Williams, Clarence, III 1939–

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WILLIAMS, Clarence, III 1939

(Clarence Williams)


Born August 21, 1939, in New York, NY; married Gloria Foster (an actress), November, 1967 (divorced).

Addresses: Manager Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, artist in residence, 196667. Also worked as a cook, bartender, and office worker. Military service: U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division.

Member: Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, both best supporting actor, 1965, for Slow Dance on the Killing Ground; Image Award nomination, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture, 1998, for Hoodlum; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1998, for Millennium; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture, 2000, for The General's Daughter.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lincoln "Linc" Hayes, The Mod Squad, ABC, 19681973.

The boss, Crazy Love, 1995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Archie, George Wallace, HBO, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lincoln "Linc" Hayes, The Return of Mod Squad, ABC, 1979.

D. J. Johnson, The Last Innocent Man, HBO, 1987.

John Culber, Kill or Be Killed (also known as Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice ), NBC, 1990.

Raymond, Father and Son: Dangerous Relations (also known as Dangerous Relations and On the Streets of L.A. ), NBC, 1993.

Chaka, Against the Wall, HBO, 1994.

Benny Hayes, The Immortals (also known as The End ), 1995.

Christopher (the caretaker), Road to Galveston, USA Network, 1996.

Coach Pratt, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "the Goat " Manigault (also known as Rebound ), ABC, 1996.

Javier, Encino Woman (also known as California Woman ), ABC, 1996.

Chuck, The Love Bug (also known as The New Love Bug ), ABC, 1997.

Jarry Wallace, Starstruck (also known as Dust and Stardust, Starfucker, and Starfuckers ), Starz!, 1998.

Warden Pierce, Last Rites, Starz!, 1998.

Marcellus Clay, Ali: An American Hero, Fox, 2000.

Pat Zachary, The Extreme Team (also known as The XTeam ), ABC, 2003.

Also appeared in Angel in Harlem.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mr. Simpson, "The Hero Who Couldn't Read," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1984.

Presenter, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1997.

An All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

Himself, ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Pit," Lamp unto My Feet, CBS, 1965.

"J. F. Power: The Darkness and the Grace," Directions '66, ABC, 1966.

Daktari, CBS, 1967.

"Measure of a Man," The Danny Thomas Hour, NBC, 1968.

"The Professional," Tarzan, NBC, 1968.

John Cambridge, "The Furnished Room," Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (also known as Great Mysteries ), Anglia Television and syndicated, 1974.

David, "Boy on Wheels," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1980.

Billy Decker, "Sweet Sixteen and Dead," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1983.

Martin, "Deadlock," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1984.

"The House of Dies Drear," Wonder Works, PBS, 1984.

"Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Clarence Thornehill, "Cliff's Birthday," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1985.

Legba, "A Tale of a Goat," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985.

Redding, "Homecoming," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985.

"Junk Love," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985.

Jessie, "Road Lord," The Highwayman, NBC, 1988.

Detective Roscoe Phillips, "Some Like It Cold," Shades of LA, 1990.

FBI Agent Roger Hardy, "Dispute between Brothers," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

FBI Agent Roger Hardy, "Masked Ball," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

"I May Be Wrong," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Grady, "Maniac at Large," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1992.

Eugene Lukes, "Camouflage," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

Omet'iklan, "To the Death," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9 ), syndicated, 1996.

Deputy commissioner Luther Dobbs, "Mr. Justice," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

Zero/Kramer, "Sense and Antisense," Millennium, Fox, 1997.

Carl Adler, "Die Beautiful," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Charles Adams, "Hermanos," Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2000.

Lateef Miller, "Burn, Baby, Burn," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Voice of Kobe, "Tarzan and the Fountain," The Legend of Tarzan (animated), UPN, 2001.

Joe McKenzie, "Men Aren't Monsters," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Joe McKenzie, "Women in Cacti with a Curled Up Rat," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Dr. Braun, "The Patient," Miracles, ABC, 2003.

Mr. Hayes, "Dosed: Part 1," Fastlane, Fox, 2003.

Mr. Hayes, "Overkill," Fastlane, Fox, 2003.

Vincent Quordon, "Secrets & Lies," Skin, Fox, 2003.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Gabriel's Fire, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Donald Brooks, New York Undercover, Fox, 1994.

Vincent Quordon, Skin, Fox, 2003.

Film Appearances:

(As Clarence Williams) Blood, The Cool World, Cinema V, 1963.

Narrator, King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis (documentary), Commonwealth United, 1970.

Father, Purple Rain, Warner Bros., 1984.

Bobby Shy, 52 PickUp, Cannon, 1986.

Bolo, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Cannon, 1987.

Lieutenant Kevin White, Perfect Victims, Academy Home Entertainment, 1988.

Kalinga, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1989.

Blum, Maniac Cop 2, LIVE Home Video, 1991.

Deputy Sheriff Virgil, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Samuel Goldwyn, 1991.

Ken Taft, Deep Cover, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Dean, Deadfall, 1993.

A. R. Skuggs, Sugar Hill (also known as Harlem ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1994.

Bryant, Judgement, 1995.

Himself, The Films of John Frankenheimer, 1995.

Mr. Simms, Tales from the Hood, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

General Greenboro, The Silencers, 1996.

Bub Hewlett, Hoodlum (also known as Hoods ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1997.

Father Stratton, The Brave, Filmax, 1997.

Grand Daddy, Sprung, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Huck, Frogs for Snakes, Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Samson Simpson, Half Baked, Universal, 1998.

Overture, 1998.

Colonel George Fowler, The General's Daughter (also known as WehrlosDie Tochter des Generals ), Paramount, 1999.

Jelly Roll Morton, La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (also known as The Legend of 1900 and The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean ), Fine Line, 1999.

Merlin, Reindeer Games (also known as Deception ), Dimension Films, 1999.

Winston Hancock, Life, Universal, 1999.

The Mod Squad, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1999.

Shepherd (also known as Cybercity ), 1999.

Glitterman, Civility (also known as The Day October Died and Malicious Intent ), SoHo Entertainment, 2000.

Leron Becker, Ritual, 2000.

Benny, Blue Hill Avenue, Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Walter Golden, Mindstorm, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2001.

Bill, Happy Here and Now, IFC Films, 2002.

(Uncredited) Secretary of Defense, Imposter, Dimension Films, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Dark of the Moon, c. 1957.

Chris, The Long Dream, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Washington Roach, Walk in Darkness, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Randall, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 19641965.

The Sax, "Sarah and the Sax," in Doubletalk, Dobbs Ferry, NY, then Theatre De Lys, New York City, both 1964.

Hector Case, The Great Indoors, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Hubert de Burgh, King John, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Roosevelt, The Party on Greenwich Avenue, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, Spingold Theatre, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1967.

President Mageeba, Night and Day, American National Theatre and Academy Playhouse, New York City, 19791980.

Ray, Suspenders, New Federal Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Also appeared in Dark of the Moon, New York City.



Contemporary Black Biography, Gale, 2000.

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