Clarence Felder

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clarence Felder (born September 2, 1938) is an American character actor who starred in films and on television and co-starred in ten Broadway productions. Clarence's first feature film was in the 1974 movie Man on a Swing, his other films include After Hours (1985), Ruthless People (1986), The Hidden (1987), The Last Boy Scout (1991), and The Ride (1997). He stars in the award-winning feature film, All for Liberty (2009) portraying his ancestor, Captain Henry Felder, an American Revolutionary War hero of the Backcountry of South Carolina, based on his play, Captain Felder's Cannon. His starring role on a television series was ABC's 1980s hit series Hooperman as Inspector Bobo Pritzger. Clarence has starred in many TV movies including Playing for Time, Mystery of the Morrow Castle and The Killing Floor. He has made many guest appearances on prime time TV series, including Kojak, Hill Street Blues, Alien Nation, Dream On, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. On Broadway, he co-starred with Christopher Walken in Macbeth, with Glenn Close in Love for Love, Colleen Dewhurst in Queen & the Rebels and Meryl Streep in Memory of Two Mondays. He played Debbie Harry's [Blondie] father in Teaneck Tanzi. He is married to actress/writer/director, Chris Weatherhead and is the co-founder of Actors' Theatre of South Carolina and their film division, Moving Images Group. He has one daughter, Helen Huggins. He is also a playwright and director. Description ...

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Wilcox  •  Erika Anderson  •  Valorie Armstrong

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Wilcox  •  Erika Anderson  •  Valorie Armstrong

Ruthless People (1986)

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A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation—without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Bette Midler  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Helen Slater

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation—without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Bette Midler  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Helen Slater

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Paula knows that, in romance, all actors follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend splits for a movie role, and sublets their Manhattan apartment to Elliot, another actor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Marsha Mason  •  Quinn Cummings  •  Paul Benedict

Paula knows that, in romance, all actors follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend splits for a movie role, and sublets their Manhattan apartment to Elliot, another actor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Marsha Mason  •  Quinn Cummings  •  Paul Benedict

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Damon Wayans  •  Chelsea Field  •  Noble Willingham

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Damon Wayans  •  Chelsea Field  •  Noble Willingham

Reckless Kelly (1993)

A satirical take on a modern day Ned Kelly who is forced to Hollywood in order to make enough money to save his family's land. As it goes against his belief, he cannot simply rob banks for his own benefit (all money goes to the poor). Ned is forced to find another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yahoo Serious
CAST:  Yahoo Serious  •  Melora Hardin  •  Alexei Sayle  •  Hugo Weaving

A satirical take on a modern day Ned Kelly who is forced to Hollywood in order to make enough money to save his family's land. As it goes against his belief, he cannot simply rob banks for his own benefit (all money goes to the poor). Ned is forced to find another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yahoo Serious
CAST:  Yahoo Serious  •  Melora Hardin  •  Alexei Sayle  •  Hugo Weaving

Concrete Beat (1984)

A newspaper columnist becomes determined to clear a woman who is blamed for the death of her child in a tragic fire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Marla Adams  •  Thom Bray  •  Clarence Felder  •  Darlanne Fluegel

A newspaper columnist becomes determined to clear a woman who is blamed for the death of her child in a tragic fire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Marla Adams  •  Thom Bray  •  Clarence Felder  •  Darlanne Fluegel

The Hidden (1987)

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Michael Nouri  •  Claudia Christian  •  Clarence Felder

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Michael Nouri  •  Claudia Christian  •  Clarence Felder

Playing for Time (1980)

When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task—using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent  •  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jane Alexander  •  Maud Adams  •  Christine Baranski

When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task—using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent  •  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jane Alexander  •  Maud Adams  •  Christine Baranski

Copacabana (1985)

A hit song is the inspiration for this movie. In 1948, an aspiring songwriter, Tony, is working as a pianist in a bar; he meets Lola who wants to make it in show business. Tony is immediately smitten with the beautiful woman. At Manhattan's Copacabana lounge, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Barry Manilow  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Estelle Getty  •  James T. Callahan

A hit song is the inspiration for this movie. In 1948, an aspiring songwriter, Tony, is working as a pianist in a bar; he meets Lola who wants to make it in show business. Tony is immediately smitten with the beautiful woman. At Manhattan's Copacabana lounge, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Barry Manilow  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Estelle Getty  •  James T. Callahan

Slayground (1983)

Stone (Peter Coyote) hits an armored truck without his usual driver. The ensuing getaway leads to the death of an innocent. The payback is swift and brutal. The wronged father hires a twisted, sociopathic assassin to avenge his loss. One by one the offenders are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Bedford
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Mel Smith  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Philip Sayer

Stone (Peter Coyote) hits an armored truck without his usual driver. The ensuing getaway leads to the death of an innocent. The payback is swift and brutal. The wronged father hires a twisted, sociopathic assassin to avenge his loss. One by one the offenders are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Bedford
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Mel Smith  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Philip Sayer

The Ride (1997)

A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael O. Sajbel
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Clarence Felder  •  Brock Pierce  •  Jennifer O'Neill

A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael O. Sajbel
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Clarence Felder  •  Brock Pierce  •  Jennifer O'Neill

The Killing Floor (1984)

During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Moses Gunn  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Dennis Farina  •  Clarence Felder

During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Moses Gunn  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Dennis Farina  •  Clarence Felder

The Rules of the Game (1975)

Dramatist Luigi Pirandello's mordant comedy of manners tells the tale of upper-crust Italians Silia Gala and her sneering spouse, Leone, who finds his impassivity tested when he has to duel his wife's frustrated paramour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Browning
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  David Dukes  •  George Ede  •  Joel Fabiani

Dramatist Luigi Pirandello's mordant comedy of manners tells the tale of upper-crust Italians Silia Gala and her sneering spouse, Leone, who finds his impassivity tested when he has to duel his wife's frustrated paramour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Browning
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  David Dukes  •  George Ede  •  Joel Fabiani

The Silent Natural (2019)

William Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for strike and ball to the game and overcame many obstacles to become one of the greatest players of his time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Risotto
CAST:  Miles Barbee  •  Sam J. Jones  •  Sheree J. Wilson  •  Marshall R. Teague

William Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for strike and ball to the game and overcame many obstacles to become one of the greatest players of his time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Risotto
CAST:  Miles Barbee  •  Sam J. Jones  •  Sheree J. Wilson  •  Marshall R. Teague

Republic of Pete (2010)

Pete and his idiot friends receive $80 million from his grandfather trying to protect himself in a lawsuit. They decide to purchase an island with strippers and are happy until evil grandfather wants his money back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Berger
CAST:  Ben Zisk  •  Clarence Felder  •  Richard Bryant

Pete and his idiot friends receive $80 million from his grandfather trying to protect himself in a lawsuit. They decide to purchase an island with strippers and are happy until evil grandfather wants his money back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Berger
CAST:  Ben Zisk  •  Clarence Felder  •  Richard Bryant