82 (passed away Apr. 18th, 2012)
Nov. 30th, 1929
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Dick Clark's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - The Wrecking Crew
2012 - Paul Williams Still Alive
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[none found]
Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark, Jr. (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations.
- 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).
- Was considered as host of _"Gambit" (1972)_ (qv).
- Began his career in 1945 in the mailroom of WRUN in Utica, New York, working his way up to weatherman and then newsman.
- 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)
- First wife Barbara Mallery was his childhood sweetheart.
- Rarely consumes alcoholic beverages, and every December 31, when he and his wife host "Rockin' New Year's Eve", she doesn't drink, either.
- Actor 'John Davidson (II)' (qv)'s father was the man who performed Dick and Kari's wedding vows.