Lenny Clarke was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, in
September,1953 as one of eight children. While putting himself through
college at UMASS Boston by working as a janitor, he and his friends
visited an open mic comedy night at the Ding Ho Restaurant in Cambridge
and was convinced he could do the same thing. Clarke returned the next
week, and famously says the crowd reaction is the second best feeling in
the world. The rest they say is history.
By the mid 1980’s Lenny hadbecome one of the most famous comics from Boston, working alongside Sam
Kinison, Denis Leary, Don Gavin and Steve Sweeney touring the country. The DVD release of When Standup Stood Out in 2006 details Clarke’s early career and the affiliations with other famous Boston Comics.
1990, Clarke starred in his own network sitcom Lenny (1990), and
appeared in such TV shows as Contest Searchlight, The Job, The John
Larroquette Show, It's All Relative and movies like Monument Ave., Fever
Pitch and Southie
From 2004 to 2011, Clarke
appeared in the recurring role of Uncle Teddy on the FX comedy-drama
Rescue Me. Since then he has had recurring roles on Burn Notice, Are you
there Chelsea with Chelsea Handler and the famed USA series Sirens.
Lenny Clarke has many projects coming out in the upcoming months. You
can see him in Stronger, the Boston Marathon movie with Jake Gyllenhaal
and in his first dramatic role he stars in the Independent Film,
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