Clarence Gilyard is an actor, director, and producer. Who has worked in television and film for more than 25 years. He is best known for his roles in the films Top Gun and Die Hard and as Chuck Norris’s partner and best friend, “Jimmy” Trivette, on the 1990’s television crime drama, Walker,Texas Ranger. After working 13 years as a co-star of two successful television series, he took a professional sabbatical, earned his masters in fine arts in theatre performance, and now serves as associate professor of acting in film and theater at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently Clarence is filming several new movies and on the national tour of Driving Miss Daisy where he plays Hoke Colburn. He is excited to direct his second show for Bethel University having previously directed the 2013 production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

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