Clarence Williams III

Clarence Williams III

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1939-08-21
Deathday: 2021-06-04 (81 years old)
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Biography

Clarence Williams III (August 21, 1939 – June 4, 2021) was an American actor. He played the character of Linc Hayes in the police television series The Mod Squad from 1968 to 1973. He also appeared in films such as Purple Rain, 52 Pick-Up, Tales from the Hood, Half Baked, and Reindeer Games.

Personal Life

Williams married the actress Gloria Foster in 1967. They worked together on The Mod Squad; Foster made two guest appearances. The two also acted in a 1964 film The Cool World. In 1984 they filed for divorce, but remained friends. They had no children. Williams announced Foster's death in 2001.

Early Life

Born in New York City, Williams was the son of a professional musician, Clarence "Clay" Williams Jr., and grandson of jazz and blues composer/pianist Clarence Williams and his singer-actress wife, Eva Taylor. Raised by his paternal grandmother, he became interested in acting after accidentally walking onto a stage at a theater below a Harlem YMCA.

Filmography

All 83

Movies 60

TV shows 23

Voice 1

Self 1

Roscoe
American Nightmares (2018)

American Nightmares (2018)

Movie
1
Bob
Snowbird (2016)

Snowbird (2016)

Movie
Maynard
The Butler (2013)

The Butler (2013)

Movie
5.3
Sam
A Day in the Life (2009)

A Day in the Life (2009)

Movie
Mac
The Way of War (2009)

The Way of War (2009)

Movie
Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

Movie
6.65
Forest Boxer
Constellation (2007)

Constellation (2007)

Movie
Philby
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows (2007)

Mystery Woman: In the Shadows (2007)

Movie
6
Philby
Mystery Woman: Redemption (2006)

Mystery Woman: Redemption (2006)

Movie
6
Philby
Mystery Woman: Oh Baby (2006)

Mystery Woman: Oh Baby (2006)

Movie
6
Philby
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006)

Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006)

Movie
4
Philby
Mystery Woman: At First Sight (2006)

Mystery Woman: At First Sight (2006)

Movie
6
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)

Everybody Hates Chris (2005)

TV show
7.33
Philby
Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005)

Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005)

Movie
1
Philby
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder (2005)

Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder (2005)

Movie
1
Philby
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005)

Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005)

Movie
1
Philby
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)

Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)

Movie
4
American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)

American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)

TV show
5.84
Philby
Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)

Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)

Movie
6
Philby / Man in Jail
La Libreria Del Mistero (2003)

La Libreria Del Mistero (2003)

TV show
Miracles (2003)

Miracles (2003)

TV show
Zachary
The Extreme Team (2003)

The Extreme Team (2003)

Movie
7.67
Mr. Hayes
Fastlane (2002)

Fastlane (2002)

TV show
Bill
Happy Here and Now (2002)

Happy Here and Now (2002)

Movie
Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
Impostor (2001)

Impostor (2001)

Movie
6
(voice)
The Legend of Tarzan (2001)

The Legend of Tarzan (2001)

TV show
6
Walter Golden
Mindstorm (2001)

Mindstorm (2001)

Movie
1
Benny
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

Movie
Marcellus Clay
Ali: An American Hero (2000)

Ali: An American Hero (2000)

Movie
Leron / Father
Ritual (2000)

Ritual (2000)

Movie
Glitterman
Malicious Intent (2000)

Malicious Intent (2000)

Movie
Merlin
Reindeer Games (2000)

Reindeer Games (2000)

Movie
6
Joe McKenzie
Judging Amy (1999)

Judging Amy (1999)

TV show
5.74
Colonel George Fowler
The General's Daughter (1999)

The General's Daughter (1999)

Movie
Warden George Pierce
Last Rites (1999)

Last Rites (1999)

Movie
Winston Hancock
Life (1999)

Life (1999)

Movie
Jelly Roll Morton
The Legend of 1900 (1998)

The Legend of 1900 (1998)

Movie
4
Huck Hanley
Frogs for Snakes (1998)

Frogs for Snakes (1998)

Movie
Jerry Wallace
Starstruck (1998)

Starstruck (1998)

Movie
Samson Simpson
Half Baked (1998)

Half Baked (1998)

Movie
6
Chuck
The Love Bug (1997)

The Love Bug (1997)

Movie
5.38
Bub Hewlett
Hoodlum (1997)

Hoodlum (1997)

Movie
Archie
George Wallace (1997)

George Wallace (1997)

Movie
Father Stratton
The Brave (1997)

The Brave (1997)

Movie
Grand Daddy
Sprung (1997)

Sprung (1997)

Movie
6
Patient Zero
Millennium (1996)

Millennium (1996)

TV show
6.43
Profiler (1996)

Profiler (1996)

TV show
6.43
Christopher, the Caretaker
The Road to Galveston (1996)

The Road to Galveston (1996)

Movie
Bryant
Judgement (1995)

Judgement (1995)

Movie
Benny
The Immortals (1995)

The Immortals (1995)

Movie
Mr. Simms
Tales from the Hood (1995)

Tales from the Hood (1995)

Movie
Arthur Romello 'A.R.' Skuggs
Sugar Hill (1994)

Sugar Hill (1994)

Movie
Chaka
Against the Wall (1994)

Against the Wall (1994)

Movie
Dean
Deadfall (1993)

Deadfall (1993)

Movie
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TV show
6.29
Raymond
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993)

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993)

Movie
Omet'iklan
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)

TV show
5.7
Taft
Deep Cover (1992)

Deep Cover (1992)

Movie
Deputy Sheriff Virgil
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)

Movie
Blum
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

Movie
5.53
Shades of L.A. (1990)

Shades of L.A. (1990)

TV show
Law & Order (1990)

Law & Order (1990)

TV show
5.78
Twin Peaks (1990)

Twin Peaks (1990)

TV show
5.48
John Culver / Vigilante Killer
Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice (1990)

Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice (1990)

Movie
John Culver
Nasty Boys (1989)

Nasty Boys (1989)

TV show
Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV show
6.4
Kalinga
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

Movie
6
Lt. Kevin White
Perfect Victims (1988)

Perfect Victims (1988)

Movie
Jake and the Fatman (1987)

Jake and the Fatman (1987)

TV show
Bolo
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

Movie
D.J. Johnson
The Last Innocent Man (1987)

The Last Innocent Man (1987)

Movie
Bobby Shy
52 Pick-Up (1986)

52 Pick-Up (1986)

Movie
1
The Cosby Show (1984)

The Cosby Show (1984)

TV show
6.2
Miami Vice (1984)

Miami Vice (1984)

TV show
7
Father
Purple Rain (1984)

Purple Rain (1984)

Movie
T. J. Hooker (1982)

T. J. Hooker (1982)

TV show
6
Hill Street Blues (1981)

Hill Street Blues (1981)

TV show
6
Linc Hayes
Return of the Mod Squad (1979)

Return of the Mod Squad (1979)

Movie
Self
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

Movie
Linc Hayes / Lincoln Hayes
The Mod Squad (1968)

The Mod Squad (1968)

TV show
6
Tarzan (1966)

Tarzan (1966)

TV show
6
Blood
The Cool World (1963)

The Cool World (1963)

Movie
La Leyenda del Pianista en el Océano

La Leyenda del Pianista en el Océano

Movie
Clarence Williams III
Clarence Williams III

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1939-08-21

Deathday
2021-06-04 (81 years old)

Place of birth
New York City, United States of America

Relationships
Gloria Foster (1967-01-01 - 1984-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Clarence Williams

Awards
Theatre World Award

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