Kadeem Hardison

Lowest Rated: 9% Bratz: The Movie (2007)
Birthday: Jul 24, 1965
Birthplace: Not Available
Best known as slightly geeky would-be ladies' man Dwayne Wayne on the television series A Different World, actor Kadeem Hardison's engaging onscreen persona and easy flair for comedy has earned him steady work as a supporting player in both film and television. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1965, Hardison became interested in acting when he was in his early teens, and he began studying theater at New York's Eubie Blake Theater, where one of his instructors was Earle Hyman, who later portrayed Grandpa Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Hardison's work with Hyman helped win the young actor a guest spot on a 1984 episode of The Cosby Show, playing opposite Lisa Bonet; the same year, Hardison made his big-screen debut with a small role in the hip-hop musical Beat Street. Hardison made a handful of appearances in movies and television projects over the next two years, but his debut appearance on The Cosby Show earned him a major dividend in 1987, when Denise Huxtable, Lisa Bonet's character on The Cosby Show, was spun-off into her own series, A Different World, and Hardison was cast as fellow student Dwayne Wayne. While Bonet left the show after its first season, Hardison remained in the cast for its entire seven-season run, and directed several during the show's final two seasons. During his down time from A Different World, Hardison continued to work in motion pictures, with supporting roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and School Daze and a leading role in the independent horror film Def By Temptation. After A Different World went off the air in 1993, Hardison concentrated on film work, with roles ranging from the horror/comedy Vampire in Brooklyn to the political drama Panther. In 1997, he took another stab at series television on the short-lived sitcom Between Brothers, and began adding more TV guests spots to his resumé, appearing on Touched By an Angel, Just Shoot Me, and the revived Fantasy Island, while still maintaining a busy schedule of film work. In 2008 he played a small role in the romantic comedy Made of Honor, and co-starred in the 2011 horror Ashes, which followed a doctor who unintentionally releases a deadly plague.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Christmas Pact Actor 2018
No Score Yet B.C. Butcher Actor 2016
No Score Yet Android Cop Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Dark Party Screenwriter Jeff Director 2013
No Score Yet Escapee Detective Pars 2011
No Score Yet Ricochet Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ashes Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Sweep (What Up?) Tyrone Producer 2008
15% Made of Honor Felix $46.1M 2008
9% Bratz: The Movie Sasha's Dad $9.9M 2007
No Score Yet Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story JoJo Barrino 2006
No Score Yet Thank Heaven Billy Ferrell 2006
No Score Yet The Cassidy Kids Dennis Peabody 2006
No Score Yet Who's Your Daddy Brookes 2005
No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Actor 2004
No Score Yet Static Shock Actor 2003
No Score Yet Face of Terror Jefferson 2003
No Score Yet Dunsmore Walter Taylor 2003
23% Biker Boyz T.J. $21.8M 2003
No Score Yet Drive Malik Brody 2002
67% 30 Years to Life Brian 2002
25% Showtime Kyle $38M 2002
No Score Yet Instinct to Kill Lance Difford 2002
No Score Yet Bone Ripper Actor 2001
No Score Yet Fire & Ice Michael Williams 2001
No Score Yet Drive Actor 1998
No Score Yet Blind Faith Eddie Williams 1998
23% The Sixth Man Antoine Tyler 1997
10% Vampire in Brooklyn Julius 1995
27% Panther Judge 1995
12% Renaissance Man Jamaal Montgomery 1994
15% Gunmen Izzy 1993
No Score Yet Dream Date Actor 1993
76% White Men Can't Jump Junior 1992
No Score Yet Def by Temptation 'K' 1990
59% School Daze Edge 1988
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Willie 1988
No Score Yet Rappin Moon 1985
50% Beat Street Actor 1984
No Score Yet The House of Dies Drear Mac 1984


80% Love Is ____
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No Score Yet K.C. Undercover
Craig Cooper
  • 2018
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13% 9JKL
  • 2017
38% Cult
  • 2013
No Score Yet Cold Case
Andrew Garrett
  • 2009
75% Greek
Brian Howard
  • 2009
91% House
Howard Gemeiner Howard
  • 2007
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No Score Yet Static Shock
  • 2004
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No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
Tad Gallo
  • 2000
No Score Yet Living Single
  • 1995
No Score Yet A Different World
Dwayne Wayne Screenwriter Director
  • 1993
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  • 1987
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Phillip Washington
  • 1984