George E. Clark


George E. Clark
Friday May 31st 2019, 3:51 pm
Filed under: Awesome

George: featured extra as a school janitor in Defending Jacob Episode 1.

George E. Clark is a college librarian at Harvard during the week, a hospital security guard on Saturdays, and a sometime actor. He is a former columnist for Environment magazine. His poetry has been published in Shot Glass Journal; West Texas Literary Review; The Resource, Harvard University’s HR newsletter; Crucible, the literary magazine of Earlham College; and Lines in the Landscape, a juried chapbook published by Fruitlands Museum and the Concord (MA.) Poetry Center. His poetry book manuscript, Next Morning, With Pickles, was a semifinalist for the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry in 2018.

 

George (with floppy hat) as news camera operator in the Defending Jacob trailer.

George is currently working on his thesis in the Harvard Extension School master’s degree program in Dramatic Arts, where he wrote a one-act farce set in academe titled Lordy Parkington Gets Hit by a Bus. In the spring of 2021, George worked as a background actor on episodes 3 and 4 of the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, air dates to be determined.  In 2020, George appeared as an extra in the Michelle Dockery/Chris Evans miniseries Defending Jacob.  See him as a janitor in episode 1 and a news cameraman in episode 3.  He also appeared as a background actor in the Kyle Chandler television series Early Edition.  Back in the day, he worked as cast or crew in Tartuffe, Once Upon A Mattress, and Twelfth Night at Earlham College, and was a player in the Earlham-based improv company Off the Cuff.

He worked as cast or crew in Tartuffe, Once Upon A Mattress, and Twelfth Night at Earlham College, and was a player in the Earlham-based improv company Off the Cuff. He has a B.A. in geology from Earlham College, and master’s degrees in geography and library & information science from the University of Chicago and Simmons University, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in geography from Clark University, where he wrote on water resources, environmental hazards, and social vulnerability and resilience to climate change.  His article with colleagues from Clark U. on coastal flooding in Revere, Massachusetts, is one of the most-cited early articles on measuring resilience to climate change.

George grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Robinson High School, and his family hails from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  He currently lives in metrowest Massachusetts about halfway between Boston and Worcester.  George and his spouse, Elizabeth, have two adult children and three adult cats.