Short, stocky, bespectacled American actor Oliver Clark was usually described by critics and fans as "owlish." Specializing in nervous, nerdy types, Clark was seen in such films as They Might Be Giants (1971), The Landlord (1973), Barbra Streisand's version of A Star is Born (1977) and Ernest Saves Christmas (1989). Though active in films, Clark was most familiar for his TV assignments. In addition to his many guest appearances, Clark had regular stints on Karen (1975) as star Karen Valentine's "wacky neighbor" Jerry Siegel; on The Bob Newhart Show (1976) as the overly defensive Mr. Herd; and on The Two of Us (1981) as the ulcerated agent of talk-show host Mimi Kennedy. In 1977, Oliver Clark co-starred with Beverly Archer in We've Got Each Other, an easygoing TV sitcom about a commuter wife and a stay-at-home husband (way back when this sort of set-up was unusual).