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David Clennon


A tall, lean, and often bearded actor with a career lasting more than thirty years, David Clennon is also an outspoken political activist. He has been arrested for civil disobedience, and he has clashed with the Hollywood establishment. He has turned down roles because of his beliefs (for example, "Just Cause" and "24"). After participating in ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Thing
The Thing Palmer
(1982)
Gone Girl
Gone Girl Rand Elliott
(2014)
Being There
Being There Thomas Franklin
(1979)
From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon Dr. Leon (Lee) Silver / Lee Silver
(1998)

Filmography

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 2016 Dr. Del (TV Movie)
Mr. Stone
 2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Father Thomas
- Ka hale ho 'okauweli (2016) ... Father Thomas (uncredited)
 2015 The Player (TV Series)
- Tell (2015)
 2015 Reversion
Ciespy
 2015/I Vacation
Harry Co-Pilot
 2015 Amigo Undead
Old Man Schumer
 2014 Gone Girl
Rand Elliott
 2014 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Marvin Caul
- Persuasion (2014) ... Marvin Caul
 2014 Farmed and Dangerous (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Sears
- Raising the Steaks (2014) ... Bob Sears
 2014 House of Cards (TV Series)
Ted Havemeyer
- Chapter 24 (2014) ... Ted Havemeyer
- Chapter 15 (2014) ... Ted Havemeyer
 2013 Mr. Jones
The Curator
 2013 The Sleepy Man (Short)
Sergeant
 2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Judge Dellinger
- Red Dawn (2012) ... Judge Dellinger
 2011 J. Edgar
Senator Friendly
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Max Ellswood
- The Penelope Papers (2011) ... Max Ellswood
 2011 Weeds (TV Series)
Charles
- Qualitative Spatial Reasoning (2011) ... Charles (voice, uncredited)
- Fingers-Only Meat Banquet (2011) ... Charles
- A Hole in Her Niqab (2011) ... Charles
 2011/I The Good Doctor
Dr. Harbison
 2010 Breaking Out (Short)
Boss
 2009-2010 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Carl Sessick
- The Children's Parade (2010) ... Carl Sessick
- Dead Ringer (2010) ... Carl Sessick
- Blood Money (2010) ... Carl Sessick
- Lost in the Shadows (2009) ... Carl Sessick
- Devil's Bargain (2009) ... Carl Sessick
 2010 Extraordinary Measures
Dr. Renzler
 2010 1945A (Short)
General
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
- Myanmar (2009)
 2008 Prison Break (TV Series)
Senator Conrad Dallow
- Deal or No Deal (2008) ... Senator Conrad Dallow
 2004-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Attorney Braxton Mason
- The Gods Must Be Crazy (2008) ... Attorney Braxton Mason
- An Eye for an Eye (2004) ... Attorney Braxton Mason
 2008 Convention
Sen. Chuck McGee
 2007 October Road (TV Series)
Randall Farmer
- Deck the Howls (2007) ... Randall Farmer
 2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Jack Shandley
- Haunt You Every Day (2007) ... Jack Shandley
 2007 ER (TV Series)
Jared Morgan
- The War Comes Home (2007) ... Jared Morgan
 2007 Saving Sarah Cain
Homeless Man
 2007 With God on Our Side (Short)
Instructor
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Mel Oliver
- Finders Keepers (2007) ... Mel Oliver
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series)
Dr. Turner
- My Coffee (2006) ... Dr. Turner
 2006 Rocketboy (Short)
Reynold Sherman
 2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Arthur Stanton
- Legacy (2006) ... Arthur Stanton
 2006 Flags of our Fathers
White House Official
 2006 Saved (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Cole
- Crossroads (2006) ... Dr. Martin Cole
- Tango (2006) ... Dr. Martin Cole
- Code Zero (2006) ... Dr. Martin Cole (credit only)
- A Shock to the System (2006) ... Dr. Martin Cole
- Triage (2006) ... Dr. Martin Cole
 2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Jim - Vinick's Attorney
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... Jim - Vinick's Attorney
 2006 Huff (TV Series)
Braden Marter
- Used, Abused and Unenthused (2006) ... Braden Marter
 2006 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Charles Gibson
- Blame Game (2006) ... Charles Gibson
 2006 In Justice (TV Series)
Garner Swain
- Cost of Freedom (2006) ... Garner Swain
 2005 Syriana
Donald
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Judge
- Gunshot Wedding (2005) ... Judge
 2005 Constellation
Bear Korngold
 2005 Life of the Party
Jack
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Ralph Gravis
- Out of Control (2004) ... Ralph Gravis
- The Longest Morning (2004) ... Ralph Gravis
- Pilot (2004) ... Ralph Gravis
 2004 Silver City
Mort Seymour
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Health Spa Owner
- Recreation (2004) ... Health Spa Owner
 2001-2003 The Agency (TV Series)
Joshua Nankin
- Our Man in Washington (2003) ... Joshua Nankin
- Our Man in Korea (2003) ... Joshua Nankin
- Mi Cena con Andrei (2003) ... Joshua Nankin
- War, Inc. (2003) ... Joshua Nankin
- Spy Finance (2003) ... Joshua Nankin
 2002 Mission Hill (TV Series)
The Boss
- Stories of Hope and Forgiveness (2002) ... The Boss
- Unemployment: Part 2 (2002) ... The Boss (voice)
 2000-2001 Once and Again (TV Series)
Miles Drentell
- Armageddon (2001) ... Miles Drentell
- Thieves Like Us (2001) ... Miles Drentell
- Learner's Permit (2000) ... Miles Drentell
- Food for Thought (2000) ... Miles Drentell
 2001 Antitrust
Barry Linder (uncredited)
 2000/I The Visit
Parole Board Member Brenner
 1999 Family Law (TV Series)
Andrew Weller
- The Nanny (1999) ... Andrew Weller
 1999 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Martin Spancer
- Maya's Nude Photos (1999) ... Martin Spancer
 1999 Maggie (TV Series)
Dr. Zaius
- Love the One You're Not With (1999) ... Dr. Zaius
 1998 Playing by Heart
Martin (uncredited)
 1998 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Dr. Crell Moset
- Nothing Human (1998) ... Dr. Crell Moset
 1998 Maximum Bob (TV Series)
Nathan Cahill
- Good Dog Karl (1998) ... Nathan Cahill
 1998 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
Prosser
- Vaughn Mower (1998) ... Prosser
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Lee Silver / Dr. Leon (Lee) Silver
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... Lee Silver
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... Dr. Leon (Lee) Silver
 1998 The Staircase (TV Movie)
Simon Filger
 1995-1997 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Neal Luder
- The Laws (1997) ... Neal Luder
- K.I.S.S. (1997) ... Neal Luder
- Gimme Shelter (1997) ... Neal Luder
- Where No Woman Has Gone Before (1997) ... Neal Luder
 1997 Mad City
Street Preacher
 1997 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Judge
- Rose Bowl (1997) ... Judge
 1996 Grace of My Heart
Dr. 'Jonesy' Jones
 1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie)
William Henry Harrison
 1995 Original Sins (TV Movie)
Jimbo
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Barry
- As the World Turns to Crap (1995) ... Barry
 1994 Dos crímenes
Jim
 1993 Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (TV Movie)
Dr. Rulon Beesley
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Mr. Johnstone
 1993 Matinee
Jack
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
Mr. Reed
- Pilot (1993) ... Mr. Reed
 1992 Human Target (TV Series)
Dr. Michaelson
- Mirror Image (1992) ... Dr. Michaelson
 1992 Man Trouble
Lewie Duart
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Peter Brewer
- For Peter's Sake (1992) ... Peter Brewer
 1992 Light Sleeper
Robert
 1989-1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Miles Drentell
- California (1991) ... Miles Drentell
- A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... Miles Drentell
- Out the Door (1991) ... Miles Drentell
- Closing the Circle (1991) ... Miles Drentell
- The Difference Between Men and Women (1991) ... Miles Drentell
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Dr. Sigmond Grampton
 1990 Downtown
Jerome Sweet
 1989 Almost Grown (TV Series)
Mitch Duprete
- Jersey Blues (1989) ... Mitch Duprete
 1988 Betrayed
Jack Carpenter
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wilton Tibbles
- Benedict Arnold Slipped Here (1988) ... Wilton Tibbles
 1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Cullen
- Fever (1988) ... Cullen
 1988 The Couch Trip
Lawrence Baird
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Harold Bell
- Sledge in Toyland (1987) ... Harold Bell
 1987 He's My Girl
Mason Morgan
 1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie)
Richard Schultz
 1986 The Trouble with Dick
Lars
 1986 Legal Eagles
Blanchard
 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
Phillip Murray
 1985 Sweet Dreams
Randy Hughes
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Professor John Tate
- Revenge (1985) ... Professor John Tate
 1984 Falling in Love
Brian Gilmore
 1984 Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie)
Rev. Warner
 1983 The Right Stuff
Liaison Man
 1983 Hanna K.
Amnon
 1983 Star 80
Geb
 1983 Special Bulletin (TV Movie)
Dr. Bruce Lyman
 1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
Dave Robell - The Agent
 1982 The Thing
Palmer
 1982 The Escape Artist
Newspaper Editor
 1982 Missing
Consul Phil Putnam
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Norris Breeze
- The Consultant (1981) ... Norris Breeze
 1977-1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Howard Weckler / Howard Speer / Justice Department Counsel Chester Monahan / ...
- Homeless (1981) ... Howard Weckler
- The Architect (1980) ... Howard Speer
- Identity (1979) ... Justice Department Counsel Chester Monahan
- Asylum (1977) ... Jeffrey Stevens
- Abduction (1977) ... Bodhisattva
 1981 Park Place (TV Series)
Jeff O'Neil
- Crazy Judge (1981) ... Jeff O'Neil
- Marooned (1981) ... Jeff O'Neil
- Benign Neglect (1981) ... Jeff O'Neil
- Revenge (1981) ... Jeff O'Neil
 1980 Reward (TV Movie)
Steve Rawlin
 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (TV Movie)
James Fitzpatrick
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Richard Fieldston
 1980 Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Movie)
David
 1979 Being There
Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon)
 1979 Billy in the Lowlands
Social Worker
 1978 On the Yard
Psychiatrist
 1978 Go Tell the Spartans
Lt. Finley Wattsberg
 1978 Gray Lady Down
Crew member of USS Neptune
 1978 Coming Home
Tim
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
George Martin
- The Summer of '69: Part 2 (1977) ... George Martin
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Dr. Calvin
- Brothers & Sons (1977) ... Dr. Calvin
- Rafferty (1977) ... Dr. Calvin
 1977 Panic in Echo Park (TV Movie)
 1977 The Greatest
Captain
 1976 Bound for Glory
Carl - Man in Gas Station
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Harry Jones
 1975 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Peter Karpf
 1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
Medvedenko
- The Seagull (1975) ... Medvedenko
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Tom Trimpin
 1973 The Paper Chase
Toombs
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Ensemble Member
- Story Theatre (1969) ... Ensemble Member
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(December 8, 1971 to January 9, 1972) He played Demetrius (Staff) in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Danny Sewell (Theseus/Owner); Judith Long (Hippolyta/Owner); Aaron Horowitz (Egeus/Staff); John Glover (Lysander/Staff); Greg ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Dave Clennon

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Studied for three years at the Yale Drama School and spent an extra year there in the school's professional acting company. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in Hal Ashby and 'Costa Gavras' films.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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