's.
  • Father of 'Joe Jacobs (III)' (qv).

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