Clarence Williams III Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Clarence Williams III is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Clay Williams and unknown. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended unknown and earned the Nicknames of unknown throughout his studies and working career. He stands at unknown in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Clarence Williams III has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Clarence Williams III has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $2 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Clarence Williams III
  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 21, 1939
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Gloria Foster (m. 1967–1984)
  • Parents: Clay Williams
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  • Nominations: Tony 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)


  • [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.
  • “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.


  • Co-starred in Hoodlum (1997), which starred Laurence Fishburne as Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson. Williams later played Bumpy Johnson in American Gangster (2007).
  • Was nominated for Broadway’s 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.”
  • Grandson of jazz and blues entertainers Clarence Williams and Eva Taylor.


Title Year Status Character
Snowbird 2016 Short Bob
Empire 2015 TV Series Huey Jarvis
The Butler 2013/I Maynard
Memphis Beat 2010 TV Series Leroy Hitch
Justified 2010 TV Series Mr. Jones
A Day in the Life 2009/II Sam
Cold Case 2009 TV Series Henry ‘Pops’ Walters
Burn Notice 2009 TV Series Jean Pierre’s Father
The Way of War 2009 Mac
American Gangster 2007 Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
The Blue Hour 2007 Ridley
American Dragon: Jake Long 2005-2007 TV Series Councilor Andam / Counselor Andam
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows 2007 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: Redemption 2006 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: Oh Baby 2006 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery 2006 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: At First Sight 2006 TV Movie Philby
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 TV Series Mr. Tate
Mystery Woman: Game Time 2005 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder 2005 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder 2005 TV Movie Philby
Constellation 2005 Forest Boxer
Mystery Woman: Snapshot 2005 TV Movie Philby
Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend 2005 TV Movie Philby
Karen Sisco 2004 TV Series Detective Dave Campos
Skin 2003 TV Series Vincent Quordon
Mystery Woman 2003 TV Movie Man in Jail (uncredited)
Fastlane 2003 TV Series Mr. Hayes
Miracles 2003 TV Series Dr. Bauer
The Extreme Team 2003 Zachary
Happy Here and Now 2002 Bill
Judging Amy 2002 TV Series Joe McKenzie
Impostor 2001 Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
The Legend of Tarzan 2001 TV Series
Blue Hill Avenue 2001 Benny
Mindstorm 2001/I Walter Golden
Law & Order 2000 TV Series Latiff Miller
Ali: An American Hero 2000 TV Movie Marcellus Clay
Resurrection Blvd. 2000 TV Series
Ritual 2000 Leron Becker
Civility 2000 Glitterman
Reindeer Games 2000 Merlin
The General’s Daughter 1999 Col. George Fowler
Last Rites 1999 TV Movie Warden George Pierce
Life 1999/I Winston Hancock
Shepherd 1999 uncredited
La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano 1998 Jelly Roll Morton
Profiler 1998 TV Series Carl Adler
Starstruck 1998 Jarry Wallace
Frogs for Snakes 1998 Huck Hanley
Half Baked 1998 Samson Simpson
The Wonderful World of Disney 1997 TV Series Chuck
Walker, Texas Ranger 1997 TV Series Deputy Commissioner Luther Dobbs
Millennium 1997 TV Series Zero / Kramer
Hoodlum 1997 Bub Hewlett
George Wallace 1997 TV Movie Archie
Sprung 1997 Grand Daddy
The Brave 1997 Father Stratton
Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault 1996 TV Movie Coach Pratt
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1996 TV Series Omet’iklan
The Silencers 1996 General Greenboro
Encino Woman 1996 TV Movie Javier
The Road to Galveston 1996 TV Movie Christopher, the Caretaker
Crazy Love 1995 TV Series The Boss
Judgement 1995 Short Bryant
The Immortals 1995 Benny Hayes
Tales from the Hood 1995 Mr. Simms
The Cosby Mysteries 1994 TV Series Eugene Lukes
New York Undercover 1994 TV Series Donald Brooks
Against the Wall 1994 TV Movie Chaka
Deadfall 1993 Dean
Sugar Hill 1993 A.R. Skuggs
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993 TV Movie Raymond
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Grady
Deep Cover 1992 Taft
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 1991 Deputy Sheriff Virgil
Jake and the Fatman 1991 TV Series Benjamin Tatsa
Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice 1990 TV Movie John Culver / Vigilante Killer
Twin Peaks 1990 TV Series FBI Agent Roger Hardy
Shades of LA 1990 TV Series Det. Roscoe Phillips
Gabriel’s Fire 1990 TV Series Patrice
Nasty Boys 1990 TV Series John Culver
Maniac Cop 2 1990 Blum
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Kalinga
Perfect Victims 1988 Lt. Kevin White
The Highwayman 1988 TV Series Jessie
Tough Guys Don’t Dance 1987 Bolo
The Last Innocent Man 1987 TV Movie D.J. Johnson
52 Pick-Up 1986 Bobby Shy
Hell Town 1985 TV Series Duval
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series Maximilian ‘Legba’ Ildefonse
The Cosby Show 1985 TV Series Mr. Thornehill
T.J. Hooker 1983-1985 TV Series Walker Redding / Martin / Phil Decker
The House of Dies Drear 1984 TV Movie Mayhew Skinner
Purple Rain 1984 Father
ABC Afterschool Specials 1984 TV Series Mr. Simpson
Hill Street Blues 1984 TV Series Lester Menley
The Littlest Hobo 1979 TV Series David
The Return of Mod Squad 1979 TV Movie Linc Hayes
Great Mysteries 1974 TV Series John Cambridge
Mod Squad 1968-1973 TV Series Linc Hayes
Tarzan 1968 TV Series Sorda
Daktari 1967 TV Series Robert Oneko
Directions 1966 TV Series
The Cool World 1963 Blood (as Clarence Williams)
Pork Chop Hill 1959 Message Runner (uncredited)
Title Year Status Character
King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis 1970 Documentary particular thanks for contributing their talents
Title Year Status Character
Whatever Happened To? 2007 TV Series Himself
ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
The General’s Daughter: Behind the Secrets 1999 Video documentary short Himself
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling 1998 TV Special Himself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986 TV Series Himself
King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis 1970 Documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Vision and Conflict: Collaborating on the Wallace Saga 2009 Video documentary short Himself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary


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