JOHN ROSS CLARK (Julius Phillipa) is the proud father of original board member and co-founder of both The Unknown Artists and Play Club West, Emily Clark. John has been acting and directing throughout the southland for over 33 years, appearing in countless commercials, TV, Film, and theatrical productions. He has worked at such varied venues as the Laguna Playhouse, LATC, Theatre 40, The Odyssey, Company of Angels, Circus Theatricals, Long Beach Studio Theatre, Littlefish Theatre Company, The Colony, The Road Theatre Company, Santa Monica Rep, California Repertory Company, Theatre Neo, Theatre Geo, Son of Semele Ensemble, The Open Fist Theatre, The Elephant Theatre Lab, Theatre of NOTE, Theatre at Boston Court, The Bank Theatre, The Hollywood American Legion Theatre Center, and American Theatre Arts. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal State Los Angeles, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Long Beach State. He has taught acting, directing, theatre history, critical analysis, and scene study as a Lecturer at Long Beach State, Cal State San Bernardino, and Fullerton College.