Actor Clarence Gilyard, Jr. dies

| November 29, 2022

Actor and one-year Air Force Academy student Clarence Gilyard, Jr. died at the age of 66 from undisclosed causes after a long and reasonably successful Hollywood career spanning TV shows like “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Matlock”, as well as fan favorites like Christmas movie “Die Hard” and of course AW1Ed’s beloved “Top Gun”.

Jason Smith wrote: “Oh my goodness. Clarence Gilyard Jr. Die Hard, Top Gun. Legendary roles. Legendary career. And a beloved UNLV professor. R.I.P.”

Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook typed: “Sad to learn of the passing of Professor Clarence Gilyard.

“A terrific actor, too, whom of course played Theo in #DieHard, a surviving character I brought back in my Die Hard 6.

MSN

Die Hard 6? Thought the last one was 5…and wondered why they did that. In any case: Mr. Gilyard most recently played the real-life role of film and drama Professor at UNLV.

No word yet on Ed’s mourning period or if he will retire his personal tribute Rayban 3513s.

 

Category: Air Force, Hollywood

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5JC

Die Hard 6 (a prequel) never made it into production.

He was a good character actor.

ninja

His Dad, MSG Clarence A. Gilyard, Sr passed away 28 December 2020.

Rest In Peace, Sir.

Salute.

Never Forget.

https://www.legacy.com/amp/obituaries/tributes/197407232

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ninja

Clarence A. Gilyard, Jr.

A Christmas Eve Baby…24 December 1955.

Rest In Peace. Comfort and Prayers to his Family.

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Anonymous

Damn, he got old… well, we all are.

ninja

Bruce Willis also was born in 1955…

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ninja

Kevin Costner…

Another 1955 Baby…

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Gary Sinese, born 1955…

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William Dafoe, born 1955…

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Mike Huckabee, born 1955…

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Billy Idol, born 1955…

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ninja

Howie Mandell, born 1955…

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ninja

Lindsey Graham, born 1955….

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ninja

Bill Gates, born 1955…

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ninja

Mike Reno, 2022. the lead singer of the 1980s band Loverboy…Working For The Weekend” as well as the song “Heaven In Your Eyes” from That Movie That Shalt Not Be Named…

Born 1955…

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ninja

Mike Reno when he sang with the 1980s group Loverboy…

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ninja

Debra Winger in 2022, born 1955…

“Officer and A Gentleman”…

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ninja

Julie Hagerty in 2022, born 1955…

“Airplane”

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ninja

Griffin Dunne from the movie “American Werewolf In London.

Born 1955…

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ninja

Griffin Dunne in 2022…

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ninja

You Know Who…

Before and After…

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ninja

Am speechless…

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Hack Stone

How about a Preemptive Level IV Spew Alert before posting shit like that?

ninja

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You Love It!!!

Blaster

I’m glad that I’ve aged so much better than they have! (Especially William Defoe. GD man!)

1970 in the house!

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

DAYUM! What does that make me? I was born 1952.
Older than dirt, I’m guessing.
And holding up better than most of them, too.

KoB

Rest Easy, Good Sir. Very good character actor and did not seem to push his politics on the viewers. I see him on the re-runs of Matlock and Walker, never saw the originals. Never saw him in The Movie That Remains Unmentioned. I’m sure that the script they gave him for that part was as historically accurate as the other parts were.

David, welcome to the list of the hated that have the need to speed into the danger zone, will not put snarky remarks on ice, man, and have lost that loving feelin’ for all things TC.

I think our Beloved AW1Ed is putting in for the part of Naval Flight Test Engineer on the upcoming TG III.

Wrench Turner

Sundown is cleared for immediate take off.
Once airborne, departure heading 270, unlimited climb.

AW1 Rod

He’ll always be remembered as Theo, the computer-hacking thief who gets coldcocked by a limo driver in “Die Hard”…..an unlikely (but very successful) holiday movie.

Christmas just isn’t Christmas, until Hans Gruber plummets to his death from the 30th floor of Nakatomi Plaza.

JacktheJarhead

Hans: You can Break the Code?
Theo: You didn’t bring me along for my sparkling personality!

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

I see what you did there David,
like Christmas movie β€œDie Hard””
Well played. (and I agree)

Hack Stone

Damn straight that it’s a Christmas classic.

JacktheJarhead

My Grandson will be joining us for the Christmas Eve viewing. He will be wearing the Sweatshirt!