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Clarence Williams III

Highest Rated:   86% Deep Cover (1992)
Lowest Rated:   0% Constellation (2005)
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Discovered drama after accidentally walking onto a stage at a theater below a Harlem YMCA. Began his stage career on Broadway in The Long Dream (1960). Served as artist-in-residence at Brandeis University in 1966. Best known for his role as the hip undercover cop Linc Hayes on the TV series The Mod Squad (1968-73). Worked in a variety of genres, from comedy (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka; Half-Baked) to sci-fi (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and drama (Purple Rain, as Prince's father). Looking back at his Purple Rain performance, he recalled with relish a moment between scenes, in which Prince "picked up the guitar and started doodling...I had my eyes closed...and I thought about Jimi Hendrix." Uncredited film roles include Pork Chop Hill (1959) and American Gangster (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Maynard
$116.7M 2013
No Score Yet The Way of War
  • Mac
2008
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: In the Shadows
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet A Day in the Life
  • Sam
2007
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Redemption
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Oh Baby
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: At First Sight
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Game Time
  • Philby
2005
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder
  • Philby
2005
0% Constellation
  • Forrest Boxer
$0.3M 2005
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Snapshot
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Vision Of A Murder
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Malicious Intent
  • Glitterman
2002
48% Happy Here and Now
  • Bill
2002
No Score Yet Mindstorm
  • Walter Golden
2001
No Score Yet Blue Hill Avenue
  • Benny
2001
25% Reindeer Games (Deception)
  • Merlin
2000
No Score Yet Ritual
  • Leron
2000
No Score Yet Ali: An American Hero
  • Marcellus Clay
2000
54% The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
  • Jelly Roll Morton
1999
21% The General's Daughter
  • Col. George Fowler
1999
27% Frogs for Snakes
  • Huck
1999
50% Life
  • Winston Hancock
1999
No Score Yet Cybercity
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Starstruck
  • Wallace
1998
29% Half Baked
  • Samson Simpson
1998
No Score Yet Shepherd
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Last Rites
  • Warden Pierce
1998
No Score Yet The Love Bug
  • Chuck
1997
43% Hoodlum
  • Bub Hewlett
1997
No Score Yet George Wallace
  • Archie
1997
22% Sprung
  • Grand Daddy
1997
33% The Brave
  • Father Stratton
1997
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault
  • Coach Pratt
1996
No Score Yet The Silencers
  • Gen. Greensboro
1996
No Score Yet The Road to Galveston
  • Christopher, the Caretaker
1996
No Score Yet The Immortals
  • Benny Hayes
1995
47% Tales From the Hood
  • Mr. Simms
1995
No Score Yet Against the Wall
  • Chaka
1994
20% Sugar Hill
  • A.R. Skuggs
1994
No Score Yet On the Streets of L.A.
  • Actor
1993
86% Deep Cover
  • Taft
1992
33% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  • Virgil
1991
No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
  • Raymond
1991
60% Maniac Cop 2
  • Blum
1990
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • Kalinga
1988
38% Tough Guys Don't Dance
  • Bolo
1987
No Score Yet Perfect Victims
  • Lt. Keving White
1987
43% 52 Pick-Up
  • Bobby Shy
1986
69% Purple Rain
  • Father
1984
No Score Yet King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
  • Actor
1970
83% The Cool World
  • Blood
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
38% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Henry Walters
  • 2009
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
  • Tate
  • 2007
  • 2005
44% Fastlane
2002-2003
  • Mr. Hayes
  • 2003
70% Skin
2003
  • Vincent Quordon
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
  • Joe McKenzie Joe MacKenzie
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lateef Miller
  • 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
  • Actor
  • 1997
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Omet'iklan
  • 1996
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
  • Donald Brooks
  • 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • Actor
  • 1992
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • Voodoo Cult Leader
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
  • Mr. Thornehill
  • 1985

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