Robert Clarke

Even though the 1959 science-fiction film "The Hideous Sun Demon" required writer, director, and star Robert Clarke to wear a $500 rubberized lizard suit, it stands as the crowning achievement of his career. After being ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Magic 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

The Butler (Actor)

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

Herbert the Butler (Actor)

Dead Like Me 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Doe 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Relic Hunter 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

Zealot (Actor)

Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstar 1999 (Movie)

Little Boy Slater (Actor)

Haunting Fear 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alienator 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hideous Sun Demon 1989 (Movie)

Dr Gilbert McKenna (Actor)

Midnight Movie Massacre 1987 (Movie)

Colonel Carlyle (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mantrap 1983 (Movie)

Bass Guitar Player (Actor)

The Last Time I Saw Archie 1961 (Movie)

Officer (Actor)

Cash McCall 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beyond the Time Barrier 1959 (Movie)

Maj. William Allison (Actor)

Timbuktu 1958 (Movie)

Captain Girard (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1957 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Astounding She-Monster 1957 (Movie)

Dick Cutler (Actor)

Ladies of the Chorus 1949 (Movie)

Peter Winthrop (Actor)

A Game of Death 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criminal Court 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sunset Pass 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deadly Intentions (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate (Movie)

Bus Driver (Actor)

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Movie)

Fred, police analyst (Actor)

Fighting Father Dunne (Movie)

(Actor)

First Yank into Tokyo (Movie)

(Actor)

Genius at Work (Movie)

(Actor)

Hard, Fast and Beautiful (Movie)

Gordon McKay (Actor)

If You Knew Susie (Movie)

Orchestra Leader (Actor)

Lady Luck (Movie)

Southern Officer (Actor)

Man Alive (Movie)

Cabby (Actor)

Modern Marriage (Movie)

Bill Burke (Actor)

Reefer Madness (TV Show)

Actor

Return of the Bad Men (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Scruples (TV Show)

Actor

The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)

Actor

The Enchanted Cottage (Movie)

Marine (Actor)

The Falcon in Hollywood (Movie)

Perc Saunders (Actor)

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

Assistant Announcer (Actor)

The Man from Planet X (Movie)

John Lawrence (Actor)

Thunder Mountain (Movie)

Lee Jorth (Actor)

Under the Tonto Rim (Movie)

Hooker (Actor)

Wanderer of the Wasteland (Movie)

Jay Collinshaw (Actor)
Producer (2)

Hideous Sun Demon 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beyond the Time Barrier 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (1)

Thunderbirds 2004 (Movie)

HOD Electrical Rigger (Rigging Electrician)
Sound (1)

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

ADR voice (ADR)
Writer (1)

Hideous Sun Demon 1989 (Movie)

("Strange Pursuit") (From Story)
Director (1)

Hideous Sun Demon 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Executive (1)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

rigger supervisor (Supervisor)
Other (5)

In Bruges 2008 (Movie)

Construction Rigger (Construction)

Fierce Creatures 1997 (Movie)

HOD rigger (Other)

Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

(Set Production Assistant)

Blame It on the Bellboy 1992 (Movie)

chargehand rigger (Other)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

construction floor(standby/United Kingdom) (Construction)

Biography

Even though the 1959 science-fiction film "The Hideous Sun Demon" required writer, director, and star Robert Clarke to wear a $500 rubberized lizard suit, it stands as the crowning achievement of his career. After being dropped by RKO Pictures following an initial 1945-48 contract, the Oklahoma native found his stride and left an indelible footprint in the genre of classic 1950s sci-fi. "Sun Demon" came after the actor's long run that decade in other sci-fi B-movie classics such as 1951's "The Man from Planet X", 1957's "The Astounding She-Monster" and 1958's "From the Earth to the Moon". Clarke was way ahead of his time with the movie, shooting it over 12 weekends in the style of many of today's indie filmmakers. In 1983, with a new voiceover cast that featured Jay Leno, it was re-released as "What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon". Much later on, Clarke guested on the evening soap operas "Dallas" and "Dynasty" while continuing to act in a variety of B movies.

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