Dick Clark

Dick Clark

Age
84
Birthday
Nov. 30th, 1929
Born in
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Height
5' 9"

Dick Clark's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Dick Clark Show TV Show
The Dick Clark Show
Live! Dick Clark Presents TV Show
Live! Dick Clark Presents
Dick Clark's World of Talent TV Show
Dick Clark's World of Talent
Dinah! TV Show
Dinah!
The Other Half TV Show
The Other Half
 

Main Movie Roles

2002 - Bowling for Columbine
2002 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2001 - Spy Kids
1999 - The Suburbans
1994 - Forrest Gump
1968 - Wild in the Streets
1959 - Gidget

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
3
Himself (Voiced)
2
Gil Knox
2
Himself
2
Himself (Voiced)
2
Himself (Voiced)
2
Victor Brunswick
1
J.A. Bailey
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • In 1959 the U.S. Senate began investigating the practice of "payola", in which record companies bribed radio personalities to play new records. Clark admitted he accepted a fur stole and jewelry and held financial interests in artists and songs that were frequently on _"Bandstand" (1952)_ (qv). Even though he was cleared of any wrongdoing, he was ordered to either leave ABC or sell his interests; he sold.
  • Began his career in 1945 in the mailroom of WRUN in Utica, New York, working his way up to weatherman and then newsman.
  • Rarely consumes alcoholic beverages, and every December 31, when he and his wife host "Rockin' New Year's Eve", she doesn't drink, either.
  • Filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles, alleging that Michael Greene, president and chief executive of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, maintains a "blacklist" policy that prevents stars - including 'Britney Spears' (qv), 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv), 'Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs' (qv) and 'Toni Braxton' (qv) - from performing on both Greene's Grammy Awards and Clark's American Music Awards. The suit seeks $10 million in damages. (19 December 2001)
  • On 2/14/02, Dick Clark Productions announced it will be acquired for $140 million by Mosaic Media Group, Inc., Capital Communications CDPQ Inc., and Jules Haimovitz, a senior television executive. Stockholders will receive $14.50 per share in cash. Clark himself will receive $12.50 per share in cash for a portion of his shares. Dick Clark Productions was founded in 1957.
  • Children with Loretta Martin: 'Duane Clark' (qv) and Cindy Clark.
  • In one of his few dramatic roles, he played against his nice guy image to portray the murderer in the final episode (air date 2 May 1966) of _"Perry Mason" (1957)_ (qv). The episode was appropriately titled "The Case of the Final Fadeout". He also played against type as a nerdy guy who turns out to be a psycho killer in the film _Killers Three (1968)_ (qv).
  • Actor 'John Davidson (II)' (qv)'s father was the man who performed Dick and Kari's wedding vows.


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