Birth Name: Jason Clarke
Birth Place: Winton, Queensland, AU
On the insistence of a friend, Clarke decided to take up acting in his teens. He enrolled in a class where a soon-to-be-famous Hugh Jackman was one of his fellow classmates. After high school, Clarke enrolled in drama school in Melbourne. He graduated in 1994, and began appearing in Australian television shows and films, including a recurring role on the crime series, "Wildside" (ABC, 1997-99). By the late '90s, however, Clarke's once flourishing acting career started to stall. His frustration quickly turned to despair, and for several months Clarke contemplated a life without acting. His luck began to change in 2002 when he was cast as a police officer in the critically acclaimed Australian...
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