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Clarence Gilyard Jr

James "Jimmy" Trivette in Walker Texas Ranger, Conrad McMasters in Matlock

Photos Clarence Gilyard Jr Birth name: Clarence Darnell Gilyard Jr
Birth date: 1955/12/24 (64 years old)
Birth place : Moses Lake Washington
Height: 1.75 m

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Biography for Clarence Gilyard Jr


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Title Role
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005) (TV) (as Clarence Gilyard) Ranger James Jimmy Trivette
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002) (V) (as Clarence Gilyard) Pastor Bruce Barnes
Walker, Texas Ranger James 'Jimmy' Trivette / ... (194 episodes, 1993-2001)
Left Behind (2000) (as Clarence Gilyard) Bruce Barnes
Sons of Thunder Ranger Jimmy Trivette (1 episode, 1999)
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion (1994) Jimmy Trivette
Matlock Conrad McMasters (57 episodes, 1989-1993)
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990) (TV) Roy Bryant
L.A. Takedown (1989) (TV) Mustafa Jackson
Die Hard (1988) Theo
Off the Mark (1987) James B. White
The Facts of Life Matt (1 episode, 1987)
227 Harold Bailey (1 episode, 1987)
Simon & Simon Wally Stokes (1 episode, 1986)
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) G.I. #1
Top Gun (1986) Sundown
Riptide William Collins (1 episode, 1984)
The Duck Factory (1984) TV series Roland Culp (unknown episodes)
Things Are Looking Up (1984) (TV) Clement McCallister
CHiPs Officer Benjamin Webster / ... (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983) (TV)
Making the Grade (1 episode, 1982)


I grew up as an Air Force brat. My family moved around a lot. I entered the U.S. Air Force Academy after high school, but left after a year. I couldn't afford to stay at Sterling College in Kansas, where I played wide receiver for the football team, so I went to work and eventually moved back to California.

Why I got to do 13 straight years of network television and somebody else didn't, who knows?

It took me 10 years, but I eventually graduated from college, too.

[On his character in "Left Behind"]: I am blessed to be a part of the production and get to play this character. I'm not the best actor in the world, but even better, I get to help this character evolve. I think God wants me to be playing Bruce Barnes.

[Of his journeyman career]: I had been trying to make it in show business without any real vision. I was getting some success because I was a type - I had a quality that producers were looking for. But I wasn't controlling my destiny.

[On how he sees himself as a character outside of his faith]: As a Catholic Christian, people don't necessarily want to see you in that way, as a person, as a father, as someone called to marriage or as an artist.

[On why he would frequently grow his beard, outside of work]: If people look at you in an elevator long enough, they'll recognize you.

[On turning 50]: I really have to work hard to keep up with them.

[On being born Christmas Eve]: We did the best we could to make it a festive occasion, but I was always awed by what the kids in school said they got from Santa Claus. I couldn't quite bring myself to tell them about the boring underwear and socks I got year after year.

I knew that nobody in this business would ever ask to see my diploma - I did it for myself. I believe that the only way you can really change your life is to get new information. I also wanted to learn the classic, not fake them.

[when he wanted to be an actor] I knew it was the right choice from day one, then, through actor friends working at a restaurant where I was waiting tables at night.



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  • Creation date: 30/12/2008 by abdest

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