# Clarence gilyard
Cheryl E Preston
Walker Texas Ranger actor Clarence Gilyard Jr. has passed away
Clarence Gilyard Jr. has passed away at age 66 after a long illness according to The Wrap. The actor was best known for portraying Jimmy Trivette in Walker Texas Ranger, Pastor Bruce Barnes in the Left Behind movies, and Conrad McMasters in Matlock. He made his film debut as Sundown in Top Gun and also portrayed a computer hacker in Die Hard. Gilyard also appeared on television sitcoms including The Facts of Life, 227, Different Strokes, Simon and Simon, and Chips and Riptide.