Tom Clancy

One of the world's best-known authors, Tom Clancy penned a vast array of densely plotted, action-driven military and spy thrillers over the course of a two-decade career that included such titles as The Hunt for Red ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Writer (5)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Clear and Present Danger 1994 (Movie)

("Clear and Present Danger") (Source Material (from novel))

Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

("Patriot Games") (Source Material (from novel))

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

("The Hunt For Red October") (Source Material (from novel))

Jack Ryan (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Producer (4)

Act of Valor 2012 (Movie)

in association with (Producer)

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tom Clancy's NetForce 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tom Clancy's Op Center (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Nuclear Submarines 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the world's best-known authors, Tom Clancy penned a vast array of densely plotted, action-driven military and spy thrillers over the course of a two-decade career that included such titles as The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987) and The Sum of All Fears (1991). Clancy's novels, which frequently followed the adventures of CIA analyst - and future President - Jack Ryan, were praised by readers and military personnel alike for their extensive understanding of covert technology and affairs, which led to 10 of his books reaching the top of the New York Times best seller list and Clancy becoming a cottage industry unto himself, with video games like the popular Rainbow Six series and countless tie-in novels to his name. Clancy's work was also frequently adapted into feature films, including 1990's "The Hunt for Red October" and "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). At the time of his unexpected death in 2013, Clancy remained at the top of the publishing industry, with a net worth of some $300 million, and a dedicated readership.

Relationships

Michelle Bandy

Daughter

Christine Blocksidge

Daughter

Alexis Clancy

Daughter

Thomas Clancy

Son

Kathleen Clancy

Daughter

Wanda King

Ex-Wife

Alexandra Llewellyn

Wife

EDUCATION

Loyola College

1965 - 1969
Attempted to join the military through the R.O.T.C., but was turned down due to near-sightedness

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1992

Milestones

2012

Penned last novel released during his lifetime, Threat Vector, with Mark Greaney

2008

French video game manufacturer Ubisoft purchased the rights to Clancy's name for games and related media

1998

Ended bid to purchase the Minnesota Vikings

1996

Co-founded Red Storm Entertainment, which scored a hit with "Rainbow Six"

1993

Joined investor group that purchased the Baltimore Orioles

1990

Feature film version of "Hunt for Red October" released

1989

Clear and Present Danger is released

1984

First novel published, The Hunt for Red October

Bonus Trivia

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Worked at his grandfather's insurance company prior to selling his first novel.

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A staunch conservative throughout his life, Clancy blamed the September 11, 2001 attacks on liberal politicians who had weakened the Central Intelligence Agency.

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In later years, he allied with General Anthony Zinni, an acknowledged critic of President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

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One of only three authors to sell two million copies of a book in its first printing, the others being John Grisham and J.K. Rowling.

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Receieved the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement from the Navy League of the United States.

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