In the Gotham episode ‘Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles,’ Hugo Strange (BD Wong) resurrects Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and conducts a number of torturous experiments on Basil (aka Clayface). In the comics, Basil Karlo was an actor who turned mad when he found out that he wasn’t invited to play the lead rode in a remake of the classic horror film in which he had originally starred.
Basil aka Clayface is portrayed by Brian McManamon. He’s known for his roles on the web series that he wrote Project Beth (Denis), and in the short films I Am a Big Ball of Sadness and Seeking: Jack Tripper. McManamon spends most of his time on stage, or stage left. In 2015, he was named Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. His first season begins in June 2016. Gotham airs Mondays at 8pm on FOX.