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November 8, 1965 to January 13, 2004; 2010 [flashbacks only]
At A Glance

An original Days of our Lives cast member, John Clarke was born in South Bend, Indiana. As the son of a career U.S. Army officer, Clarke has lived in 20 states, and he graduated from high school while in Tokyo. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master degree in television arts from UCLA. After leaving the university, he served as a sergeant in the United States Arm and fought in the Korean War.

Clarke has been married to his wife Patricia, a ballet dancer, for over 30 years. The couple had three children together: Joshua, Melinda (Mindy), and Heidi. Tragedy struck when Heidi died from a rare heart tumor in 1994. The Clarkes established a scholarship fund in her memory at the California Institute of the Arts.

In his spare time, John enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His birthday is April 14, 1932.

John Clarke shocked all the fans when he announced in early 2004 that he was retiring from the role of Mickey Horton to stay home and spend more time with his family.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Joseph Quinn
1993

Days of our Lives
Mickey Horton
November 8, 1965 to January 13, 2004

Felony Squad
Sidney Kane
1967

Meet Me in St. Louis
Walter
1966

The Fugitive
Jarvis
1965

The F.B.I.
Grant Kieler
1965

My Living Doll
Ted
1965

Petticoat Junction
Brooks T. Webster
1964

Gunsmoke
Alvy
1963

The New Breed
Patrolman Joe Huddleston
1961

The Loretta Young Show
Dick
1961

Hawaiian Eye
Jablonsky
1960

Michael Shayne
Nat
1960

Guestward Ho!
Mr. Bennet
1960

The Blue Angels
1960

Law of the Plainsman
Deputy Billy Lordan
1960

Lawman
Len Eaton
1960

Zane Grey Theater
Frank Powers
1960

Whirlybirds
Frank Denson
1959

Destination Space
1959
Acting Portfolio

FILM
Critics and Other Freaks
1997

The Satan Bug
Lt. Raskin
1965

Finger on the Trigger
Numitah
1965

The Thin Red Line
1964

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Helicoper Pilot
1963

Gun Street
Deputy Sheriff Sam Freed
1961

You Have to Run Fast
Chuck
1961

Operation Bottleneck
Sgt. Marty Regan
1961
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Lifetime Acheivement Award (2005)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1979)
Vital Statistics
DATE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1932
News Archives
News Archive: Original cast member Clarke announces retirement. [Jan 19, 2004]
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