Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr. (December 24, 1955 - November 29, 2022) was an American actor, college professor, and author. Gilyard best known for his roles in television series such as Matlock, Walker, Texas Ranger, and the film Die Hard. He also was an associate professior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He had been married twice and he has five children. He passed on November 29, 2022.
- Top Gun as Marcus "Sundown" Williams
- The Karate Kid Part II as G.I. #1
- Left Behind The Movie as Bruce Barnes
- Left Behind II Tribulation Force as Bruce Barnes
- Chasing Shakespeare as Jeremiah Ward
- Die Hard as Theo
- Reprises the role in DieHard is Back
- ChiPs as Officer Benjamin Webster (1982-1983)
- The Duck Factory as Roland Culp
- Simon & Simon as Wally Stokes (1986)
- Matlock as Conrad McMasters
- Walker, Texas Ranger as James "Jimmy" Trivette