Clark Howat passed away October 30, 2009, in Arroyo Grande, in the Central Coast of California, where he had been living with his wife Muriel for the last several years of his 91 year life. He was known for his warm heart, sense of humor, and devotion to his wife and children.
Clark was an actor, who worked in Hollywood for more than 40 years. Clark
acted in numerous television programs, commercials and films from the late
1940's through the 1980's.
He was best known for his recurring role in Jack Webb's Dragnet, as a police
captain, appearing in more than 20 episodes during the 1960's.
He appeared in many other television series, spanning the history of
Although Clark played many different kinds of roles during his career, he
was frequently chosen to portray law enforcement officials during his life.
He also appeared in films including the Giant Claw, the Hitchhhiker,
Suddenly, the Glass Webb, Airport, Billy Jack and Running Hot.
Clark also was a writer and producer of training films for several
California corporations. He was known for his extensive work for the
California Real Estate Association, helping to train and motivate real
Clark is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Muriel, daughter Geneve
and son Stan.
HOWAT, Clark (John Clark Howat)
Born: 1/22/1918, U.S.A.
Died: 10/30/2009, Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A.
Clark Howat's westerns - actor:
California Passage - 1950 (croupier)
Only the Valiant - 1951 (Lt. Underwood)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1955 ('Murph' Murphy)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) - 1955, 1960 (Major Jim Hope)
Cheyenne (TV) - 1957 (Morgan)
Broken Arrow (TV) - 1957 (Secretary Thrale)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) - (Mace Kimball)
Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV) - 1958 (Burt Wilson)
The Texan (TV) - 1958 (Tom)
The Restless Gun (TV) - 1958 (Arthur)
Bat Masterson (TV) - 1959 (Murdoch)
Wagon Train (TV) - 1960 (Aaron Oliver)