Clark Middleton is back as Glen Carter, tracking for Red on The Blacklist. Middleton brings a world weariness to the role that gives it authenticity. (Glen was put to work earlier this year tracking down Lady Ambrosia.) The veteran actor, who suffered from severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in his youth and had 14 surgeries as a result, has earned that world weariness, which he transforms into a sort of reserved but joyful optimism on screen. At age 8 Middleton lost movement in his neck. When he was 12, his hip snapped, according to a Daily Gazette article. But he lit out for California after leaving the University of Arizona and started acting. People responded. Middleton’s aura of having come through something difficult, combined with his faith in a brighter future, inform his characters. People took notice right away and never stopped paying attention.
Middleton is recognized for roles in the films Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as Sydney, Sin City (Schultz), Snowpiercer (Painter) – see link above, and Kill Bill: Vol 2 (Ernie). On TV, Middleton is familiar for portraying Edward Markham on Fringe. Middleton is also well-versed in stage acting, having studied with teaching legend Uta Hagen and worked at the Circle Rep and the Public Theater. Middleton’s own play, a one-man show called Miracle Mile, about one man’s battle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, was staged in 1997. The New York Times called it “an enriching chronicle of a man who refuses to let the world take him at face value.” The Blacklist airs Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC.
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