Some take acting as passion. Others enter into it by fluke. But for some, it is knowledge to be imparted, a skill to be taught. Clarence Gilyard, who started his acting career way back in 1981, is not just an actor but also a professor of acting as well.
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Gilyard was born in Mosses Lake, Washington, on December 24, 1955, in a military family. Gilyard moved to Los Angeles at the age of twenty-four in the pursuit of a career as an actor.
The American actor/college professor/author Clarence Gilyard
Gilyard started his career appearing as a cheerleader in the play Bleacher Bums before moving to TV series and movies. Till date, he has had seventeen different roles, both on television and silver screen.
Even as Gilyard has balanced his teaching and acting careers, The Walker, Texas Ranger star has made a sizable chunk of his $5 million fortune from acting. As an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Gilyard's annual income in 2016 was around $588,235. The 61-year-old has appeared in a number of hit movies and TV series such as A Matter of Faith (2014), Top Gun Traffic School (1986), Left Behind (2014), Matlock (1986-1995) and Die Hard (1988).
Check out the total collection of some of his hit movies in the table below.
Top Gun Traffic School
A Matter of Faith
|$680,113 (Ticket sales)|
Total collection of the four movies: $517,961,594.
Clarence Gilyard made around $588,235 as professor of Theatre
Since 2016, Gilyard has performed the role of Holak Colburn in The Niel Simon Film Festival's Driving Miss Dasiy. His income from the show hasn't been revealed yet, but as per the sources, the actor is believed to earn thousands of dollars from his performance.
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1. He is the first African-American actor to undertake the role of the cheerleader in the play Bleacher Bums.
2. He made a come-back in the industry after seven years of hiatus with independent projects. In 2014, Gilyard appeared in the religious movie A Matter of Faith, which turned out to be one of the most successful projects of his career.
3. Gilyard is one of the members of the board of directors of Holy Cross Family Ministries, a religious organization based in Easton, Massachusetts, Washington.