Clarence Williams III Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
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.
[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.