Mod Squad Icon Clarence Williams III Is Dead At 81

The role that would forever embed Clarence Williams III in the pop culture zeitgeist was his performance as undercover cop Linc Hayes on the hit show The Mod Squad. His cool and collected character became a hit on the show, and he played the role for the show’s entire five-season run from 1968 to 1973. He would also play Linc again in the 1979 television movie, The Return of the Mod Squad. The role would effectively turn the actor into a TV mainstay and, even today, television enthusiasts can quote some of the character’s signature lines.

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