Thesp. Producer. Director. All ARE multi-hyphenate Carl Gilliard. A Graduate of Michigan State University, and a native of Detroit, Michigan, by way of Chicago, Illinois, his Film & Television credits are numerous. Television & Film Credits include "Inception", "Red Eye", "Coach Carter", "The Mannsfield 12", "House MD", "24" , "Vampire Wars", The Choir Director, "Nineteen Summers, #Truth, "All Between Us", DOE "DeadCon" (on Netflix)...the Lifetime Movie Channels, "The Wrong Boyfriend", "The Man In 3B", "Greys Anatomy", Amazon's "The Last Tycoon", The Family Business (currently streaming on BET+) and a starring turn in the acclaimed short film, "History Day". On the theater front, Carl directed, "Power Couple Struggle" & "Peace Be Still" in Los Angeles. He also Produced & Directed the NAACP nominated play "Section 8" and Produced the NAACP Theater Award winner, "Steel Magnolias" (Produced through the FCBC Repertory Company). Carl also Co-Produced and helped develop "The Things That Make Men Cry" here in Los Angeles. On stage, Carl has appeared in "Ninth Wave", "SOUTH OF WHERE WE LIVE", "THE RIVER NIGER", "WAITING FOR THE RAIN", "The Living Quarters" & "Sweet Lucy's Love Lounge", to name just a few among dozens of theatrical plays.
He was formally the Artistic Director (and Founder in 2006) of the FCBC Repertory Company, the drama ministry at Faithful Central Bible Church and is Co-Creator of the Bill Duke Media Foundation's Youth Media Camp. He’s currently CREATOR, WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and STAR of the HIT DIGITAL SERIES, “TWO DEGREES”.
Carl lives with his wife and Producing Partner, Latonya in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles. His children include OWN PRODUCER, Corinne Gilliard and Musician/Director, Colin Gilliard aka CharlesBlack and THREE Bonus children, Raven, Joshua & Jordan