Among the countless actors of color who have become a part of the Hollywood industry, Clarence Gilyard is one of the most remarkable. His acting career spans over a dozen years, and he has worked on numerous television shows. Gilyard has also written several books. Some of his most notable works include Left Behind: The Movies, The Karate Kid Part II, and Walker, Texas Ranger: Fire Trial. He has a total net worth of $5 million. He is also a professor of theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Despite his many accomplishments, Gilyard keeps his personal life and affairs private.
During his teenage years, Gilyard struggled with alcohol and narcotics. He enrolled in Sterling College in Kansas, but dropped out after one year. He later enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, but left one year later. Gilyard was raised as a Lutheran. In the 1990s, he converted to Catholicism. While Gilyard was an excellent student, he did not complete his degree. He has also appeared in several television programs as a character actor.
Gilyard began his acting career in 1981, when he appeared on the television show Different Strokes. Gilyard also appeared in a McDonald’s commercial in 1984. Gilyard then had a recurring role in the TV series Matlock in 1989. He also appeared in The Duck Factory in 1984. He later starred in Walker, Texas Ranger in 1993 to 2001. He has also appeared in Left Behind II: Tribulation Force and Die Hard. He has appeared in several films, including The Karate Kid Part II. He also starred in Left Behind: The Movies, which was released in 2008.
Clarence Gilyard has worked on more than a dozen tv series and movies. He appeared in The Duck Factory, The Karate Kid, and Walker, Texas Ranger, among others. He has also been a cast member in several theater productions. He has also been married twice. He has three children. His first wife was Catherine Dutko, and he married Elena Gilyard in 2001. The couple shares three children.
Before he became an actor, Clarence Gilyard was a college football player. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1974. He then attended California State University. He also worked as a salesperson for an industrial chemical company, and he played football for Sterling College. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was also an outstanding student in high school. In his spare time, Gilyard played football and was involved in the Sterling College play Bleacher Bums.
He later attended Southern Methodist University, and received a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. He later became an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts Department of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gilyard has also written several books, including The Dance of the Star and Perfume at Night. He has also served as a consultant for the United States Catholic Bishops’ Communications Committee. He has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Left Behind, The Duck Factory, and Left Behind II: Tribulation Force. He also has a film cameo in 2005. His favorite film is Lawrence of Arabia. He also likes James Taylor.