Clarence Williams III (I) (1939–2021)


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Born on August 21, 1939, the son of a displaced musician, Harlem-born actor Clarence Williams III was raised by his musical grandparents, the legendary jazz and boogie-woogie composer/pianist Clarence Williams, who wrote such classics as "T'Aint Nobody's Business If I Do" and "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home," and blues singer Eva Taylor. While ... See full bio »

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Known For

Piège fatal Merlin
(2000)
Le majordome Maynard
(2013)
Les fumistes Samson Simpson
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Mr. Malevolent
Roscoe
 2016 Snowbird (Short)
Bob
 2015 Empire (TV Series)
Huey Jarvis
- True Love Never (2015) ... Huey Jarvis
 2013/I Le majordome
Maynard
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Leroy Hitch
- I Shall Not Be Moved (2010) ... Leroy Hitch
 2010 Justified (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- Long in the Tooth (2010) ... Mr. Jones
 2009/II A Day in the Life
Sam
 2009 Cold Case: Affaires classées (TV Series)
Henry 'Pops' Walters
- Officer Down (2009) ... Henry 'Pops' Walters
 2009 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Jean Pierre's Father
- Truth and Reconciliation (2009) ... Jean Pierre's Father
 2009 The Way of War
Mac
 2007 American Gangster
Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
 2007 The Blue Hour
Ridley
 2005-2007 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series)
Councilor Andam / Counselor Andam
- The Hong Kong Longs (2007) ... Councilor Andam (voice)
- Being Human (2007) ... Councilor Andam (voice)
- The Halloween Bash (2005) ... Counselor Andam (voice)
- Dragon Summit (2005) ... Counselor Andam (voice)
 2003-2007 Mystery Woman (TV Mini Series)
Philby / Man in Jail
- Roman noir : Nid d'espions (2007) ... Philby
- Roman noir: Chasse au trésor (2006) ... Philby
- Roman noir : Loin des yeux... (2006) ... Philby
 2005 Tout le monde déteste Chris (TV Series)
Mr. Tate
- Everybody Hates Basketball (2005) ... Mr. Tate
 2005 Constellation
Forest Boxer
 2004 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Detective Dave Campos
- He Was a Friend of Mine (2004) ... Detective Dave Campos
 2003 Skin (TV Mini Series)
Vincent Quordon
- Secrets & Lies (2003) ... Vincent Quordon
- Pilot (2003) ... Vincent Quordon
 2003 Fastlane (TV Series)
Mr. Hayes
- Dosed (2003) ... Mr. Hayes
- Overkill (2003) ... Mr. Hayes
 2003 The Extreme Team
Zachary
 2003 Miracles (TV Series)
Dr. Bauer
- The Patient (2003) ... Dr. Bauer
 2002 Happy Here and Now
Bill
 2002 Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore: Down 4 U (Video short)
Clarence Williams III
 2002 Ja Rule feat. Charli Baltimore: Down Ass Chick (Video short)
FBI Agent
 2002 Amy (TV Series)
Joe McKenzie
- Men Aren't Monsters (2002) ... Joe McKenzie
- Women in Cacti with a Curled Up Rat (2002) ... Joe McKenzie
 2001 Impostor
Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
 2001 La légende Tarzan (TV Series)
- Tarzan and the Fountain (2001) ... (voice)
 2001 Blue Hill Avenue
Benny
 2001/I Mindstorm
Walter Golden
 2000 New York - Police judiciaire (TV Series)
Latiff Miller
- Burn Baby Burn (2000) ... Latiff Miller
 2000 Ali - Un héros, une légende (TV Movie)
Marcellus Clay
 2000 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
- Hermanos (2000)
 2000 Ritual
Leron / Father
 2000 Civility
Glitterman
 2000 Piège fatal
Merlin
 1999 Le déshonneur d'Elisabeth Campbell
Colonel Fowler
 1999/I Perpète
Winston Hancock
 1998 La légende du pianiste sur l'océan
'Jelly Roll' Morton
 1998 Shepherd (uncredited)
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Carl Adler
- Die Beautiful (1998) ... Carl Adler
 1998 Starstruck
Jarry Wallace
 1998 Last Rites (TV Movie)
Warden George Pierce
 1998 Frogs for Snakes
Huck Hanley
 1998 Les fumistes
Samson Simpson
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Chuck
 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Deputy Commissioner Luther Dobbs
- Mr. Justice (1997) ... Deputy Commissioner Luther Dobbs
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Zero / Kramer
- Sense and Antisense (1997) ... Zero / Kramer
 1997 Les seigneurs de Harlem
Bub Hewlett
 1997 George Wallace (TV Mini Series)
Archie
 1997 Sprung
Grand Daddy
 1997 The Brave
Father Stratton
 1996 L'étoile de Harlem (TV Movie)
Coach Pratt
 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Omet'iklan
- To The Death (1996) ... Omet'iklan
 1996 Préhistoire d'amour (TV Movie)
Javier
 1996 The Silencers
General Greenboro
 1996 The Road to Galveston (TV Movie)
Christopher, the Caretaker
 1995 Crazy Love (TV Series)
The Boss
 1995 Judgement (Short)
Bryant
 1995 The Immortals
Benny Hayes
 1995 Tales from the Hood
Mr. Simms
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Eugene Lukes
- Camouflage (1994) ... Eugene Lukes
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Donald Brooks
- Pilot (1994) ... Donald Brooks
 1994 Les révoltés d'Attica (TV Movie)
Chaka
 1993 Sugar Hill
A.R. Skuggs
 1993 Les rues de Los Angeles (TV Movie)
Raymond
 1992 Les contes de la crypte (TV Series)
Grady
- Maniac at Large (1992) ... Grady
 1992 Dernière limite
Taft
 1991 La loi est la loi (TV Series)
Benjamin Tatsa
- I May Be Wrong (1991) ... Benjamin Tatsa
 1990 Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice (TV Movie)
John Culver / Vigilante Killer
 1990 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
FBI Agent Roger Hardy
- Episode #2.11 (1990) ... FBI Agent Roger Hardy
- Episode #2.10 (1990) ... FBI Agent Roger Hardy
 1990 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Det. Roscoe Phillips
- Some Like It Cold (1990) ... Det. Roscoe Phillips
 1990 Gabriel Bird (TV Series)
Patrice
- The Neighborhood (1990) ... Patrice
 1990 Brigade de choc à Las Vegas (TV Series)
John Culver
- Kill or Be Killed: Part 2 (1990) ... John Culver
- Kill or Be Killed (1990) ... John Culver
 1990 Maniac Cop 2
Blum
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Kalinga
 1988 L'homme enragé
Lt. Kevin White
 1988 The Highwayman (TV Series)
Jessie
- Road Lord (1988) ... Jessie
 1987 L'impossible alibi (TV Movie)
D.J. Johnson
 1986 Paiement cash
Bobby Shy
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
Duval
- Straight to Hell (1985) ... Duval
 1985 Deux flics à Miami (TV Series)
Maximilian 'Legba' Ildefonse
- Tale of the Goat (1985) ... Maximilian 'Legba' Ildefonse
 1985 Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Thornehill
- Cliff's Birthday (1985) ... Mr. Thornehill
 1983-1985 Hooker (TV Series)
Walker Redding / Martin / Phil Decker
- Homecoming (1985) ... Walker Redding
- Deadlock (1984) ... Martin
- Sweet Sixteen and Dead (1983) ... Phil Decker
 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie)
Mayhew Skinner
 1984 Purple Rain
Father
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Simpson
- The Hero Who Couldn't Read (1984) ... Mr. Simpson
 1984 Capitaine Furillo (TV Series)
Lester Menley
- Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow (1984) ... Lester Menley
 1979 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
David
- Boy on Wheels (1979) ... David
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie)
Linc Hayes
 1974 Les mystères d'Orson Welles (TV Series)
John Cambridge
- The Furnished Room (1974) ... John Cambridge
 1968-1973 La nouvelle équipe (TV Series)
Linc Hayes / Lincoln Hayes
- And Once for My Baby (1973) ... Linc Hayes
- Cry Uncle (1973) ... Linc Hayes
- The Night Holds Terror (1973) ... Linc Hayes
- Scion of Death (1973) ... Linc Hayes
- Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death (1973) ... Linc Hayes
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Sorda
- The Professional (1968) ... Sorda
 1967 Daktari (TV Series)
Robert Oneko
- Goodbye, Wameru (1967) ... Robert Oneko
 1963 Harlem Story
Blood (as Clarence Williams)
 1959 La gloire et la peur
Message Runner (uncredited)
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Personal Quote:

"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 Piège fatal (2000), and Gwyneth Paltrow. See more »

Trivia:

Grandson of jazz and blues entertainers Clarence Williams and Eva Taylor. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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