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). 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.
|Born||17 July 1969|
Winton, Queensland, Australia
Clarke was born and brought up in Winton, Queensland. His father worked as a sheep shearer in rural South Australia outside a small township of Padthaway on the Limestone Coast. His family also lived in North Queensland, where Clarke completed his secondary schooling at Ignatius Park College. 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. He then went on to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, graduating in 1994.
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. In April 2010, he was cast in the thriller film Texas Killing Fields. He also played Detective Jarek Wysocki in the 2011 Fox series The Chicago Code and CIA interrogator Dan in the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty. Clarke played a major role in the 2012 crime film Lawless. 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, 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.
|2000||Our Lips Are Sealed||Mac|
|2000||Better Than Sex||Guy C|
|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|
|2011||Yelling to the Sky||Gordon O'Hara|
|2011||Texas Killing Fields||Rule|
|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|
|2016||All I See Is You||James|
|2017||The Man with the Iron Heart||Reinhard Heydrich|
|2018||First Man||Ed White|
|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")|
|1995–1999||Blue Heelers||Dean Crocker
|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|
|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|
|2022||The Yak||Guest||Almost on the wet wheel|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2012||Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actor||Zero Dark Thirty||Nominated|
|2012||Village Voice Film Poll||Best Supporting Actor||Zero Dark Thirty||Nominated|
|2017||Gotham Awards||Ensemble Performance||Mudbound||Won|
|2018||Independent Spirit Awards||Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)||Mudbound||Won|
|2018||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Mudbound||Nominated|
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