David Clennon

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Clennon (born May 10, 1943) is an American actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Miles Drentel in the ABC series Thirtysomething, a role he reprised on Once and Again. Clennon was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Virginia, a homemaker, and Cecil Clennon, an accountant. Clennon is well known for his political activism. In 1980, David Clennon provided the voice for Admiral Motti in NPR's Star Wars The Original Radio Drama. He was a regular on the TV shows Almost Perfect, The Agency and Saved. Most recently, Clennon played Carl Sessick (a.k.a Carl the Watcher) on Ghost Whisperer. In 1993 he won an Emmy award for his guest appearance on the series Dream On. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Clennon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Thing (1982)

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A team of American scientists investigate the empty, destroyed base of their Norwegian counterparts in Antarctica, only to discover a terrifying life force that can take the form of its prey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Wilford Brimley  •  T.K. Carter  •  David Clennon

A team of American scientists investigate the empty, destroyed base of their Norwegian counterparts in Antarctica, only to discover a terrifying life force that can take the form of its prey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Wilford Brimley  •  T.K. Carter  •  David Clennon

Being There (1979)

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A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jack Warden

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jack Warden

Betrayed (1988)

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  Tom Berenger  •  John Heard  •  Betsy Blair

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  Tom Berenger  •  John Heard  •  Betsy Blair

Blood & Orchids (1986)

Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. Almost immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Thorpe
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jane Alexander  •  Sean Young  •  José Ferrer

Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. Almost immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Thorpe
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jane Alexander  •  Sean Young  •  José Ferrer

Bound for Glory (1976)

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Ronny Cox  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Gail Strickland

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Ronny Cox  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Gail Strickland

Coming Home (1978)

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Jon Voight  •  Bruce Dern  •  Penelope Milford

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Jon Voight  •  Bruce Dern  •  Penelope Milford

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

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There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Adam Beach  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Paul Walker

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Adam Beach  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Paul Walker

Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Craig Wasson  •  Marc Singer  •  Joe Unger

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Craig Wasson  •  Marc Singer  •  Joe Unger

Grace of My Heart (1996)

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Illeana Douglas  •  John Turturro  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Matt Dillon

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Illeana Douglas  •  John Turturro  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Matt Dillon

Legal Eagles (1986)

District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Debra Winger  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Brian Dennehy

District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Debra Winger  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Brian Dennehy

Light Sleeper (1992)

A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Dana Delany  •  David Clennon  •  Mary Beth Hurt

A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Dana Delany  •  David Clennon  •  Mary Beth Hurt

Missing (1982)

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to Chile to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Sissy Spacek  •  John Shea  •  Melanie Mayron

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to Chile to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Sissy Spacek  •  John Shea  •  Melanie Mayron

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Right Stuff (1983)

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A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid

The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998)

An in-depth look at the making of John Carpenter's cult classic sci-fi horror The Thing, telling the story of a group of researchers in Antarctica who encounter a parasitic extra-terrestrial life-form that assimilates, then imitates other organisms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Matessino
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Kurt Russell  •  Rob Bottin  •  Bill Lancaster

An in-depth look at the making of John Carpenter's cult classic sci-fi horror The Thing, telling the story of a group of researchers in Antarctica who encounter a parasitic extra-terrestrial life-form that assimilates, then imitates other organisms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Matessino
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Kurt Russell  •  Rob Bottin  •  Bill Lancaster

The Visit (2001)

A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Walker-Pearlman
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Charmin Lee White  •  Terrell Mitchell  •  Enoh Essien

A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Walker-Pearlman
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Charmin Lee White  •  Terrell Mitchell  •  Enoh Essien

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Adler
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Ray Winstone  •  Peter Donat  •  David Clennon

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Adler
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Ray Winstone  •  Peter Donat  •  David Clennon

Star 80 (1983)

Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen. Under his guidance Dorothy grows to fame as a Playboy Playmate. But when Dorothy begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Mariel Hemingway  •  Eric Roberts  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Carroll Baker

Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen. Under his guidance Dorothy grows to fame as a Playboy Playmate. But when Dorothy begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Mariel Hemingway  •  Eric Roberts  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Carroll Baker

Helter Skelter (1976)

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  George DiCenzo  •  Steve Railsback  •  Nancy Wolfe  •  Marilyn Burns

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  George DiCenzo  •  Steve Railsback  •  Nancy Wolfe  •  Marilyn Burns

Sweet Dreams (1985)

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Ed Harris  •  Ann Wedgeworth  •  David Clennon

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Ed Harris  •  Ann Wedgeworth  •  David Clennon
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