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He Performed Dwayne Wayne on “A Totally different World.” See Kadeem Hardison Now at 56. — Finest Life

Few folks have made fairly an impression with an adjunct as Dwayne Wayne on the ’80s and ’90s school sitcom, A Totally different World. The character’s key traits had been his math abilities, his on-and-off relationship with Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Man), and, in fact, the flip-up sun shades that turned his trademark. In the present day, actor Kadeem Hardison has way back hung up these glasses—although he did strive on a pair in a current interview—however he’s nonetheless appearing and has appeared on different in style TV exhibits. Learn on to search out out about Hardison’s life after Hillman School and to study his present relationships along with his A Totally different World co-stars.

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Kadeem Hardison and Lisa Bonet reading scripts for
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Whereas Hardison will all the time be linked to Dwayne Wayne, who he performed for six seasons on the Cosby Present spinoff, he is taken on another massive elements within the time since. From 2015 to 2018, he starred alongside Zendaya as her character’s father on the Disney Channel present Ok.C. Undercover. In 2019, he had a recurring position on the Showtime collection Black Monday. And in 2020, he was on the Netflix collection Teenage Bounty Hunters. Earlier this yr, he had a visitor position on Grown-ish, which, like A Totally different World, can also be a college-focused spinoff of a household collection.

Kadeem and Sophia Hardison at the premiere of
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Hardison has a 25-year-old daughter, Sophia Hardison, along with his ex-wife, singer Chanté Moore, and he generally posts about her on his Instagram. For her birthday in September 2021, he wrote, “the place did the time go. nonetheless one of the best factor i ever did and it retains getting higher. appee burfdae @sopha.doll i really like love love u!”

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The solid of A Totally different World reunited in 2021 for E!’s Reunion Highway Journey: It is a Totally different World particular. On the present, the solid reminisced about their time making the sitcom and the affect that it had on viewers and on the panorama of tv. In addition they participated in a dwell Twitter watch social gathering in February 2022.

Hardison has gotten along with Man for joint interviews over time. The 2 appeared collectively on The Actual in 2018 the place they talked about Hardison having a crush on her after they first met. “I can admit simply that I had a crush on Jasmine the minute I noticed her,” Hardison stated.

Kadeem Hardison at the premiere of "Love Is_"' in 2018
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Hardison is shut mates with Darryl Bell, who performed Ron on A Totally different World.

“He and I’ve all the time, from the day we met, argued over our data of sports activities,” Hardison informed Essence. “There aren’t too many days that go by when him and I do not discuss. Me and Cree [Summer], we nonetheless discuss. I see Lisa [Bonet] now and again. She lives shut by, we’re nonetheless neighbors.”

Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy on The Real
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In 2021, Vainness Honest revealed an oral historical past of A Totally different World, and Hardison shared the best way his character, who turned an engineer, nonetheless lives on immediately.

“I dwell for the moments on the fuel station when a grandmother tells me her child wished to be an engineer due to me,” the actor stated.

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