Clarke Peters (Actor) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

Clarke Peters Biography

Peter Clare, professionally known as Clarke Peters is an American actor, director, and writer. He is best known for his role in the television series The Wire as Lester Freamon. In addition. he is best known for his role as Albert Lambreaux in the television series Treme.

Clarke Peters Age|Birthday

Peters was born on April 7, 1952. Therefore, he is 70 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on the 7th of April every year.

Clarke Peters Height|Weight

Peters’ height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 178 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 75 kilograms.

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Clarke Peters Family

Peters was born in New York, New York, the United States to his parents Martin (father) and Loretta (mother). His father was a commercial artist whereas his mother was a homemaker and clerical worker. Moreover, he is the second of four brothers. His siblings are Anthony, David who is a bass player, and Rhett who works in emergency services and is also a virtual artist.

Clarke Peters Nationality

Peters is of American nationality.

Clarke Peters Wife

Peters has had three relationships in his life. Firstly, he was married to Janine. Together the couple had two children namely, China who is an architect, and Peter who is an artist. Secondly, he got married to broadcaster David Jacobs’ daughter, Joanna. The couple was blessed with two sons, namely Guppy who died of a kidney tumor, and Joe. Moreover, he is married to Penny and getting it right with her. Peters has two grandchildren, China’s daughter named Maya, and Peter’s son named Cooper.

Clarke Peters Education

Peters attended Dwight Morrow High School. In addition, in the year 1970, he graduated from high school. However, it has not been revealed if the actor has gone to attend college for his higher education.

Clarke Peters Career

Peters’ older brother enabled him to work as a costume designer for a production of the musical Hair in Paris in 1971 in which Peters later starred. He received a letter from the FBI that accused him of draft evasion while there. To contest this charge, he went to New Jersey.

Moreover, he moved to London in 1973 and changed his name to Clarke Peters because Equity already had a few namesake members. He formed a soul band, The Majestics while in London and worked as a backup singer on hits like Boogie Nights by Heatwave, some David Essex songs as well as Love and Affection by Joan Armatrading. However, he preferred to work in the theater for music was not his main ambition.

He received assistance from his friend Ned Sherrin in his first West End theatre musical roles. He wrote the revue Five Guys Named Moe in 1990 after writing several revues with Sherrin. This received a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical.

Additionally, he has appeared on Broadway as a stage actor. Furthermore, through his acting, he has won several awards.



1979 – 2010

1979 – The Music Machine
1980 – Silver Dream Racer
1981 – Outland
1986 – Mona Lisa
1996 – Seasick
1999 – Notting Hill
2001 – K-Pax
2003 – Head of State
2006 – Freedomland
2008 – The Poker House, Gigantic, Turnipseed, Marley & Me
2009 – Endgame, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Nativity!
2010 – Locked In


2011 – Searching for Sonny
2012 – Red Hook Summer
2014 – John Wick, The Best of Me
2015 – The Benefactor, The Bad Education Movie
2017 – Division 19, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2018 – An Acceptable Loss
2019 – Harriet, ThevMandela Effect
2020 – Come Away, Da 5 Bloods
2022 – I Wanna Dance with Somebody


1980 – 2010

1980-1984 – Play for Today
1983 – The Professionals, Saigon
1985 – Traveling Man
1989 – Red King, White Knight, Fredrick Forsyth Presents
1991 – EI C.I.D
1992 – A Masculine Ending
1993 – Death Train, Between the Lines
1994 – Murder Most Horrid
1995 – Chandler & Co
1996 – French and Saunders
1998 – Jonathan Creek
2000 – Oz, The Corner
2002 – Night and Day
2002-2008 – The Wire
2003 – Waking the Dead
2003,2016 – American Masters
2005 – Law & Order
2007 – Meadowlands
2008 – Life on Mars
2009 – Damages, In Plain Sight, Great Performances, Holby City
2010 – Covert Affairs
2010-2013 – Treme

2011 to present

2011 – Memphis Beat, Archer
2012-2013 – Person of Interest
2013 – Blue Bloods
2014 – Death in Paradise, True Detective, The Divide
2015 – Forever, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Show Me a Hero, London Spy, Jessica Jones
2016 – Jericho, Underground, The Tunnel, People of Earth
2017 – Blacklist, The Deuce
2016-2017 – Chance
2018 – Bulletproof, Love Is
2019 – His Dark Materials, Christmas Under the Stars
2020 – Bumps
2021 – The Irregulars, Foundation, La Fortuna
TBA – The Man Who Fell to Earth

Clarke Peters’s Net Worth

Peters’ net worth is $1.5 million as of 2023. Moreover, Clarke has managed to acquire wealth from his career as an actor and has also gained additional revenue through various brand endorsements as well.

Clarke Peters Social Platform


Peters is active on Twitter under the handle @clarkepeters with 14.3 followers as of 2023.


Peters is also active on Instagram under the handle @clarkepetersofficial with 35k followers as of 2023.