In Chicago's 2006-2007 theater season he starred in Victory Gardens Theater's revival of Athol Fugard's drama "My Children, My Africa," directed by his friend Cecil O'Neal.
Clarence A. Gilyard | Clarence Gilyard
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on his character in "Left Behind"]: I am blessed to be a part of the production and get to play this character. I'm not the best actor in the world, but even better, I get to help this character evolve. I think God wants me to be playing Bruce Barnes.
After joining the cast of the play "Bleacher Burns," Clarence became the first black actor to play the role of the cheerleader. By coincidence, the real-life person on whom the cheerleader at Wrigley Field was based was indeed black.