Clarence Gilyard Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Height, Wiki, Bio

Clarence Gilyard

Clarence Gilyard Wiki/Biography

Clarence Gilyard is a college lecturer, actor, and writer. Clarence Gilyard pursues a variety of interests and jobs.

He has made several film, television, and stage appearances. He became well-known for playing James Trivette in the criminal drama “Walker Texas Ranger” and as a private eye in the drama series “Matlock.”

Maybe you know him rather well. Do you, however, know his age, height, and estimated wealth in 2022? If you are not aware, we have produced a short biography wiki about him that includes information on his professional life, personal life, net worth at the time of writing, age, height, and other stats. So, if you’re prepared, let’s begin.

He was born on December 24, 1955, and is 67 years old as of 2023 in Moses Lake, Washington. Officer in the US Air Force, Clarence Gilyard Sr. As his father served in the Air Force, He was raised on bases in Hawaii, Texas, and Florida.

Eisenhower High School in Rialto was attended by him. As a result of his academic excellence, he received an honors diploma in 1974. Later, he enrolled in Sterling College but left before completing his coursework.

He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Arts in acting. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance in 2003.

What is the net worth of Clarence Gilyard?

Clarence Gilyard’s net worth is predicted to be $8 million as of 2023. His performances in movies, television shows, and plays are what essentially bring in money for him.

Later in life, he started instructing theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he currently makes $588235 annually.

In contrast to his early self-description as an “Air Force Brat,” he has steadily advanced in his career as an author, educator, and actor. He had sporadic academic success, but as he got older, he took both acting and studying more seriously.

He achieved academic and acting success, rising to fame as an actor and theatre professor. He is employed in social services and is a member of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association’s board of directors.

Quick Facts of Clarence Gilyard

Celebrated Name: Clarence Gilyard
Real Name/Full Name: Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 24 December 1955
Birth Place: Moses Lake, Washington, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Elena Gilyard (m. 2001)
Children: Yes (Peter Gilyard)
Profession:  American actor, college professor, and author
Net Worth in 2023: $8 million
Last Updated: September 2023


In 1979, he made a cheerleader appearance in the play “Bleacher Bums.” He performed in the TV series Different Strokes, Simon and Simon, and Facts of Life as a character actor. He also had a role in the NBC television series “CHIPs” as officer Benjamin Webster.

He was also chosen for the TV show “The Duck Factory” in 1984. In his debut movie, “Top Gun,” which came out in 1986, he portrayed a radar intercept officer. He played a military character in his subsequent movie, “Karate Kid Part II.”

He finally succeeded in landing the part he desired in “Matlock” after years of battling. Ben Matlock’s private eye Conard McMasters was chosen to play him. His professional trajectory changed at this point. He benefited greatly from his long friendship with Andy Griffith, who played Ben Matlock. Andy Griffith ended up serving as his tutor. He learned the finer points of acting and comedy from this outstanding actor.

Chuck Norris co-starred in the 1993 movie “Walker Texas Ranger.” With actor Nobel Willingham starring in all six seasons, the program was a big success.

Clarence Gilyard, who was otherwise occupied, had a cameo appearance in the 2005 movie “Walker Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire”.

In 2005, he made retirement from acting announcement.

He starred in the spiritual movie “A matter of faith” in 2014. Clarence Gilyard, meantime, started working as an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in August 2006.

For his work in “Walker Texas Ranger,” he won the 1999 Lone Star Film and Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor (1993).

For his work on “Walker Texas Ranger,” he was honored with the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000. (1993).


For his work in “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Matlock,” and the movies “Die Hard” and “Left Behind 1 and 2,” Clarence Gilyard got a Lifetime Achievement TV Fame Award from Las Vegas Fame Awards in 2018.

Physical Appearance (Height, Weight)

He weighs 75 kg and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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