Ron Clark (writer)

Ron Clark
Born United States
Occupation Playwright, screenwriter
Genre Fiction, comedy

Ron Clark is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is best known for several plays that he co-wrote with Sam Bobrick and for co-writing the screenplays for the films Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Life Stinks with Mel Brooks.


Clark began his career writing for TV during the '60s, including such shows as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Danny Kaye Show. He wrote plays in the '70s with fellow writer Sam Bobrick. Their first play, Norman, Is That You?, premiered on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre on February 19, 1970.[1] The two men went on to write several more plays together, including No Hard Feelings (1973), Murder at the Howard Johnson's (1979), and Wally's Cafe (1981).

Clark remained active in writing for television and film up through the early 1990s. His many television credits include That Girl (1970), Silver Spoons (1985–1987), and Moonlighting (1989), among others.

He also co-wrote the screenplays to the films Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), and Life Stinks (1991).



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