Clark Johnson (born September 10, 1954), sometimes credited as "Clark 'Slappy' Jackson", "Clarque Johnson", and "J. Clark Johnson", is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film.
Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an African American father and a White mother. The family eventually moved to Canada. He attended Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He has three siblings including jazz singer Molly Johnson and actress and singer Taborah Johnson.
Johnson's football prowess took him to Eastern Michigan University on a partial scholarship, but he was kicked out after he was caught stealing turkey dogs from the school cafeteria.