Jason Clarke

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Jason Clarke (born 17 July 1969) is an Australian actor. He has appeared in many TV series, and is known for playing Tommy Caffee on the television series Brotherhood. He has also appeared in many films, often as an antagonist. His film roles include Zero Dark Thirty (2012), White House Down (2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015), Everest (2015), All I See Is You (2016), Mudbound (2017), Chappaquiddick (2017), First Man (2018), and Pet Sematary (2019).[2][3] In 2022, he starred in the HBO sports drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty as former Los Angeles Lakers player turned coach Jerry West.

Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Clarke at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1969-07-17) 17 July 1969 (age 53)[1]
Years active1995–present
(m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

Clarke was born and brought up in Winton, Queensland.[4][5] His father worked as a sheep shearer in rural South Australia outside a small township of Padthaway on the Limestone Coast.[6] His family also lived in North Queensland, where Clarke completed his secondary schooling at Ignatius Park College.[7] Clarke began studying law in 1987, however before completing his studies, he chose to instead pursue acting as a career, enrolling in the Sydney Actor's Studio.[7] He then went on to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, graduating in 1994.[8]


Clarke has made many Australian television appearances, including Murder Call, Wildside, Home and Away, Heartbreak High, Blue Heelers, All Saints, Farscape, White Collar Blue, and Stingers. He played Tommy Caffee on the Showtime series Brotherhood. He has appeared in such films as The Human Contract, Death Race, and Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Clarke played "Red" Hamilton in the 2009 film Public Enemies.[9] In April 2010, he was cast in the thriller film Texas Killing Fields.[10] He also played Detective Jarek Wysocki in the 2011 Fox series The Chicago Code[11] and CIA interrogator Dan in the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty. Clarke played a major role in the 2012 crime film Lawless.[12][13] He played George Wilson in the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby. Also, in 2013, he played ruthless terrorist leader Emil Stenz in White House Down. He played Malcolm in the 2014 blockbuster film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In 2015's Terminator Genisys, Clarke portrayed John Connor,[14] and the film grossed over $440 million worldwide. In 2019, Clarke starred as Louis Creed in the new adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Pet Sematary.

Personal lifeEdit

Clarke is married to actress and model Cécile Breccia. They have two children.[15]


Film work
Year Film Role Notes
1997 Dilemma Guy
1998 Twilight Young cop
1998 Praise Frank
1999 Schmooze Band Short film
1999 Kick Nicholas Ratcliff
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Mac
2000 Risk Chris
2000 Better Than Sex Guy C
2002 Free Short film
2002 Rabbit-Proof Fence Constable Riggs
2003 You Can't Stop the Murders Slade
2004 Get Rich Quick Fenris
2008 Hole in the Paper Sky Howard Ferp Short film
2008 Under Still Waters Andrew
2008 Death Race T. Ulrich
2008 The Human Contract Julian Wright
2009 Public Enemies John "Red" Hamilton
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps New York Fed Chief
2010 Trust Doug Tate
2011 Yelling to the Sky Gordon O'Hara
2011 Swerve Frank
2011 Texas Killing Fields Rule
2012 Lawless Howard Bondurant
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Daniel Stanton
2013 The Great Gatsby George Wilson
2013 White House Down Emil Stenz
2014 The Better Angels Thomas Lincoln
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Malcolm
2015 Knight of Cups Johnny
2015 Child 44 Anatoly Brodsky
2015 Terminator Genisys John Connor / T-3000
2015 Everest Rob Hall
2016 All I See Is You James
2017 Mudbound Henry McAllan
2017 The Man with the Iron Heart Reinhard Heydrich
2017 Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy
2018 Winchester Eric Price
2018 First Man Ed White
2019 Serenity Frank Zariakas
2019 The Aftermath Lewis Morgan
2019 Pet Sematary Louis Creed
2020 The Devil All the Time Carl Henderson
2021 Silk Road Rick Bowden ("Jurassic Narc")
2022 Black Site Hatchet
2023 Oppenheimer Filming
Television work
Year Film Role Notes
1995–1999 Blue Heelers Dean Crocker
Craig Dyer
Troy Harris
4 episodes
1996 Mercury Nathan Cohan
1996 Diagnosis: Murder Rick "Slick" Brooks Episode: "A Model Murder"
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Willy Miniseries
1997 Halifax f.p: Hard Corps Detective Television film
1998 Heartbreak High Warren 1 episode
1998 Wildside Det. Con. Paul Moss 2 episodes
1998 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Hank Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Recovery"
1998 Murder Call Zac Hartman Episode: "A View to a Kill"
1999–2000 All Saints Eddie Furlong 2 episodes
2000–2003 Stingers Brett Linton
Oliver Jensen
7 episodes
2001 Flat Chat Episode: "Dark & Stormy Night"
2001 Head Start Constable Rogers Episode: "Out of the Blue"
2001 The Bill Agent Vinten Episode: "Beech on the Run"
2002 Home and Away Christopher 'Kick' Johnson 5 episodes
2002 The Outsider Ray Childress Television film
2002–2003 White Collar Blue Ray Jarvis 2 episodes
2003 Farscape Captain Jenek 4 episodes
2003 BlackJack Tony Seaton (1973) Television film
2006–2008 Brotherhood Tommy Caffee 29 episodes
2009 US Attorney Michael Ryan Television film
2011 The Chicago Code Jarek Wysocki 13 episodes
2019 Catherine the Great Grigory Potemkin Miniseries, 4 episodes
2022 Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Jerry West Main role
Youtube appearances
Year Show Role Notes
2022 The Yak Guest Almost on the wet wheel

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Zero Dark Thirty Nominated[16]
2012 Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Zero Dark Thirty Nominated[17]
2017 Gotham Awards Ensemble Performance Mudbound Won[18]
2018 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble) Mudbound Won[18]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Mudbound Nominated[19]


  1. ^ "Jason Clarke biography". tribute.ca.
  2. ^ Slane, Kevin (5 April 2018). "What critics are saying about 'Chappaquiddick'". Boston.com.
  3. ^ Richford, Rhonda (1 September 2018). "'First Man' Star Jason Clarke Dismisses Flag Criticism: "It's Nonsense"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Entertainment". GQ.
  5. ^ David Hochman (2 May 2011). "Jason Clarke: Chicago's Finest". TVGuide.com.
  6. ^ "Jason Clarke Plays Politics on New Drama". Fox News.
  7. ^ a b "Subscribe to the Townsville Bulletin". www.townsvillebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Alumni in the arts | 3010". Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Jason Clarke Next to See Murder in The Fields". DreadCentral.
  10. ^ "The Battle for 'The Fields' Continues With New Casting". BloodyDisgusting.
  11. ^ "The Chicago Code". TVGuide.com.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (24 January 2011). "Jason Clarke visits 'Wettest County'". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  13. ^ Stephenson, Morris (18 February 2011). "'Wettest County in the World': Star of moonshining movie makes visit to learn dialect". thefranklinnewspost.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  14. ^ "Terminator Genisys". BD.com. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  15. ^ Cohen, Jess (22 January 2018). "Surprise! Mudbound's Jason Clarke Married and Expecting Baby Boy With Cécile Breccia". E! Online. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  16. ^ "'Zero Dark Thirty' Tops Chicago Film Critics Awards". IndieWire.
  17. ^ "The 2012 Voice Film Critics' Poll". Village Voice Film Poll.
  18. ^ a b Aiello, McKenna. "Gotham Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List". E! News.
  19. ^ "Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards". BBC News.

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