Chuck Norris and Clarence Gilyard are two of the most famous actors in the world today, and yet they aren’t really friends. These two stars, who started out in the same show, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” have had some interesting experiences, but now they are making a difference in the world. They have started a charity organization called The Chuck Norris Foundation. This charity is designed to help disadvantaged children, and they recently released a new album, “Always,” that aims to help people who are struggling.
They starred together in Walker, Texas Ranger
A few years ago, Chuck Norris paid tribute to one of his former costars, Clarence Gilyard. The pair appeared together in Walker, Texas Ranger, which ran for eight seasons. After the show ended, Gilyard took a sabbatical from acting to become a teacher.
In addition to his role on the TV series, Gilyard also appeared in two Walker movies. He also played Pastor Bruce Barnes in Left Behind: The Movie.
Before “Walker,” Gilyard starred in two other popular television series, including Matlock and Top Gun. His most well-known role was as Theo in Die Hard.
Following his stint on the series, Gilyard went on to teach film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a professor, he continued to act in various films.
Although the actor was reportedly suffering from a long illness, the cause of his death has not yet been determined. However, fans have shared their condolences on social media.
They prayed for family’s salvation
When you think of a movie buff, you probably associate actors like Chuck Norris and Clarence Gilyard with a certain era of cinema. Then, you are surprised to find out that these dudes actually made movies, albeit in the ’70s and ’80s. They also did a number of films together, such as Die Hard, Top Gun, and the Matlock series.
In fact, this pair worked on the same show for about eight seasons. This collaboration proved to be one of the most memorable and rewarding of their careers.
In particular, the actor’s love for his family was unabashed. He was an attentive father to two kids, and did his part to make his wife Elena proud. His devotion to his family is a testament to the virtues of marriage.
As for his work, Gilyard is a film buff at heart. He has starred in a handful of memorable movies, including “The Matlock,” “Top Gun,” and “Die Hard.” His career spanned more than two decades. Aside from acting, he also teaches film at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his time on Earth, Gilyard was also a consultant for a local bishops’ conference, and even did a stint as a nanny for a famous singer.
They played private investigators on Matlock
A veteran actor, Clarence Gilyard had a lengthy career in the world of entertainment. He started off in the late ’70s, and was a regular on television shows like Top Gun and Matlock. During this time, he also appeared in films.
In the late ’70s, he left his hometown of Moses Lake, Washington, and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. After a few guest star appearances on TV shows, Gilyard became a regular on “Matlock”, which made him a household name.
Throughout his career, Gilyard starred in a variety of films and TV shows, including Die Hard and the film adaptation of the comic book, Walker, Texas Ranger. He also teamed up with Chuck Norris in the latter series.
In the 1990s, Gilyard played the character of a young private investigator on both Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger. The show aired on NBC and ABC. It ran for eight seasons and was one of the most popular television programs of all time.
They grew up watching shows
The actor Clarence Gilyard passed away at the age of 66. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. But it is known that the actor had been battling a long illness.
Gilyard started his career in the early 1980s as a military man in The Karate Kid Part II. He played a small role in several movies and guest starred on many TV shows. His most prominent role is that of computer expert Theo in the hit film Die Hard.
While in college, Gilyard was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. During his time at Sterling College, he played wide receiver. Upon graduation from college, he attended the Air Force Academy. After a year, he opted to leave the academy to pursue his acting career.
In the late 1970s, Gilyard moved to Los Angeles. He appeared in a few minor TV roles before landing his first full-fledged television role in Matlock. Aside from his work on the show, he also co-starred with Jim Carrey in the 1984 NBC sitcom “The Duck Factory”.
After leaving Matlock, Gilyard joined CBS’ Walker, Texas Ranger. The series ran for eight years on American television, and it became a hit. It was aired in more than 100 countries around the world.