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      Clarence Williams III

      Clarence Williams III

      Highest Rated: 87% Deep Cover (1992)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 21, 1939

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Forever to be recalled as Linc Hayes, the Afro-sporting member of "The Mod Squad" trio, whose favorite expression was "Solid!," Clarence Williams III has gone on to become an established character actor, particularly rediscovered in the 1980s and 90s by young African-American directors. Born and raised in Harlem, Williams began his career in theater with a small part in "Dark of the Moon" (c. 1957) and then moved to Broadway where he had five lines in the 1960 production of "The Long Dream." After a stint in the Air Force, he returned to NYC, where he won critical praise and awards for his work on Broadway in "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground" (1964). Though his stage appearances would run in spurts after his TV and film breaks, Williams never abandoned the theater and won much praise starring opposite Maggie Smith in Tom Stoppard's "Night and Day" (1979).

      Highest rated movies

      Deep Cover poster
      Deep Cover
      The Cool World poster
      The Cool World
      Lee Daniels' The Butler poster
      Lee Daniels' The Butler
      Purple Rain poster
      Purple Rain
      Maniac Cop 2 poster
      Maniac Cop 2
      Tales From the Hood poster
      Tales From the Hood
      The Legend of 1900 poster
      The Legend of 1900
      Life poster
      Life

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Doubt Executive Producer - 2019
      71% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Maynard (Character) $116.6M 2013
      No Score Yet 20% The Blue Hour Ridley (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: In the Shadows Philby (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery Philby (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: At First Sight Philby (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 42% Mystery Woman: Oh Baby Philby (Character) - 2006
      0% 41% Constellation Forrest Boxer (Character) $306.5K 2005
      No Score Yet 45% Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Philby (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 42% Mystery Woman: Snapshot Philby (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 59% Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend Philby (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Game Time Philby (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 40% Mystery Woman: Redemption Philby (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder Philby (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet X-Team Zachary (Character) - 2003
      48% 41% Happy Here and Now Bill (Character) $2.4K 2002
      No Score Yet 92% Blue Hill Avenue Benny (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civility Glitterman (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ali: An American Hero Marcellus Clay (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ritual Leron Becker (Character) - 2000
      25% 27% Reindeer Games Merlin (Character) $23.4M 2000
      21% 46% The General's Daughter Col. George Fowler (Character) $102.7M 1999
      51% 77% Life Winston Hancock (Character) $64.0M 1999
      27% 18% Frogs for Snakes Huck Hanley (Character) $20.7K 1998
      54% 91% The Legend of 1900 Jelly Roll Morton (Character) $259.1K 1998
      29% 81% Half Baked Samson Simpson (Character) $17.5M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starf... er Jarry Wallace (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 0% Starstruck Jarry Wallace (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 79% Last Rites Warden George Pierce (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 50% The Love Bug Chuck (Character) - 1997
      43% 65% Hoodlum Bub Hewlett (Character) $23.5M 1997
      20% 73% Sprung Grand Daddy (Character) $7.6M 1997
      33% 67% The Brave Father Stratton (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 65% George Wallace Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 11% The Silencers General Greenboro (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 94% Rebound -- The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault Coach Pratt (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Encino Woman Javier (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Galveston Christopher (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 35% The Immortals Benny Hayes (Character) - 1995
      58% 68% Tales From the Hood Mr. Simms (Character) $10.7M 1995
      No Score Yet 62% Against the Wall Chaka (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Raymond (Character) - 1993
      0% 25% Deadfall Dean (Character) $9.2K 1993
      20% 69% Sugar Hill A.R. Skuggs (Character) $18.3M 1993
      87% 77% Deep Cover Taft (Character) $16.6M 1992
      33% 81% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Deputy Sheriff Virgil (Character) $3.6M 1991
      62% 44% Maniac Cop 2 Blum (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasty Boys II: Lone Justice John Culver/Vigilante Killer (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill or Be Killed John Culver (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Rage Lt. Kevin White (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 46% The Last Innocent Man D.J. Johnson (Character) - 1987
      47% 46% 52 Pick-Up Bobby Shy (Character) $4.3M 1986
      70% 78% Purple Rain Father (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Mod Squad Linc Hayes (Character) - 1979
      83% 44% The Cool World Blood (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Harlem Director,
      Writer,
      Original Music
      - 1935

      TV

      Credit
      84% 47% Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      38% 80% Memphis Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      97% 94% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      90% 95% Burn Notice Jean Pierre's Father (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 97% Everybody Hates Chris Mr. Tate (Guest Star) 2005
      70% No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      47% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracles Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 90% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Omet'iklan (Guest Star) 1996
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      78% 92% Twin Peaks FBI Agent Roger Hardy (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet T.J. Hooker Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      97% 100% Hill Street Blues Lester Menley (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Linc Hayes (Character) 1968-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Sorda (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1967