Dick Clark reported dead

Dick Clark reported dead

Some people are famous because of who they are.

That doesn’t mean they don’t work hard at entertaining us. Dick Clark had literally hundreds of credits, but we loved “the world’s oldest teenager” just for being Dick Clark.

Of course, there was American Bandstand, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. I played along with Pyramid and loved TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes.

Clark did have some geek credits…maybe more than you think.

Batman and Robin encountered Clark in one of the famous window cameos in the Adam West series.

He did a voice role as himself on 1994’s Fantastic Four series. He also appeared as himself on Pinky & the Brain, Futurama, the X-Files, the Simpsons, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He appeared in the George Clooney directed adaptation of George Barris’ really strange book Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (starring Sam Rockwell).

He had acting roles in Angry Beavers (voice), Honey West, and Spy Kids (not to mention Wild in the Streets).

Among the works he brought us as a producer were:

  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (and a pilot for a TV series)
  • The Werewolf of Woodstock (I remember it well)
  • The Dark (Cathy Lee Crosby and William Devane…and an alien!)
  • The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (with Fred Astaire)
  • The Demon Murder Case (with Andy Griffith, Cloris Leachman, Eddie Albert, and one degree of Kevin Bacon)
  • The Power (evil Aztec doll)
  • Mutant (AKA Night Shadows) (Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Lee Montgomery)
  • Death Dreams (Marg Helgenberger, Christopher Reeve)
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (Jonathan Frakes)
  • The Weird Al Show
Good-bye, Dick Clark…America salutes you (back).

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.


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