Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

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Updated On February 7, 2022
New York, USA
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New York, USA

Clarke Peters happens to be an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Clarke Peters has gained fame as Lester Freamon in the television series The Wire (2002–2008) and Albert Lambreaux in the television series Treme (2010–2013). Likewise, the American actor has garnered a decent fan following in his social media as well.

Early Life

Clarke Peters was born in the year 1952 and celebrates his birthday on the 7th of April every year. Likewise, as of now, the famous actor is 69 years old. The actor was born in the Apple of the world, New York, New York City, USA. Likewise, the veteran actor belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Gemini.

Moving on towards the family background of the celebrity actor, he has not revealed the names of his parents Likewise, we sire do know that he has three siblings and all of them are brothers. In addition, the celebrity actor had his first theater experience at the age of 12. When he reached the age of 14, he had picked up an interest in acting and theater as well. Peters had also decided to become an actor when he grew up as well.


Reflecting upon the educational background of Clarke Peters, he first went on to attend Dwight Morrow High School. Likewise, he has graduated from high school in the year 1970. However, it has not been revealed if he has gone to attend college for his higher education.

Career and Professional Life

Clarke Peters is an Actor by profession. Peters’ older brother helped him get a job as a costume designer for a production of Hair in Paris in 1971, which he eventually starred in. Peters received a letter from the FBI accusing him of draft evasion while he was there. Because Equity already had a few namesake members, Peters relocated to London in 1973 and changed his name to Clarke Peters.

He established The Majestics, a soul band, and worked as a backup singer on Joan Armatrading’s “Love and Affection,” Heatwave’s “Boogie Nights,” and some David Essex songs while in London. Peters, on the other hand, had little interest in music and wanted to work in the theater.


Caption: Clarke on a set of a movie(Source: Instagram)

I Gotta Shoe (1976) and Bubbling Brown Sugar (1977) were his first West End musical parts, which he got with the help of his buddy Ned Sherrin (1977). Blues in the Night, Porgy and Bess, The Witches of Eastwick, Chicago, and Chess are among his other West End credits. Peters played the ruthless Sgt. Ballard in Sean Connery’s space Western Outland (1981), and he played Anderson in an almost wordless role. After collaborating on many revues with Sherrin, Peters created Five Guys Named Moe in 1990, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Unforgettable, a musical about Nat King Cole, was his next project.

Peters has also been on Broadway as a theatre actor. He won a Theatre World Award for his portrayal in The Iceman Cometh (1999). Likewise, he played sinister lawyer Billy Flynn in the Chicago revivals in 2000 and 2003. He is also famous for playing Detective Lester Freamon in the HBO series The Wire. He also played Derek Newman, the father of nurse Donna Jackson, in the UK show Holby City. In Doctor Who, he voiced a character.

Net worth

Talking of net worth, the actor has certainly made a hefty deal of wealth throughout his career. Likewise, as of now, he has a net worth of $1.5 million. He also gains additional revenue through various brand endorsements as well.

Relationship status

When it comes to the relationship status of the celebrity actor, he has been married three times to date. Likewise, his first wife is Janine Martine. In addition, they have a daughter named China Clarke and a son named Peter Clarke. Later with his relationship with Joanna Jacobs, he has two sons named Joe Jacobs and Guppy. Similarly, he has a son named Max with his second wife Penny.

Body measurements and Social media

The actor has a good height and weight. Likewise, the actor has a pair of brown eyes and dark brown hair. He also has a charming face.


Caption: Clarke posing with Quincy Jones(source: Instagram)

Clarke Peters is active on social media and has garnered a huge fan following. Likewise, as of now, he has 34k followers on his Instagram and over 14k followers on his Twitter.