Born on December 24, 1955 in Moses Lake, Washington, Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr. has been an important actor, director, producer, author and university director. His work career has made him one of the names that has marked the world of television. In addition, he has also worked in theatrical productions and has participated in a multitude of films over the decades, which have helped him gain notoriety and popularity worldwide.
The news of his death has made the front pages of the media. At the age of 66, the actor of 'Top Gun', 'Die Hard' and 'Walker, Texas Ranger', among many other titles, has passed away and the whole world is mourning his death. This news has been especially hard for the one who has been his wife for more than 20 years, as well as for the children he has had in his two marriages. Therefore, from The Look we wanted to gather this information for you to know who have been the people who have accompanied Clarence Gilyard Jr. during his life.
This is the childhood of Clarence Gilyard Jr.
The actor was the son of Clarence Gilyard Sr., an officer in the United States Air Force. For this reason, he grew up on military bases during the first years of his life. This was until, in 1979, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
Although he was a lover of sports and, from a very young age, had devoted himself to the study of karate and taekwondo, as well as playing soccer, he discovered that his true calling was acting.
Gilyard's successful acting career
His beginnings took place in various episodes of television series, always sporadically. His first regular role was in the series 'Chips', which began to open the doors for him to develop as an actor.
His leap to the big screen came when he played Sundown in 'Top Gun. Idols of the Air', which was followed by the role of Theo in 'Die Hard'. However, we could say that the most important role of his career was when he participated in almost 200 episodes of 'Walker, Texas Ranger', where he shared the cast with Chuck Norris.
The success as an actor was not enough for Gilyard and, therefore, he decided to study a Master of Fine Arts. Shortly after finishing it, he started working at the University of Nevada as a professor.
Do you know Clarence Gilyard's wife and six children?
As far as his love life is concerned, the American actor has been married twice. The first was to Catherine Dutko, whom he met while in college and with whom he had two children.
After her he met Elena and love was born between them. The couple married in 2001 and had not separated since. After the wedding, Clarence left the world of Hollywood and began to devote himself to teaching.
He had three other children with Elena. Since they met, both have always been happy and in love. They can be proud of having found each other and of the family they have formed together as a result of their great love. Now, it is time to say goodbye and never forget him.