Mr. Clarence Gilyard


Mr. Clarence A. Gilyard is a prolific and talented television actor, winning the 2000 NAACP Image Award for outstanding supporting actor. He starred for 8 ½ seasons with Chuck Norris on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and for four years with Andy Griffith on “Matlock.” He is also a theatrical film producer and acting teacher, and directed an episode of “Walker.” He earned a BFA from California State University; an MA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and an MFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University. He has been the spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation; Feed the Children International; Carter Blood Care Nationwide; and Cowboys for Kids Nationwide; and the honorary chairperson for The Salvation Army Kettle River, Orange County, California. He is a member of the Director’s Guild, the Screen Actors guild, the American Federation Television and Radio Artists, and Significant Sigma Chi.