Clarence Williams III

Clarence Williams III
1939 - 2021
Clarence Williams III  American Actor

Clarence Williams III dating history


Clarence Williams III was previously married to Gloria Foster (1967 - 1984).

Clarence Williams III was in a relationship with Tyne Daly (1990 - 1999).


American Actor Clarence Williams III was born on 21st August, 1939 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 4th Jun 2021 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 81. He is most remembered for his roles as Lincoln "Linc" Hayes in the ABC counterculture crime drama series The Mod Squad, Prince's father in the epic 1984 rock musical film Purple Rain, Mr. Simms in the 1995 comedy horror anthology film Tales from the Hood, and Philby in the Hallmark Channel made-for-television mystery film series Mystery Woman. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Clarence Williams III is a member of the following lists: Cancer deaths in California, United States Army soldiers and Deaths from colorectal cancer.


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Married1 18 years - -
Dating1 9 years - -
Total2 18 years 13 years, 6 months 9 years


First Name Clarence
Middle Name Williams
Last Name Williams III
Full Name at Birth Clarence Williams III
Alternative Name Clarence Williams III
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st August, 1939
Birthplace Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died 4th June, 2021
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Colon Cancer
Buried St Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame his roles as Lincoln "Linc" Hayes in the ABC counterculture crime drama series The Mod Squad, Prince's father in the epic 1984 rock musical film Purple Rain, Mr. Simms in the 1995 comedy horror anthology film Tales from the Hood, and Philby in the Hallmark Channel made-for-television mystery film series Mystery Woman
Year(s) Active 1960–present, 1960–2018, 1960–2018Kohn, Eric (July 13, 2018). "'Tales From the Hood' Director Rusty Cundieff: Why It Took 20 Years to Make a Sequel to His Black Horror Anthology". IndieWire. Archived from the original on April 18, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2021.</ref>, 1960–2021

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, Hoodlum, Half Baked, Life, American Gangster and Reindeer Games.

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Clarence Williams III81 LeoActor
Tyne Daly77 PiscesActress
Gloria Foster67 ScorpioActress


American Nightmares2018RoscoeMovie
Snowbird2016BobShort Film
Empire2015Huey JarvisTV Show
The Butler2013MaynardMovie
Justified2010Mr. JonesTV Show
Memphis Beat2010Leroy HitchTV Show
A Day in the Life2009SamMovie
The Way of War2009MacMovie
American Gangster2007Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)Movie
The Blue Hour2007RidleyMovie
Burn Notice2007Jean Pierre's FatherTV Show
Constellation2005Forest BoxerMovie
American Dragon: Jake Long2005Councilor Andam, Counselor AndamTV Show
Everybody Hates Chris2005Mr. TateTV Show
The Extreme Team2003ZacharyMovie
Cold Case2003Henry 'Pops' WaltersTV Show
Karen Sisco2003Detective Dave CamposTV Show
Miracles2003Dr. BauerTV Show
Skin2003Vincent QuordonTV Show
Mystery Woman2003Man in Jail, PhilbyTV Show
Happy Here and Now2002BillMovie
Fastlane2002Mr. HayesTV Show
Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore: Down 4 U2002Clarence Williams IIIMusic Video
Blue Hill Avenue2001BennyMovie
Impostor2001Secretary of Defense (uncredited)Movie
Mindstorm2001Walter GoldenMovie
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV Show
Reindeer Games2000MerlinMovie
Ritual2000Father, LeronMovie
Ali: An American Hero2000Marcellus ClayTV Movie
Resurrection Blvd.2000TV Show
Life1999Winston HancockMovie
The General's Daughter1999Colonel FowlerMovie
Last Rites1999Warden George PierceTV Movie
Judging Amy1999Joe McKenzieTV Show
Frogs for Snakes1998Huck HanleyMovie
Half Baked1998Samson SimpsonMovie
Starstruck1998Jarry WallaceMovie
The Legend of 19001998'Jelly Roll' MortonMovie
Hoodlum1997Bub HewlettMovie
Sprung1997Grand DaddyMovie
The Brave1997Father StrattonMovie
George Wallace1997ArchieTV Show
The Wonderful World of Disney1997ChuckTV Show
The Silencers1996General GreenboroMovie
Encino Woman1996JavierTV Movie
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996Coach PrattTV Movie
The Road to Galveston1996Christopher, the CaretakerTV Movie
Millennium1996Kramer, ZeroTV Show
Profiler1996Carl AdlerTV Show
Tales from the Hood1995Mr. SimmsMovie
The Immortals1995Benny HayesMovie
Judgement1995BryantShort Film
Crazy Love1995The BossTV Show
Against the Wall1994ChakaTV Movie
New York Undercover1994Donald BrooksTV Show
The Cosby Mysteries1994Eugene LukesTV Show
Sugar Hill1993A.R. SkuggsMovie
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations1993RaymondTV Movie
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993Omet'iklanTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993Deputy Commissioner Luther DobbsTV Show
Deep Cover1992TaftMovie
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys1991VirgilMovie
Maniac Cop 21990BlumMovie
Gabriel's Fire1990Patrice WhiteTV Show
Law & Order1990Latiff MillerTV Show
Twin Peaks1990FBI Agent Roger HardyTV Show
Shades of LA1990Det. Roscoe PhillipsTV Show
Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice1990John Culver, Vigilante KillerTV Movie
Nasty Boys1989John CulverTV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989GradyTV Show
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988KalingaMovie
Perfect Victims1988Lt. Kevin WhiteMovie
Tough Guys Don't Dance1987BoloMovie
The Last Innocent Man1987D.J. JohnsonTV Movie
Jake and the Fatman1987Benjamin TatsaTV Show
The Highwayman1987JessieTV Show
52 Pick-Up1986Bobby ShyMovie
Hell Town1985DuvalTV Show
Purple Rain1984FatherMovie
The House of Dies Drear1984Mayhew SkinnerTV Movie
Miami Vice1984Maximilian 'Legba' IldefonseTV Show
The Cosby Show1984Mr. ThornehillTV Show
T.J. Hooker1982Martin, Phil Decker, Walker ReddingTV Show
Hill Street Blues1981Lester MenleyTV Show
The Return of Mod Squad1979Linc HayesTV Movie
The Littlest Hobo1979DavidTV Show
Great Mysteries1973John CambridgeTV Show
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Mr. SimpsonTV Show
Mod Squad1968Linc Hayes, Lincoln HayesTV Show
The Danny Thomas Hour1967TV Show
Daktari1966Robert OnekoTV Show
Tarzan1966SordaTV Show
The Cool World1964Blood (as Clarence Williams)Movie
Directions1960TV Show
Pork Chop Hill1959Message Runner (uncredited)Movie
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