Dick Clark was a TV personality known for the shows 'American Bandstand,' '$25, Pyramid' and 'TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes,' among others. Who Was Dick Clark? . Jun 30, · American Bandstand American Bandstand is an iconic audio-visual time capsule encompassing four decades worth of dances, performances, fashions and fads in popular music. The show, hosted by Dick Clark from to , introduced new musical acts to generations of Americans.