skip navigation
Overview for Marc Mcclure
Marc Mcclure

Marc Mcclure



TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Waltons... Includes all 9 seasons and the movies. more info $178.17was $296.98 Buy Now

The Waltons:... For nine seasons from 1972 to 1981, the Walton family was America's family.... more info $8.95was $27.98 Buy Now

Spies of... In the spring of 1964, the civil rights community is gearing up for "Mississippi... more info $15.95was $24.99 Buy Now

Imaginary... Emma is a married artist struggling with mental illness who lives in the same... more info $13.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Superman 2 ... In the year of Superman Returns, Superman II starring Christopher Reeve also... more info $8.95was $12.98 Buy Now

I Wanna Hold... Bonus material: feature commentary. I Wanna Hold Your Hand Nancy Allen, Bobby... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Marc Mcclur Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...


Though acting is Marc McClure's profession, he's best known to Superman fans as a photographer. He played Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet's shutter-bug, in the first "Superman" movie, and returned to Metropolis for each of its sequels; he is distinguished among Christopher Reeves's costars as the only holdover to appear in the spinoff "Supergirl." In the meantime, he joined then-up-and-coming director Robert Zemeckis's stock company, appearing in Zemeckis's first feature, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," a nostalgic look back to the biggest rock craze of the 1960s. They worked together again in the slimy-salesman comedy "Used Cars" and struck gold with "Back to the Future"; McClure played Michael J. Fox's brother. Thanks to alterations in the space-time continuum, McClure's Dave shifted from underachiever to yuppie--a destiny in flux throughout the series. The actor was no stranger to its 1950s milieu: one of his early roles was on "Happy Days," and he played in a segment of "Amazon Women on the Moon," a comedic homage to the B movies of that era. As a fan favorite, McClure remained loyal to his superhero even after the first "Superman" franchise went the way of the doomed planet Krypton, making cameos in Bryan Singer's reboot, "Superman Returns," and on the TV-series prequel, "Smallville." And, as a consummate time traveler, McClure also repeated the past in a remake of the teen comedy "Freaky Friday"; he'd been present in the original switcheroo, along with a 14-year-old Jodie Foster.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute