Clarke Peters

A quietly magnetic character actor in television on both sides of the Atlantic, American actor Clarke Peters brought enormous dignity and intelligence to his best roles, which were anchored by his celebrated turn as ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1952

Filmography

Actor (44)

Forever 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Sexual Healing 2014 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

Morgan Dupree (Actor)

The Divide 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Tremé 2009 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

True Detective 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Locked In 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Person of Interest 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Time is...Now 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Grace 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Hook Summer 2012 (Movie)

Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse (Actor)

Archer 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Memphis Beat 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Covert Affairs 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Subject #31 (Actor)

Damages 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gigantic 2009 (Movie)

Roger Stovall (Actor)

In Plain Sight 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legacy 2009 (Movie)

Ola Adenuga (Actor)

The Poker House 2009 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Life on Mars 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

Editor (Actor)

The Wire 2002 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Meadowlands 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

Reverend Longway (Actor)

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

Fundraiser Demo-Tape Man (Actor)

K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

Homeless Veteran (Actor)

Oz 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

"Helix" lead actor (Actor)

Alistair MacLean's Death Train 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

Anderson (Actor)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

Ballard (Actor)

Silver Dream Racer 1979 (Movie)

Cider Jones (Actor)

The Music Machine 1978 (Movie)

Laurie (Actor)

A Casualty of War (TV Show)

Actor

Endgame (TV Show)

Actor

Red King, White Knight (TV Show)

Actor

Show Me a Hero (TV Show)

Actor

The Corner (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A quietly magnetic character actor in television on both sides of the Atlantic, American actor Clarke Peters brought enormous dignity and intelligence to his best roles, which were anchored by his celebrated turn as Baltimore detective Lester Freamon on "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-07). Prior to the celebrated drama, Peters had been a familiar face on the English stage, where he lived since the early 1970s and where he conceived the book for the Tony-nominated musical "Five Guys Named Moe." After appearing as a pitiful drug addict in producer David Simon's HBO miniseries, "The Corner" (2000), he was cast as Freamon, an older but infinitely wiser detective whose slow but effective methods helped to bring down a powerful drug empire. The worldwide critical success of the series helped to mint Peters as a star, and he was soon cast as other strong, proud and intelligent men in episodes of "Damages" (FX/Audience Network, 2007- ) and Simon's follow-up to "The Wire," the multi-character drama "Treme" (HBO, 2010- ). Whether on stage or the small screen, Peters was a subtle but powerful and undeniably watchable presence.

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