American actor Clarke Peters started his career back in the 70s but is still active as an actor and his popularity resurged after being cast in the fantasy drama series His Dark Materials. He is part of the main ensemble and stars alongside Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Anne-Marie Duff, James McAvoy, etc.
Peters has also worked in various movies and TV shows like Notting Hill, Head of State, The Poker House, etc. One of his best-known roles on-screen includes his depiction of the legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Peters was cast in the crime drama, The Wire in 2002 and played the role of Det. Lester Freamon as part of the main cast.
He was the detective until the show’s end in 2008, and the portrayal of the detective was his first major on TV.
Clarke Peters was once rumored to be dead but he is still alive as of March 2020. Fans might have confused the tragic death of his son as his own death.
His son died at the age of four in 1992 after getting a huge tumor on his kidney. His son’s death caused Peters and his partner Joanna’s relationship to end.
Peters’ career as an actor started in the 1970s with the film The Music Machine, and the TV show Play for Today.
After playing a few minor roles in film he was finally cast in Notting Hill, which increased his popularity. Some of his other well-known films are Marley & Me (working alongside Jennifer Aniston), John Wick, Harriet among others.
On TV he has worked on shows like Waking the Dead, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Person of Interest, True Detective, etc.
American actor Clarke Peters has a height of 178 cm (5 feet 11 inches). He has black hair and is of average build.
Clarke Peters was born Peter Clarke on April 7, 1952, in New York, United States to Martin and Loretta. He is 67 years old as of March 2020. The actor grew up with two brothers named David and Rhett.
Peters grew up around his hometown and had friends like John Travolta and Ernie Isley while in high school.
His Dark Materials actor Clarke Peters has a net worth of $1.5 million as of March 2020. He reportedly earns anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million per year.
The bulk of his earnings comes from his work as an actor on the stage, the big screen, and the small screen.
Peters is a popular actor but does not have an official Instagram account. On the other hand, he has over 7k followers on Twitter.