John Clarke (II) (1948–2017)

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John Clarke was born on July 29, 1948 in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand as John Morrison Clarke. He was an actor and writer, known for The Games (1998), Dagg Day Afternoon (1977) and Lonely Hearts (1982). He was married to Helen. He died on April 9, 2017 in Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia. See full bio »

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Dagg Day Afternoon Fred Dagg


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 2015-2017 The Ex-PM (TV Series)
- Reckoning (2017) ... Henry
- Faith (2017) ... Henry
- Justice (2017) ... Henry
- Image (2017) ... Henry
- Power (2017) ... Henry
 1989-2016 Clarke & Dawe (TV Series)
Joe Hockey - Federal Treasurer / Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull / Wesley Broadband / ...
- It's All Going Terribly Well (2016) ... Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
- Can We Have Our $29 Billion Back? (2015) ... Wesley Broadband
- Asylum Seeker Policy. Proudly Australian (2014) ... Lionel Dropout
- Ministerial Responsibility, Coming Soon to Australia (2013) ... Hugh Manrights - Mastermind Contestant
- An Honest Assessment, Project by Project (2013) ... Tony Abbot - Head Prefect
 2015 A Month of Sundays
Phillip Lang
 2006-2009 Bro'Town (TV Series)
Fred Dagg
- A Vegetarian at My Table (2009) ... Fred Dagg (voice)
- I Still Call Australia Home... Oh (2006) ... Fred Dagg (voice)
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Paul Collins
- High and Dry (2004) ... Paul Collins
 2004 The Brush-Off (TV Movie)
Ken Sproule
 2003 Welcher & Welcher (TV Series)
ABC Commissioning Editor
- Hypothetically Speaking (2003) ... ABC Commissioning Editor
 2003 Roy Hollsdotter Live (TV Movie)
 2002 Crackerjack
Bernie Fowler
 2000 Arctic Adventure (Short)
Krish (voice)
 1998-2000 The Games (TV Series)
- The End (2000) ... John
- Four Corners (2000) ... John
- Sponsor and Media Discontent (2000) ... John
- Solar (2000) ... John
- Strike (2000) ... John
 1999 BackBerner (TV Series)
Peter Reith
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Peter Reith
 1997 The Alive Tribe
Coach Smith
 1993 Stark (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Magistrate
 1993 A Royal Commission Into the Australian Economy (TV Movie)
Peter Harvey's Producer (voice)
 1990 Death in Brunswick
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
 1988 Never Say Die
Car Salesman
 1988 The D Generation Goes Commercial (TV Series)
- The D Generation Goes Commercial (1988) ... Cleaner (uncredited)
 1987 A Matter of Convenience (TV Movie)
Joe McGuiness
 1987 Ghosts CAN Do It
Insp. Jerry
 1987 Les Patterson Saves the World
Mike Rooke
 1986 Man and Boy (Short)
Man asking directions
 1986 Ironbark Bill in 'The Champion Buckjumper' (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1985-1986 The Fast Lane (TV Series)
Barry Tanner
- The Sound of One Hand Counting (1986) ... (voice)
- Portrait of Whistler's Underwriter (1985) ... Barry Tanner
 1986 Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale
Wal (voice)
 1984 The Gillies Report (TV Series)
Various including Farnarkeling Expert
 1982 Lonely Hearts
 1977 Dagg Day Afternoon (Short)
Fred Dagg
 1977 Wild Man
Dr. Frederick Z. Daggenheimer
 1976 Fred Dagg Live: A Bit of a Dagg (TV Movie)
Fred Dagg
 1975 The Wonderful World of Fred Dagg (TV Movie)
Fred Dagg (as Fred Dagg)
 1974 Buck House (TV Series)
Ken (1975)
 1974 Percy the Policeman (TV Series)
 1971 A Current Affair (TV Series)
Mock Interviews (1989-1997)
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
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Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Fred Dagg


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