David Clennon

Actor
This lean, often bearded, character player of stage and screen since the 1970s gained some measure of celebrity as the cold, cunning Miles Dentrel on the acclaimed dramatic series "thirtysomething" (ABC). As the ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1943 in Waukegan, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

Vacation 2015 (Movie)

Harry Co-Pilot (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2014 (Tv Show)

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Gone Girl 2014 (Movie)

Rand Elliot (Actor)

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

Senator Friendly (Actor)

Extraordinary Measures 2010 (Movie)

Dr. Renzler (Actor)

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Constellation 2007 (Movie)

Bear Korngold (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

White House Official (Actor)

Huff 2006 (Tv Show)

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Life of the Party 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The West Wing 2006 (Tv Show)

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Syriana 2005 (Movie)

Asst. Attorney General Donald Farish III (Actor)

Silver City 2004 (Movie)

Mort Seymour (Actor)

The Agency 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Almost Perfect 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Birdland 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Newsradio 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Once and Again 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Visit 2000 (Movie)

Bill Brenner (Actor)

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Staircase 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mad City 1997 (Movie)

Street Preacher (Actor)

Grace of My Heart 1996 (Movie)

Dr Jones (Actor)

Earth 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Original Sins 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Two Crimes 1995 (Movie)

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Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Matinee 1993 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Light Sleeper 1992 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Man Trouble 1992 (Movie)

Lewie Duart (Actor)

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Downtown 1990 (Movie)

Jerome Sweet (Actor)

The Image 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Betrayed 1988 (Movie)

Jack Carpenter (Actor)

The Couch Trip 1988 (Movie)

Lawrence Baird (Actor)

He's My Girl 1987 (Movie)

Mason Morgan (Actor)

Blood & Orchids 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

Blanchard (Actor)

Sweet Dreams 1985 (Movie)

Randy Hughes (Actor)

The Trouble With Dick 1985 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

Brian Gilmore (Actor)

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

Geb (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Liaison Man (Actor)

Hannah K 1982 (Movie)

Amnon (Actor)

Missing 1982 (Movie)

Consul Phil Putnam (Actor)

The Thing 1982 (Movie)

Palmer (Actor)

First Time, Second Time 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains 1981 (Movie)

Dave Robell--the Agent (Actor)

Park Place 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Hide in Plain Sight 1980 (Movie)

Richard Fieldston (Actor)

Being There 1979 (Movie)

Thomas Franklin (Actor)

Billy in the Lowlands 1979 (Movie)

Social Worker (Actor)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Go Tell the Spartans 1978 (Movie)

Lieutenant Finley Wattsberg (Actor)

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

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Rafferty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Helter Skelter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Crime Club 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Seagull 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Paper Chase 1973 (Movie)

Toombs (Actor)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

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Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

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Dream On (TV Show)

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From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)

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Helter Skelter (Movie)

Harry Jones (Actor)

Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Show)

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Panic in Echo Park (TV Show)

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Reward (TV Show)

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Special Bulletin (TV Show)

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Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Show)

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The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Show)

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The Migrants (TV Show)

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Biography

This lean, often bearded, character player of stage and screen since the 1970s gained some measure of celebrity as the cold, cunning Miles Dentrel on the acclaimed dramatic series "thirtysomething" (ABC). As the resident yuppie scum from 1989-1991, Clennon portrayed the calculating character who seemed to represent the fears and reservations of the show's more sympathetic figures. That his prior stints as a TV regular--"Rafferty" (CBS, 1977), a medical drama and "Park Place" (CBS, 1981), a short-lived legal sitcom--had him playing a surgeon and an eager, idealistic legal aide lawyer, respectively, testify to Clennon's versatility.

Relationships

Virginia Clennon

Mother

Perry Adleman

Wife

Cecil Clennon

Father

Daisy Clennon

Daughter
twin of Harry born on January 8, 1999 mother, Perry Adelman

Harry Clennon

Son
twin of Daisy born on January 8, 1999 mother, Perry Adelman

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

University of Notre Dame

South Bend , Indiana 1965
joined the Air Force ROTC which he quit during sophomore year

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in the southern drama, "Constellation"

2004

Cast in John Sayles’ political satire "Silver City"

2001

Had co-starring role on the CBS drama "The Agency"

2000

Reprised role of Miles Dentrell on the ABC drama "Once and Again"

1998

Had featured role in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"

1995

Returned to series TV as regular on the CBS sitcom "Almost Perfect"

1992

Had a major supporting role in Paul Schrader's "Light Sleeper" with Willem Dafae and Susan Sarandon

1989

Had a recurring role on "thirtysomething" (ABC) as Miles Drentel, resident yuppie scum; created by Zwick and Hershkovitz

1984

Was Meryl Streep's suffocating husband in "Falling in Love"

1983

First worked with producer-writer team Edward Zwick and Marshall Hershkovitz on the TV-movie "Special Bulletin"

1981

Debut as a TV series regular, "Park Place", a short-lived legal sitcom on CBS

1979

First substantial film role, "Being There"

1977

Played a recurring role on the hit ABC sitcom "Barney Miller"

1977

Cast as a regular in the CBS medical drama "Rafferty" starring Patrick MacGoohan

1974

TV-movie debut, "The Migrants", a Tennessee Williams drama adapted for TV by Lanford Wilson

1973

Feature debut, "The Paper Chase"

1969

First acting break, won roles in two Sam Shepard one-act plays "Unseen Hand" and "Forensic and the Navigator"

1967

Arrested in a march on the Pentagon protesting the Vietnam War

1961

Joined Air Force ROTC at the University of Notre Dame; quit the ROTC during sophmore year (1962-1963) (date approximate)

Attended Yale Drama School

Tried out for a school play; became interested in acting

Acted on stage Off-Broadway and in regional theater

Became active in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements

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