Clarke Peters


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Clarke Peters was born on April 7, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Clarke. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Da 5 Bloods (2020) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). He is married to Penny. They have one child. He was previously married to Janine Martyne. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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The Wire Det. Lester Freamon
(2002-2008)
(2020)
John Wick Harry
(2014)

Filmography

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 2022 The Man Who Fell to Earth (TV Series) (filming)
Josiah Falls
- Hallo, Spaceboy (2022) ... Josiah Falls
 2022 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (filming)
John Houston
  Sexual Healing (post-production)
Harvey Fuqua
 2021 Foundation (TV Series)
Abbas
- The First Crisis (2021) ... Abbas
- Death and the Maiden (2021) ... Abbas
- Upon Awakening (2021) ... Abbas
- Barbarians at the Gate (2021) ... Abbas
- The Mathematician's Ghost (2021) ... Abbas
 2021 La Fortuna (TV Series)
Jonas Pierce
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Jonas Pierce
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... Jonas Pierce
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Jonas Pierce
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Jonas Pierce
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Jonas Pierce
 2021 The Royale (TV Movie)
Wynton
 2021 The Irregulars (TV Series)
The Linen Man
- Chapter Eight: The Ecstasy of Life (2021) ... The Linen Man
- Chapter Seven: The Ecstasy of Death (2021) ... The Linen Man
- Chapter Six: Hieracium Snowdoniense (2021) ... The Linen Man
- Chapter Four: Both the Needle and the Knife (2021) ... The Linen Man
 2020 Da 5 Bloods
Otis
 2020 Bumps (TV Movie)
Charles
 2020 Come Away
Hatter
 2019 His Dark Materials (TV Series)
The Master
- The Spies (2019) ... The Master
- The Idea of North (2019) ... The Master
- Lyra's Jordan (2019) ... The Master
 2019 Christmas Under the Stars (TV Movie)
Clem Marshwell
 2019 The Mandela Effect
Dr. Fuchs
 2019/I Harriet
Ben Ross
 2019 The Opera Game (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2018 An Acceptable Loss
Phillip
 2018 Love Is_ (TV Series)
'Wiser' Yasir
- Love Is Engagement (2018) ... 'Wiser' Yasir
- A First Script (2018) ... 'Wiser' Yasir
- Rose (Going Home) (2018) ... 'Wiser' Yasir
- Not Valentine's Day (2018) ... 'Wiser' Yasir
- Supportive (2018) ... 'Wiser' Yasir
 2018 Bulletproof (TV Series)
Ronald Pike
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Ronald Pike
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Ronald Pike
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Ronald Pike
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Ronald Pike
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Ronald Pike
 2016-2017 Chance (TV Series)
Carl
- Especially If You Run Away (2017) ... Carl (credit only)
- A Madness of Two (2017) ... Carl (credit only)
- Define Normal (2017) ... Carl
- Treasures in Jars of Clay (2017) ... Carl
 2017 Last Fair Deal (Short)
Papa Legba
 2017 The Deuce (TV Series)
Melvin 'Ace'
- My Name Is Ruby (2017) ... Melvin 'Ace'
 2017 The Blacklist: Redemption (TV Series)
Richard Whitehall
- Whitehall: Conclusion (2017) ... Richard Whitehall
- Whitehall (2017) ... Richard Whitehall
 2017 Division 19
Perelman
 2016 People of Earth (TV Series)
Ronald
- Lost and Found (2016) ... Ronald
 2016 The Tunnel (TV Series)
Sonny Persaud
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Sonny Persaud
- Episode #2.4 (2016) ... Sonny Persaud
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... Sonny Persaud
- Episode #2.2 (2016) ... Sonny Persaud
 2016 Underground (TV Series)
Jay
- Firefly (2016) ... Jay
- War Chest (2016) ... Jay
- The Macon 7 (2016) ... Jay
 2016 Jericho (TV Series)
Ralph Coates
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Ralph Coates
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Ralph Coates
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Ralph Coates
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Ralph Coates
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Ralph Coates
 2015 Jessica Jones (TV Series)
Det. Oscar Clemons
- AKA 1,000 Cuts (2015) ... Det. Oscar Clemons
- AKA Sin Bin (2015) ... Det. Oscar Clemons
- AKA Top Shelf Perverts (2015) ... Det. Oscar Clemons
- AKA Crush Syndrome (2015) ... Det. Oscar Clemons
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini Series)
The American
- Strangers (2015) ... The American
 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini Series)
Robert Mayhawk
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Robert Mayhawk
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Robert Mayhawk
 2015 The Bad Education Movie
Commander Andrews
 2015 Partners in Crime (TV Mini Series)
Julius Hersheimmer
- The Secret Adversary: Part 3 (2015) ... Julius Hersheimmer
- The Secret Adversary: Part 2 (2015) ... Julius Hersheimmer
- The Secret Adversary: Part 1 (2015) ... Julius Hersheimmer
 2015 The Benefactor
Dr. Romano
 2015 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Frank Wainwright
- The Ballad of Midsomer County (2015) ... Frank Wainwright
 2015 Forever (TV Series)
Jerry Charters
- The Wolves of Deep Brooklyn (2015) ... Jerry Charters
 2014/I Grace: The Possession
Father Michael
 2014 The Best of Me
Morgan Dupree
 2014 John Wick
Harry
 2014 The Divide (TV Series)
Isaiah Page
- To Whom Evil Is Done (2014) ... Isaiah Page
- I Can't Go Back (2014) ... Isaiah Page
- And the Little Ones Get Caught (2014) ... Isaiah Page
- I'm for Justice (2014) ... Isaiah Page
- Never Forget (2014) ... Isaiah Page
 2014 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Marlon Croft
- Political Suicide (2014) ... Marlon Croft
 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Minister
- The Long Bright Dark (2014) ... Minister
 2010-2013 Treme (TV Series)
Albert Lambreaux
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... Albert Lambreaux (credit only)
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... Albert Lambreaux
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... Albert Lambreaux
- This City (2013) ... Albert Lambreaux
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... Albert Lambreaux
 2013 Mandela: The Prison Years (TV Movie)
Nelson Mandela
 2012-2013 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Alonzo Quinn
- The Devil's Share (2013) ... Alonzo Quinn
- The Crossing (2013) ... Alonzo Quinn
- Endgame (2013) ... Alonzo Quinn
- The Perfect Mark (2013) ... Alonzo Quinn
- Nothing to Hide (2013) ... Alonzo Quinn
 2013 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Nathan Anderson
- Quid Pro Quo (2013) ... Nathan Anderson
 2012 Breaking Night (Short)
Disco Man
 2012 Red Hook Summer
Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse
 2011 Searching for Sonny
The Narrator (voice)
 2011 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Fred
- The Feud (2011) ... Fred
 2011 Archer (TV Series)
Popeye
- El Secuestro (2011) ... Popeye (voice)
- A Going Concern (2011) ... Popeye (voice)
 2010/I Locked In
Frank
 2010 Covert Affairs (TV Series)
Dr. Mark Ramsay
- Pilot (2010) ... Dr. Mark Ramsay
 2010/I Legacy
Ola Adenuga
 2009 Nativity!
Studio Boss
 2009 Doctor Who: Dreamland (TV Mini Series short)
Night Eagle
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... Night Eagle (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Night Eagle (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Night Eagle (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Night Eagle (voice)
 2009 Holby City (TV Series)
Derek Newman
- These Arms of Mine (2009) ... Derek Newman
- My Girl (2009) ... Derek Newman
- Future Perfect (2009) ... Derek Newman
- A Glass Half Full (2009) ... Derek Newman
- Body Language (2009) ... Derek Newman
 2009 Great Performances (TV Series)
Walter de Courcy
- Chess in Concert (2009) ... Walter de Courcy
 2009 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Norman Baker / Norman Danzer
- Duplicate Bridge (2009) ... Norman Baker / Norman Danzer
 2009 Damages (TV Series)
Dave Pell
- Trust Me (2009) ... Dave Pell
- Look What He Dug Up This Time (2009) ... Dave Pell
- Uh Oh, Out Come the Skeletons (2009) ... Dave Pell
- You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant (2009) ... Dave Pell
 2009/I Endgame
Nelson Mandela
 2008 Marley & Me
Editor
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Captain Bellow
- Out Here in the Fields (2008) ... Captain Bellow
 2008 Turnipseed
A.B. Turnipseed
 2008 Gigantic
Roger Stovall
 2008 The Poker House
Maurice
 2008 Dr. No: The Radio Play (Video)
Quarrel (voice)
 2002-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Det. Lester Freamon
- -30- (2008) ... Det. Lester Freamon
- Late Editions (2008) ... Det. Lester Freamon
- Clarifications (2008) ... Det. Lester Freamon
- Took (2008) ... Det. Lester Freamon
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... Det. Lester Freamon
 2008 Sympathetic Details
Carson
 2007 Meadowlands (TV Series)
Professor / Samantha's Father
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Professor / Samantha's Father
 2006 Freedomland
Reverend Longway
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Rex da Silva
- Pattern of Conduct (2005) ... Rex da Silva
 2003 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Howard Boorstin
- Multistorey: Part 2 (2003) ... Howard Boorstin
- Multistorey: Part 1 (2003) ... Howard Boorstin (uncredited)
 2002-2003 Night & Day (TV Series)
Gabriel / Gabriel Huysman
- Final Hours, Final Revelations (2003) ... Gabriel
- Various Impact (2003) ... Gabriel
- The Wrong Thing (2002) ... Gabriel Huysman
- Confessions, Confessions (2002) ... Gabriel
- Black Flowers (2002) ... Gabriel Huysman
 2003 Head of State
Fundraiser Demo-Tape Man
 2001 K-PAX
Homeless Veteran
 2001 American Voices (TV Series)
Walter Coachman
 2000 Oz (TV Series)
Afsana
- The Bill of Wrongs (2000) ... Afsana
 2000 The Corner (TV Mini Series)
Fat Curt
- Everyman's Blues (2000) ... Fat Curt
- Corner Boy Blues (2000) ... Fat Curt
- Dope Fiend Blues (2000) ... Fat Curt
- Fran's Blues (2000) ... Fat Curt
- DeAndre's Blues (2000) ... Fat Curt
 1999 Notting Hill
'Helix' Lead Actor
 1998 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Hewie Harper
- The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 2 (1998) ... Hewie Harper
- The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 1 (1998) ... Hewie Harper
 1996 Seasick
Radio reporter Pounds
 1996 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Lt. Johnny Cochrane
- The Quick and the Dead (1996) ... Lt. Johnny Cochrane
 1995 Chandler & Co (TV Series)
Jasper
- The American Dream (1995) ... Jasper
 1994 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
American
- Mangez Merveillac (1994) ... American
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Mr. Banthorpe
- Jumping the Lights (1993) ... Mr. Banthorpe
 1993 Detonator (TV Movie)
Whitlock
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
Theo Sykes
 1991 Gray Clay Dolls (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1991 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Sultan
- Christmas Spirit (1991) ... Sultan
 1989 Monkeys (TV Movie)
William Morgan Hetrick
 1989 Frederick Forsyth Presents (TV Series)
Grover T. Fleming
- A Casualty of War (1989) ... Grover T. Fleming
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
Jones
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini Series)
Alton Phillips
- White Man Listen (1988) ... Alton Phillips
- Crime and Punishment (1988) ... Alton Phillips
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini Series)
Mark Hallstrom
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mark Hallstrom
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mark Hallstrom
 1987 Blues in the Night (TV Movie)
Snake
 1986 Mona Lisa
Anderson
 1985 Travelling Man (TV Series)
Alan Downing
- A Token Attempt (1985) ... Alan Downing
 1984 Facelift
Bob Jangles
 1980-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Stevie / Yankee Billy
- King (1984) ... Stevie
- Number on End (1980) ... Yankee Billy
 1983 Saigon: Year of the Cat (TV Movie)
Soldier
 1983 Studio (TV Series)
Frankie
- Performance Art (1983) ... Frankie
 1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
President Ojuka
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... President Ojuka
 1981 Outland
Officer Ballard
 1980 Silver Dream Racer
Cider Jones
 1979 The Music Machine
Laurie
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (43 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Laurence Olivier in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's play, "An Enemy of the People;" Arnold Wesker's play, "Chips with Everything;" Tom Stoppard's play, "The Invention of Love;" Pierre De Marivaux's play, "Les Fausses ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Penny  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Joe Jacobs | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[in 2010] The art, our craft - we have to hold onto these kinds of things. People say, 'I want to be a movie star'; be a movie star, go do that, go be a movie star, but that doesn't mean you're an actor. Go to stage, go onto the stage. If you wanna act, go to the stage. People don't go to theaters, you know? This is a dying craft, because everyone looks at a little tiny screen and they think, '... See more »

Trivia:

Father of Joe Jacobs and Guppy (1988-1992) (with Joanna Jacobs) and Max Peters with his wife Penny. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice

Star Sign:

Aries

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