Diff'rent Strokes 43 years old

Diff'rent Strokes

The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.

Credits

Cast

Name Character
Forest Whitaker He was 17 , now 60 years old
John Hancock He was 241 , 56 years old when he died
Rosalind Chao She was 21 , now 64 years old
Michael Durrell He was 35 , now 78 years old
Brian Robbins He was 14 , now 58 years old
Melora Hardin She was 11 , now 54 years old
Ernie Hudson He was 32 , now 76 years old
Gordon Jump He was 46 , 71 years old when he died
Hervé Villechaize He was 35 , 50 years old when he died
William Daniels He was 51 , now 95 years old
Robin Givens She was 13 , now 57 years old
Arye Gross He was 18 , now 62 years old
Danny Cooksey He was 3 , now 46 years old
Chuck McCann He was 44 , 83 years old when he died
Kim Fields She was 9 , now 53 years old as Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
Mindy Cohn She was 12 , now 56 years old as Natalie Green
Elinor Donahue She was 41 , now 85 years old
Molly Ringwald She was 10 , now 54 years old as Molly Parker
Ernie Sabella He was 29 , now 72 years old
Janet Jackson She was 12 , now 56 years old
Mr. T He was 26 , now 70 years old
Billy Jayne He was 9 , now 53 years old
John Astin He was 48 , now 92 years old
Vonetta McGee She was 33 , 65 years old when she died
Sal Lopez He was 23 , now 67 years old
Andrew Dice Clay He was 21 , now 64 years old
Dabney Coleman He was 46 , now 90 years old
David Hasselhoff He was 26 , now 69 years old
Clarence Clemons He was 36 , 69 years old when he died
Royce D. Applegate He was 38 , 63 years old when he died
James Cromwell He was 38 , now 82 years old
Keone Young He was 31 , now 74 years old
Joel Brooks He was 28 , now 72 years old
John McIntire He was 71 , 83 years old when he died
Mary Ann Mobley She was 41 , 77 years old when she died
Charlotte Rae She was 52 , 92 years old when she died
Robert Jayne He was 5 , now 48 years old
Conrad Bain He was 55 , 89 years old when he died as Phillip Drummond
Martin Ferrero He was 31 , now 74 years old
Joanna Gleason She was 28 , now 72 years old
Jason Hervey He was 6 , now 50 years old
John Brandon He was 25 , 61 years old when he died
Lawrence Monoson He was 14 , now 57 years old
Frank De Vol He was 67 , 88 years old when he died
Lisa Whelchel She was 15 , now 59 years old as Blair Warner
Tammy Townsend She was 8 , now 51 years old
Nancy Reagan She was 57 , 94 years old when she died
Ray Bolger He was 74 , 83 years old when he died
Candice Azzara She was 33 , now 77 years old
Felice Schachter She was 14 , now 58 years old as Nancy Olson

Crew

Name Job title
Seaman Jacobs Writing He was 66 , 96 years old when he died Writer
Debra Frank Writing Writer
Paul Haggis Writing He was 25 , now 69 years old Writer
Mark Miller Writing He was 53 , now 97 years old Writer
Myles Wilder Writing He was 45 , 77 years old when he died Writer
Booker Bradshaw Writing He was 38 , 62 years old when he died Writer
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Diff'rent Strokes (43 years)

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  • First Air Date: 1978-11-03
  • Runtime: [30,24] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 189