Clarence Williams III

Clarence Williams III was an American actor known for his performances in film, television, and theater. He was born on August 21, 1939, in New York City, New York, and sadly passed away on June 4, 2021. Williams gained widespread recognition for his role as Linc Hayes in the television series “The Mod Squad,” which aired from 1968 to 1973. His portrayal of the character, a young undercover cop, earned him critical acclaim and made him a popular figure in the counterculture movement of the time.

Clarence Williams III left with his “Mod Squad” costars, Peggy Lipton and Michael Cole.

Throughout his career, Williams appeared in numerous films and TV shows. Some of his notable film credits include “Purple Rain” (1984), “Sugar Hill” (1993), “Half Baked” (1998), and “American Gangster” (2007). He also made appearances in popular TV series such as “Twin Peaks,” “Miami Vice,” “Hill Street Blues,” and “The Cosby Show.”

Williams’ talent and versatility as an actor allowed him to tackle a wide range of roles, from gritty and intense characters to more lighthearted and comedic roles. He was known for his distinctive voice and commanding presence on screen. Clarence Williams III left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry with his performances and will be remembered as a talented and respected actor.

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