|Born||Anthony Higgins Clark
April 4, 1964
Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
Clark was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. His father was a factory worker and his mother owned a general store. Clark was named College Entertainer of the Year while studying at Emerson College. Clark graduated from Emerson in 1986 with a degree in mass communications. After college, Clark broke into stand-up comedy.
Before landing a regular starring television role, Clark starred in the short-lived television comedy series Boston Common and Soul Man. He had also had a recurring role on Ellen. Clark was a feature on a 1995 HBO young comedians special hosted by Garry Shandling along with Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell and Louis C.K. In 1993, he had a supporting role as "Billy" in Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love starring River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis and Dermot Mulroney. In 1996, he appeared in The Rock as Paul, the flamboyant hotel barber.
In 2000, Clark landed the role of Greg Warner in the television comedy Yes, Dear. For this role, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award (along with co-star Jean Louisa Kelly as the Most Popular Mom & Dad in a Television Series) and a Prism Award. The show ended in 2006.
That same year, Clark was named by NBC as the new host of reality competition series Last Comic Standing, which aired in the summer of 2006. Along with Mike O'Malley, Anthony appears in Alan Jackson's music video for "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues".
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