Clay Virtue was an actor and stuntman. He is the son of stunt coordinator Danny Virtue and brother of Stargate SG-1 stunt performer Marshall Virtue. He died tragically while working on the set of The 100.
Clayton John Virtue popularly known as Clay Virtue was born in Langley, Canada. He was an actor and a stuntman. Clay worked on big productions like War for the Planet of the Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Total Recall, etc.
|Full Name||Clayton John Virtue|
|Celebrated Name||Virtue of soil|
|Date of Birth||November 16, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Langley, Canada|
|Age||53 years old as of 2023|
|Profession||Actor and Stuntman|
Clay Virtue was 5 feet 9 inches tall with a bodyweight of 75 kg. He had a slim structured body with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
|Height||In Centimeter: 178 cm|
In Meter: 1.78 m
In Feet: 5 feet 9 inches
|Weight||In Kilograms: 75 Kg|
In Pounds: 165 LBS
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Early Life & Family
He entered the stunt field at the age of 11 and worked very hard in his early days. His hard work and consistency made him popular and a prominent stuntman of Hollywood.
|Siblings||Marshall Virtue (Brother)|
Relationship, Wife, Children
Clay Virtue was married to a girl named Sarah. The couple had a son named Kai.
Clay’s career started in the early ‘90s with an uncredited stunt in the television horror movie “Omen IV: The Awakening” (1991), starring Faye Grant, Michael Woods, and Michael Lerner, and then returned in 1996 with stunts in the TV series “Two”. During the decade, he also worked on such projects as the TV series “Stargate SG-1”, and the TV series “Dead Man’s Gun”.
He started the new millennium quite successfully, in the film “X2: X-Men United” in 2003, and in 2004 he performed his magic in the film “Miracle”, starring Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, and Nathan West.
The same year, his career skyrocketed when he was selected to work on the sci-fi action-adventure film “The Chronicles of Riddick”, starring Judy Dench, Vin Diesel and Colm Feore, and he continued his career by working on such projects as the TV series “Life as We Know It” and “Battlestar Galactica”, and the film “Are We There Yet?”.
Rise to Stardom
With more and more work coming his way, Clay was slowly reaching the Hollywood heights in the community of stunt performers, and he became one of the most sought-after.
During the second half of the 2000s, Clay worked on such films as “Underworld: Evolution” (2006), starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, and Bill Nighy, then the horror-thriller film “Final Destination 3” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” both in 2006, and “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007).
In 2008 he worked on four episodes of the TV mini-series “The Andromeda Strain”, and the film “Chaos Theory”, while in 2009 he was the stunt co-ordinator and performer in the film “The Gambler, the Girl, and the Gunslinger”. In 2010 he started working as a stunt co-ordinator on the TV series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” (2010-2012), and a year later on the TV crime-drama series “Shattered”. He also worked on the popular films “The Cabin in the Woods”, and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, both in 2011.
Then in 2014, he was the stunt player in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Godzilla”, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston.
The following year, Clay was the stunt co-ordinator on the television movie “The Bridge”, and its sequel “The Bridge Part 2” in 2016. He also did stunts for the fantasy action-adventure film “Warcraft”, and in 2017 worked on the sequel from 2011 “War for the Planet of the Apes”. Before his premature death in 2017, Clay did stunts on such popular films as “Death Note”, “Deadpool 2”, and “The Predator”, thus becoming the proper legend of Hollywood.
In addition to his stunts, Clay has also made a few appearances as a straight actor, though these were mainly minor roles. He made his debut in 2004 with an appearance in the TV series “Stargate SG-1”, and then in 2005 featured in the TV horror series “Masters of Horror”. Some other credits include appearances in the film “A Dangerous Man” in 2009, then in the TV series “Psych” (2011), while in 2013 he appeared in the film “Legend No. 17. Before the abrupt end of his career, Clay also appeared in the television movie “High Moon” in 2014, and in 2016 he featured in the TV series “Chesapeake Shores”.
How Did Clay Virtue Die?
Clay Virtue died suddenly Langley on October 15, 2017. His sudden untimely death left people in shock. The reason for his death is still not publicly released as his family issued an official statement stating that “he died suddenly and unexpectedly”. Clay died at the age of 33. After his death, the Clay Virtue Memorial Fund was started by Stunts Canada to help Clay’s family.
|Date of Death||October 15, 2017|
|Place of Death||Langley, Canada|
|Years of Death||5|
Clay Virtue is popularly known for working as a stuntman and stunt coordinator in shows like The Haunting Hour, R.L Stine’s Monsterville, Good Night for Justice and Strange Empire. The awards nominations received by Clay Virtue are as follows:-
|Awards and Nominations||Work|
|Taurus Stunt Award Nomination 2010||The A-Team|
|Screen Actor’s Guild Award Nomination 2017||War for the Planet of the Apes|
|Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for Best Stunt Coordinator||Cop and a Half:New Recruit|
Net Worth & Salary
Clay Virtue had a net worth of $15 million at the time of his death. He was also paid an income of hundred dollars yearly. Clay accumulated a lot of wealth through his profession of stuntman and acting.
|Birth Stone||Yellow Topaz / Citrine|
Some lesser known facts about Clay Virtue
- Clay Virtue entered the stunt field at the age of 11.
- Clay Virtue appeared in television shows Travelers and Stargate SG-1.
- In 1991’s Omen IV: The Awakening, Clay got his first onscreen credit for his work.
- In 2018, he died tragically while working on the set of The 100.
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When did Clay Virtue die?
Clay Virtue died tragically on October 15, 2017, at the age of 33.
Who was Clay Virtue?
Clay Virtue was a stuntman and an actor who was popularly known for his works The 100, War for the Planet of the Apes, Good Night for Justice and many more.
Was Clay Virtue married?
Yes, Clay Virtue was married to Sarah and had a son named Kai.
Where was Clay Virtue born?
Clay Virtue was born in Langley, Canada.
At what age did Clay Virtue enter the stunt field?
Clay entered the stunt field at the age of 11.