Reed began formal training in Vancouver with Shea Hampton’s Acting From Source, while earning a degree in the Arts from Langara College. Soon after, he attended The Company of Rogues Actors Studio in Calgary.
In 1999, he studied classical theatre at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. Shortly after, Reed moved to New York where he studied acting at Carnegie Hall for three years under renowned and esteemed teachers Fred Kareman and Wynn Handman.
These gentlemen provided him with an eclectic and comprehensive exploration of the acting process, resulting in the expansion of his capacities as a versatile and dynamic character actor.
Reed’s demo reel includes his most recent film/tv work that was produced and shot in New York including: Macbeth at the Met Opera and Kingdom Come. He has a longer version of his reel available which includes other past films: Karaoke Hero, He’s Got Issues and Puppy Love.
It is 100 A.D. A Roman invasion of Celtic lands hangs on the knife’s edge of success as the chieftain Ambiorix (REED CLARE) wages war against the Roman general Eydis. A deadly battlefield blow makes Ambiorix king, but at the price of losing his son, dishonoring his warrior’s code and risking the unceasing deterioration of his soul and sanity.
Haunted for decades by the loss of his son and his treacherous act, he is visited in his dying moments by the spectre of his former adversary. Together, the two generals relive their epic battle and its ignoble acts of treachery, the truth of which may hold the key to Ambiorix’s salvation.
It is in the torment of his conscience that this film explores and serves as a political and moral allegory for our present day quagmires and commitment to wars with no clear end or resolution. This is a story of morality and a man’s struggle for truth and atonement.
In the Season 5 “ Episode 1 premiere of the hit CBS/CTV drama, Flashpoint, Reed played drug kingpin, Nick Hastings, in a possible recurring role. In the the hit TV series, Reed showcased more of his talent, diverse physical abilities and weapons training in many scenes opposite the lead, Hugh Dillon who plays Ed, in which an intense physical exchange and climactic showdown unfolds between Ed and Nick.
Reed Clare, in an audition for the character of Big Dog in award-winning Director, Patricia Chica’s upcoming film, Wolverine Hotel, delivers an authentically raw, thoroughly engaging interpretation of a ruthlessly charming, unapologetically chilling maelstrom of politically incorrect vitriol, as penned by the unflinching Screenwriter, Andrew Lynch.
In this scene from the the hit TV series Nikita, Reed showcased his talent, range and diverse physical abilities in exemplary fashion having performed his own stunts in a scene opposite the lead, Maggie Q, in which a very intense physical and verbal exchange unfolds between Nikita and his character.
Reed looks forward to more opportunities working on Nikita in the future after having made a strong overall impression with the production. Reed is currently preparing for upcoming work and roles in Toronto and abroad.
Reed Clare conceptualized, wrote, produced, directed, acted in and performed the voice over for this commercial video project for Sonim Industries and Bell Canada.
World light-heavyweight Muay Thai kickboxing champion, Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus, a friend of Reed’s is featured in this video demonstrating through a sequence of kicks, knees, elbows and punches, the toughness and durability of this new phone being introduced to the Canadian market.
The Sonim XP5520 holds the Guinness book of World records for surviving the highest recorded drop and still being able to function.
For one warrior, winning the battle meant losing his soul.
It is 72 A.D. A Roman invasion of Celtic lands hangs on the knife edge of success as the chieftain Ambiorix (Reed Clare) wages war against the Roman general Eydis (Craig Blair). A deadly battlefield blow makes Ambiorix king, but at the price of dishonoring his warrior’s code and risking an essential part of his soul.
Haunted for decades by his treacherous act, he is visited in his dying moments by the spectre of his former adversary. Together, the two soldiers relive their epic battle and its ignoble end, the truth of which may hold the key to Ambiorix’ salvation.
Reed not only played the lead in ‘Kingdom Come’ but also co-wrote, and executive produced it. The film was produced in association with Relativity Media, a prominent Hollywood Finance company.
This epic period action film, ‘Kingdom Come’, was born when Reed assembled a group of talented filmmaking and theater colleagues and embarked on an extraordinary journey. They realized that collectively with their vision, energy, expertise and resources, they had an excellent opportunity to create a film that would be unique to the short film genre. This was to be a micro epic in the vein of grand ‘Gladiator’ style films, complete with professional fight choreographers, lavish costumes and equipment, special effects, professionally trained fight extras and ancient looking indoor/outdoor locations and sets. In essence, they had a true synthesis of indie spirit and filmmaking, with professional technique, grand scale, authenticity and high end production values.
The film is an ambitious 25 minute DV short about a 1st century Celtic King agonizing on his deathbed over the greatest battle of his life. In it he attempts to reconcile an act of treachery he committed against his greatest adversary. This is a story of morality and a man’s struggle for truth and redemption. The film was shot and produced entirely in New York City in such notable locations as:
– The Metropolitan Opera where the cast choreographed and rehearsed for six months to develop an elaborate, complex and realistic fight sequence of sword, battle-axe and hand-to-hand combat.
– Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum where an ornate and antique King’s bedchamber was designed and constructed.
– Central Park, particularly Belvedere Castle, during New York’s worst blizzard in 80 years.
-Queens and Staten Island parks locations enhanced, through set and production design, to resemble 72 A.D. Britannia.
Reed’s goal was to create a compelling, exciting and stylistically appealing short action film that will garner respect and recognition for his contributions as a dynamic performer and dramatic actor, while drawing attention to his abilities as a writer, producer and filmmaker. After a lengthy and arduous development process, he hopes he has realized his goal by producing a film that embodies the qualities integral to professional filmmaking: a solid story/script combined with strong acting, cinematography, editing and sound orchestrated from pre-production through post-production resulting in the film, ‘Kingdom Come’.