Clark Gregg

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Clark Gregg

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4/2/1962, Boston, Massachusetts

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Clark Gregg, actor, writer and director, was born on April 2nd, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts. He's best known as a founding member of the acclaimed Atlantic Theater Company, established in New York City in the late 1980's. Gregg met his co-founders, David Mamet and William H. Macy, during…more

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  • Trivia

    • The 2006 made-for-TV movie, The Road to Christmas, is Clark Gregg's first screen credit with his wife, actress Jennifer Grey.

    • Clark Gregg first attended Ohio Wesleyan University, but subsequently transferred to New York University. He received his BFA in drama from the university's Tisch School of the Arts in 1986.

    • In 1988, Clark Gregg made his feature film debut in the Edgar nominated Things Change, in a small part as "the stage manager". Gregg was directed by one of his mentors, David Mamet, and joined in the cast by another mentor, William H. Macy.

    • Feature film, What Lies Beneath, Clark Gregg's first produced screenplay, was released on July 21, 2000. The movie grossed a total US box office of $155,081,556 and spent 7 weeks in the US top 10.

    • Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg's 2001 wedding was performed by Gregg's father, Robert Gregg. The senior Gregg is an Episcopal minister (as well as Stanford University professor). The wedding took place on the beach in Martha's Vineyard, and included both Christian and Jewish customs.

    • When he was young, Clark Gregg's family moved a number of times. He lived in Chapel Hill, NC, during his teenage years and graduated from Chapel Hill High.

    • In 1999, Variety Magazine named Clark Gregg to its "50 Creatives to Watch" list. The list was compiled by Variety's international staff of editors and reporters.

    • Clark Gregg's father-in-law is renowned stage and screen actor, Joel Grey.

    • Clark Gregg made his Broadway debut in 1989 as Lt. Jack Ross in the Aaron Sorkin play A Few Good Men.

    • Clark Gregg appeared on Aaron Sorkin's television show, The West Wing, a total of eight times, between 2001 and 2004, in Gregg's recurring role as FBI Special Agent Mike Casper.

    • Clark Gregg was praised by The New York Times for his direction of the 1996 revival of David Mamet's Edmund at the Atlantic Theater Company. The revival was called "crackling" and Mr. Gregg's staging "compelling".

    • Clark Gregg directed the N.Y. and L.A. premieres of Kevin Heelan's Distant Fires. The play won three L.A. Weekly awards including Best Ensemble and Best Director and was nominated for Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

    • Clark Gregg is married to Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off fame. They married in 2001, the same year their daughter Stella was born.

    • Clark Gregg earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards for his striking turn as a transsexual in the independent feature The Adventures of Sebastian Cole.

  • Quotes

    • (on the possibility of fans recognizing him by name because of his starring role in "The New Adventures of Old Christine") Clark Gregg: ...actually, I kind of like 'it's that guy'-ness.

    • (on being recognized or not, prior to starring in "The New Adventures of Old Christine") Clark Gregg: Sometimes, lately, people will recognize me from some movie or something. But for years, it's just been, people think they went to high school or something with me.

    • (on playing the role of Hank/Henrietta, transexual-in-transition, in "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole") Clark Gregg: I didn't want to play a cross-dressing male. With Henrietta, what you see is what you get. The cool irony that [director Tod Williams]came up with is that the person who's making the most radical life choices--and who some people might consider, in a simplistic sense, the most flaky--is also the most solid, dependable person in Sebastian's life. I felt like any tremendous level of artifice would only impede Henrietta's ability to be a good parent.

    • (on "State and Main" and working with David Mamet) Clark Gregg: It was a blast to make. The great thing about working on Mamet's films is that there's a core group who've worked with him before, so it's like movie camp. Mamet is an inspiring and generous individual.

    • (on choosing to be a fan of the L.A. Clippers instead of the more successful L.A. Lakers) Clark Gregg: I like an underdog.

    • (on writing a screenplay before writing a stage play) Clark Gregg: I don't have the guts yet. But I want to try. I'm taking notes. You don't write a play to pay the rent.

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