Gilyard Dutko – Actor – Catherine Dutko
Gilyard had an outstanding acting career. Additionally, he taught as an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts – Department of Theatre at University of Nevada Las Vegas.
He was married twice: first to Catherine Dutko until it ended in divorce; and later Elena Gilyard in 2001 with whom they share two children together.
Early Life and Education
Catherine Dutko was born in New York City to parents that remain unknown. She became known for her performance in Jesus 2000. Catherine currently studies for a Master’s degree in Social Work at UMHB.
She takes great pleasure in aiding those who have endured trauma and adversity in their lives, particularly juveniles involved with the justice system, soldiers, first responders and emergency personnel. After graduating she plans on continuing these efforts.
Clarence Gilyard was best known for playing Theo in Die Hard and Naval Flight Officer Marcus “Sundown” Williams in Top Gun. Unfortunately he passed away at 66 in November 2022. Elena survived him as well as their children from their marriage in 2001.
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Clarence Gilyard was an American actor known for his roles as computer hacker Theo in Die Hard and naval flight officer Marcus “Sundown” Williams in Top Gun. Additionally, he taught theatre at University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Fine Arts Department of Theatre.
He married twice and had six children before passing away in November 2022.
Achievement and Honors
Catherine Dutko was an exceptional businesswoman who participated in many civic and social organizations. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling and was known as an excellent cook.
Clarence Gilyard was a university professor and author best known for playing Theo in “Die Hard” and Marcus “Sundown” Williams in “Top Gun.”
Moore Business Forms was an employer she held various managerial positions at. In 1988, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Niagara University. Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors for American Association of Administrative Professionals as well as being a longtime member of Rotary Club of Niagara Falls; known by her friends and family simply as “Chickie”.
Gilyard married Catherine Dutko in 1971 and they had two children together. Later, he divorced her and married Elena as his second wife – with whom he has become engaged as his instructor of theater and acting classes for young adults.
He has appeared in both movie and television roles, such as Conrad McMasters on Matlock and Reverend Bruce Barnes in Left Behind: The Movie/II and Walker Texas Ranger series respectively. Additionally he boasts an impressive list of other credits as both actor and producer.
He prefers to keep his personal life private. He has four children but their identities and faces remain undisclosed. Additionally, he owns a home in Los Angeles, California.
Gilyard married twice during his life and shared two children from both unions with each wife. His first marriage to Catherine Dutko ended in divorce; and then later Elena Gilyard in 2001, who kept their kids out of public eye.
He worked as an associate professor for University of Nevada Las Vegas’ College of Fine Arts – Department of Theatre. Additionally, he performed as an actor in numerous movies and TV shows such as Left Behind: The Movie, Die Hard: Sons of Thunder and Fletcher Reese on Matlock.
Gilyard died due to illness on November 28, 2022 at age 66 and his loved ones and friends paid their respects through social media channels.