Clarence Gilyard Net Worth

Clarence Gilyard Net Worth is
$5 Million

Clarence Gilyard Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameClarence Gilyard
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 24, 1955
Height1.74 m
ProfessionAuthor, Actor, Educator
EducationSterling College, United States Air Force Academy, Eisenhower High School, California State University, Dominguez Hills
SpouseElena Gilyard
ChildrenPeter Gilyard
ParentsClarence Gilyard, Sr., Barbara Stanwyck Gilyard
SiblingsMilton Gilyard
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesTop Gun, The Karate Kid Part II, Die Hard, The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, From Above, A Matter of Faith
TV ShowsWalker, Texas Ranger, Matlock, The Duck Factory, CHiPs, Left Behind

Interesting Facts

1 Surrogate son of Andy Griffith.
2 Credits Andy Griffith as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3 When Matlock (1986) moved production from Los Angeles to North Carolina, at the beginning of the seventh season, it was Andy Griffith who suggested to him that he moved there. Fortunately, for Gilyard, he resided in North Carolina, for over a year, and moved back to Los Angeles.
4 Has returned to college to get his masters degree in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. [September 2003]
5 Best friends with Sheree J. Wilson.
6 He is an associate professor of theater at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. [August 2006]
7 Lived in Los Angeles, California, from 1980 to 1992, and again from 1993 to 2001.
8 His acting mentors were the late Andy Griffith and Chuck Norris.
9 Gilyard was a finalist for the role of Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
10 Went to the same high school as ex-Allies lead guitarist Randy Thomas and actor/singer Kirk Fogg.
11 Attended California State University, Long Beach, with a major in theater.
12 His father, Clarence Sr., had converted his religion from Baptist to Lutheran, which Clarence Jr. practiced in California, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, everywhere.
13 Before he was an actor, he worked with his housemate at a clothing store. He was promoted to manager.
14 His brother, Milton, is moderately developmentally disabled.
15 Graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, in 1974.
16 Like his father, he went to the Air Force Academy.
17 The second of six children.
18 His family was originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.
19 Serves as a consultant of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Communications.
20 Originally a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
21 His son, Peter, was born on May 30, 2007.
22 As a little boy, like co-star Nancy Stafford, he was a huge fan of The Andy Griffith Show (1960). Several years after that show went off the air, he beat out three other actors for the role of a private investigator on Andy Griffith's Matlock (1986), for the fourth season of the series, when he replaced Kene Holiday.
23 A cowboy buff.
24 Three of the movies he has starred in have gone on to gross well over $150 million each in worldwide box office and DVD sales.
25 Best known by the public for his roles as Conrad McMasters on Matlock (1986), and as James "Jimmy" Trivette on Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).
26 After joining the cast of the play "Bleacher Burns," Clarence became the first black actor to play the role of the cheerleader. By coincidence, the real-life person on whom the cheerleader at Wrigley Field was based was indeed black.
27 He began his acting career working in the children's theater.
28 Gilyard was born in Moses Lakes, Washington, but was raised on military bases in Hawaii, Texas, and Florida.
29 He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
30 Attended Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, for some time. After his success as an actor, Clarence has given back to the college in many ways, one of which was paying for new tennis courts for the college.


1 Nasally, whiny voice
2 Very muscular physique
3 Frequently played characters that are of the civil law


1 [on his charity he spent time for] I always wanted to be a cowboy and work with my horse every weekend. My specialty is team roping. I had the pleasure of working with Charlie Sampson in Mesa, Arizonza, the last time out. He's the 1982 World Champion Rider. I love it out there, up to my butt in horses, calves, dirt and dung.
2 [When he replaced Kene Holiday on Matlock (1986), in the role of Conrad] I was doing a lot of stress management that day. I decided to forget about the audition script and focus on how I felt about Andy the man. Having grown up with The Andy Griffith Show (1960), adoring the father-son relationship, I just figured to be Opie for a day. Well, I blew it. I was disappointed with myself, thinking I would never work again. But I turned on the TV in the limousine taking me back to the airport that night, and my second episode on Diff'rent Strokes (1978) happened to be on. I felt it was a good omen.
3 I was part of a lot of great television projects. I started out on 'CHiPs' with Erik (Estrada). It was really consuming with Andy and Chuck. I do intend to go back, but not to the demise of the quality of life that I have now with my wife and five kids. And I always wanted that collegiate component in my life. It was one of those ("Godfather" author) Mario Puzo things. They made me an offer I couldn't refuse at a good university that's becoming a fine university. It's a great fit.
4 [Of his spiritual talents]: To see those men do that was providential. It made me realize that artistically I have a lot of voices -- but how do I articulate all those voices unless I put my trust in some type of technique?
5 [When his role on Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) came to an end, after 8 1/2 seasons]: I wanted to start over. Also, I was going to work on my new marriage. After 15 straight years of network TV I knew that I couldn't put a young marriage through that.
6 [In the wake of his misbehavior of his marriage]: My wife left me because I started to have an affair.
7 [on figuring out the many Catholics that get on their knees each day]: I don't know how many Catholics are aware of why we are on our knees in the presence of Jesus. That's where I needed to be. Mother Church allows that and informs us that way. It is one of the great gifts.
8 [on Chuck Norris's, Cordell Walker]: There was really no one else in town who could play that character.
9 I was a prodigal, and not learning a lot of healthy habits. I was doing a little drugs, drinking a lot, chasing women until my parents said, 'You've got to move out.'
10 [when he wanted to be an actor] I knew it was the right choice from day one, then, through actor friends working at a restaurant where I was waiting tables at night.
11 I knew that nobody in this business would ever ask to see my diploma - I did it for myself. I believe that the only way you can really change your life is to get new information. I also wanted to learn the classic, not fake them.
12 [on being born Christmas Eve]: We did the best we could to make it a festive occasion, but I was always awed by what the kids in school said they got from Santa Claus. I couldn't quite bring myself to tell them about the boring underwear and socks I got year after year.
13 [on turning 50]: I really have to work hard to keep up with them.
14 [on why he would frequently grow his beard, outside of work]: If people look at you in an elevator long enough, they'll recognize you.
15 [on how he sees himself as a character outside of his faith]: As a Catholic Christian, people don't necessarily want to see you in that way, as a person, as a father, as someone called to marriage or as an artist.
16 [Of his journeyman career]: I had been trying to make it in show business without any real vision. I was getting some success because I was a type - I had a quality that producers were looking for. But I wasn't controlling my destiny.
17 [on his character in "Left Behind"]: I am blessed to be a part of the production and get to play this character. I'm not the best actor in the world, but even better, I get to help this character evolve. I think God wants me to be playing Bruce Barnes.
18 It took me 10 years, but I eventually graduated from college, too.
19 Why I got to do 13 straight years of network television and somebody else didn't, who knows?
20 I grew up as an Air Force brat. My family moved around a lot. I entered the U.S. Air Force Academy after high school, but left after a year. I couldn't afford to stay at Sterling College in Kansas, where I played wide receiver for the football team, so I went to work and eventually moved back to California.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
1999 Lone Star Film & Television Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Best TV Supporting Actor Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)



The Sector 2016 Reverend Raines
Rabbit Days 2016 Auguste Porter
The Track 2015 Psychiatrist
A Matter of Faith 2014 Professor Portland
artScene 2013 TV Series
From Above 2013 Jeremiah Ward
Little Monsters 2012 Ben Foreman
Top Gun 2: Back to Traffic School 2012 Short Sundown
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire 2005 TV Movie James Trivette (as Clarence Gilyard)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force 2002 Pastor Bruce Barnes (as Clarence Gilyard)
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993-2001 TV Series James Trivette
Left Behind: The Movie 2000 Video Bruce Barnes (as Clarence Gilyard)
Sons of Thunder 1999 TV Series Ranger Jimmy Trivette
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion 1994 James Trivette (as Clarence Gilyard)
Matlock 1989-1993 TV Series Conrad McMasters
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 TV Movie Roy Bryant
L.A. Takedown 1989 TV Movie Mustafa Jackson
Die Hard 1988 Theo
The Facts of Life 1987 TV Series Matt
Off the Mark 1987 James B. White
227 1987 TV Series Harold Bailey
Simon & Simon 1986 TV Series Wally Stokes
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 G.I. #1
Top Gun 1986 Sundown
Solomon's Universe 1985 TV Movie Casey
Riptide 1984 TV Series William Collins
The Duck Factory 1984 TV Series Roland Culp
Things Are Looking Up 1984 TV Movie Clement McCallister
CHiPs 1982-1983 TV Series Officer Benjamin Webster / Webster
The Kid with the 200 I.Q. 1983 TV Movie
Making the Grade 1982 TV Series
Diff'rent Strokes 1981 TV Series Frank Simpson / The Student


Walker, Texas Ranger 1999 TV Series 1 episode


Boondoggle 1999 executive producer


Matlock 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode


Top Gun 2: Back to Traffic School 2012 Short special thanks


The Making of 'Left Behind II: Tribulation Force' 2002 Video documentary short Himself (as Clarence Gilyard)
The Making of 'Left Behind: The Movie' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Orange Bowl Parade 1997 TV Movie Himself - Host
Walker: Behind the Scenes with TV's Toughest Cop 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Matlock 1994-1995 TV Series Conrad McMasters

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