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Elena Gilyard, Clarence Gilyard’s wife

Elena Gilyard is the wife of Clarence Gilyard. Elena Gilyard’s husband, Clarence is an American university professor, actor, and author who has been featured in movies, television, and regional theatre since 1980. He is sometimes credited as Clarence A. Gilyard. He has been married twice and has five children. His second wife, Elena, and he have been married since 2001.

How did the couple meet? Much information is not available related to the circumstances under which Elena Gilyard and Clarence meet, fall in love, and start their relationship which led to their marriage. However, the couple got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones.

Elena Gilyard’s husband, Clarence Gilyard Jr. is a 65-year-old American Actor. Born Clarence Darnell Gilyard Jr. on 24th December 1955 in Moses Lake, Washington, USA, he is famous for Matlock, Walker, Texas Ranger in a career that spans 1981 – 2005, 2012 – Present and 1981–2005 and 2012–2016 and 2012–present. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Elena Gilyard has kept information related to her age, place, and date of birth away from the public. She also came into the limelight after she got married to her husband, Clarence. The couple has been married for about 10 years now. Their 10 years of marriage have produced one child, a Son whose name is Peter Gilyard.

Elena Gilyard: How did her husband’s career get started

In 1979, Elena Gilyard’s husband, Clarence moved to Los Angeles to become an actor. Among other work, a role in the play Bleacher Bums made him what one magazine called “the first black actor to play a cheerleader”, before he segued into television roles. As a character actor, Gilyard has made guest appearances on TV shows such as Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, 227, Simon & Simon, and Riptide. In 1982–1983, Gilyard was cast in the final season of the NBC TV series CHiPs as Officer Benjamin Webster, opposite Erik Estrada. He co-starred with Jim Carrey in the 1984 NBC sitcom The Duck Factory. He appeared in a commercial for McDonald’s in 1987.

Elena Gilyard’s husband, Clarence’s movie debut in 1986 was as an F-14 Tomcat radar intercept officer, Lt. (jg) Marcus “Sundown” Williams, in Top Gun. He was also a military man in the 1986 film The Karate Kid Part II. He appeared in the 1988 action film Die Hard as Theo, a computer expert and thief. He also appeared as Reverend Bruce Barnes Left Behind: The Movie and its sequel, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force.

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In the 2018 edition of the football video game Madden NFL, Gilyard plays high-school coach Devin Wade in the “Longshot” section of the game. Two years later, Gilyard reprised his role as criminal gang-member Theo from Die Hard, alongside star Bruce Willis, in a commercial for Advance Auto Parts’ DieHard brand of car batteries.

Elena Gilyard’s husband, Clarence is an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts – Department of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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