Clark Duke

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Clark Duke
Clark Duke at WonderCon 2010.jpg
Duke at WonderCon 2010
Born(1985-05-05) May 5, 1985 (age 29)
Glenwood, Arkansas, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
 
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Clark Duke
Clark Duke at WonderCon 2010.jpg
Duke at WonderCon 2010
Born(1985-05-05) May 5, 1985 (age 29)
Glenwood, Arkansas, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present

Clark Duke (born May 5, 1985) is an American actor known for his roles in the films Kick-Ass, Sex Drive, Hot Tub Time Machine, and A Thousand Words, as well as playing Dale Kettlewell in the TV series Greek, Clark Green in The Office and Barry in Two and a Half Men.

Life and career[edit]

Duke was born in Glenwood, Arkansas,[1] to Angela and Ronnie Duke.[2] He was raised a Baptist.[1] He has English, Scotch-Irish, German, Swiss, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.[3]

Along with best friend Michael Cera, Duke created, wrote, directed, and produced the web series Clark and Michael in which he plays a fictional version of himself. The pilot episode was directed by Duke as his college thesis film at Loyola Marymount University.[4]

He was a regular on the television series Greek as Rusty's Christian dorm roommate Dale. Duke appeared in the film Superbad in the small role of 'Party Teenager #1'.

In 1992, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award as an "Outstanding Actor Under Ten in a Television Series" for his work on Hearts Afire. In February 2008, he starred in a short film entitled Drunk History, Volume 2 with Jack Black, which can be found on YouTube. Michael Cera appeared in the previous episode, Drunk History, Volume 1.

Duke co-starred in his first major motion picture in 2008 in Sex Drive. He co-starred with Eddie Murphy in A Thousand Words, which was completed in 2008 but remained unreleased until 2012. He co-starred in Kick-Ass with Nicolas Cage, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and played Jacob, the nephew of John Cusack's character Adam, in Hot Tub Time Machine, which was released in March 2010. He made his voice debut in the 2013 animated movie, The Croods, Voicing Thunk.

In 2010, he had a cameo in a Kid Cudi music video, "Erase Me".

He also appeared as Clark in the ninth and final season of the American version of The Office. He reprised his role from Kick-Ass in its sequel Kick-Ass 2, released August 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007SuperbadParty TeenagerFilm debut
2008Sex DriveLance Johnson
2010Kick-AssMarty
Hot Tub Time MachineJacob
Journey of Mr. RagerHimself
2012A Thousand WordsAaron Wiseberger
2013Kick-Ass 2Marty / Battle Guy
Identity ThiefEverett
The CroodsThunkVoice
A.C.O.D.Trey
2014Hot Tub Time Machine 2JacobFilming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992–1995Hearts AfireElliot HartmanMain role
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationFrat Boy #1Episode: "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
2006Clark and MichaelClark
Campus LadiesActorEpisode: "The Dare"
2007–2011GreekDale KettlewellMain role
2008Robot ChickenVariousVoice
5 episodes
2010WWE RawGuest host
Childrens HospitalCaptain SternEpisode: "Joke Overload"
2012New GirlCliffEpisode: "Valentine’s Day"
2012–2013The OfficeClark GreenMain role (Season 9)
2014–presentTwo and a Half MenBarryRecurring role (Season 11)
Music Videos
YearSongArtistNotes
2010Erase MeKid Cudiwith Kanye West
Answer to YourselfThe Soft Pack

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kois, Dan; Lane Brown (2007-08-30). "Internet-TV Star Clark Duke to Form Band With Kristen Bell". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Bio: Clark Duke", TV Guide
  3. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/clark-duke
  4. ^ Rhodes, Joe (2007-07-07). "Michael Cera Wants to Make You Squirm". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 

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