Clark Duke

Clark Bailey Duke (born May 5, 1985) is an American actor, comedian, and director known for his roles in the films Kick-Ass, Sex Drive, Hot Tub Time Machine, as well as playing Clark Green in The Office, Dale Kettlewell in the TV series Greek, and Barry in Two and a Half Men. Clark is also known for his role in I’m Dying Up Here as Ron Shack.

Clark Duke
Clark Duke at WonderCon 2010.jpg
Duke at WonderCon 2010
Clark Bailey Duke

(1985-05-05) May 5, 1985 (age 35)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1992–1995; 2004–present

Life and careerEdit

Duke was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, from Glenwood, Arkansas [1] to Angela and Ronnie Duke.[2] He was raised a Baptist.[1]

Along with best friend Michael Cera, Duke created, wrote, directed and produced the web series Clark and Michael in which he plays a fictional version of himself. The pilot episode was directed by Duke as his college thesis film at Loyola Marymount University.[3]

He was a regular on the television series Greek as Rusty's Christian dorm roommate Dale. Duke appeared in the film Superbad in the small role of 'Party Teenager #1'.

In 1992, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award as an "Outstanding Actor Under Ten in a Television Series" for his work on Hearts Afire. In February 2008, he starred in Volume 2 of the web video series Drunk History with Jack Black, which can be found on YouTube. Michael Cera had appeared in the previous episode, Drunk History, Volume 1.

In 2008, Duke had his first co-starring film role in Sex Drive. He co-starred with Eddie Murphy in A Thousand Words, which was completed in 2008 but remained unreleased until 2012. He appeared in Kick-Ass with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Nicolas Cage, and played Jacob, the nephew of Adam Yates (John Cusack) in Hot Tub Time Machine. He voiced Thunk in the 2013 animated film, The Croods.

In 2010, he had a cameo in a Kid Cudi music video, "Erase Me".

He also appeared as Clark in the ninth and final season of the American version of The Office. He reprised his role from Kick-Ass in its sequel Kick-Ass 2, released August 2013.

Duke made his major motion picture directorial debut in 2020 with the film Arkansas, about two friends who live in Arkansas and work for a Chicago-based drug kingpin, whom they have never met. Set in his home state, Duke will also co-star along with Liam Hemsworth, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vince Vaughn, John Malkovich, and Vivica A. Fox.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Duke is an avid professional wrestling fan. He can often be seen attending Pro Wrestling Guerrilla events alongside Max Landis. Duke is also a cast member on the second season of Swerved, airing on WWE Network.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Superbad Party Teenager
2008 Sex Drive Lance Johnson
2010 Kick-Ass Marty
Hot Tub Time Machine Jacob
Journey of Mr. Rager Himself
2012 A Thousand Words Aaron Wiseberger
2013 Identity Thief Everett
The Croods Thunk (voice)
Kick-Ass 2 Marty / Battle Guy
A.C.O.D. Trey
2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas Nelson
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Jacob
2016 Bad Moms Dale Kipler
2017 The Last Movie Star Doug
2018 Song of Back and Neck Atkins
2020 Arkansas Swin Also writer, director, producer
The Croods 2 Thunk (voice) filming
Year Title Role Notes
1992–1995 Hearts Afire Elliot Hartman Main role
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Frat Boy #1 Episode: "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
2006 Clark and Michael Clark
Campus Ladies Actor Episode: "The Dare"
2007–2011 Greek Dale Kettlewell Main role
2008 Robot Chicken Various (voices) 5 episodes
2010 WWE Raw Guest host
Childrens Hospital Captain Stern Episode: "Joke Overload"
2012 New Girl Cliff Episode: "Valentine’s Day"
2012–2013 The Office Clark Green Season 9
2014 Two and a Half Men Barry Foster 8 episodes
2015 Mom Jackie Biletnikoff 2 episodes
Adventure Time Justin Rockcandy / Jawbreaker Guy Episode: "The Diary"
SuperMansion Ganky Episode: "They Shoot Omega Pets, Don't They?"
2016 Workaholics Trilly Zane Episode: "Going Viral"
2017 Room 104 Jarod Episode: "Pizza Boy"
2017-2018 I'm Dying Up Here Ron Shack 20 episodes
2019 Veronica Mars Don 6 episodes
Music video
Year Song Artist Notes
2010 Erase Me Kid Cudi with Kanye West
Answer to Yourself The Soft Pack

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1993 Young Artist Award Outstanding Actor Under 10 in a Television Series Hearts Afire Nominated [6]
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series The Office Nominated [7]
2014 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The Croods Nominated [8]


  1. ^ a b Kois, Dan; Lane Brown (August 30, 2007). "Internet-TV Star Clark Duke to Form Band With Kristen Bell". New York Magazine. Retrieved January 17, 2008.
  2. ^ "Bio: Clark Duke", TV Guide
  3. ^ Rhodes, Joe (July 7, 2007). "Michael Cera Wants to Make You Squirm". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2008.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 18, 2018). "Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth & Clark Duke To Star In 'Arkansas'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Foutch, Haleigh (February 25, 2020). "Exclusive 'Arkansas' Poster Teases the Star-Studded SXSW Mafia Movie". Collider. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Young Artist Awards (1993)". IMDb.
  7. ^ "Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)". IMDb.
  8. ^ "Behind the Voice Actors Awards (2014)". IMDb.

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