Clarence Williams III Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Career, Movies, TV Shows, Half Baked

Clarence Williams III Bio

Clarence Williams III is an American actor. He was born on August 21, 1939, in New York City, New York, U.S, where he grew up discovering his ability as an actor. He is best known for playing the character “Linc Hayes” in the “hippie” cop show The Mod Squad (1968–1973).

 How Old is Clarence Williams III /Age

He is 79 years old as of 2019,  he was born on August 21, 1939, in New York City, the U.S. However, he grew to discover his ability and skill in acting.

Clarence Williams III Height and Weight

He stands tall at an estimated American height of about 6 feet 5 inches which perfect for him as an actor and a commentator, his body weight has not yet revealed.

Clarence Williams III Education

Having raised in New York City, he attended elementary schooling in the same region after which he accidentally walked into a theater and he fell in love with acting as a career.

 Family of Clarence Williams III

William’s father Clarence “Clay” Williams Jr., is a musician professionally and a grandson of jazz and blues composer/pianist Clarence Williams, his mother by the name of Eva Taylor was an American singer and an actress. In his childhood life, Williams was raised by his paternal grandmother and the details about his siblings are yet to be uploaded.

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Clarence Williams photo

Clarence Williams III Wife

He was married to the actress Gloria Foster in 1967, she was both on and off Broadway. They met on the television show The Mod Squad that ran from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, later after he died in 2001, Williams got into a relationship with Tyne Daly (1990 – 1999).

Clarence Williams III Children

While married to Tyne Daly they were blessed to have twin daughters. So, he has at least two children.

Clarence Williams III Net Worth

Williams III as an American actor he has a net worth of $2 million dollars, he grew in the ladder of wealth since he became famous in the film industry and grew up in a family of performers.

Clarence Williams III Career

Williams began pursuing an acting career after spending two years as a paratrooper in C Company, 506th Infantry, of the 101st Airborne Division. His breakout theatrical role was in William Hanley’s Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, for which he received a Tony Award nomination.

Williams’ breakout role was as undercover cop Linc Hayes on the highly popular counterculture TV cop series The Mod Squad, along with fellow relative unknowns Michael Cole and Peggy Lipton.

Spanning over forty years, his career includes the role of Prince’s tormented father, who was also a musician, in Purple Rain, a recurring role in the surreal TV series Twin Peaks, a good cop in Deep Cover, a rioter in the mini-series Against the Wall, and Wesley Snipes’ chemically dependent Dad in Sugar Hill.

He also played a supporting role as George Wallace’s fictional African-American butler and caretaker in the 1997 TNT movie George Wallace.

From 2003 to 2007, Williams had a recurring role as Philby Cross in the Mystery Woman movie series on the Hallmark Channel.

In the seventh movie, he reunited with his Mod Squad co-star Michael Cole.

Clarence Williams III Movies

  • Purple Rain (film)
  • Tales from the Hood
  • Half Baked
  • The General’s Daughter
  • Hoodlum 1997
  • Deep Cover 1992
  • Sugar Hill 1993
  • The Butler
  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
  • Against the Wall 1994
  • The Legend of 1900
  • 52 Pick-Up 1986
  • Reindeer Games
  • The Mod Squad 1999
  • George Wallace 1997
  • The Cool World 1963
  • Happy Here and Now
  • Life 1999
  • The Way of War 2009
  • Tough Guys Don’t Dance
  • Frogs for Snakes
  • Blue Hill Avenue
  • Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend
  • Clarence Williams iii mystery woman:
  • Ali: An American Hero
  • Maniac Cop 2
  • The Immortals 1995
  • Clarence Williams iii mystery woman: sing
    me a murder
  • Sprung 1997
  • My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  •  At First Sight
  •  Vision of a Murder
  •  In the Shadows
  •  Game Time
  •  Oh Baby
  • The Brave 1997
  • Mindstorm (film)
  • Deadfall 1993
  • Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
  • The Love Bug 1997
  • The Road to Galveston
  • Mystery Woman: Redemption
  • The Blue Hour (2007 film)
  • Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat”
  • Starstruck 1998
  • Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery
  • Civility 2000
  • The Last Innocent ManConstellation
  • The Extreme Team
    Ritual 2002

Clarence Williams III TV Shows

  • American Dragon: Jake Long
  • Mystery Woman
  • George Wallace 1997
  • Millennium (TV series)
  • The Mod Squad

Clarence Williams III Half Baked

January can be counted on for two things: bad weather and bad movies. The bad weather is usually widely publicized in advance of arrival. Bad movies are another matter.

The latest has been released without appearing on the preview screens that enable reviewers to act as an early warning system.

For the wary, the title of this new film is “Half-Baked.” Not very funny, intelligent or grippingly plotted, it is likely to appeal only to those who think that anything to do with marijuana–smoking, sharing, stealing or selling–constitutes the Mt. Everest of rip-roaring hilarity.

The best that can be said for “Half-Baked” that cast is attractive–there are token appearances by Willie Nelson, Dave Garcia, Tommy Chong, Jon Stewart, and Snoop Doggy Dog, and the music is lively.

Directed by Tamra Davis and written by Neal Brennan and Dave Chappelle, one of its stars, “Half-Baked” doles out the story of four friends whose life-defining experience, in the mid-1980s, sometime before the 9th grade, is their first encounter with marijuana.

Eleven years later, they are living together in New York City, most of them holding down low-level jobs and still relishing a good smoke. Thurgood (Chappelle) works at a pharmaceutical lab as a janitor (he prefers “custodian”). Scarface (Guillermo Diaz)  employed in a fast-food restaurant. Brian (Jim Breuer) floats around in a record shop, and the good-natured Kenny (Harland Williams) teaches kindergarten.

One night, Kenny–assigned to buy the group’s post-smoke munchies–feeds the popcorn, beef jerky, chocolate graham crackers, ice-cream bars and pizza to a police horse. Being diabetic, it drops dead. In an instant, Kenny is branded a cop killer, clapped in jail, held in lieu of $1 million bails and living in fear of prison rape.

His good friends are determined to raise the $100,000 in cash needed to pay for his bond. Their solution is to sell the high-grade marijuana available in the lab where Thurgood works. Their success offends Samson Simpson (Clarence Williams III), a major dealer, and it eventually draws the attention of the law.

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