Clarence Gilyard Biography
Birthday: December 24, 1955 (Capricorn)
Born In: Moses Lake, Washington
Clarence Gilyard is an American actor, author, and college professor. He is known for playing Conrad McMasters in the drama series ‘Matlock,’ and Pastor Bruce Barnes in the thriller flick ‘Left behind’ and its follow-up ‘Left Behind II: Tribulation Force’. He is also sometimes credited as Clarence Gilyard Jr. He initially attended US Air Force Academy to fulfill the dream of his father, who himself served in the air force. However, destiny had some others plans for Gilyard and he relocated to Los Angeles from Washington, eventually pursuing an acting career. He first performed in children's theater and later went on to act in films and television. Today, he is regarded as one of the most remarkable actors of color in Hollywood. Gilyard is a man who is fully committed to his profession. He is well-educated and has literary interests as well. He has authored several books and teaches theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.