Dane Clark

Actor, Model, Boxer
Bernard Zanville was a hard-working young man in New York City struggling to finance his law degree, when he turned to acting on the advice of friend John Garfield. After appearing on stage for several years, including ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1913 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Rites 1988 (Movie)

Carlo Pace (Actor)

Going Hollywood: The War Years 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Inside 1980 (Movie)

Dr Rossner (Actor)

James Dean 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Ironside 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Perry Mason 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Face of Fear 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The McMasters 1969 (Movie)

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Dage i min fars hus 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Toughest Man Alive 1955 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Go, Man, Go! 1954 (Movie)

Abe Saperstein (Actor)

The Nash Airflyte Theater 1950 - 1951 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonrise 1948 (Movie)

Danny Hawkins (Actor)

A Stolen Life 1947 (Movie)

Karnock (Actor)

God Is My Co-Pilot 1945 (Movie)

Johnny Petach (Actor)

Action in the North Atlantic 1942 (Movie)

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Condominium (TV Show)

Actor

Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

Actor

Once an Eagle (TV Show)

Actor

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Rico (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Joe Forrester (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Bernard Zanville was a hard-working young man in New York City struggling to finance his law degree, when he turned to acting on the advice of friend John Garfield. After appearing on stage for several years, including a stint starring alongside Garfield in the original cast of Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" (1935), Zanville gave up his dreams of law school and relocated to Hollywood to pursue a movie career. Hooking up with Warner Bros., his name was changed to the more marquee friendly Dane Clark, allegedly by Humphrey Bogart who co-starred with the young actor in what was more or less his star-making performance as merchant marine Johnny Pulaski in 1943's "Action in the North Atlantic". That same year, Clark acted alongside Cary Grant and Garfield in "Destination Tokyo" and went on to convincingly play pugnacious soldiers in war-themed pictures for Warners like "God is My Co-Pilot" and "Pride of the Marines" (both 1945). Movies like "Her Kind of Man" (1946), "Deep Valley", "Embraceable You" and "That Way With Women" (all 1947) featured Clark's tough guy persona put to new use, now as the dangerous leading man, the misunderstood gangster type who gets involved with a nice girl and changes his ways.

Relationships

Geraldine Clark

Wife
Married 1971 until his death 1998

Margaret Yoder

Wife
Married 1941 until her death 1970

EDUCATION

St John's University

Jamaica , New York

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York

Milestones

1988

Final film appearance with Tom Berenger in "Last Rites"

1980

Appeared in the syndicated thriller "Condominium"

1979

Featured in the miniseries "The French Atlantic Affair" (ABC)

1976

Featured in the NBC miniseries "Once an Eagle" starring Sam Elliott

1975

Featured in the ABC disaster movie "Murder on Flight 502"

1972

Appeared in the telefilm "Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole", starring Susan Hayward

1970

Starred in the CBS TV-movie thriller "Face of Fear"

1968

Starred in the Denmark/USA co-production "Dage i Min Fars Hus/In My Father's House"

1962

Starred in "Brecht on Brecht" at the Theatre De Lys in Greenwich Village

1959

Had leading role in the syndicated television series "Bold Venture"

1956

Starred in the crime drama "The Man Is Armed" and the Western "Massacre"

1955

During a performance of "The Shrike" at Los Angeles' Carthay Circle Theatre, co-star Isabel Bonner died of a brian hemorrhage in his arms

1954

TV debut as regular playing Richard Adams, a legal aid attorney, in the NBC drama series "Justice"

1951

Featured in "Never Trust a Gambler" and "Fort Defiance"

1946

Acted with Bette Davis and Glenn Ford in the feature "A Stolen Life"

1944

Co-starred in the war dramas "God is My Co-Pilot" and "Pride of the Marines"

1943

Garnered notice for his work in "Hollywood Canteen"

1943

Appeared in the Oscar-winning short "I Won't Play"

1943

Starred in the romantic melodrama "The Very Thought of You" with Eleanor Parker and Dennis Morgan

1942

Appeared with Garfield and Cary Grant in "Destination Tokyo"

1942

Received critical acclaim for his performance as merchant marine Johnnie Pulaski in "Action in the North Atlantic"

1941

Went to Hollywood to start a film career; adopted stage name Dane Clark; appeared in "Sunday Punch", "The Pride of the Yankees", "Wake Island" and "The Glass Key"

1935

Was in the original cast of Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty", alongside Garfield

1934

Began acting on the Broadway stage

Started acting to finance his law education, following advice from John Garfield

Guest starred on many television programs in the 1960s and 1970s, including "The Twilight Zone", "Hawaii Five-O", "I Spy", "Police Story", "The Rookies" and "The Mod Squad"

Left Warner Bros. to pursue more stage work and overseas film roles

Was a regular on "The New Adventures of Perry Mason" (CBS)

Along with luminaries like John Ford, was requested to direct films for the US government

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