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Kadeem Hardison

Highest Rated:   76% White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Lowest Rated:   9% Bratz: The Movie (2007)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet B.C. Butcher
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Android Cop
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Dark Party
  • Jeff
  • Screenwriter
  • 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
14% 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
17% 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
60% School Daze
  • Edge
1988
63% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
38% Cult
2013
  • Paz
  • 2013
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Andrew Garrett
  • 2009
No Score Yet Greek
2007-2011
  • Brian Howard
  • 2009
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Howard Gemeiner Howard
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Himself
  • 1990

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