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George E. Clark

George E. Clark
Friday May 31st 2019, 3:51 pm
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George E. Clark

George E. Clark is a college librarian at Harvard and a writer and a SAG-eligible actor (credits).

George graduated in May 2022 from the Harvard Extension School master’s degree program in Dramatic Arts. While there, George studied acting with Remo Airaldi and writing with Bryan Delaney. For one of Bryan’s classes, George wrote a one-act farce set in academe titled Lordy Parkington Gets Hit by a Bus. George’s thesis is about an outdoor theater in Washington, D.C. It is titled Stepping to the National Stage: Protesting Injustice, Producing Shakespeare, and Claiming Black Space at the Sylvan Theater.

George played the bad guy in Punch Brother, Nick Young’s 2023 Harvard undergraduate thesis short film.  In background film work, George played a reporter in the Kiera Knightley film Boston Strangler, now streaming on Hulu. 

Head and shoulders of a man in in green trilby hat next to photographers with 1960's cameras.

George as a reporter in “Boston Strangler.”

One of George’s favorite extra gigs for TV has been The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The easiest place to find him on screen is in season 4, episode 2. He is front row center when Midge discovers the stage of The Wolford burlesque club.

In other background work, George appeared  in the Michelle Dockery/Chris Evans miniseries Defending Jacob.  See him as a janitor buffing floors in a school hallway in episode one during the “Season of the Witch” montage and as a news cameraman in the trailer and episode 3.  George also worked on Law & Order (22/11), Succession (4/5), Law & Order SVU (24/22), and in the forthcoming political journalism series The Girls on the Bus.

In a burlesque club, a man in a shirt and suspenders looks at a waitress bringing drinks to a man in a suit.

George in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Back in the day, he appeared as a background actor in the Kyle Chandler television series Early Edition (3/6).  At Earlham College, he worked as cast or crew in Tartuffe, Once Upon A Mattress, and Twelfth Night. He was a player in the Earlham-based improv company Off the Cuff.

George is a former columnist for Environment magazine. His poetry has been published in Shot Glass Journal; West Texas Literary Review; The Resource, Harvard University’s HR newsletter; Crucible, the literary magazine of Earlham College; and Lines in the Landscape, a juried chapbook published by Fruitlands Museum and the Concord (MA.) Poetry Center. George’s poetry book manuscript, Next Morning, With Pickles, was a semifinalist for the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry in 2018.

A man in a boiler suit buffs the floor in a school hallway lined with lockers.

George in episode 1 of “Defending Jacob.”

Actors Hugh Dancy (left) and George Clark in suits in front of an office wall directory including the words "District Attorney, Jack McCoy."

George in Law & Order (22/11) with Hugh Dancy. Frame detail.

He has a B.A. in geology from Earlham College, and other master’s degrees in geography and library & information science from the University of Chicago and Simmons University, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in geography from Clark University, where he worked on water resources, environmental hazards, and social vulnerability and resilience to climate change.  His article with colleagues from Clark U. on coastal flooding in Revere, Massachusetts, is one of the most-cited early articles on measuring resilience to climate change.

George grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Robinson High School, and his family hails from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  He currently lives in metrowest Massachusetts about halfway between Boston and Worcester.  George and his spouse, Elizabeth, have two adult children and two adult cats.


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