Biography

EARLY LIFE

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Clark was born and brought up in the little border city of Laredo, Texas. A zone of immense ranch land and rich with natural gas wells. As the son of a store owner/rancher, he invested a large portion of his energy outside. A large number of his after school days were spent at his dads store working, while ends of the week and summers were spent working at the ranch. As a result of his affection for the outside and being in nature, he was out hunting, fishing, climbing and simply being outside.

 

He attended St. Augustine High School, a private Catholic high school in Laredo.  The exacting standards of the school didn't agree with him, which meant he found himself in trouble more often than he wanted.  

 

Growing up in a bordertown of Mexico was an encounter unto itself, where right over the Rio Grande river in Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas, where a teenager could lawfully drink liquor, get into night clubs, and numerous different things that you were unable to do legitimately in the U.S.. Needless to say Clark and his companions headed to Mexico many weekends nights.

 

When it came to acting, very early on Clark knew what he wanted, so naturally during his Junior and Senior years of highschool he jumped at the opportunity to join drama, where he had some of his first experiences on stage.  He most certainly didn't learn acting during his highschool experiences, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the attention.

 

He was around 15 when he realized that Laredo wasn't going to offer him the life and opportunities that would fulfill him and knew he couldn't stay.  So he applied for a college as far away from home as he could while still remaining in Texas.  He went to the University of North Texas in Denton.  A university North of Dallas and close to the Oklahoma border.  He attended with the idea that he would be able to work more on acting and movie making, but come to find out, at that time, those departments were practically nonexistent at the school.  So in order to transfer he focused on studying to pick up his grades so that he could transfer to a University that was more his speed with the biggest and best film department in TX at the time, The University of Texas at Austin.  A University of more than forty thousand students, a legitimate film program, and a bustling city with always something going on, even a thriving although incredibly small film making market.  Being at a big school with lots of resources at his disposal, Clark had a full mix of academic courses, creativity with film making and extracurricular activities.  However towards his final year of graduating he realized that even his acting/filmaking experiences at the University were not going to cut it and he had to make much bigger moves.  

 

CAREER

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Early in his career in Los Angeles, Clark struggled to make ends meet with his acting, getting cast in commercials from time to time while holding down jobs in order to pay bills.  Despite constant difficulties, his grit and tenacity only grew as rejection and failure piled up.  It became par for the course and through work and persevearance slowly came costar role after costar role.  These were on network shows such as Masters of Sex and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  As a few years went by his resume grew, and he was able to catch the eye of directors and casting directors which led him to booking a recurring role on the show The Last Ship.  That same year his luck changed and he was chosen out of thousands of actors which were being cast out of New York, Miami, Atlanta, London and Los Angeles to play the lead in the new 10 minute segment promo for Mini Cooper directed by Academy Award winning director Joachim Bach in a film called This Day Forward.  This fortunate event was a catalyst that helped move him into being a working actor, and this only allowed for the size of role to grow.  A year later he played the lead in Aaron Manky's Amazon Prime show Lore in The Beast Within.  Clark went on to Star in the lead in his first feature film Lyla due to be released in 2021, and since then has played the lead in 3 other films.  As his career grows and opportunities come his way Clark finds himself still wanting to reach even higher levels with his acting, and get into other areas such as producing and directing.

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