Gary Clarke

Gary Clarke (born 16 August 1936) is an American actor best known for his role as Steve Hill in the NBC western television series The Virginian with James Drury. Clarke appeared on the program only for its first three seasons, 1962—1964. Earlier, in the 1960-1961 season, he appeared as Dick Hamilton in the NBC television series Michael Shayne, based on the fictional private detective character created by Brett Halliday. His co-stars were Richard Denning as the title character, Herbert Rudley, and Jerry Paris. Patricia Donahue played Lucy Hamilton, Shayne's secretary and Dick Hamilton's older sister. Clarke appeared in forty-five episodes from 1962-1964: In July 2003, Clarke and Drury, along with two other The Virginian costars, Roberta Shore, and singer Randy Boone, were guests at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2005, Clarke was interviewed by Tom Weaver in "Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers". Clarke formerly resided in Phoenix, Arizona, but he is listed in the Internet Movie Data Base as residing in Buda in Hays County near Austin, Texas, as of January 2009. He is the divorced father of three sons.


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