(written from a Production point of view)
Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Clardy graduated with a BS in Communication from the University of Southern Missouri and attended the summer theater at the University of Missouri. He trained acting at the Films Actors Workshop in Los Angeles.
In 1977 he performed car stunts on Steven Spielberg's science fiction drama Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Teri Garr, Gene Dynarski, and stunt coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker. Further film work includes the action film Lethal Weapon (1987, with Mitchell Ryan, Lycia Naff, and Mic Rodgers) and its sequels Lethal Weapon 2 (1989, with Mark Rolston, Jenette Goldstein, Sherman Howard, Kenneth Tigar, Tommy Hinkley, and Beau Lotterman) and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992, with Kenneth Tigar, Andrew Hill Newman, and Mic Rodgers), the drama Pump Up the Volume (1990, with Christian Slater, Robert Schenkkan, Alexander Enberg, Gregg Daniel, John Kenton Shull, and Ed Trotta), the short film Dry (1996), and the fantasy comedy Kazaam (1996, with Randall Bosley, Bob Clendenin, and Michael Wajacs).
Besides his film work, Clardy was featured in episodes of Simon & Simon (1984, with Jerry Hardin, Lenore Kasdorf, and Cliff Potts), Days of Our Lives, Empty Nest, and Unsolved Mysteries and the television movies Mrs. R's Daughter (1979, with Nan Martin, Barbara Tarbuck, and Craig Wasson), Daughter of the Streets (1990, with Harris Yulin, Peter White, William Denis, and Richard Gilbert-Hill), and She Said No (1990, with Stan Ivar and Becky Ann Baker).