If you thought Clark had his hands full with Phil Coulson, you probably wasn't aware that he still not only made movies in between filming Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but he stared in a total of 9 movies not including his Marvel feature films. On top of those 9 movies, Clark not only directed one of those but he wrote it as well. With the year 2020 fast approaching, we know for a fact we will get to see Clark Gregg in Season 7 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as two more feature films, Run Sweetheart Run which is set to make its debut at the Sundance Festival in January as well as a Netflix movie named Moxie which has no release date as of yet but is currently in post-production.
In 2010, Clark Gregg's show which also co-starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus was ended after a 5 year run.
New Adventures of Old Christine (2010)
The premise of the final season was Richard trying to win New Christine back, so he temporarily moves into a new apartment with Mathew. New Christine announces she is pregnant causing Richard to rekindle his relationship with her and they give birth to a baby girl. The final episode of the show aired May 12, 2010 with a total of 21 episodes in Season 5.
Christine, you've sunk to a new low. You haven't just hit the bottom of the barrel, you've gone under the barrel and dug a hole to Japan. Then you went to the nearest dirty futon and traded underwear with the Iron Chef. - Richard to Old Christine
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Alongside Jim Carrey, Clark Gregg took on the role of Nat Jones. A Fun fact about this film is that Jim was not originally supposed to be the role of Tom Popper. The role was originally supposed to go to Ben Stiller. This film was released June 17th, 2011. Something we are not really accustom to, Clark's character was the main antagonist of this film. He is the zookeeper and penguin expert in the NY Zoo and he doesn't treat the animals with respect and uses them for money. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get the penguins to his zoo even if it means breaking into Mr. Popper's home to steal them or ruin Mr. Popper's life.
The rule of thumb is don’t work with kids or animals and that’s all this was going to be. Then it wasn’t kids or animals, it was going to be Jim Carrey and I think the secret thing is don’t work with Jim Carrey because he will upstage you and will be funnier than you and he was the most generous, hilarious partner and I feel like I learned a lot. – Clark Gregg via CelebFactory 2011
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
When Clark signed on to do this film with Joss Whedon, it was so last minute that he only had a total of 48 hours to prepare for this role and learn lines. Clark played Leonato, Governor of Messina. The film is based off of William Shakespeare's original play. The film was released June 21, 2013 but debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.
Clark on getting the part in Joss Whedon's new movie:
I had just done this other film with Joss, and it ended badly (Avengers). I went to his house for dinner which was cool, I asked do you gotta be somewhere? What are you gonna do? He said to me, I am going to make a movie, much ado. I’m actually going to film it here in a couple days, do you want to be in it? I just said ahh, you almost got me! Then I realized he was serious, I had just said yes to do a really funny one act by Ethan Cohen in New York, and I had said yes that day. I had to say no, and it killed me to say no. Then he found out they had pushed that play back 10 days and normally that wouldn’t be enough time to do a film. I just didn’t have the guts to call Joss back to see if he was still offering the part but then he called and said guess what, I went to several other people and they all fell out due to various reasons and wanted to know if I had changed my mind by chance. He then said come over now because we are rehearsing your scenes and you start tomorrow. - Clark Gregg via FutonAlliance (2013)
Light Years (2013)
Also known as Brightest Star, this movie is based off of Kiley's Short film Some Boys Don't Leave. The plot of the story is - After his girlfriend dumps him, a young man tries to become the kind of person who she desires. However, his growing love for a singer and some advice from an astronomer helps him remain true to himself. - Clark plays a character named Mr. Markovic. Official release date was January 31, 2014.
Can I give you one piece of advice? Shut up and smile! - Mr. Markovic
The To Do List (2013)
Judge Klark, which is who Clark Gregg played is the dad of a freshly out of high school daughter Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) who has decided that now out of high school, she needs to have as much sexual experience as she can have in 7 weeks to get prepared for College. Clark Co-Starred alongside Connie Britton, Donald Glover and Bill Hader. Judge Klark is a father who isn't really excited to know that his youngest daughter wants to be sexually active and he also is later told that his wife wasn't a virgin on their wedding night. Despite it all, he learns just as his daughter that sexual experience isn't always bad.
Why Clark was excited to be a part of this movie:
I loved it because it was a classic sexual coming of age story, the kind I loved like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and movies like that, and it was set in the 90’s which to me is hilarious that its already nostalgia. - Clark Gregg via Mike Splat 2013
Labor Day (2013)
Casted alongside Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Clark's character's name was Gerald (Henry's father). The movie was about a depressed single mom whose name was Adele, who also had a son named Henry, in which they offer a wounded yet fearsome man a ride. Local police is looking for an escaped convict and after time they learn that it is the man who they lent a ride to and as they make this discovery, their options become increasingly limited.
Everybody talks about all this crazy, wild passion. That's how it goes in the songs. You know. Your mother was like that. She was in love with love. She couldn't do anything partway. She was a terrific woman. Funny. So beautiful. A better man might have stayed around and helped her through all that sadness. But I couldn't bear it. I just wanted a regular life. I don't know what these last few years have done to repair, but I'm sorry I cut out on you. - Gerald to Henry
Trust Me (2013)
Not only did Clark write Trust Me, he directed and starred in this feature film. In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway (Clark) must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him. Some of the fantastic ensemble cast that Clark put together included Sam Rockwell, Molly Shannon, William H. Macy, Allison Janney and Felicity Huffman.
Clark Gregg as Director of the film
Fun Fact: Clark also casted his daughter, Stella Gregg in this feature film. Her name was Charlotte.
So, I wrote this piece and I had this idea of a mashup that was kind of a classic film nor mixed with a kind of edgey comedy about the lowest tier of show business hell. That’s kind of what I did in the process of, I kinda started writing this for Sam and then I realized at a certain point that this really had to be this guys last shot. Sam is still kind of young and me not so much. So, he got a little older and more loser-y and all my friends agreed that I should play it. I had this vision for it, I couldn’t bring myself to really pitch the mashup that I just described to any real directors, so I kept myself on for doing both those jobs. I kind of woke up in the middle of the night a lot, in the months leading up to this trying to think of cooler directors and actors I could give one of those jobs to, but I was never able to do it. So, I called all of my wonderful best friends who are also great actors and I have a impressive list of friends at this point. Molly Shannon and I met just a few blocks from here at NYU in the late 1700’s. Bill Macy was the teacher of my acting class at NYU. Felicity Huffman was in that same class, and Sam Rockwell and I did a play together at the Orpheum Theater on 2nd Ave where most of the guys in the play were mostly naked, thankfully not me. - Clark Gregg via Trust Me Interview in NYC 2014.
Very Good Girls (2014)
Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time. Clark Gregg was casted alongside Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Sterling Jones. Clark played Edward who was the father of Lilly.
People aren't perfect, kiddo. They make mistakes. Sometimes it's harder to forgive yourself than to get somebody else to do it. But, people will surprise you. - Edward to Lilly
Live by Night (2016)
A Group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in Balmy Florida during the prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan. Clark stars alongside Ben Affleck (Director), Zoe Saldana and Titus Welliver. Clark's character's name is Calvin Bondurant.
He may be the son of the Deputy Superintendent but he will long known the inside of the Charleston Prison. I promise you. - Calvin Bodurant
Spinning Man (2018)
A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the suspect when a young woman has gone missing. Clark co-stars alongside Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan. Clark's character's name is Paul who is a lawyer that Evan Birch goes to for help.
Do you mean a kidnapping? Or do you mean a murder? Maybe a rape? Or a hostage situation.. I don’t know what kind of case this is and frankly neither do they. They don’t have a body or a cause of death or even a motive. They don’t even have a crime yet, all they do have is a corroborated statement and a warrant that I wouldn’t pick up my dog’s poop with. - Paul talking to Evan about the case.
Clark guest starred on Showtime's hit TV Series "SMILF" which stars Frankie Shaw, Rosie O'Donnell and Connie Britton. Clark's character "Mr. Daddy" runs the town. In the style of "The Magnificent Seven" Bridgett gathers a posse of white hats to challenge the tyrannical rule of the town's mysterious baron. His specific episode was Season 2 Episode 9.
End of the road ladies, and I'm still standing. Do you wanna know why? Because I got a big swinging pecker-wood, and as long as I do, Jesus Christ himself couldn’t shoot me down. So let this be a lesson to the rest of you. Any last words? - Mr. Daddy
Thank you for taking the time to reading not only about Clark's projects this past decade but looking forward to the projects he is working on. We can't wait to not only see but share more information when Run Sweetheart Run and Moxie comes out. Until then, please share to your friends and don't hesitate to let us know what you thought. Twitter, Instagram or even Facebook!