Kevin Clark (actor)

Kevin Clark
Born(1988-12-03)December 3, 1988
DiedMay 26, 2021(2021-05-26) (aged 32)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2003–2021

Kevin Alexander Clark (December 3, 1988 – May 26, 2021) was an American actor and musician. He was best known for playing Freddy Jones, a teen drummer, in the musical comedy film School of Rock (2003).[1][2] Despite the film's success, Clark chose not to pursue an acting career and instead became a professional drummer in Chicago,[3][4] performing with local acts such as Dreadwolf[5] and Robbie Gold.[6]

Early life

Clark was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and attended Highland Park High School. He was Jewish.[7][8]


Clark died on May 26, 2021, at the age of 32, after being hit by a car while cycling at 1:20 a.m. in Avondale, Chicago.[2][9][4] School of Rock co-stars Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey Gaydos, Jr., Rivkah Reyes, and Brian Falduto paid tribute to Clark on social media.[4]


  1. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (26 May 2021). "School of Rock star Kevin Clark dies aged 32 after being hit by car". The Independent. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b Struett, David (26 May 2021). "Kevin Clark, drummer in 'School of Rock,' hit and killed by driver while biking in Avondale". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ Orlaith Condon (2018-04-03). "Freddy from School of Rock has grown up to be an actual rock star". Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  4. ^ a b c Pulver, Andrew (2021-05-27). "School of Rock star Kevin Clark dies in collision aged 32". The Guardian. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  5. ^ "Jack Black reunites with 'School of Rock' drummer after 15 years". NME. 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  6. ^ "'School of Rock': Where Are They Now?". Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  7. ^ "School of Rock cast remember late co-star Kevin Clark".
  8. ^ Proctor, Clare. "Kevin Clark, 'School of Rock' actor and drummer, killed riding bicycle in Avondale. 'He was such a big-hearted, warm human.'".
  9. ^ "School of Rock drummer Kevin Clark dies, aged 32". BBC News. 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2021-05-27.

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