Robert Clark (actor)

Robert Clark

Robert Clark in June 2005.
BornJuly 20 1986 (1986--) (age 21)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Robert Clark (born August 20, 1986) is a Canadian actor. After building up years of experience in singing, stage and limited television work in the 1990s, he has gone on to receive critical and public recognition for his roles in various small screen productions, most notably The Zack Files and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High.

Life and career

Clark was born the second child of Suzanne Brown in Oakville, Ontario, and in 1988 Suzanne relocated her and her two sons to Boca Raton, Florida. When she re-married in 1991, the entire family moved near Toronto, Canada.[1] Clark joined the Belfountain Singers (based in Caledon, Ontario), and performed at various live concerts, both with the group and solo. The Singers performed at the 1997 Winter Special Olympics, and they also sang on the national talk show Open Mike with Mike Bullard. Clark (with his brother, Daniel) attended the Randolph School for the Performing Arts, and successfully completed the school's Kids Triple-Threat Musical Theatre Program.

Clark's very first professional acting role was opposite hockey player Wayne Gretzky in a television commercial for Honeycomb Cereal.[2] Under his mother's guidance, he used his previous singing experience in auditions for stage productions such as Ragtime (1998) and Beauty and the Beast, though he lost the role in the latter to his brother.[3] He subsequently managed to clinch a recurring role in the television show I Was a Sixth Grade Alien (starring his brother), and made several guest appearances in programs such as (also starring his brother), Real Kids, Real Adventures, and Twice in a Lifetime.

Clark's acting career was not limited to the small screen, however; in Superstar (1999), Clark was Eric Slater (Harland Williams) as a child. He later won small parts in a few television movies: Switching Goals (1999) with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, as a Goth in The Ride (2000), and in (2000), as the son of real-life convicted child rapist Mary Kay Letourneau.

In Rated X (2000), a fact-based film directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, Clark played the younger version of Charlie Sheen's character; a boy physically abused by his father who would grow up to become an adult film director. Following this, Clark had a more prominent role as a street windscreen wiper who donates his life savings of $4.30 to a murder investigation in the A&E Network's original film The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, the pilot for the A&E series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Variety's Steve Oxman spoke highly of the production, calling the cast "a stellar ensemble" and noting that "the performances are more than the sum of their parts".[4]

His first lead role came in the science fiction television show The Zack Files (2000), which its creators described as "an X-Files for kids". The show lasted just two seasons, but for his efforts Clark won a Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actor in a Drama Series, and producer John Delmage said that Clark and his co-stars were chosen for their acting ability and had the potential to maintain careers in the profession as adults.[3]

The filming schedule for The Zack Files was tight, but Clark found time to participate in other projects. He played the son of a sex addict (Harry Hamlin) in Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001), and also acted opposite John Corbett in the Christmas film Prancer Returns (2001), which went direct-to-video but was praised by critic Scott Weinberg,[5] and earned Clark another Young Artist Award.

Shortly after the cancellation of The Zack Files, Clark was cast in a similar television series, Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, which was first broadcast in the autumn of 2002. Clark's acting performance was well-received; in addition to another Young Artist nomination, Family Screen Scene called the show as a whole "well written and acted. The looks and mannerisms of the teens fit their characters, adding realism to their roles".[6] While Strange Days was on the air, Clark could be seen in the Sci-Fi Channel's (2003), as the young son of a deceased future king who narrowly escapes death at the hands of his power-hungry brother.

In an April 2005 episode of Veronica Mars, Clark played an openly gay teenager recruited by the title character (Kristen Bell) to publicly humiliate the prejudiced ex-boyfriend (Jeff D'Agostino) of one of her friends (Natalia Baron). Reviewing the episode, John Ramos of the website Television Without Pity commented positively on Clark's appearance, making an earnest request to "give the gay kid more screen time".[7] Clark also had a supporting role as one of the ten children of a 1950s housewife (Julianne Moore) in the film drama The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, released to theatres in late 2005.

Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
1999SuperstarThe Young Eric SlaterTheatrical release; credited as "Robert Clarke"
1999Switching GoalsHelmet Head 
2000Steven, Jr. 
2000Rated XTeenage ArtieCable release following Sundance premiere
2000Pete DrossosPilot for the A&E TV series
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
2000The RideEvan 
2000The Zack FilesZack GreenburgTelevision series; cancelled in 2002
2001Sex, Lies & ObsessionRyan Thomas 
2001Prancer ReturnsRyan HoltonDirect-to-video release
2002-2006Strange Days at Blake Holsey HighVaughn PearsonTelevision series; concluded in 2006
2003Young Ryan CawdorUncredited
2005The Prize Winner of Defiance, OhioDick Ryan at 16 yrsTheatrical release

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