Jordan Clarke, who hails from Rochester, New York, was educated at Cornell University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in acting. Before pursuing an acting career, he continued his acting training at New York University School of the Arts. He then moved on to performing in regional theater with Ithaca Repertory Theatre, the Olney Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre.
Jordan Clarke is best known for his role as Harlan Billy Lewis II in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. He was cast in November 1974 on the daytime drama series, and has portrayed his character on and off since then. He also played the character Dr. Tim Ryan on the soap from 1974 to 1976. In 2006, he received his first nomination and won his first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Clarke has also had made several appearances on other television shows. In 1977, he was seen on The Tony Randall Show, and later worked on the miniseries Testimony of Two Men. He next got a role in M*A*S*H, Fantasy Island, The Waltons and CHiPs.
During the 1980s, Clarke became known for appearing on Three’s Company, Knight Rider, Spenser: For Hire, and Miami Vice. He was later seen on a 1995 episode of Law & Order and has acted on the miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts as James Reedy. In 1994, he was seen in the drama film Safe Passage, co-starring Susan Sarandon, Nick Stahl, Sam Shepard, Marcia Gay Harden, and Sean Astin. After a role in a The Cosby Mysteries episode, Clarke was cast in the dramatic adventure movie White Squall. Directed by Ridley Scott, it featured Jeff Bridges, Catherine Goodall, Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, John Savage and Ryan Philippe. Clarke was next seen on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. . Aside from acting, Clarke is into playing the guitar and trumpet and writing fiction, poetry and film scripts.
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