Clark Middleton, best known for his role as Glen Carter in the hit TV series ‘The Blacklist,’ passed away in 2020 at the age of 63, saying goodbye to the world of entertainment. Let’s take a look at the cause of his untimely death and his financial standing at the time of his passing.
Middleton’s journey in the industry began with his film debut in the 1983 TV movie, ‘Miss Lonelyhearts.’ During the 1990s, the actor gained recognition for his recurring roles on ‘Law & Order’ as the forensics technician Ellis and as Edward Markham, a rare book dealer, in the science-fiction series ‘Fringe.’
Still, his most notable role came as Glen Carter in the popular series ‘The Blacklist.’ In 2017, Clark graced the screen as Charlie, Audrey Horne’s husband, in the Showtime Network series, ‘Twin Peaks: The Return.’
He collaborated with renowned directors such as Quentin Tarantino in ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2,’ Ang Lee in ‘Taking Woodstock,’ Bong Joon Ho in ‘Snowpiercer,’ and Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez in ‘Sin City.’ His contributions to the Academy Award-winning film ‘Birdman’ further solidified his place in the industry.
In addition to his screen career, Middleton had a presence on stage. He began his theatrical career in 1983, making his debut in three plays alongside late Emmy award-winning actor and Broadway star Geraldine Page. He portrayed Hugo in the Tony-nominated revival of ‘The Iceman Cometh’ with Denzel Washington.
His 1997 one-person play, ‘Miracle Mile,’ penned by Middleton himself, reflected on his lifelong battle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. He performed this moving production in various cities across the United States. In later years, he created roles for Sam Shepard, John Guare, and John Belluso.
He kept performing even in his final days. He took to Zoom in July 2020, playing a weary Times Square hotel night clerk in Eugene O’Neill’s one-act play, ‘Hughie.’ Middleton had been struggling with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since he was four. He became a spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation.
The actor passed away due to complications from West Nile virus on October 4, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. At the time of his passing, his net worth was estimated to be $13 million dollars. He was survived by his wife, Elissa, whom he married in 2006, his brother Kirby Middleton, and his mother, Sue Perior.