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Diff'rent Strokes

TV Series

Country: USA

Genre: Family, SitCom



Phillip Drummond, a widowed Manhattan millionaire adopts two orphaned black brothers from Harlem 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis. Also part of the family is Drummond's 13-year-old daughter Kimberly; As the years pass, Arnold's friends, include Dudley and Robbie (and later, Charlie). In early 1984, Drummond weds Maggie McKinney who has a 6-year-old son, Sam.

Notable Guest Appearances

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  • Gary Coleman
    (Arnold Jackson)
  • Todd Bridges
    (Willis Jackson)
  • Dana Plato
  • Conrad Bain
  • Shavar Ross [recurring]
    (Dudley Ramsey 1980-1986)
  • Steve Mond [recurring]
    (Robbie Jason 1980-1985)
  • Danny Cooksey
    (Sam McKinney 1984-1986)
  • Jason Hervey [recurring]
    (Charlie 1985-1986)

BoyActors Reviews

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"What you talkin bout, Willis?!" I always felt so bad about how Gary's life and career turned out! He had a great talent for comedy, unfortunately he and his co stars Todd Bridges and Dana Plato were one of those worse case sinarios where kids in the industry become "type-cast" by the industry. After Diff'rent Strokes ended, all 3 of the main kid Actors either ended up on drugs, or in trouble with the law, or both! Todd Bridges and Dana Plato both had scrapes with law inforcement. Gary stood trial for Assault for eledgedly slapping a woman for heckling him, I don't

remember how that case turned out. If memory sevres, Plato died of a drug overdose, Coleman died of complications due to his lifelong kidney disease. I do know that Gary sued his parents over money they were supposed to put in a trust fund, but that turned out be money garanteed to the parents by the "Coogan Act" which allows the parents to keep 2/3 of his earnings, only after 1/3 is put in that trust fund.

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