John Clarke (actor)

American actor (1931–2019)

John Clarke (April 14, 1932 – October 16, 2019) was an American actor.

John Clarke
Clarke as Mickey Horton in Days of Our Lives, 1967
Born(1932-04-14)April 14, 1932
DiedOctober 16, 2019(2019-10-16) (aged 88)
Years active1959–2004

Clarke was known for his role as Mickey Horton on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives for 39 years, beginning with the debut of the program in 1965, until he retired early in 2004 because of health concerns.[1] Clarke was replaced in the role by John Ingle, who left the program in 2006.

His daughter was actress Melinda Clarke, who started out on Days of our Lives.

In 2005, Clarke received the Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clarke died of pneumonia-related problems in Laguna Beach, California on October 16, 2019 at the age of 88.[2]


  1. "About the Actors | John Clarke -". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  2. SOD (October 22, 2019). "DAYS's John Clarke Passes Away". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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