Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday Matt Clark

Matt Clark was born on November 25, 1936 in Washington, D.C. The family moved to nearby Alexandria, Virginia where Matt was raised. After two years of active service in the U.S. Army he attended George Washington University studying drama with famed drama coach Herbert Berghof. He dropped out of college before graduating and worked numerous jobs including joining a local Washington D.C. theatre group. He later became a member of New York;s Living Theatre company and worked in off-Broadway and community productions during the 1950s. He also worked as a stage manager. His first credited film role was in "Black Like Me" in 1964. Matt would go on to become a highly respected character actor in more than 110 films and TV appearances including 30 westerns among which was one Euro-western "Kid Vengeance" (1977) as Grover. Matt’s last film appearance was in "Killer Diller" (2004). Matt was married to poet, actress and storyteller Erica Lann [1938- ] from 1958-1966. The couple had four children. Today we celebrate Matt Clark’s 75th birthday.


  1. A terrific character actor from that late 60's early 70's golden era of westerns. Happy birthday Matt.

  2. I'm happy to Mr. Clark still acting in A Million Ways To Die In The West. A Seth McFaland western farce