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Jason Clarke
Clarke at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1969-07-17) 17 July 1969 (age 54)[1]
Years active1995–present
(m. 2018)

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), Pet Sematary (2019),The Devil All the Time (2020), and Oppenheimer (2023). 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.

Early life[edit]

Clarke was born and brought up in Winton, Queensland.[2][3] His father worked as a sheep shearer in rural South Australia outside a small township of Padthaway on the Limestone Coast.[4] His family also lived in North Queensland, where Clarke completed his secondary schooling at Ignatius Park College.[5] 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.[5] He then went on to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, graduating in 1994.[6]


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.[7] In April 2010, he was cast in the thriller film Texas Killing Fields.[8] He also played Detective Jarek Wysocki in the 2011 Fox series The Chicago Code[9] and CIA interrogator Dan in the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty. Clarke played a major role in the 2012 crime film Lawless.[10][11] 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,[12] 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. In 2023 he portrayed Roger Robb in Christopher Nolan's historical epic Oppenheimer and Lieutenant Barney Greenwald in William Friedkin's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Clarke is married to actress and model Cécile Breccia. They have two children.[14]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Dilemma Guy
1998 Twilight Young cop
Praise Frank
1999 Schmooze Band Short film
Kick Nicholas Ratcliff
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Mac
Risk Chris
Better Than Sex Guy C
2002 Free Short film
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
Under Still Waters Andrew
Death Race T. Ulrich
The Human Contract Julian Wright
2009 Public Enemies John "Red" Hamilton
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps New York Fed Chief
Trust Doug Tate
2011 Yelling to the Sky Gordon O'Hara
Swerve Frank
Texas Killing Fields Rule
2012 Lawless Howard Bondurant
Zero Dark Thirty Daniel Stanton
2013 The Great Gatsby George Wilson
White House Down Emil Stenz
2014 The Better Angels Thomas Lincoln
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Malcolm
2015 Knight of Cups Johnny
Child 44 Anatoly Brodsky
Terminator Genisys John Connor / T-3000
Everest Rob Hall
2016 All I See Is You James
2017 Mudbound Henry McAllan
The Man with the Iron Heart Reinhard Heydrich
Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy
2018 Winchester Eric Price
First Man Ed White
2019 Serenity Frank Zariakas
The Aftermath Lewis Morgan
Pet Sematary Louis Creed
2020 The Devil All the Time Carl Henderson
2021 Silk Road Rick Bowden ("Jurassic Narc")
2022 Black Site Hatchet
2023 Oppenheimer Roger Robb
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lieutenant Barney Greenwald
TBA Wind River: The Next Chapter Post-production


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Halifax f.p Detective Episode: "Hard Corps"
1995–99 Blue Heelers Dean Crocker
Craig Dyer
Troy Harris
4 episodes
1996 Mercury Nathan Cohen 2 episodes
Diagnosis: Murder Rick "Slick" Brooks Episode: "A Model Murder"
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Willy Miniseries
1998 Heartbreak High Warren 1 episode
Wildside Det. Con. Paul Moss 2 episodes
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Hank Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Recovery"
Murder Call Zac Hartman Episode: "A View to a Kill"
1999–2000 All Saints Eddie Furlong 2 episodes
2000–03 Stingers Brett Linton
Oliver Jensen
7 episodes
2001 Flat Chat Episode: "Dark & Stormy Night"
Head Start Constable Rogers Episode: "Out of the Blue"
The Bill Agent Vinten Episode: "Beech on the Run"
2002 Home and Away Christopher 'Kick' Johnson 5 episodes
The Outsider Ray Childress TV film
2002–03 White Collar Blue Ray Jarvis 2 episodes
2003 Farscape Captain Jenek 4 episodes
BlackJack Tony Seaton (1973) TV film
2006–08 Brotherhood Tommy Caffee 29 episodes
2009 US Attorney Michael Ryan TV film
2011 The Chicago Code Jarek Wysocki 13 episodes
2019 Catherine the Great Grigory Potemkin Miniseries, 4 episodes
2022–2023 Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Jerry West Main role
TBA The Last Frontier Frank Remnick Upcoming series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Zero Dark Thirty Nominated[15]
2012 Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Zero Dark Thirty Nominated[16]
2017 Gotham Awards Ensemble Performance Mudbound Won[17]
2018 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble) Mudbound Won[17]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Mudbound Nominated[18]


  1. ^ "Jason Clarke biography". tribute.ca.
  2. ^ "Entertainment". GQ.
  3. ^ David Hochman (2 May 2011). "Jason Clarke: Chicago's Finest". TVGuide.com.
  4. ^ "Jason Clarke Plays Politics on New Drama". Fox News.
  5. ^ a b "Subscribe to the Townsville Bulletin". www.townsvillebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Alumni in the arts | 3010". Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Jason Clarke Next to See Murder in The Fields". DreadCentral. 5 April 2010.
  8. ^ "The Battle for 'The Fields' Continues With New Casting". BloodyDisgusting. 5 April 2010.
  9. ^ "The Chicago Code". TVGuide.com.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (24 January 2011). "Jason Clarke visits 'Wettest County'". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  11. ^ Stephenson, Morris (18 February 2011). "'Wettest County in the World': Star of moonshining movie makes visit to learn dialect". thefranklinnewspost.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  12. ^ "Terminator Genisys". BD.com. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  13. ^ "'The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial' Review: Kiefer Sutherland and Jake Lacy in William Friedkin's Swaggering Final Film". The Hollywood Reporter. 3 September 2023. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  14. ^ Cohen, Jess (22 January 2018). "Surprise! Mudbound's Jason Clarke Married and Expecting Baby Boy With Cécile Breccia". E! Online. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  15. ^ "'Zero Dark Thirty' Tops Chicago Film Critics Awards". IndieWire. 17 December 2012.
  16. ^ "The 2012 Voice Film Critics' Poll". Village Voice Film Poll. 19 December 2012.
  17. ^ a b Aiello, McKenna (28 November 2017). "Gotham Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List". E! News.
  18. ^ "Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards". BBC News. 22 January 2018.

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