Gilyard, Clarence, Jr. 1955– (Clarence Gilyard)

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GILYARD, Clarence, Jr. 1955
(Clarence Gilyard)


Born December 24, 1955, in Moses Lake, WA; son of Clarence Gilyard (a U.S. Air Force officer); married Cathy; children: two. Education: California State University, Dominguez Hills, B.A., theatre; attended U.S. Air Force Academy, Sterling College, and California State University, Long Beach; earning master's degree in acting from Southern Methodist University; studied acting with Peggy Feury. Avocational Interests: Horseback riding, roping in celebrity rodeos, rollerblading.

Career: Actor, director, and producer. Cowboys for Kids, honorary chairperson and celebrity spokesperson; Sterling College, Sterling, KS, associate professor of theatre; previously worked as a cowboy.

Member: Children's Organ Transplant Association (member of board of directors).

Awards, Honors: Lone Star Film & Television Award, best TV supporting actor, 1999, Image Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2000, both for Walker, Texas Ranger.


Television Appearances; Series:

Officer Benjamin Webster, CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol ), NBC, 19821983.

Roland Culp, The Duck Factory, NBC, 1984.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock, NBC, 19891992 ABC, 19921993.

(As Clarence Gilyard) Ranger James "Jimmy" Trivette, Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 19932001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bob Bryant, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also known as The Great Los Angeles Earthquake ), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Kid with the 200 I.Q., NBC, 1983.

Mustafa Breedan, L.A. Takedown (also known as L.A. Crimewave and Made in L.A. ), NBC, 1989.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock: Nowhere to Turn, 1990.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock: The Witness Killings, 1991.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock: The Suspect, 1991.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock: The Picture, 1991.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock: The Legacy (also known as The Fortune ), ABC, 1992.

Conrad McMasters, Matlock: The Vacation, ABC, 1992.

Jimmy Trivette, Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Re-union, 1994.

James Trivette, Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 7th Stellar Gospel Music Awards, syndicated, 1992.

Toronto host, The CBS AllAmerican Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1993.

The AllAmerican Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 1996, 1998, 1998, 2000.

Himself, Walker: Behind the Scenes with TV's Toughest Cop (documentary), 1996.

Host, The Orange Bowl Parade, CBS, 1998.

Host, Coming Up Roses (documentary), 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Clement McCallister, Things Are Looking Up, CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Student, "First Day Blues," Diff'rent Strokes, 1981.

Making the Grade, 1982.

William Collins, "It's a Vial Sort of Business," Riptide, 1984.

Wally Stokes, "A.W.O.L.," Simon & Simon, 1986.

Harold Bailey, "Matchmakers," 227, 1987.

Matt, "The More the Marrier," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1987.

Host, Soul Train, 1996.

(As Clarence Gilyard) Ranger Jimmy Trivette, "Fighting Back," Sons of Thunder, CBS, 1999.

Also appeared in an episode of 700 Club.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Full Recovery," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1999.

Film Appearances:

James B. White, Off the Mark (also known as Crazy Legs ), Fries Entertainment, 1986.

Sundown, Top Gun, Paramount, 1986.

G.I. #1, The Karate Kid, Part II, Columbia, 1986.

Theo, Die Hard, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

(As Clarence Gilyard) Bruce Barnes, Left Behind (also known as Left Behind: The Movie ), Cloud Ten Pictures, 2000.

Himself, The Making of "Left Behind: The Movie " (documentary short film), 2000.

(As Clarence Gilyard) Pastor Bruce Barnes, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, Cloud Ten Pictures, 2002.

Himself, The Making of "Left Behind II: Tribulation Force " (documentary short film), 2002.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Boondoogle, 1999.



Jet, December 4, 1995, p. 62.