Andrew Clarke was born in 1954 in Adelaide, South Australia. He played football at a high level, is a keen tennis player and distance runner. As an actor, he is best known for his lead roles in Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, The Adventures of Skippy and Sons and Daughters.
He is also a two-time Logie winner for his beloved roles in mini-series Anzacs and Sword of Honour and starred in the US film Outback Bound. He was famously considered for the role of James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) before Timothy Dalton was cast. More recently, he has made appearances in Glitch, Killing Time, Neighbours, Blue Heelers and Always Greener.