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Steve Urkel Was Only Supposed to Appear on Just One Episode of ‘Family Matters’
Actor Jaleel White is best known as Steve Urkel on the 90s TV sitcom Family Matters , but many don't know that he was originally only supposed to make a one-time guest appea…

Little Nicky From ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is Now 34 Years Old
Meet Ross Bagley, the young actor who became famous for his role as Nicky in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Dylan in the film Independence Day,  is now 34 years old.

Actor Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s TV Dad, Was Only 10 Years Older Than Him in Real Life
The late Earle Hyman is perhaps best remembered for his role as Bill Cosby's TV dad in the hit 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show where he played the character of Russell Huxtable…

Morgan Freeman, Now 85 Years Old, Started Acting at Age 9, But 'Lean on Me' Changed Everything
Morgan Freeman, an actor, director, and narrator who is well-known for his distinctively deep voice and for playing a variety of roles in a wide range of film genres, began acti…

Robert From 'Cosby Show,' Now 53 Years Old, Starring in Soap Operas and 'Queen Sugar'
Actor DondrĂ© Terrell Whitfield, best known as Robert Foreman, Vanessa's boyfriend in the 1980s TV sitcom The Cosby Show , is now 53 years old. Born in Brooklyn, New York and…

Cockroach From ‘Cosby Show,‘ an HBCU Grad, is Still Looking Fine at 53-Years-Old
Actor and comedian Carl Anthony Payne II, best known for his role as "Cockroach" Bradley on the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show, is now 53 years old. Most people don'…

Actor Johnny Brown AKA "Bookman" From 'Good Times' Started Out as a Singer in the 1960s
Johnny Brown was an American actor and singer who was born on June 11, 1937, in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was raised in Harlem, New York. He was best known for his role as bu…

Kadeem Hardison, Now 57 Years Old, is From Brooklyn and Has Been Acting For 40+ Years
Kadeem Hardison, best known for his role as Dwayne Wayne on the 1980s TV sitcom A Different World , is now 57 years old. That means that the Brooklyn native has been acting for …

Kenny AKA 'Bud' From ‘The Cosby Show' is Now 44 Years Old and a Cancer Survivor
Actor Deon Richmond made his debut on The Cosby Show in 1986 as Kenny, Rudy Huxtable's friend, and later boyfriend whom she affectionately called 'Bud'. He is now 4…

4-Year-Old Richie From 'Family Matters' is Now 36 and Stars in 'The Young and the Restless'
Actor Bryton McClure, also known as Bryton James, first made his debut as little Richie Crawford on the hit 90s TV sitcom  Family Matters which originally aired on ABC for nine…

Robert Guillaume Was 'Benson' For 7 Seasons, Then Appeared on 'Lean on Me' and 'Lion King'
Actor Robert Guillaume is best remembered for his role as Benson Dubois in Benson , a TV sitcom that aired for 7 seasons on ABC from 1979 to 1986.

Actor Mark Curry, Now 61 Years Old, Says That Bill Cosby and Sinbad Once Saved His Life
Actor and comedian Mark Curry is best known for his role as the star of the 90s TV sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper . He also hosted several seasons of Showtime at the Apollo …

Michael Evans From 'Good Times' Was 13 Years Old When the Show Began, He Even Released an Album
Actor Ralph David Carter who played Michael Evans on the 1970s sitcom Good Times was just 13 years old during season one of the show. He successfully played the youngest child …

Emmanuel Lewis, ‘Webster’ From the 80s TV Sitcom, is now a 51-Year Old HBCU Grad
Emmanuel Lewis, was 12 years old when he debuted as a young actor on the first episode of Webster , a 1980s television sitcom about a 5-year-old orphan whose parents had been ki…

Former Slave Turned Inventor Patented Technology Still Being Used in Lawn Mowers Today
In May 1899, John Albert Burr, an African American inventor from Maryland, patented very innovative technology that is still being used today in modern-day lawn mowers. He did n…

Yusuke Was a Former Slave From Africa Who Became Japan's First Black Samurai in the 1500s
Yasuke, a warrior during the 1500s who became the world's first Black samurai, earned the title and rank while serving under the rule of Oda Nobunaga, a powerful leader in J…

Before Becoming an Actor, Forest Whitaker Wanted to Be an Opera Singer
Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has starred in several major film productions in his decorated career, earning himself awards such as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and two Scr…

Isaac Burns Murphy was the First Person to Ever Win Three Kentucky Derbies
Although horse racing is commonly regarded as an outdated sport for gamblers, there is a proud history behind the sport that dates all the way back to 1651. Out of the thousands o…