Kevin Clark was a drummer and actor who played the young drummer, Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones, in the 2003 movie “School of Rock.”
- Died: May 26, 2021 (Who else died on May 26?)
- Details of death: Died in Chicago when his bicycle was struck by a car at the age of 32.
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Clark began taking drum lessons when he was just five years old. At 12, he saw a newspaper ad seeking children who could play a musical instrument to star in a movie with Jack Black. Though he had no acting experience, Clark auditioned, playing “Iron Man” for his audition. He got the part and seemed like a natural, playing the drummer who eagerly embraced a punk aesthetic as he played music with his classmates.
“School of Rock” was Clark’s lone acting credit, but he was a drummer all his life. He played in Chicago bands including Dreadwolf, Funk it Let’s Jam, and Jess Bess and the Intentions. He also taught drums at a Chicago-area School of Rock location.
Tributes to Kevin Clark
Full obituary: Chicago Sun-Times