Danny Lee Clark, an accomplished American athlete, television personality, author, actor, and producer, gained widespread recognition for portraying the formidable gladiator Nitro on the famous American Gladiators.
Additionally, he has established himself as a prominent figure in health and fitness, leveraging his expertise to create the popular event known as the “Gladiator Rock’n Run.”
Danny Lee Clark Net Worth
As of 2023, Danny Lee Clark’s net worth is $5 million. His income primarily stems from his successful acting, author, and producer career.
Other contributing factors include his past sports career, fitness expertise, and proceeds from his various philanthropic ventures.
|Danny Lee Clark
|Danny Lee Clark
|Date of Birth
|May 21, 1964
|Place of Birth
|Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
|59 years old
|6 feet 2 inches
|Athlete, Television Personality, Author, Actor, and Producer
Danny Lee Clark Career Beginnings
Clark’s career began as an athlete, playing football for San Jose State University, where he was a standout defensive lineman. He was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
After college, he played briefly for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and in the Professional European League.
How Did Clark Become Famous as a Health and Fitness Expert?
As a health and fitness expert, Clark shot to fame through the game show American Gladiators, working on both the original version and the revival. From 1989–92, and again in 1994–95, he took on the role of the gladiator Nitro.
He was the analyst and co-host during the original show’s final season. In the 2008 revival, he was the coordinating producer. The original series aired in over 40 countries, with reruns on various networks.
Clark also hosted a marathon of episodes when American Gladiators returned to the U.S. airwaves on ESPN Classic in 2007, providing behind-the-scenes stories and trivia about the series.
He was also one of the producers of the revamped “American Gladiator” on NBC, which debuted to over 40 million viewers in 2010, making it one of the highest-rated debuts of the season.
Danny Lee Clark’s Versatile Career
Following his stint with American Gladiators, Clark pivoted to acting, appearing in motion pictures such as Death Becomes Her, alongside Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, and Equilibrium with Christian Bale.
As a Writer and Director
In addition to his acting career, Clark was the writer, director, and producer of the independent film Looking for Bruce. He also penned several screenplays for studios, producers, and production companies, including a bio-pic titled Battle of Harlem, about the first African American police officer in the NYPD.
Clark has also ventured into the realm of authorship. In 2009, he wrote his memoir Gladiator: A True Story of ‘Roids, Rage, and Redemption, published by Simon and Schuster. Later, in 2017, he released his book “F Dying” about his journey after experiencing a heart attack in 2013.
Danny Lee Clark’s Philanthropic Ventures
In addition to his career pursuits, Clark is deeply involved in philanthropic work. He created the “Gladiator Rock’n Run,” an obstacle adventure run in America that challenges participants to test their skills over a 5k to 10k course.
It’s touted as the “Most Insane Day of your Life,” and proceeds benefit Talk About Curing Autism. This endeavor has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause.
In his quest to address childhood obesity, Clark founded “Ten Thousand Pounds,” a program that educates, motivates, and empowers America’s youth.
Is Danny Lee Clark Married?
Danny Lee Clark was previously married to Linda Cevallos from 1999 to 2004. According to available records, he is possibly single as of now.