Clarke Peters Bio - Biography

Name Clarke Peters
Naionality American
Date of Birth 7-April-1952
Place of Birth New York City, USA
Famous for Acting
Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer, writer and director best known for his roles as Detective Lester Freamon and Albert "Big Chief" Lambreaux, on the HBO dramas The Wire and Treme respectively.

In 1971, Peters' elder brother enabled him to work as a costume designer for a production of the musical Hair in Paris, in which he later starred. While there, he received a letter from the FBI that accused him of draft evasion. When he went to New Jersey to contest his charge, he said "if the enemy comes to America, I'll be there, but I don't know the Vietnamese. If you put me in the army, I'm not going there."

In 1973, he moved to London, and changed his name to Clarke Peters because Peter Clarke was such a common name. While in London, he formed a soul band, The Majestics, and worked as a backup singer on such hits as "Love and Affection" by Joan Armatrading, "Boogie Nights" by Heatwave, and some David Essex songs. However, music was not Peters' main ambition, and he preferred to work in the theater.

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