Blake Clark

Blake Clark

 Comedian and actor Blake Clark grew up in Georgia and fought in the Vietnam War before hitting the small screen in the early 1980s in a string of guest starring spots on shows like M*A*S*H, Moonlighting, and St. Elmo's Fire. A decorated Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam, Clark brought the plight of the Vietnam veteran to the people of America in a humorous way in the 80s and was "adopted" by numerous veteran organizations throughout the United States. He was featured in comedy specials on HBO, NBC, and ABC and performed stand-up on The Tonight ShowLate Night with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The gruff-voiced actor landed a regular role on Home Improvement in 1994 playing Tim Taylor's friend Harry, who owned the hardware store where Tim spent much time and money. Clark also had recurring roles on The Drew Carey Show, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Boy Meets World (as Shawn's father, Chet). On the big screen, Clark became a favorite of Adam Sandler and was cast in many of his movies, including Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, and perhaps best known from The Waterboy as Farmer Fran. Clark also replaced the late Jim Varney as the voice of Slinky Dog in 2010's Toy Story 3. All told, he has been in over 50 motion pictures and hundreds of episodic TV shows. He has traveled the world doing comedy and went to Iraq for an extended USO Tour with Drew Carey. Clark is a warm, smart, funny and innovative social commentator and a man of all seasons with a quiet patriotism that he lives as well as portrays. His comedy runs the gamut from observation on the current military conflict to his Southern root in Georgia.