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Name: Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Date of Birth: 24 December 1955
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 is he paid for new tennis courts for the college.
Associate Professor of Theatre, 2002
He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity
Gilyard was born in Moses Lakes, Washington, but was raised in the military bases of Hawaii, Texas and Florida.
He began his acting career working in the children's theater.
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.
... Best known by the public for his roles as Conrad McMasters on "Matlock" (1986), and as James "Jimmy" Trivette on "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993).
Three of the movies he has starred in have gone on to gross well over $150 million each in world wide box office and DVD sales.
A cowboy buff.
As a little boy, like co-star Nancy Stafford, he too 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 series fourth season, when he replaced Kene Holliday.
His son, Peter, was born on May 30, 2007.
Originally a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
On "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993), his character was a former Dallas Cowboy player, however, in real-life, he did not play for the Dallas Cowboys.
Serves as a consultant of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Communications.
His family was originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.
The second of six children.
Like his father, he also went to the Air Force Academy.
Graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, in 1974.
His brother, Milton, is moderately developmentally disabled.
Before he was an actor, he worked with his house mate at a clothing store, that promoted him to being manager.
His father, Clarence Sr., had converted his religion from Baptist to Lutheran, where Clarence Jr., had practiced it in California, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, everywhere.
Attended California State - Long Beach, with a major in theater.
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