Clarence Gilyard
Clarence Gilyard
Real Name/Full Name Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Clarence Gilyard
Birth Place: Moses Lake, Washington, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 24 December 1955
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 174 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165.347 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Clarence Gilyard Sr.
Mother – N/A
Siblings: No
School: Eisenhower High School, Rialto, California
College: Sterling College; California State University, Long Beach
Religion: Christian
Nationality: United States of America
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Elena Gilyard (m. 2001)
Kids/Children Name: Peter Gilyard
Profession: Actor, college professor and author
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Clarence Gilyard is one of the most famous actors and one of the best college professors. He is also a recognizable author. We have seen his acting in many films, series and also in Theatres. Hence, he is pretty popular among everyone. His most famous role is as a private investigator in Matlock and then in Walker Texas Ranger. Then he started appearing in many other dramas and series.

Well, how well do you know about Clarence Gilyard? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Clarence Gilyard’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Clarence Gilyard to date.

Biography and Early Life

Clarence Gilyard took birth in the year 1955, on the 24th of December. His hometown was in Moses Lake, Washington. Clarence Gilyard Sr. was his father, who was a US Air Force Officer. His father, because of his job, got posted. Hence, Clarence Gilyard spends his childhood in various places, but he grew up in Hawaii, Texas, and Florida Air Bases, respectively.

He was also academically a bright student and decided to follow the true path of what he wants. He also dropped his college to pursue his dream subject of acting.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Clarence Gilyard in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Clarence Gilyard’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024 having been born on 24 December 1955. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 174 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165.347 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Clarence Gilyard started his school life and completed it at Eisenhower High School, situated in Rialto, California. He passed out of his school in the year 1974 with a high score as he was academically bright.

He then joined Sterling College, but he didn’t find any interest there, hence dropping his college. He then decided to pursue his dream subject. He joined California State University, Long Beach, and pursued acting as his subject. In the year 2003, he did a Master in Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Southern Methodist University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Clarence Gilyard With Wife Elena Gilyard
Clarence Gilyard With Wife Elena Gilyard

Clarence Gilyard didn’t have any girlfriend to date. He got married in the year 2001 to Elena Gilyard. They then together had a child and are happy all together. Peter Gilyard is the name of Clarence and Elena Gilyard’s son.

They are living a healthy and prosperous life, nothing more than that is still unknown to all of us, but if any further details are available we will surely come to know about it in the future.

Is Clarence Gilyard Gay?

No, as per his lifestyle and further activities, it is clear he is not gay. He got married in the year 2001, with Elena Gilyard and till date are living happily ever after. They also had a son named Peter Gilyard. They are a healthy living, prosperous family.

Professional Career

The movie Bleacher Bums was first played by him in the year 1979. Then he moved into many movies, dramas, theaters, and many series. He worked in various roles and was best suited for military roles.

His journey was not easy; he struggled several years to acquire such a high place on this platform. Then he made many blockbuster films and was well accepted by the audience. Many known personalities came in contact with him; this helped him to develop his professional career and grow more in his life.


Following are Clarence Gilyard’s received awards and recognitions:

  • In 1999, Lone Star Film and Television Awards for best-supporting actor.
  • In 2000, Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor.
  • In 2018, Lifetime Achievement TV Fans Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Clarence Gilyard in 2024

Clarence Gilyard Net Worth
Clarence Gilyard Net Worth

As of 2024, Clarence Gilyard’s net worth is $8 million, and he is worthy enough to hold such a significant net worth. He succeeded well in his professional career by being a great actor of all times. He is also a college professor and is loved by all. He is also a renowned author. He is totally dependent on his professional career and doesn’t have any job to get a fixed salary.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Some Interesting facts that we need to know about Clarence Gilyard are:

  • He dropped his college to pursue his dream subject and obviously succeeded there.
  • He has a family background in Air Bases, where he grew a solid mentality to compete in life.

We can actually conclude that, to succeed and proceed in life; we need a strong mentality that helps us to develop a strong personality. This is totally depicted from the lifestyle of Clarence Gilyard. He has a positive attitude towards life and hence is at the peak of success.


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