Clarence Williams III Net Worth

Clarence Williams III Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Clarence Williams III net worth is
$2 Million

Clarence Williams III Wiki Biography

Clarence Williams III was born on the 21st August 1939 in New York City, USA and is an actor who is most famous for his role of Lincoln “Linc” Hayes in the popular crime drama “The Mod Squad”, which aired between 1968 and 1973. He is also known for being an ex-husband of actress Gloria Foster.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran actor has accumulated so far? How rich Clarence Williams III is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of wealth possessed by Clarence Williams III, as of late 2016, is $2 million, acquired through his acting career which now spans over 55 years, since 1960.

Clarence Williams III Net Worth $2 million

Clarence was born into a family of artists – his father Clay Williams was a musician, while his grandfather Clarence was a jazz/blues composer, and his grandmother Eva Taylor was a singer and an actress, so it is no wonder that Clarence became a claimed artist himself. His interest in acting dates back to his teenage years when he attended local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) theater. After returning from two years of military service in the US Air Force, Clarence decided to pursue his acting career. According to his abundant portfolio and respectable net worth, he made the right decision.

Clarence debuted as an actor in “The Long Dream”, a 1960 Broadway production. In 1964 he was honored with a Tony Award nomination as well as with a Theatre World Award for his appearance in “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground” play, which marked the beginning of Clarence’s rise. Following previous success, he appeared in several Broadway productions including “Sarah and the Sax”, “Walk in Darkness”, “Doubletalk” as well as “King John”. He was even named as Brandles University’s artist-in-residence. All these stage appearances helped Clarence Williams III to provide the basis for his rising wealth.

However, the real breakthrough in Clarence’s acting career came when he was introduced to the world’s capital of the movie making industry – Hollywood. In 1968, Williams got the role that marked his career in a big way, that of Lincoln “Linc” Hayes in ABC’s TV series “The Mod Squad”. This six-time Emmy nominated crime drama follows “one black, one white, one blonde”, television’s first undercover cops. The show was on for five season between 1968 and 1973 and featured Michael Cole and Peggy Lipton alongside Clarence in the main roles. In 1979, he reprised his role in the TV movie adaptation of the series, “Return of the Mod Squad”. It is certain that this role and the popularity of the show increased the overall wealth of Clarence by a large margin.

Throughout the 1980s as well as the 1990s, Clarence managed to maintain a continuous streak of movie, television and stage appearances. Some notable roles and engagements include “Purple Rain” (1984), “Miami Vice” (1985), “I’m Gonna Get You Suck” (1988), “Deep Cover” (1992), “American Gangster” (2007) as well as episodic roles in “Twin Peaks” (1990), “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1996), “Law & Order” (2000), “Burn Notice” (2009) and more recently “Empire” (2015). Doubtlessly, all these ventures have helped Clarence Williams III to considerably increase his overall net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Clarence Williams III was married to colleague, actress Gloria Foster, from 1967 to 1984 when they filed for divorce.

Full NameClarence Williams III
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1939
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
SpouseGloria Foster (m. 1967–1984)
ParentsClay Williams
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (1964), Theatre World Award, NAACP Image Award, TV Land Most Memorable Mane Award (2004)
Movies"The Long Dream" (1960), "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground", "Mystery Woman" (2007), "Walk in Darkness", "Millennium" (1998), "Doubletalk", "King John"
TV Shows"The Mod Squad" (1968–1973), "Return of the Mod Squad" (1979), "American Gangster" (2007),"Twin Peaks" (1990), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1996), "Law & Order" (2000), "Burn Notice" (2009), "Empire" (2015)
1[on appearing in 'The Mod Squad'] I know a little about the street. I used to write numbers. I've seen police take bribes.I do know that a lot of officers love to get these jobs in the ghetto because they can shake people down. I know what's going on, but that has nothing to do with a TV show. I'm not appearing on the show each and every week to seduce people into believing in their police departments.
2"Ben's lady Gwyneth flew in to see him all the time on the set. They would be standing in the snow holding hands. People would gasp because it was like the Golden Couple had arrived. Standing there were two Oscar winners. They're gorgeous, they have lots of money and fame. You almost wanted to bow to them". - on Ben Affleck, his co-star in Reindeer Games (2000), and Gwyneth Paltrow.
1Co-starred in Hoodlum (1997), which starred Laurence Fishburne as Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson. Williams later played Bumpy Johnson in American Gangster (2007).
2Was nominated for Broadway's 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground."
3Grandson of jazz and blues entertainers Clarence Williams and Eva Taylor.


Empire2015TV SeriesHuey Jarvis
The Butler2013/IMaynard
Memphis Beat2010TV SeriesLeroy Hitch
Justified2010TV SeriesMr. Jones
A Day in the Life2009/IISam
Cold Case2009TV SeriesHenry 'Pops' Walters
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesJean Pierre's Father
The Way of War2009Mac
American Gangster2007Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
The Blue Hour2007Ridley
American Dragon: Jake Long2005-2007TV SeriesCouncilor Andam / Counselor Andam
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows2007TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: Redemption2006TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: Oh Baby2006TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery2006TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: At First Sight2006TV MoviePhilby
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV SeriesMr. Tate
Mystery Woman: Game Time2005TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder2005TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder2005TV MoviePhilby
Constellation2005Forest Boxer
Mystery Woman: Snapshot2005TV MoviePhilby
Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend2005TV MoviePhilby
Karen Sisco2004TV SeriesDetective Dave Campos
Skin2003TV SeriesVincent Quordon
Mystery Woman2003TV MovieMan in Jail (uncredited)
Fastlane2003TV SeriesMr. Hayes
Miracles2003TV SeriesDr. Bauer
The Extreme Team2003Zachary
Happy Here and Now2002Bill
Judging Amy2002TV SeriesJoe McKenzie
Impostor2001Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV Series
Blue Hill Avenue2001Benny
Mindstorm2001/IWalter Golden
Law & Order2000TV SeriesLatiff Miller
Ali: An American Hero2000TV MovieMarcellus Clay
Resurrection Blvd.2000TV Series
Ritual2000Leron Becker
Reindeer Games2000Merlin
The General's Daughter1999Col. George Fowler
Last Rites1999TV MovieWarden George Pierce
Life1999/IWinston Hancock
La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano1998Jelly Roll Morton
Profiler1998TV SeriesCarl Adler
Starstruck1998Jarry Wallace
Frogs for Snakes1998Huck Hanley
Half Baked1998Samson Simpson
The Wonderful World of Disney1997TV SeriesChuck
Walker, Texas Ranger1997TV SeriesDeputy Commissioner Luther Dobbs
Millennium1997TV SeriesZero / Kramer
Hoodlum1997Bub Hewlett
George Wallace1997TV MovieArchie
Sprung1997Grand Daddy
The Brave1997Father Stratton
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV MovieCoach Pratt
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1996TV SeriesOmet'iklan
The Silencers1996General Greenboro
Encino Woman1996TV MovieJavier
The Road to Galveston1996TV MovieChristopher, the Caretaker
Crazy Love1995TV SeriesThe Boss
The Immortals1995Benny Hayes
Tales from the Hood1995Mr. Simms
The Cosby Mysteries1994TV SeriesEugene Lukes
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesDonald Brooks
Against the Wall1994TV MovieChaka
Sugar Hill1993A.R. Skuggs
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations1993TV MovieRaymond
Tales from the Crypt1992TV SeriesGrady
Deep Cover1992Taft
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys1991Deputy Sheriff Virgil
Jake and the Fatman1991TV SeriesBenjamin Tatsa
Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice1990TV MovieJohn Culver / Vigilante Killer
Twin Peaks1990TV SeriesFBI Agent Roger Hardy
Shades of LA1990TV SeriesDet. Roscoe Phillips
Gabriel's Fire1990TV SeriesPatrice
Nasty Boys1990TV SeriesJohn Culver
Maniac Cop 21990Blum
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Kalinga
Perfect Victims1988Lt. Kevin White
The Highwayman1988TV SeriesJessie
Tough Guys Don't Dance1987Bolo
The Last Innocent Man1987TV MovieD.J. Johnson
52 Pick-Up1986Bobby Shy
Hell Town1985TV SeriesDuval
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesMaximilian 'Legba' Ildefonse
The Cosby Show1985TV SeriesMr. Thornehill
T.J. Hooker1983-1985TV SeriesWalker Redding / Martin / Phil Decker
The House of Dies Drear1984TV MovieMayhew Skinner
Purple Rain1984Father
ABC Afterschool Specials1984TV SeriesMr. Simpson
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesLester Menley
The Littlest Hobo1979TV SeriesDavid
The Return of Mod Squad1979TV MovieLinc Hayes
Great Mysteries1974TV SeriesJohn Cambridge
Mod Squad1968-1973TV SeriesLinc Hayes
Tarzan1968TV SeriesSorda
Daktari1967TV SeriesRobert Oneko
Directions1966TV Series
The Cool World1963Blood (as Clarence Williams)
Pork Chop Hill1959Message Runner (uncredited)


King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis1970Documentary particular thanks for contributing their talents


Whatever Happened To?2007TV SeriesHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets1999Video documentary shortHimself
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHimself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis1970DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Vision and Conflict: Collaborating on the Wallace Saga2009Video documentary shortHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary

Nominated Awards

2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialMystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable ManeThe Mod Squad (1968)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureThe General's Daughter (1999)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureHoodlum (1997)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMillennium (1996)

Known for movies

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