The legendary David Clennon, well-known to audiences for his roles in such films as John Carpenter’s THE THING, award-winning space drama THE RIGHT STUFF, LEGAL EAGLES with Robert Redford, SWEET DREAMS with Sissy Spacek, SYRIANA with George Clooney and GONE GIRL with Ben Affleck.
Clennon, a regular on such past TV hits as THIRTY SOMETHING, GHOST WHISPERER, SAVED, ONCE AND AGAIN and BARNEY MILLER, brings to each and everuy role he plays a sense of reality and a spark of humanity. He tends to be cast as educated, white-collar characters, but he occasionally breaks that mould with working class characters like Palmer in John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982).”
He got his first film role in 1973 in The Paper Chase (1973) and followed up with Bound for Glory (1976), Coming Home (1978), and Being There (1979). In his movies, he has worked with Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Meryl Streep, and Susan Sarandon.
He made the leap to TV in 1977 in the CBS series “Rafferty” and followed up with Park Place (1980). He is most famous for his role as Miles Dentrell on the acclaimed drama Thirtysomething (1987). David was a regular on the CBS series The Agency (2001) playing the computer and forgery expert Joshua Nankin. When he publicly criticized the show for its pro-CIA, pro-Iraq invasion slant, he was attacked by Sean Hannity and political consultant Dick Morris.
In WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP, out in November, he stars opposite fellow character actors Timothy Bottoms and Stephen Tobolowsky as members of a men’s support group. The film was directed by Joseph Culp, son of late actor Robert Culp.