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Bobby Clark (juvenile actor)

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Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Vikki Young (m. 1997)
Role  Film actor
Name  Bobby Clark
Years active  1951–present

Bobby Clark while smiling

Full Name  Robert Dwain Clark
Born  November 19, 1944 (age 76) (1944-11-19) Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Residence  Ferndale, California, U.S.
Parents  Jean Dahl, Robert Boyd Clark
Movies and TV shows  Casey Jones, The Happy Road, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Gun Duel in Durango, Destination 60 - 000
Similar People  Sidney Salkow, Don Siegel, Gene Kelly, John Cardos, Giorgio Mangiamele

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Robert Dwain "Bobby" Clark (born November 19, 1944) is an American film, television, and stage actor.

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Young Bobby Clark sitting on a fence and wearing striped shirt and pants

Probably his longest lasting role was that of Casey Junior in the syndicated 1957-1958 television series, Casey Jones, starring Alan Hale, Jr., in the title role, with supporting cast members Mary Lawrence as Mrs. Jones, Dub Taylor as Fireman Wallie Sims, and Eddy Waller as "Red Rock", the train conductor.

Bobby Clark smiling and holding The Gorn costume

Clark appeared in the movies Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ransom!, Gun Duel in Durango, Rebel in Town, The Happy Road, Bring Your Smile Along, and The Ten Commandments.

Bobby Clark wearing brown polo and black inner shirt

Clark made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as the title character in the 1958 episode, "The Case of the Pint-Sized Client." He also appeared in episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Loretta Young Show, The Jimmy Durante Show, The Americans (a drama of the American Civil War), Lassie, General Electric Theater, Ford Theatre, Studio 57, The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, Screen Directors Playhouse, Climax!, Front Row Center, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, Northwest Passage, Crossroads, Bachelor Father.

A son of Robert Boyd Clark and the former Jean Dahl, Clark began his professional career at the age of six when he was introduced to the accordion. He played in many public events, including USO shows, professional wrestling matches, Kiwanis International, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In 1954, he moved with his parents to Los Angeles, California. In addition to his movie and television appearances, he performed at the Hollywood Bowl and at local festivals and events.

Although Clark is semi-retired from show business he still makes an occasional public appearance. One of his more recent was as a guest of the 2012 Memphis Film Festival's "A Gathering of Guns 4: A TV Western Reunion" at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Partial filmography

  • Kentucky Jubilee (1951) - Vaudeville Performer
  • Bring Your Smile Along (1955) - Waldo
  • Ransom! (1956) - Andy Stannard
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Jimmy Grimaldi
  • The Ten Commandments (1956) - Little Boy in Exodus
  • The Happy Road (1957) - Danny Andrews
  • Gun Duel in Durango (1957) - Robbie
  • Destination 60,000 (1957) - Skip Buckley
  • References

    Bobby Clark (juvenile actor) Wikipedia