Clark Moore Biography
Clark Moore is the American actor and a writer based in Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015, Love, Simon in 2018, and Huge in France in 2019.
Prior to his fame, he performed in community theatre in the small border town of Laredo. He appeared in over 20 productions while in college, seven of which he appeared as the main character. He attended UT film school in Austin and appeared in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow and Shakespeare. He made his debut in front of the camera, appearing in 10 shorts, always playing a principle character and wrote/directed 4 others which were highly praised by his tutors.
Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he continued with his studies at Ivanna Chubbuck studio and audition technique with Margie Haber. He then got accolades for his work with the Groundlings Improvisational Theatre and was written into a feature called Kaleidoscope as one of his well-known characters.
He starred alongside Thomas Calabro and James Russo in an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation “Chill,” in the horror film “Visible Scars” starring alongside Tom Sizemore and in the much anticipated new action/comedy web series Mac and Moretti. He also studied History and Art History at Dartmouth College
Clark Moore Age
He was born and grew up in the border town of Laredo TX. His age is not known for he has not celebrated his birthday openly
Clark Moore Parents
He is the son of a sporting goods store owner/rancher. His parents recognized his talent when he was still young and took him into the theatre, encouraging him of acting.
Clark Moore Girlfriend
Many people know him as gay for his character in Love, Simon film. He said in an interview that, he was feminine when growing up and never had the privilege of passing as straight. When he was a junior in high school, he came out to his friends and family as gay.
Clark Moore Love, Simon
Moore was cast as Ethan, Simon’s classmate who is an out, femme classmate who is bullied for his appearance and sexuality in the 2018 American romantic teen comedy-drama film “Love, Simon”
Clark Moore Crazy Ex Girlfriend
He was cast as AJ, a Law student and employee at Rebetzel’s Pretzels on the CW’s award-winning musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He works at the Rebetzel’s Pretzels shop and has experience in the foodservice industry having previously worked at two different Pretzel Central locations. His first appeared in the Season Four episode “I’m On My Own Path.
Clark Moore Net Worth
Moore is an actor who has made his good fortune, he started earning a good salary from his role in the 2015 film Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Although his net worth is not estimated, it must be in approaching a million dollars
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Clark Moore Movies
2019: Huge in France
2018-2019: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2018: Love, Simon
2014: I’m Obsessed with You (But You’ve Got to Leave Me Alone)
2014: TURN: Washington’s Spies
2008: House of Payne
Clark Moore Interview
“Love, Simon” Star Clark Moore on the Lack of Diversity When it Comes to Gay Roles and Getting to Act Out His High School Fantasy
Teen Vogue spoke to Clark about playing Ethan in Love, Simon, his career journey, the importance of representation in film, and why he wants to see more LGBTQ-identifying actors playing queer roles.
Teen Vogue: How did you get your start as an actor?
Clark Moore: I started acting when I was seven in Atlanta. I went to a performing arts camp per the suggestion of my older cousin, who’s now a film producer in New York. She was just sort of like, “I think you’d really like it. It’s a sleep-away camp. You’ll get a break.” To my parents, she [was] like, “You guys will get a break from having to take care of him for the summer and I’ll get to watch him.” [So] I went there and I just fell in love with it. Through that one experience, I booked my first agent. It’s been 20 years since then.
TV: What initially struck you about Love, Simon when you first learned about it?
CM: Before I [thought about] what this could mean for the culture, for young gay kids or for my high school self, first and foremost I was just trying to book it. I didn’t think I would because when I read the script, I was like, “God, this is so good and it’s so of the moment.” It just felt out of my reach. I felt like they would go with either a [big] name or they would go with someone who’s white because historically, that’s what’s happened to me. I’ve gone in for these roles where it’s the interesting gay character or the gay best friend, and they’ve always seen all ethnicities, but they almost always have gone with one of the white actors in the past.
TV: Why do you think that’s the case?
CM: When you drive around LA, unlike any other city, there are billboards everywhere. The city is plastered with this television [show] for your consideration or this movie. There’s so much saturation of billboard advertisement that they even turn sides of skyscrapers into billboards just because they’re like, “Let’s make as much noise about these shows as possible.”
All that to say, when you’re driving around, you see what marketing is thinking and what the networks are thinking when they’re deciding who’s gonna be their main characters. They’re thinking about whose face can be on the side of a building on Sunset Boulevard and [or] selling [something like] a Marvel superhero movie in a believable way. For whatever reason, we still don’t think that Thor could be played by a gay guy.
TV: Why do you think big studios have been so hesitant to make movies centered on the LGBTQ experience?
CM: Historically, I think the reason why there haven’t been more gay roles or more gay actors playing roles that have lots of layers to them and lots of depths to them is that for whatever reason, people think that the story is done. We’ve seen the gay character. We know what he says. We know what he thinks. We don’t need to tell that story anymore, but if you think about it, we’ve had a full canon of stories about straight white men that stretch back millennia, and so we’re only scratching the surface.
If we can have stories about people all the way back thousands of years ago and we can still be telling the same story now about straight white men and their journey to self-discovery or redemption, there’s plenty of stories to tell of people of color and LGBTQ people and anybody who falls in the intersection of those two identities.
TV: What did you love most about playing Ethan?
CM: I love that I got to sort of act out my high school fantasy. Ethan is sort of who I wish I was in high school. He’s way cooler than I ever was. He’s also probably who I thought I was. He’s what I was aiming for in a high school, and now that I got to play him and I look back on my adolescent experience, I’m sort of like, “Wow, you are way off there, Clark.” On top of that, our costume designer for this movie is the same costume designer who did Gossip Girl.
That was also amazing because Gossip Girl was sort of a seminal TV show experience before we had Riverdale. I remember when I first spoke to him, I was like, “I want to be as hyper-feminine as possible.” I sort of described Ethan to him as being a kid who regularly binges Gossip Girl on Netflix. He’s a couple of years behind the show, but he’s still very much in that world and very much trying to emulate that world. [So] it was the costumes and also being able to be sassy.
TV: TV: In recent years, while there have been a handful of successful films in with a lead from the LGBTQ community, most of those characters were played by straight men. As someone who openly gay who has played a gay teenager, does that bother you?
CM: For me, it’s less about straight actors playing gay roles. My resentment towards it comes from the lack of diversity amongst gay roles. Like for instance Nick, our main actor who plays Simon is great and every time I’ve seen the movie, I just can’t imagine anyone else doing it. He’s just such a good and talented actor.
The thing that frustrates me is the way we view sexuality [and] masculinity within our culture. We’re okay with straight guys playing gay, but it’s very rare that you see gay men portraying straight roles. We, as a culture, don’t forgive femininity in men. We can suspend our disbelief long enough to believe that this straight actor is gay for the hour and a half of this movie, but for whatever reason, we’re still incapable of doing the reverse. I would like to see the reverse happening more. I just really want actors to be able to work in any roles — just give it to the best actor for the role.