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Allen Clapp

Biography

A cult hero from the pop underground, Allen Clapp is a person in several bands which have won loyal followings among critics as well as the cognoscenti (especially the Orange Peels), aswell releasing a small number of celebrated single attempts and producing additional artists. Created in Foster Town, California over the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay on August 5, 1967, Clapp discovered to try out piano from his mom, and also had taken violin lessons before he created a flavor for rock and roll & move. In senior high school Clapp and a pal, Larry Winther, produced a garage rock-band that at different factors in their background was referred to as the Morsels as well as the Batmen. In 1989, the music group split up, and Winther continued to create “budget rock and roll” mavens the Mummies, while Clapp and bandmate Chris Boyke produced a folk-rock combo known as the Goodfellows. The Goodfellows advanced right into a group known as Huck, who produced their documenting debut using a flexidisc on Winter’s Mist Information. During his downtime from Huck, Clapp started tinkering with his primitive house recording set up, which contains a four-track cassette machine, an echo device, along with a tie-clip mike. Despite his low-tech equipment, Clapp began producing dazzling recordings of his top-shelf pop music, and Maz Kattuah, who was simply within the Morsels/Batmen, wanted to discharge Clapp’s melody “Extremely Peculiar Sense” on his Four Notice Words and phrases label. The melody appeared on the 1990 divide flexidisc, writing space with japan music group Bridge, and Four Notice Words fell a one-sided Allen Clapp one in 1991, “A BIG CHANGE in the elements.” As Clapp’s function began making sound within the pop community, he was contacted with the indie imprint the Bus End Label, which released the 1992 EP Secret Lawn as well as the 1993 record COMPLETELY Chance of Rainfall. The latter work was acknowledged to Allen Clapp & His Orchestra, a deal with he would make use of for several future produces. While Clapp continuing to record being a single action, in 1994 he and Larry Winther would type the initial edition of the music group that evolved in to the Orange Peels, who released their initial record, Square, in 1997. The Orange Peels dominated Clapp’s innovative efforts well in to the 21st hundred years, but he discovered time to launch solo material aswell, including 2002’s Obtainable Light, 2012’s Mixed Greens, and 2016’s Six Months. 2006’s Something Unusual Happens is really a compilation that brought collectively a small number of out of printing singles, demonstration recordings, and compilation paths alongside two new tracks. Clapp in addition has served like a maker and sideman for a number of like-minded acts, like the Sea Blue, the Part Laughers, as well as the Paul & John.

Quick Facts


Full Name Allen Clapp
Music Groups The Orange Peels
Music Songs Mystery Lawn, Very Peculiar Feeling, Brown Formica Table, Whenever We're Together, Something Strange Happens, Why Sting Is Such an Idiot, big bright shiny yellow sun, Downfall No. 3, Treeline, Back 2 Normal, beautiful/drop me a line, not gonna fake it, while there's still time, In The Halls Of The King Of The Land Beyond The Sun, Autumn Heart, The Winter In You, If The Wind Is Right, Picnic At The Hermitage, I Remember What You Said, high above the earth, just like yesterday, How Mary Tyler Moore Really Felt, Flintstones And Honeycombs, Shopping Mall Disaster #1, Sad September, The Girl With The Smile, Life Before the Breakdown, Keep It Simple, A Change In The Weather, Happy To Be Sad, In a Foreign Land, She Grins and Waves Goodbye
Albums Mixed Greens, Available Light, Something Strange Happens, Six Seasons, Whenever We’re Together
TV Shows NYPD Blue, Check It Out!, Blind Faith


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#Fact
1 Son William born 1987.
2 Worked at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1974-1976.
3 Has a son named William Clapp (b. 1988).
4 Once worked at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia (in the early 1980s) one of Canada's leading regional theatres.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elementary 2016 TV Series Deputy Chief Prosky
Dead Billy 2016 Lucien
Parmalee 2016 TV Series Karl Parmalee
Chicago Fire 2014-2016 TV Series Chaplain Orlovsky
The Perfect Guy 2015/I Bill Forsythe
Peter and John 2015 Charles Roland
Mob City 2013 TV Series Carl Steckler / Carl
Grey's Anatomy 2013 TV Series Victor Kaufman
Perception 2013 TV Series Alan Kendricks
Damages 2007-2012 TV Series Gary Parsons
The Water 2011 Short George
In Plain Sight 2011 TV Series Ben Kulpak
The Grind 2010 Galt
Falling Up 2009 Colin O'Shea
The Funk Parlor 2009 Detective Joseph Angeli
Prototype 2009 Video Game General Randall (voice)
Taking Chance 2009 TV Movie Tom Garrett
The Ex List 2008 TV Series Jimmy
Cold Case 2008 TV Series Daniel O'Leary
Ghost Whisperer 2007 TV Series Alan Silver
Private Practice 2007 TV Series Coach Mike
Criminal Minds 2007 TV Series Det. Vic Wolynski
The Game Plan 2007 Coach Mark Maddox
Halfway Home 2007 TV Series Sandy
Drive Thru 2007 Horny the Clown (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 TV Series Salvatore Heinz
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 General "Howlin' Mad" Smith
Trailer Talk 2006 Short Jeff
Monk 2006 TV Series Francis Merrigan
Deadwood 2005-2006 TV Series Gustave - The Tailor
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 TV Series Ted Carthage
Without a Trace 2005 TV Series Bill Shields
Flatbush 2005 Short Frank
NYPD Blue 1993-2005 TV Series Det. Greg Medavoy
Bananas 2004 Short Lieutenant
The Sure Hand of God 2004 Jefferson T. Stevens
Less Than Perfect 2003 TV Series Detective Martin
Fast Cars & Babies 2003 Short Cowboy
Moonlight Mile 2002 Tanner
Sunshine State 2002 Earl Pinkney
Skeletons in the Closet 2001 Video Dan
Rules of Engagement 2000 Harris
Might as Well Live 2000 Short Man Upstairs
Glacier Falls 1999
The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 Eric's Father
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series
Dead Man's Gun 1997 TV Series Raymond Walter Jakes
Badge of Betrayal 1997 TV Movie Thatcher
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story 1996 TV Movie Sheriff Byron Calhoun
Her Hidden Truth 1995 TV Movie Father Paul
The Outer Limits 1995 TV Series Dr. Randall Strong
Abandoned and Deceived 1995 TV Movie Donald Quinn
April One 1994 Gordon Davies
Wings 1993 TV Series Phil
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco 1993 TV Movie Glenn
FBI: The Untold Stories 1993 TV Series Gavin
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1993 TV Series Hadran
Cheers 1993 TV Series Shriner
E.N.G. 1990-1993 TV Series Charles Fleet / Brian Rickland
Family of Strangers 1993 TV Movie Del
Civil Wars 1993 TV Series Al Blynn
Kiss of a Killer 1993 TV Movie
Bonds of Love 1993 TV Movie Evaluator
Street Legal 1992 TV Series James Brackit
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series Bruce Leegee
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis 1991 TV Movie Elias
Scene of the Crime 1991 TV Series
Fever 1991 TV Movie Meeks
Mom P.I. 1991 TV Series
The Secret Life of Archie's Wife 1990 TV Movie Stubbs
Cop Rock 1990 TV Series Philip Beamer
Top Cops 1990 TV Series Dennis Dutra
Night Court 1990 TV Series Ralph Shannon
Dear John 1990 TV Series Dave Travis
Blind Faith 1990 TV Mini-Series Det. O'Brien
Family of Spies 1990 TV Mini-Series Capt. Burnett
The Private Capital 1989 TV Movie
Small Sacrifices 1989 TV Movie Detective Doug Welch
Gross Anatomy 1989 Doctor
Termini Station 1989 Harvey Dunshane
Knightwatch 1989 TV Series Daniels
Breaking All the Rules 1988 TV Movie John Haney
Eight Men Out 1988 Ray Schalk
Adderly 1988 TV Series
Check It Out 1985-1988 TV Series Viker Mr. Viker Mr. Michaels ...
Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop 1988 TV Series Wayne
Matewan 1987 Tom Griggs
Hands of a Stranger 1987 TV Movie Sgt. Markey
The Right of the People 1986 TV Movie Chris' Friend
ABC Weekend Specials 1985 TV Series Cop
Letting Go 1985 TV Movie Walter
Evergreen 1985 TV Mini-Series Palm Court Waiter
Hangin' In 1985 TV Series Mr. Hepburn
The Other Kingdom 1984 TV Movie George
Running 1979 Kenny
Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979 Chip

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trailer Talk 2006 Short producer
Bananas 2004 Short executive producer
Fast Cars & Babies 2003 Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2008 Hero Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
10th Annual Prism Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Himself
TV Land Confidential 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / Det. Greg Medavoy
Just the Facts 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Hollywood Squares 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Love on NYPD Blue 2003 Video short Himself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Himself
Badge of Courage: Police Officer of the Year 2002 TV Movie Himself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Spéciale New York Police Blues 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Outer Limits 1997 TV Series Dr. Randall Strong

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
· Nicholas Turturro

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Bill Brochtrup
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· James McDaniel
· Ricky Schroder
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Jimmy Smits
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· James McDaniel
· Jimmy Smits
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
· Nicholas Turturro
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
· Nicholas Turturro
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1994 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress Street Legal (1987)


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